Short Pork has found top gear and if he steps well from the central box tonight, will take a power of beating again. The son of Sulzanti raced fairly in far tougher races earlier in his preparation, but a small drop in class has paid dividends with three consecutive and dominant wins at his last three appearances. He was too good in a similar race at The Meadows last week and looks up to another win.
Zipping Magda is another dog that has gone to another level recently and she looms as the one to beat in the eighth at Sandown Park. The two-year-old progeny of Barcia Bale took a few to get going early in her prep, but it is fair to say that she has been nothing short of outstanding recently and her three most-recent efforts have all resulted in easy wins, in slick time. I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish again.
Lot Coin Babe doesn’t win out of turn, but she also tends to keep her best racing for Sandown Park and she looms as a live chance at an each-way price ($22 at publish). The daughter of Dyna Double One has had five starts here since December, placing on three occasions including a close-up second in late January. Race favourite Durant will be hard to beat, but Lot Coin Babe is up to running a big race.
Paddy Lee puts an undefeated record on the line in the tenth at Sandown Park tonight and can continue his impressive career start. The son of Knocka Harris has only had three career starts, but he has never looked like losing on any occasion. This is another step up in class, but he definitely looks up to it and importantly, he has proven ability from out wide.