Punters are having a tough time sorting out who will take out the Sandown Cup (3200m) this Saturday, with a couple of runners backed in early betting.
Favourite for the race is Gallic Chieftain, and he has run really well this prep without winning. Looks to get a great chance to change all that but for mine $2.20, in from $2.40 is quite short. The 2800m winner on Cup Day, Fanatic, is next best at $3.90, in from $4.00. Swacadelic, who was an eye catcher in the same race is at $4.20 and has firmed from $4.40.
The interesting runner is Havana Cooler at $11, out from $10. He hasn’t won for a long time but by the same token, this is the easiest race he has contested since that last win and he looks the clear value.