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Sandown Guineas 2023 Betting Tips - Class can carry Kid home

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2023
Alex Marsh 29 Nov 2023
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  • The Sandown Guineas will be contested on December 2
  • This Group 2 feature is run over 1600m
  • Arkansaw Kid heads the market with BetRight
  • Preview & tips are included below
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Will Arkansaw Kid run out a strong mile? (Getty)
                                                                                                                                      

The Sandown Guineas is a 1600m event worth $300,000 and this Group 2 is one of the headline events on Caulfield's Spring Finale program.
  • 2023 Sandown Guineas Tips
  • 2023 Sandown Guineas Field & Odds

A set weights event for the three-year-olds, this race allows the progressive types a chance at black-type over the late spring.

Arkansaw Kid is a $2,40 favourite with BetRight to win the 2023 Sandown Guineas.

2023 Sandown Guineas Tips


2023 Sandown Guineas Best Bet - Arkansaw Kid

The main query going into his last-start Blue Sapphire Stakes attempt was running out 1400m and although Arkansaw Kid couldn't salute there as a drifting fav, he appeared to see out seven furlongs.

On a November 19 program that favoured those on-speed/rails, this colt was almost exactly where you didn't want to be, as he was forced to circle the field after settling in the back half early.

You only need to look at the runs afforded to first, second and fourth home in that Group 3 to see how big his performance was in third, while the prospect of wetter ground this time won't faze him.

Ticking the 1600m box is another question, but he's still comfortably the class runner of the field, with Group 1 form as a two and three-year-old, while he can potentially settle a little closer here.
2023 Sandown Guineas Next Best Bet - Vivy Air

If it's a testing mile on a track with ideally less bias, then this Archie Alexander-trained filly will be one of the strongest late, while a more forgiving surface than the Good 3 last time also a tick.

Following a return win in a strong three-year-old BM64 at Seymour, Vivy Air was the best chaser from the rear of the field when second to the smart Coeur Volante here on October 21.

She was then one of many who were unsuited a fortnight ago, although the daughter of Helbent did get warm late when finding clear room on the inside late and she was only third-up in that outing.

It's been a carefully planned prep, with three runs spaced out since mid-September and while that's a familiar pattern with this stable, a more traditional turnaround here at a mile is a positive.

2023 Sandown Guineas Value Bet - Tacumwah

I suspect that the Sandown Guineas was a potential target for this Coolmore-owned filly following her debut victory over the 1400m at Ballarat, where she upset a short fav in Elphinstone.

Although that runner-up is still a maiden, Elphinstone brought some strong prior form, with placings behind stakes winners in Skybird and She'sallshenanigans recorded as a two and three-year-old.

In a leader-dominated race at Flemington, there were excuses for Tacumwah at start two, where the three-year-old drifted well back from a wide draw, but she can land closer here from gate one.

She's now back against her age in the Sandown Guineas and with a more favourable set-up at start three, Tacumwah could easily improve as the least-exposed runner in the field.

2023 Sandown Guineas Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Arkansaw KidBen, Wil & JD HayesMark Zahra657kg$2.40
2Power Of The BraveKris LeesDamian Lane1057kg$5.75
3ModownCharlotte LittlefieldCraig Williams357kg $4.20
4PerovicDanny O'BrienBilly Egan1157kg $101
5Regal ZousJohn McArdleJami Mott957kg $41
6PrevailedMark & Levi KavanaghJordan Childs257kg $51
7SerasanaRobbie Griffiths & Mathew de KockJohn Allen1255kg$26
8Vivy AirArchie AlexanderDeclan Bates855kg $6.75
9Sunset DreamingTony & Calvin McEvoyHarry Coffey455kg $15
10Riverina PowerTom DabernigMichael Dee755kg $41
11MauricioWendy KellyBlaike McDougall555kg $17
12TacumwahPeter G Moody & Katherine ColemanLinda Meech155kg $26
                                                                                                                                
Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct on 30/11/2023.
  

Verdict

Our tips for the 2023 Sandown Guineas are:

Best Bet1: Arkansaw Kid To Win @7/5 at Bet Right - 3 Units
Best Bet2: Vivy Air To Win @23/4 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
Best Bet3: Tacumwah Each Way @25/1 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
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Vivy Air
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@23/4 - 1 Unit
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