The Form Hound’s Thursday Selections: February 18

Form Hound


Sandown Park

Race 5 Sunny Lighting

#4 Cut Loose Max

He has been costly in his last three starts and has been prone to making too many mistakes in running. His last win at Cranbourne was quite lucky where he was able to take a saloon rails run. He has only fully been kicking into gear once he lands on the rails and has been very stubborn in doing so of late. He meets several chasers who have been in good form here including Allen Membo and Calla Boom. Hard Bargain and Headline have upside over this distance range and could be way out in front. I am happy to take him on from this tricky squeeze draw.


Betting Strategy

Laying on Betfair   LAY – Cut Loose Max




Race 1 Dapto Supporters Club Maiden Heat

#1 Specific

I am not too concerned that this chaser has had five starts and is yet to break his maiden. He has had no luck whatsoever in running in his two starts over this trip where he has found stacks of trouble, due to some tricky draws and just plain bad luck. In his most recent run at Bulli he was looking for the rails and the race was run and won by the time he found a position along the paint. I believe he will relish the inside draw here, find a more forward position and ground out a win in handy time.


Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair  BACK – Specific