Five Must Watch Races At Sandown Park Thursday

IT might be a standard graded meeting with no group race fanfare, but there is still plenty to be excited about with Thursday night’s Sandown meeting.

Mick Floyd

2 March 2022

IT might be a standard graded meeting with no group race fanfare, but there is still plenty to be excited about with Thursday night’s Sandown Park meeting.

FIELDS AND FORM SANDOWN PARK THURSDAY NIGHT

Here’s five runners to tune in for and add to your blackbook for upcoming group race assignments.

1. Amron Boy

(Race 3, box 1)

Only five greyhounds have won their maiden at Sandown in faster time than Amron Boy’s 29.32 and four of them – Wow She’s Fast, Burn One Down, Zac’s Entity and Mepunga Blazer – went on to win a group 1 (or a group 1 worthy race in the case of Wow She’s Fast).

He franked that form with a 29.07 victory last Sunday shaving almost three lengths off his first split while maintaining his brilliant run home.

Drawn the red again and with more improvement to come, keep an eye on the clock.

2. Orchestrate

(Race 5, box 3)

Scratched from an Australian Cup heat three weeks ago, the star Queenslander will make his Victorian debut here. A Listed and Group 3 winner, a Group 2 placegetter, and a finalist at Group 1 level in his home state, Orchestrate is in the care of Jason Thompson while in Victoria and he is on the record of having a massive opinion of the son of Barcia Bale.

Drawn to get a clear run and lay down a marker for the group 1 Harrison-Dawson in May.

3. Black Spartacus

(Race 1, box 1)

It took six starts for him to break his maiden before making it two on the spin with a win last Thursday. Those two wins came from out wide but has drawn the fence for the first time in his career here.  His box manners are improving and box 1 should help bring him out faster. If he does, watch him unleash.

4. Collinda Patty

(Race 8, box 8)

Collinda Patty returns to the 595m starts for the first time since obliterating the track record last August. She should be at peak fitness after four starts following a five-month spell. She had no luck early last time in a hot field at The Meadows, but showed enough to suggest she’s ready to set the clock alight again.

5. Paddy Wants Pats

(Race 6, box 2)

Paddy Wants Pats’s best is good – very good – and we’re starting to see it more with each start. Three of his last five stars has been in group company including his last start second to Lala Kiwi in the Australian Cup.

Six of his last seven wins have been in best of the night, boasts a 29.26 best at Sandown Park and has drawn closer to the fence than he has in any of his last 10 starts.

Best: Paddy Wants Pats (race 6 box 2)

Each way: Harley Ryder (race 3 box 4)

Quaddie: 2,3 / 2,3 / 1,3,5,6,8 / 1,3,6,8 = 62.5% for $50