Daily Racing Tips – Wednesday, August 15

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Sandown: Race 2 (12:55pm)
No. 2 Pedicel

Pedicel will return from a brief freshen-up at Sandown today and is over the odds at her current price ($8.50 at the time of publish). The Redoute’s Choice filly immediately stamped herself as a horse to follow when she broke her maiden in her first competitive appearance in May, before running a credible fourth amongst decent company over 1400m at Rosehill in June. She made a commendable transition to black type company when fourth in the Listed Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) and will enjoy the step back in class today.

Canterbury: Race 3 (2:30pm)
No. 7 Tarabai

Tarabai has not been seen at the races since March, but she is a horse with good ability and is a proven first-up performer. The daughter of Sepoy worked through the grades effectively upon debuting in January; winning over 1100m first-up at Hawkesbury before finishing second at her first run in city company. The filly returned to winning form with a dominant performance at Warwick Farm third-up, before taking her place in the Listed Darby Munro field, albeit an unsuccessful performance. This is a big step back in class and she looks ready to fire after winning a trial at Rosehill last week.

Sandown: Race 6 (3:15pm)
No. 16 Tin Hat

Tin Hat will strip fitter into his second-up task this afternoon and will be extremely difficult to beat. The Helmet colt debuted with a credible performance for second at Newcastle in February, before easily breaking his maiden at Ballarat. Having returned to the paddock after running a credible fifth in the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), Tin Hat clearly required the run when he worked home fairly for third at Sale a fortnight ago, but will enjoy a step up in trip today.

Canterbury: Race 7 (4:50pm)
No. 1 Veranillo

Veranillo has been charged with carrying topweight in the last at Canterbury today, but he has a class edge over his rivals and will take wholesale improvement into what is his second-up run. The son of Medaglia D’oro has typically raced in tougher company than he finds in Sydney today and was settled towards the tail of the field at Geelong first-up; working home well when he was finally offered clear running to finish a credible fifth. The booking of in-form hoop Rachel King is a big positive today and the horse can finish over the top of his rivals, at a great price.