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Midweek Racing Best Bets

Sandown Hillside and Warwick Farm will both host eight races on Wednesday.

Sandown is raced a Soft 5, while Warwick Farm is rated a Heavy 8 with rain across Sydney.

Sandown Hillside.

Race 6 #10 Altivo ($5.50).

The Hawkes-trained four-year-old is still lightly raced, but looks a promising horse in the making. Altivo won impressively on debut at Newcastle before lowering the colours of Rosovo at Hawkesbury over 1500m.

He has subsequently returned to the trials where he has produced two high quality pieces of work. His latest trial behind sharp sprinter Overpass was impressive, travelling strongly on the back of the pack before charging through the line. Senior rider Jye McNeil takes the reins from barrier seven and looks primed to strike first-up!

Race 7 #3 Loco ($2.60).

Have always been a big fan of Watadeel, who is the $3.90 second favourite here, but confident Loco looks a horse out of the box. He backed-up a couple of good trials with a dominant debut win at Pakenham.

The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained three-year-old took some coaxing to wind up over the mile on debut, but his work was very impressive, suggesting an Adelaide carnival would hold some suitable targets. Mark Zahra has been booked from barrier one suggesting there is some strong intent today.

Warwick Farm.

Race 1 #8 Mannequin ($3.60)

Mannequin has trialled strongly on four occasions and the Godolphin filly looks ready to debut. She had two trials at the end of last year, however, James Cummings and connections opted not to send her to the races and tipped her out for a spell.

The spell looks to have done her a world of good, with her latest trial behind The King, who ran really well at Randwick Kensington last week, a nice piece of work. Brenton Avdulla rode her in her latest trial and sticks aboard on raceday.

Race 6 #7 Arbitration ($2.30)

Love the return of Arbitration at Randwick Kensington three weeks ago and the Godolphin mare looks primed to strike second-up. Arbitration ran the third fastest last 600m and fourth fastest last 400m of the meeting, before fading in the final furlong.

Leading rider James McDonald, who rode Arbitration first-up and has had two wins in three rides aboard the mare, stays aboard from barrier four. Arbitration is already proven through heavy ground and suggest she is primed second-up.

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