• Thursday, 14 Apr, 2022,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: Launch to stardom at Sandown Park

Premier Racing at Sandown Park tonight is highlighted by TAB Phoenix champion Wow She’s Fast contesting the $150,000 to-the-winner G3 Launching Pad Final, but the in-form Dusty Bourbski, G3 winner Plaintiff and Levitation will provide tough competition.

G1 winner Idolize faces a tough line-up including Group winners Do It, Barooga Smoke and Robbie Rotten, plus G1 finalist Immunity, in the $25,000 to-the-winner G3 Easter Gift.

Good To Go, G1 runner-up Slingshot Jonesy, Set Me Free and Rio Bhodi feature in the $15,000 to-the-winner Runway Final, while Mobile Legend, Kelsey Bale and Photo Man are in the $15,000 to-the-winner Launching Pad Consolation.

Kepal and Silver Brute are both expected to boost their strike rates at Warrnambool today.

Today’s Racing

Warragul: 11:31am start
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Warrnambool: 3:02pm start
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Bendigo: 6:01pm start
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Sandown Park: 6:08pm start
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Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Peter Presutto
? Sandown Park ? Race 6
? Box 1 ? 515m 7:55pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st Group 1 National Futurity
– Won 14 from 25

TAB fixed odds: $2.50

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Jason Thompson
? Sandown Park ? Race 8
? Box 2 ? 515m 8:34pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st Group 3 Vic Bred Maiden
– Won last 5

TAB fixed odds: $3.60

The Watchdog says: No


Trainer: Jackie Greenough
? Sandown Park ? Race 8
? Box 7 ? 515m ⏱ 8:34pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st TAB Phoenix
– Won last 3 (8 of 11 overall)

TAB fixed odds: $2.15

The Watchdog says: No

? Thursday 14 April

? $3 Win – SET ME FREE
? Sandown Park ? Race 5 ? Box 5 ? 515m ⏱ 7:34pm
TAB fixed odds: $4.20 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : She recently recorded a ridiculous 29.26sec win here and she turned in a real eye-catching performance last Thursday night. The draw is a slight concern, but BANG (6) will stay to the middle of the track and SLICK SISTER (4) will show little to no early speed, so if she can step on terms, she should be able to drive through into a top three spot through the bend.

? $3 Win – KELSEY BALE
? Sandown Park ? Race 7 ? Box 3 ? 515m ⏱ 8:13pm
TAB fixed odds: $3.90 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : She is armed with a devastating turn of foot soon after box rise, and she will be looking to atone for her luckless runs of late. There is little early pace drawn directly on her inside, so she should have no trouble crossing and finding the top early. With the ability to go around the 29.25sec mark, they will have a hard time reeling her in.


? Must Watch Race ?

Group 3 Launching Pad Final

? Sandown Park ? Race 8
? Box 3 ? 515m ⏱ 8:34pm

TAB fixed odds: $7 Win

The Watchdog says ?: LEVITATION (3) has raced extremely well here to date and although beaten in her heat and semi-final, she was far from disgraced. PLAINTIFF (2) is expected to pounce on the early lead but if LEVITATION can reproduce her 5.09sec from last Thursday night, she should head to the back straight in the top three and we know that she can really hit the line. At the price, she represents great value.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

WOW SHE’S FAST (7) has been enormous in her two runs in the series. She is going to start favourite, however she has gone 5.11sec and 5.10sec after timing the start well and a similar run tonight might see her posted wide at the bend. A win tonight will see her surpass $900,000 in earnings after only 12 starts, which is an amazing feat. DUSTY BOURBSKI (1) has continued to get better with every run, and he was simply dynamic when carving out a blistering 29.23sec semi-final win. He needs to be respected, but I think he would have been better drawn in the middle or out wide. LEVITATION (3) is the value runner in the field. She has a wonderful record here to date and she is armed with slick early speed, so with PLAINTIFF (2) expected to carve left, she should get a nice run into the bend. PLAINTIFF has gone to another level and if he can reel off a sizzling 5.02sec to the first marker again, he will give them something to catch.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 3 – 2 – 7 – 8

? $2 Multi

? Sandown Park ? Race 10 ? Box 7 ? 515m ⏱ 9:19pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.60 Place
Form ?

? Sandown Park ? Race 12 ? Box 8 ? 515m ⏱ 10:02pm
TAB fixed odds: $3.60 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : MYSTIFY KICK (7) is a strong type and he finds himself in a race which features a number of runners who are suspect over the journey. If he can avoid early bother, he should head to the back in the top five and he will be there to pounce as they turn for home. SHIMA PEARL (8) has elite pace soon after box rise, and she should be able to cross at the first bend. She is getting stronger all the time and will prove very hard to reel in.

Multi price:


Wednesday 13 April: $15.40 (+54%)
Tuesday 12 April: $17.55 (+75%)
Monday 11 April: $20.56 (+105%)
Sunday 10 April: $9.45 (-6%)
Saturday 9 April: $0 (-100%)
Friday 8 April: $23.02 (+130%)
Thursday 7 April: $0 (-100%)

Past 7 days: $85.98 for $70 invested (+23%)
Past 14 days: $137.11 for $140 invested (-2%)
Past 28 days: $348.15 for $280 invested (+24%)


March 2022: $392.18 for $310 (+26%)
February 2022: $288.97 for $280 (+3%)
January 2022: $302.53 for $310 (-3%)
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 (-27%)
August 2021: $262.63 for $310 (-15%)
July 2021: $309.18 for $300 (+3%)
June 2021: $324.38 for $300 (+8%)

NOTE: June was the first full-month of the new-look Daily Mail, in which The Watchdog has a $10 daily spend.

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