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14/6/2019 Hypnos expected to race well at Sandown
Photo: Group One performer Hypnos. Trish Dunell

Trainer Roger James is in Melbourne as Gr.1 Levin Classic (1600m) runner-up Hypnos prepares for Saturday's Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (Race 7: 1600m) at Sandown.

"His work has been right up to scratch so we'd like to think he could go close to a win.

"We've dropped him back from three-year-old company to a Benchmark 78 mile even though it was a pretty good run last time (for sixth at Caulfield). But the winner carried nine kilos less, the second horse eight kilos less and the third horse nine kilos less, so it looks like he's weighted out of those three-year-old races.

"He's got 61 kilos this weekend but we're claiming a couple off with Michael Poy. He'll probably have this run over there and one more. We could maybe look at the Winter Championship Final at Listed level (over 1600m at Flemington on July 6)."said James.

In early betting markets Hypnos is $9. Check out the latest Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap betting markets.


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