Daily Racing Tips – Wednesday, January 5

Sandown: Race 2 (4:15pm AEDT)
No. 8 The Economist

The Economist has improved for two starts since debuting and is ready to win at Sandown this afternoon.

The three-year-old son of Danerich filled the minors at Mornington after racing greenly last month, and he takes his place in this contest having only just missed here at Sandown, and beating home the likes of Port Louis.

He harbours plenty of upside and has options today from the rails draw.

Devonport: Race 8 (4:26pm AEDT)
No. 7 Swoop Dog

Swoop Dog has mixed his form a little this time, but I am confident that the Devonport Cup is the perfect feature race for him.

The Husson gelding was nothing short of outstanding during his three-year-old season and picked off plenty of good races, including both the Tasmanian Guineas and the Launceston Guineas, before finishing third behind subsequent two-time Group 1 winner Explosive Jack in the Tasmanian Derby.

He should be stepping out today in peak order, and he’ll relish getting out to 1880m.

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Warwick Farm: Race 6 (5:15pm AEDT)
No. 5 Astero

Astero returned a nice effort to finish fourth in a similar contest here when resuming, and he looms as a key winning chance at Warwick Farm today, at a lovely price.

The son of Zoustar has recorded three wins and a further two minors from eight career starts, and he has found form around some above average gallopers.

He is a winner at this point of his preparation previously, and he needs only even luck in running to be in the finish once more.

Sandown: Race 4 (5:25pm AEDT)
No. 3 Murrami Express

Murrami Express will take a power of beating at Sandown today.

The Shamexpress gelding simply doesn’t know how to run a bad race, and while he has only saluted once in six previous trips to the races, he is never far away.

He takes his place in this contest second-up and following an eye-catching effort for third at Flemington, and the bookies of Jamie Kah certainly doesn’t hinder his chances of winning.