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Australian Racing: Express for Sandown success

There are six meetings set to take place on Wednesday including four metropolitan fixtures.

Race 7 Sandown Hillside

Capital Express @ 9/1

Race 6 Ipswich

Deepour @ 9/1

Race 5 Belmont Park

Storm Lord @ 9/2

Express for Sandown success

The penultimate race on Sandown Hillside's eight race card is a competitive looking 1300m event. The Benchmark 64 contest is expected to take place on a good 4 surface.

Benedetta has made a good start to her racing career for Jason Warren. The filly performed well when beaten less than a length when third over 1100m at Moe first-up.

She impressed when drawing three-and-a-half-lengths clear of her rivals at Cranbourne subsequently. That latest effort came on a good 3 track over 1300m.

She shaped as if further would suit that day, and her jockey from Cranbourne Daniel Stackhouse keeps the ride. 

The experienced Capital Express is preferred on this occasion however.

The daughter of Ilovethiscity has won twice from eight starts. She registered her second victory when successful by a nose over 1409m at Geelong last month. That triumph came on a good 3 surface in a Benchmark 58 event.

She performed well when fourth upped to Benchmark 70 level at Flemington subsequently.

Handler Nick Ryan does well here with a 29% strike-rate (4-14) at this track in the last year. His representative is well drawn in six and tackling easy company can register win number three. 

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Deepour to double up

The Angela Jones-ridden Inasec looks likely to jump as favourite for the sixth race at Ipswich. The four-year-old filly should be suited by 1100m Benchmark 65 contest with a good 4 track forecast.

Notably however, Tony Gollan's charge has been racing on wet tracks of late including when runner-up over 1050m at Doomben first-up.

Beaten by a narrow margin in a Benchmark 78 even that day, the Spirit Of Boom filly has a wide barrier to overcome here.

Trainer Adam Campton has his string in good form with three second place finishes from his last five runners.

The handler saddles last start winner Deepour in this contest. That success came by a length in a 1000m Class 2 event at Sunshine Coast last month.

He had previously delivered a third over this trip at Gold Coast when racing first up in a Benchmark 62 affair.

Freshened since that latest effort, the pick has the trip and ground to suit with barrier three a good draw here.

Elione Chaves, on board last time out, keeps the ride here. The tactically versatile gelding looks up to completing a double.

Lord to score under Corver

The fifth at Belmont Park is an intriguing 1200m Class 3 handicap contest. With a soft 5 track forecast Storm Lord is preferred at the chief expense of likely favourite Hola Marea.

Hola Marea was beaten a length into fifth over 1400m here on his only previous start on soft ground.

He tackled good underfoot conditions on his two subsequent starts however. The latest of those came when fourth over track and trip last June.

He has won first-up in the past but the race-fit Storm Lord is preferred here. Ryan Hill's representative placed second in a course and distance maiden in September. That effort came on a soft 6 surface.

He duly resumed with a narrow victory in a Class 1 contest over the same track and trip. Apprentice Victoria Corver, on board for both of those starts, keeps the ride.

With no obvious pace here, a draw in seven shouldn't be an issue. The pick likes to race close to the speed and can do so here to complete a double. 

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