Trevor Lawson’s Sandown Guineas Preview

A pro-punter's take on the field for the Group 2 mile

Group 2 Sandown Guineas Spring racing

Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600 metres)

Three-year-olds, set weights
$250,000

Speed Map:

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I don’t like Syd’s Coin (6), Du To Pass (8), Predecessor (9), Igniter (10), or Achieve Victory (11).

Contenders

#1 Long Leaf (Lindsay Park / Mark Zahra)

Interrupted prep and jumping to 1600 metres off a 1200-metre run. Hasn’t had the right prep for this, but prepared to see how it goes.

#2 Good ’N’ Fast (Lindsay Park / Luke Nolen)

No luck last start. Previous run in the Caulfield Guineas was solid, making good ground late. Will be getting home hard.

#3 Ringerdingding (Darren Weir / John Allen)

Produced powerful finish last two starts. On the quick back-up and steps to 1600 metres for the first time. Has an explosive sprint when able to be held up.

#4 Scottish Rogue (Tony McEvoy / Kerrin McEvoy)

Ran well last start over 1400m. Steps off a seven-day break to 1600 metres. Can hold rating.

#5 Secret Blaze (Tony McEvoy / Luke Currie)

Ran well in the Carbine Club on Derby Day over this trip. Can hold rating here.

#7 Zoutori (Ellerton & Zahra / Damian Lane)

Battled away well at Caulfield over 1400 metres, then held up in the Carbine before hitting the line well. Suited here from the inside draw.

#12 Seabrook (Mick Price / Damien Oliver)

Hit the line well in Thousand Guineas, then an honest run with every chance in the Group 1 Empire Rose on Derby Day.

Verdict

I’ve got Ringerdingding on top from Seabrook, but both are slight unders in my opinion. From a betting perspective, there looks to be a slight bit of value in Good ‘N’ Fast and Zoutori, in a wide-open race.

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