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Sandown Saturday 7th February

Sandown Saturday 7th February
In a tough race on a challenging programme, thinking Jacquinot Bay can continue on winning way.  Has won his last 2 well and even though has big weight to contend with, doesn’t have much to beat.
Danger looks to be Hero Master, who was fair last week but wasn’t suited by leader bias.
Strong bet 1 unit #1 Jacquinot Bay $2.50
Value bet 0.5 unit #4 Hero Master $5

Taiyoo is flying at the moment, going for 5 straight wins.  Creeping up in the weights but winning form is good form. Tuscan Fire is slowly working back into form and is ready to show his best.  Gold Medals is first time at distance but after storming home last start to win at the Valley, looks suited.
Strong bet 1 unit #1 Taiyoo $2.50
Value bet 0.5 unit #2 Tuscan Fire $7
Value bet 0.5 unit #8 Gold Medals $7

Open mares race here with a few chances.  Bec Said No Credit is w eighted to best form but looks ready to show something after 3 runs in.  Arena Rock is going well this prep and has to go in chances.
Petite Diablesse looks a good value chance at odds after a better run last time out and gets down in weights.
Value bet 0.5 unit #1 Bec Said No Credit $6
Value bet 0.5 unit #2 Arena Rock $4

Going around top weight and favourite here.  Thurlow was placed a G3 level at first start and the was short price favourite when saluted at Sandown at listed level.  Looks promising and drawn to get good run.  Haybah was specked at big odds last start and was narrowly beaten by smart type.  She has a weight advantage on top 2 which puts her right in this.
Value bet 0.5 unit #2 Thurlow $4.50
Value bet 0.5 unit #7 Haybah $4.50

Very open 2yr old race here with quite a few unknowns.  Jameka was good second up bush at only start and with freshen up and the experience under belt, looks a chance.  Deja Blue is hav ing first start but has trialled well and has wraps on her.
Value bet 0.5 unit #10 Jameka $5
Value bet 0.5 unit #12 Deja Blue $4.50

Going down in the weights here with Self Sense first up.  Preferred over more ground but does go well fresh.  Search Squad gets out to 1400m, which looks ideal and fro rails draw, should get good run.  Look for improvement from Pillar Of Creation, second up and put to favourite distance.
Value bet 0.5 unit #5 Pillar Of Creation $10
Value bet 0.5 unit #10 Self Sense $8
Value bet 0.5 unit #11 Search Squad $6

Best race of the day, with a few of the good spring 3yr olds resuming.  However, going with the race fit Profit Share.  Pulled his wat to the front last time out with the blinkers on and when up in distance.  Back to 1300m here and wouldn’t be bothered if he led.  Stablemate, Stratum Star is first up and has good spring form.  Onerous is the new kid on the scene and looks highly promisi ng.  Race with many chances.
Value bet 0.5 unit #1 Stratum Star $8
Value bet 0.5 unit #5 Profit Share $6
Value bet 0.5 unit #8 Onerous $4

Hard to go past O’Malley, who was good to us last time out.  Has same weight but up in class.  Drawn in close which may be only disadvantage as will get back.  But with luck looks a strong bet.  Antartic Missile was easy winner down the straight last start and looks the obvious danger.
Strong bet 1 unit #4 O`Malley $2.80
Value bet 0.5 unit #13 Antartic Missile $5

Not sure where to go with the last as there are many chances and a lot of horses out of form.  For that reason, going to take a punt on the French import from Hawkes stable, Himalaya Dream.  Better suited over more ground but first up in an ordinary field is a big watch.  Live For Today was good 3rd last start but comes back in distance.  Murcielaga has ability but doesn’t often show it.  At best would be a chance.
Val ue bet 0.5 unit #5 Murcielaga $12
Value bet 0.5 unit #7 Live For Today $7
Value bet 0.5 unit #8 Himalaya Dream $6

1st leg 2,5,10,11
2nd leg 1,3,4,5,8
3rd leg 4,12,13,14
4th leg 3,4,5,7,8,10,11

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