Sandown review

Race 1: Noble Park Plate (1400m) 1st Vostok – Daniel Stackhouse 2nd Net Wealth – Jake Noonan 3rd Ragazzo Del Corsa – Ben Melham Net Wealth jumped straight on the lead and Ragazzo Del Corsa on the rails let him go. Atlantic Cityworked up into second and Vostok took the trail. King Amongst Many settled midfield just ahead ofPatche Gift. Net Wealth was allowed to cruise along as he liked into the straight and by the 400m he shook off Atlantic City who was very one paced. Ragazzo Del Corsa had trouble getting past him but Vostok didn’t and he loomed very strongly. They broke away from the rest of the field headed by King Amongst Many and Broadway And First starting to make some ground after a slow start. Net Wealth was claimed by Vostok about 100m out and he forged right away for an impressive win. Net Wealth boxed on and Ragazzo Del Corsa just held on for third from the fast-finishing Broadway And First. Atlantic City had every possible chance. Irada made some late ground but was never a chance. Follow: two from two now, Vostok might be smart. Give Broadway And First another chance. Race 2: Yarraman Village Plate (1600m) 1st Electric Fusion – 2nd Black Jag – Chris Symons 3rd Eximius – Dwayne Dunn Majestic Duke was best away to lead but taken on by Jacquinot Bay and Black Jag three wide. They raced clear of the rest as Black Jag eased out of the battle with Scelto settling fourth. Eximius was midfield and Evangelist found himself three deep near the tail. Majestic Duke managed to hold the lead but Jacquinot Bay kept him honest staying less than a length away. Black Jag was tracking their every move. Eximius came out for his run and Evangelist was under pressure to follow him. From last Electric Fusion started to wind up from the 400m. Majestic Duke looked to be holding them but didn’t have anything left at the 200m and Jacquinot Bay joined him but was also out of petrol. Black Jag, Eximius and Electric Fusion were the closers and Electric Fusion sustained the run from the back for a solid win. Black Jag’s run was excellent second-up and he’s come back well while Eximius had his chance. Jacquinot Bay and Majestic Duke brought each other undone and the rest were well beaten. Evangelist disappointed despite a bit of a tough run. Follow: Black Jag’s effort was excellent at a trip below his best though he can be inconsistent. Race 3: Ashfords Accountants (1800m) 1st Lucques – Chris Symons 2nd Tarangower – Dwayne Dunn 3rd Now’s The Time – Steven King Lord Athenaeum missed it by a couple. Tarangower was away well but seemed happy to sit wide early asPacific Heights kicked up and Sir Berus and Mr Journeyman also held their ground. Now’s The Time landed better than midfield as Lord Athenaeum improved inside Lucques. Tarangower worked up into second place as Pacific Heights really slowed them down and a long way out Lucques was given his head to go forward and he rolled up to take second away from Tarangower and give him cover. Now’s The Time found himself three deep in the shuffle up coming to the turn. Pacific Heights was under pressure at the 400m as Lucques and Mr Journeyman between them challenged. Tarangower had his chance to run on and wider Turbo Street started to pick up ahead of Now’s The Time. Tarangower had his chance to run down Lucques but the leader showed a heap of fight and fended off the challenge to score. Now’s The Time ran his race in patches but grabbed third ahead of Lord Athenaeum and Turbo Street, who also had his chance given the fourth horse came from behind him but he’s probably better with a more genuine tempo. Follow: none in particular. Race 4: Macpherson Kelley Plate (1400m) 1st Danestroem – Jackie Beriman 2nd Anaphora – Jake Bayliss 3rd Metaphorical – Regan Bayliss Danestroem took a few strides to get going but picked up to cross to her usual front running position.Northroza and Baby Don’t Cry were handy with Anaphora improving up outside the leader. Metaphorical andSense And Reason were a couple of lengths away. They were getting well off the fence before the home turn and She’s Clean was the only one willing to go underneath. Danestroem was held together in the straight and was joined by Anaphora who appeared to be going the better about 300m out. Baby Don’t Cry and She’s Clean were just battling while Metaphorical was taking time to wind up. Sense And Reason made a short, sharp dash down the outside and Northroza gave nothing. Danestroem refused to give in and staved off Anaphora as they drew away from the rest with Metaphorical working home fairly into third. It had been 23 months since Danestroem’s last win. She’s Clean and Sense And Reason were pretty plain and finished next. Northroza proved very disappointing though reported to have pulled up lame. Follow: Metaphorical was only second-up and is ready for more ground. Race 5: Hilton Manufacturing (1500m) 1st Distant Rock – Patrick Moloney 2nd Kincaple Chief – Stephen Baster 3rd Alrouz – Jake Bayliss Northern Lyric showed some speed and Pythagorean was unusually close while Alrouz eased from between them. Distant Rock landed fourth in a nice trail and they were a few lengths clear of Lilly Dazzler andRich River. Pythagorean ran to the lead and the field strung right out. Midfield were Kincaple Chiefand Tucanchoo and Got You Double tracked them. Again, a few horses off the fence Northern Lyric regained the lead on the inside of Pythagorean as