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Betting Tips for Melbourne Horse Racing
Sandown - a specialists' track
Both Moonee Valley and Sandown are very much specialists' tracks.
Last Saturday the horse racing meeting at the Sandown Lakeside track once again showed the dangers associated with taking short odds about horses that have not raced at Sandown and shown they can handle the track.
In a Mares Handicap over 1200 metres the outstanding Tasmanian 5YO mare Nuclear Free looked a moral.
She had the brilliant winning strike rate of nine wins from 13 starts. She had won both her starts this campaign in Tasmania, including a comfortable win against the boys in the Listed Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap on November 20.
Nuclear Free had already shown she was up to Melbourne Saturday class. On March 26 she made a flying visit to Melbourne and easily won a Mares Open at Caulfield.
At Sandown on Saturday she was sent out the $3.50 favourite in a weaker mares race. Nuclear Free never looked comfortable and finished sixth in the field of eight. The $4.20 winner, Shades Of Laughter, was a proven Sandown horse. At her last three starts at the track she had a win and two close seconds.
Unraced two year olds - following the money
Last week in Punt to Win we wrote an article about following the money on unraced 2YOs.
Further to that, at Rosehill last Saturday the Gai Waterhouse trained 2YO filly Admirelle had her first start. She was well supported - backed from $3.10 to $2.50. She finished seventh in the field of 11.
In the same race the Gerald Ryan trained Punchinello, having his first start, was sent out second favourite at $4.60. Punchinello finished eighth.
This edition of Punt to Win:
2005 Melbourne Cup Carnival Winners
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