This is an outstanding race, rich with some of the country’s best stayers, but I am happy to be with impressive last-start winner Mister Harlewood.
The son of Worm Burner has won six of his last seven starts, including three at this track and distance, and he was last seen recording a dominant win over 650m at Warrnambool.
His form across the board is excellent and with even luck, he’ll take a power of beating.
Shanlyn Charlott typically keeps her best performances for Sandown Park and looks well placed to win tonight.
The daughter of Dyna Double One has been a strong and consistent performer this campaign and recorded an eye-catching win here earlier this month.
I concede that she’ll need to be at her best to beat the likes of Providence Bale, but that runner might be hindered by a wide draw and I am confident that Shanlyn Charlott will run a big race.
This looms as another outstanding contest on tonight’s Sandown Park program and I am eager to place a Same Race Multi.
Both Tiggerlong Tonk and Shima Shine has produced typically bold efforts recently, highlighted by easy wins in smart company.
This does shape as a race in two between those runners, so I’m going to select both to finish in the first two.
The other one that has caught my eye in this contest is Mepunga Pegasus, so I’m also going to select him to finish in the first four.
Our Same Race Multi selections are:
- 1 Tiggerlong Tonk (Top 2)
- 5 Shima Shine (Top 2)
- 4 Mepunga Pegasus (Top 4)
Black Hornet has returned to the races in outstanding form this time and looks up to winning again at Sandown Park tonight.
The son of Barcia Bale really doesn’t know how to run a bad race, but his recent form has been particularly slick, and he was last seen recording another easy win at Geelong.
This is harder, but it does look the next logical step.