they turned. Alrouz stoked up to challenge and was a bit flat footed. Kincaple Chief took the inside run and at the 300m Distant Rock was the one chiming in. Pythagorean was gone and the backmarkers were giving away too much start. Distant Rock hit the lead with 100m to run and started to draw away. He had the right run and was far too good. Kincaple Chief kept running on to claim second and Alrouz also got going again to run into third from the weakening Northern Lyric and Got You Double running on fairly. Low Places was spotted sneaking home between horses in a nice effort over an unsuitable trip. Follow: Low Places is much better when he gets to 2000m so his fresh effort was excellent. Race 6: Total Logistic Solutions (1000m) 1st Cool Snitzel – Linda Meech 2nd Heatherly – Ben Melham 3rd Scatter Blast – Dean Holland My Passport bombed the start badly and was tailed off. Billabong Babe and Heatherly paired off quickly in the lead and Cool Snitzel immediately took the drop on them. Scatter Blast followed her and a couple more lengths to Bellomo. Speed was right on and Billabong Babe led four or five off the fence with Heatherly just sitting on her outside. Cool Snitzel hadn’t moved from her settling spot and it was still a decent margin to the rest. Heatherly took over about 200m out and hadn’t been asked to go but she had to be shaken up soon after as Cool Snitzel was given her head to chase. Billabong Babe couldn’t go on and Scatter Blast and Bellomo were making ground on her. Heatherly walked the last 75m or so and Cool Snitzel went straight on by to win easily. Heatherly just held second and Scatter Blast narrowly denied Bellomo third place. Winner had a perfect run. Heatherly may not be best suited on the bigger tracks but that’s not an excuse, as she had her chance. Follow: none. Race 7: City of Greater Dandenong Stakes (1000m) 1st Wild Rain – Stephen Baster 2nd Office Bearer – Vlad Duric 3rd Tried And Tired – Steven King Pretty Possum booted through on the inside of Wild Rain to hold the lead. Vatican and Tried And Tiredwere very handy with Pago Rock and Office Bearer also in that group. Java followed Office Bearer whileReldas stuck towards the inside. About five horses off the fence, Wild Rain served it up to Pretty Possum by the 300m and went for home. Momentarily looked like she wasn’t going to kick as Office Bearer and Tried And Tired started to look a bit dangerous. Pretty Possum was still there while Vatican dropped away and Reldas kept coming along the fence. Wild Rain got stronger as the race went on and she dashed away in the last bit for a comprehensive win. Office Bearer was honest again and Tried And Tired was just outsprinted first-up over an unsuitable trip but ran well. Very much an on pace race here as Pretty Possum held fourth and Reldas was next. Winner was in the right spot and at her peak and was too speedy. Follow: Tried And Tired is much better at 1200-1400m so his first-up run was sound. Race 8: Summer Championship Heat (1300m) 1st Del Prado – Regan Bayliss 2nd Taddei Tondo – Patrick Moloney 3rd Galaxy Pegasus – Dylan Dunn Galaxy Pegasus was ridden up to hold the inside and lead from Mr Backchat while Gallant Harmony moved up three wide and Swift Shadow took a trail. Squeaky Squirrel wasn’t settling all that well and Le Remas was on the inside while Impulsive Spirit and Kirani were handy to them. Galaxy Pegasus was running along in front and only came a couple off the fence on the turn. Mr Backchat found himself about four lengths away at the 400m and there was a wall behind him with Gallant Harmony, Swift Shadow. Le Remas and Del Prado weaving his way through from well back. Galaxy Pegasus was shortening stride inside the 200m but still had a big break. Taddei Tondo was running on down the outside and Del Prado shoved Mr Backchat out of the way to surge at them late. He finished strongly and sprinted away late to beat Taddei Tondo who just arrived in time to grab Galaxy Pegasus and Mr Backchat between them. Decent gap to the rest headed by Kirani. Follow: Del Prado was only first-up and should hold form. Race 9: Vawdrey Semi Trailers (2400m) 1st Sammy The Snake – Chris Symons 2nd Maharaaj – Harry Coffey 3rd Maysoor – Jake Noonan Quite a bit of action for the lead and Aberfeldy held the fence with Crackajack and Braidley outside and Sammy The Snake four out going out of the straight. Purple Smile lobbed behind them and Maysoorsettled around Sir Leliani midfield. Sammy The Snake eventually crossed them to find the front on his own and when he did he strode along at his leisure. Braidley sat outside Aberfeldy and Crackajack had a nice run. Pace dropped off for a while then Sammy The Snake opened up a couple of lengths before the turn over Braidley who was ridden along to chase. Past the 400m it looked as though Sammy The Snake was paddling a bit and Aberfeldy went up on the inside while Maharaaj weaved through to take a run between the leader and Braidley whacking away. Maysoor and Purple Smile were trying and the backmarkers weren’t really in it. Sammy The Snake kept on going as Maharaaj closed in with Crackajack and Maysoor and Sammy The Snake just did too well for a tough win. They had their chance with Maharaaj and Maysoor ahead of Crackajack. All I Survey ran on from well back and Sir Leliani was only fair. Follow: none. Specials from the meeting: Metaphorical, Low Places, Tried And Tired, Del Prado.