• Thursday, 31 Mar, 2022,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: Future stars ready to launch

Premier Racing at Sandown Park this evening is highlighted by heats of the G3 Launching Pad including a great battle between Kelsey Bale, She’s Refined and Big Opal Rocks in the third heat.

Set Me Free and Levitation clash in the first heat, TAB Phoenix champion Wow She’s Fast headlines the second heat, and Amron Boy is aiming to go six-from-six in the fourth heat.

G1 Perth Cup finalist West On Finn features in the fifth heat, while G1 National Derby runner-up Slingshot Jonesy and Cybertruck are contesting the sixth heat.

G3 winner Love The City v G2 finalist Old News v Magical Mavis v Black Sail and G3 runner-up Mick Flash v Exalted v Here Comes Pie v Little Bit Sleek should be competitive encounters in the seventh and eighth heats respectively.

Today’s Racing

Shepparton: 11:52am start
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Warragul: 2:57pm start
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Warrnambool: 6:09pm start
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Sandown Park: 7:04pm start
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Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Jackie Greenough
? Sandown Park ? Race 2
? Box 5 ? 515m 7:25pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st TAB Phoenix
– Won 6 from 9

TAB fixed odds: $1.70

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Mario Briganti
? Sandown Park ? Race 3
? Box 7 ? 515m 7:43pm

Claim to fame:
– 29.02 PB Sandown Park 515m
– Won 6 from 8

TAB fixed odds: $3.30

The Watchdog says: No


Trainer: Brooke Ennis
? Sandown Park ? Race 4
? Box 7 ? 515m ⏱ 8:04pm

Claim to fame:
– 29.07 PB Sandown Park 515m
– Won 5 from 5

TAB fixed odds: $1.80

The Watchdog says: No

? Thursday 31 March

? $3 Win – SHE’S REFINED

? Must Watch Race ?

Third heat of Group 3 Launching Pad

? Sandown Park ? Race 3
? Box 6 ? 515m ⏱ 7:43pm

TAB fixed odds: $3.60 Win

The Watchdog says ?: SHE’S REFINED (6) returned to her explosive best here last Thursday night with a dashing 29.33sec win and a similar performance tonight can see her score again. She takes on an elite line-up including Sandown Park 29.02 winner BIG OPAL ROCKS (7), but she has the ability to go under 29.20sec and that should be the difference.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

Thrilling affair with some of the state’s most exciting chasers doing battle. BIG OPAL ROCKS (7) has been enormous in his brief career to date and his 29.02sec win here last time was simply breathtaking. He must be respected again tonight, however he may have to work hard from the wide draw. SHE’S REFINED (6) showed a return to her brilliant best here last Thursday night with a sizzling 29.33sec win and she will be even better for the run. She has a lot more early dash than BIG OPAL ROCKS and she will play catch me if you can. KELSEY BALE (1) continues to impress, and she is drawn to make a big impact. She has elite early and mid-race pace and she continues to get stronger all the time. RED REACTOR (2) has been huge at The Meadows to date, while the improving PLAINTIFF (3) can cause an upset if he finds the rail early on.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 6 – 7 – 1 – 2

? Sandown Park ? Race 4 ? Box 5 ? 515m ⏱ 8:04pm
TAB fixed odds: $6.50 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : He takes on the exciting AMRON BOY (7), however this bloke is highly talented in his own right, and he should have enough pace to cross at the first bend. With the ability to carve out sub 29.30sec, the favourite can’t afford to make too many mistakes.

? $5 Place – ROHAN BALE
? Sandown Park ? Race 7 ? Box 5 ? 515m ⏱ 9:04pm
TAB fixed odds: $3.50 Place
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : ROHAN BALE (5) has turned in some great performances of late and with the inside three boxes expected to match motors early, he should be able to drift across to the rail and head to the back in the top four or five. His last 200m is when he does his best work and if close enough off the back, he should be able to hit the scoreboard.


Wednesday 30 March: $27.30 (+173%)
Tuesday 29 March: $2.43 (-76%)
Monday 28 March: $21.20 (+112%)
Sunday 27 March: $27.25 (+172%)
Saturday 26 March: $22.50 (+125%)
Friday 25 March: $8.70 (-13%)
Thursday 24 March: $0 (-100%)

Past 7 days: $109.38 for $70 invested (+56%)
Past 14 days: $211.04 for $140 invested (+50%)
Past 28 days: $349.86 for $280 invested (+25%)


February 2022: $288.97 for $280 (+3%)
January 2022: $302.53 for $310 (-2%)
December 2021: $384.82 for $300 (+28%)
November 2021: $300.47 for $300 (Even)
October 2021: $311.40 for $310 (Even)
September 2021: $220.69 for $300 (-26%)
August 2021: $262.63 for $310 (-15%)
July 2021: $309.18 for $300 (+3%)
June 2021: $324.38 for $300 (+8%)

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