Things are heating up at Sandown Park with the running of the Melbourne Cup Preludes. Here are Thursday’s greyhound tips.


Amnesty struck trouble in her heat of this Final last start but stuck on gamely to grab 3rd place, beaten only 3.25L. She gets a better draw tonight and with the absence of any mid-race interference, she will prove hard to stop.

Recommended Price $2.70
Confidence Level: 4.5/5


Despite being beaten 10L, Photo Man put in a very brave run behind up and coming superstar chaser Wow She’s Fast when finishing 3rd here last week. He will take improvement from that run and with a similar effort today, he will be more than competitive.

Recommended Price $5.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5

Jarick Bale is racing in career best form at present and was arguably a good thing beaten last time out, jumping only fairly and copping a few checks down the back before rattling home to finish 1L behind Carry On Liam. He has a brilliant turn of foot and if he isn’t giving them too much of a head start, he should be able to round them up and go on with the job.

Recommended Price: $4.50
Confidence Level: 4/5

Aston Lavina was nothings if not game at The Meadows on October 8, settling on speed and just missing to go down by a quarter of a length behind Riccarton Rick. She comes up with the plum draw yet again and it what looks a slightly easier race, she will take beating.

Recommended Price: $3.50
Confidence Level: 4.5/5