2014 Sandown Guineas Betting Preview and Tips

November 13th, 2014

A classy field of thirteen runners has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Sandown Guineas (1600m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Lord Aspen is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Sandown Guineas. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Lord Aspen is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Sandown Guineas. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Having returned to racing in slick form this time in, Stratum Star has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Sandown Guineas betting markets; currently available at a quote of $2.80 for success ahead of Rekindled Power ($3.80), Lord Aspen ($4.80) and Ducal Castle ($8) at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Stratum Star justify favouritism and win the 2014 Sandown Guineas, or will one of his classy rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Lord Aspen ($4.80)

Yet to be defeated in his short racing career, Lord Aspen will leave from the ideal barrier 6 in the 2014 Sandown Guineas and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current $4.80 odds. Taking out a minor over 1050m on debut in June, the Good Journey gelding charged home to win both the Adelaide Galvanising 3.y.o (1200m) and Master Builders 3.y.o (1400m) first-up this time before making a successful transition to black type racing when winning the Listed Hilton Hotels Stakes (1400m) by half a length on Stakes Day. Confirmed to be partnered by regular jockey Matthew Neilson, trainer Mick Huxtable is confident of a fifth consecutive race win in the Sandown Guineas.

2nd

Stratum Star ($2.80)

Allocated the favourable barrier 2, Stratum Star has found exception form leading into the 2014 Sandown Guineas and is a great chance of figuring in the race’s top three. Claiming three wins and as many minor places over his ten competitive appearances on track so far, Stratum Star finished third in minor over 1100m first-up this time, and has continued to build in form and class via impressive wins in both the Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes (1400m), Listed Crown Lager Stakes (1400m) and second in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) last time out. Confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Kerrin McEvoy, Stratum Star is more than worth consideration for a Sandown Guineas bet.

3rd

Petrology ($18)

Offering punters exceptional value for money at $18 for success or $4.70 to finish in the places in Sandown Guineas betting markets, Petrology carries winning form into what will likely be his final 2014 Spring Racing Carnival appearance on Saturday having taken out the Listed TV Stakes (1800m) on Crown Oaks Day. Securing two race wins and two minor places over his eight start career so far, the Fastnet Rock colt won on debut and ran second to notable performer Pressing twice in autumn, including the Listed Sky High Mt Dandenong Stakes (1200m) on May 3rd, and has steadily built to the task this time in; finishing mid-pack in each of the Yellowglen Vintage Stakes and Crown Lager Stakes leading into his TV Stakes triumph.

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