Daily Racing Tips – Monday, April 18

Sandown: Race 3 (2pm)
No. 4 Versilia

Versilia is chasing a hat-trick of wins when she steps out at Sandown today, and she looks well placed to pull it off.

The Snitzel mare finished second at each of her first two back this time, and broke her maiden at Pakenham early last month.

She franked that performance with another easy win in Class 1 company last time, and while this is a rise in class, it looks the next obviously step.

Sandown: Race 5 (3:20pm)
No. 3 He's Xceptional

This is a drop in class for He’s Xceptional, and he looks a touch of overs at around the $12 mark.

He’s Xceptional won a Listed race last time in, and his performance two starts back when sixth behind Overpass in the Inglis Sprint was good.

He steps out this week in peak order and with even luck, he’s certainly up to winning something of this quality.

best bet
Warwick Farm: Race 6 (3:40pm)
No. 3 Athelric

Athelric can make it two in a row at Warwick Farm today.

The Exceed And Excel gelding needed his first start back when finishing down the order in BM78 company, but he charged home to score an easy win over some decent types here last time.

Fitter third-up, he loves a wet track and is my best bet of the day.

Sandown: Race 8 (5:15pm)
No. 1 Hosier

Hosier resumes in the last at Sandown today, and he looks the one to beat.

The Camelot gelding recorded four wins from as many starts in winter and early spring last year, but finished down the order behind Our Playboy in a hit-and-run appearance on Stakes Day.

This is a drop in class from that race and he looks well placed to make a winning return.