Randwick Racing Tips -Sat Dec 14
We will be at Randwick this Saturday.
Track: Good 4. Rail: True.
Best Bet: Race 6 – MULTAJA
Race 1: Fillies and Mares BM88 handicap 1200m
MISTEED (8) doesn’t have a great record second-up but she looks to have come back well. She was a mile back at Kembla resuming against a similar field and made up good ground in a hot form race. Drawn well, she should settle closer here and be charging home.
LA TIGERESA (3) travels up the Hume after a heavy track win two back then placing at Group Three level last time. She will also get back and be giving them a start. KYLEASE (6) was brilliant winning at Kembla in the same race as the top pick after leading all the way, just not sure she gets an easy lead today and she was all out there. She will have plenty of supporters. SEASONS (4) was only fair resuming but had been off the scene for a year, she looked to have needed the run. It was the first time in her career she had missed a place, take her on trust.
Race 2: Highway Class 3 Set Weights 1000m
Ahhh my favourite race of the week.. The Highway. After the debacle of the Highway a fortnight ago in which the Beer/Clark combo teamed up to win with Miss Cordelia when she was heavily backed and she somehow found the lead, I am sticking with them again with MAID IN MILAN (10) She own two in a row before a poor effort at Canterbury last start, Clark on and should be right on the speed.
BOMBDIGGITY (3) looks to have come back ell in a much easier all the way win at Wagga. He should roll forward from the good gate and be hard to catch. FEEL THE KNIGHT (1) won one of these two starts back at big odds, he was back in the run before switching wide to run over the top. That has proven a good form reference. ZARDORO (2) doesn’t win out of turn but is very consistent, last start he was well in the market in a Highway and ran on hard after being held-up early in the straight. I have a lot more confidence that the 2YO winner later in the day will be touted a superstar in the making after one sales restricted win than I do in finding the winner here.
Race 3: Christmas Cup Quality 2400m
ALWARD (1) was a dominant winner of the ATC Cup last time, all but two of these came through that same race. He was beautifully ridden by Hughie who rides today, he does have to carry the extra 2kg but on what we saw a fortnight ago, hard to see them turning the tables.
EMPEROR’S WAY (2) ran on well enough to just miss the placings and goes better here at Randwick, HIGH BRIDGE (3) was big odds but has a great record second-up and MORTON’S FORK (4) was officially beaten more than 3 lengths but had no luck at a couple of vital stage sin the run home.
Race 4: Inglis Nursery 2YO Set Weights 1000m
Where to look here with only four of the sixteen been to the races before. ENCOUNTABULL (1) was huge in defeat on debut at the Valley, he was poorly away and missed the start before attacking the line hard out wide and narrowly missing the placings. He was sent to the paddock and has trialed well.
DUBAI STAR (11) was also brave in defeat on debut, he has trialed brilliantly at Rosehill but may have to do some work from the wide draw. She will be carving over early no doubt. Respect must be shown for any serious money for those on debut, in particular the Snowden runner WILD RULER (10) who has won two recent trials and ALREADY BLESSED (4) from the Gary Portelli yard. Tough race.
Race 5: 3&4YO BM74 Handicap 1100m
EMBRACER (1) has only missed a place once in his 7-start career, he looks to have come back well from the paddock after leading all the way at Warwick Farm resuming. He ran them along and never looked like getting run down, that looks his role again here. He may be worth another bet in the run if he gets an easy lead?
SUPERIUM (11) is resuming off the good draw, he does have tactical speed but was notified to be ridden further back when last in work. Nash goes on, he will be giving them a start but will find this easier. BRAZENPINE (13) is very consistent, she didn’t have much luck last time at Kembla and was only clear late when running into a place. She maps well from the good draw and Berry takes the ride replacing Tim Clark.
ZANIAH (10) has won all three starts since arriving from NZ. She resumed at Warwick Farm and led all the way, she has also accepted for Friday night so it will be interesting to see where she races.
Race 6: Razor Sharp Handicap Quality 1200m
MULTAJA (5) should be the beneficiary of what looks another up tempo race early, she is yet to win at three starts this campaign but has been running through the line well. Two starts back in a harder race she produced the best last 600m of the race and wasn’t far off the placings. 5 weeks between runs but she has trialed wince. Look for her late.
PASSAGE OF TIME (3) comes through the Starlight Stakes last time like a few of these, he never got into the race after they elected to ride him mire “comfortable” (whatever that means). The blinkers go back on today, I would be shocked if he wasn’t in the first couple in the run from the good draw. SIGNORE FOX (8) won her at the track when resuming, he then had seven weeks off before going to Qld and ran on hard from the back in a race where it wasn’t favoured to on the back half in the run. Tommy Berry on looks a great jockey change. SPENDING TO WIN (7) led all the way to win the Starlight but doesn’t have as good a record here at Randwick. I imagine they will be hunting up early again off the inside draw?
Race 7: Villiers Stakes Quality 1600m
BOBBING (14) is well drawn down towards the rail, he does get back in his races but with the big field and the low draw, hopefully he can settle mid-field. He is yet to win at three runs this campaign but the way he has hit the line at all of them has been encouraging. You know the pace will be on, look for him late getting the splits.
QUACKERJACK (5) will probably start the favourite after his brave effort when narrowly getting run down in the Gong last start. He was the Goulburn Cup winner the start previous to that, has speed and will be making his own luck. Will there be too much pressure though? RANIER (6) is a better horse at Rosehill where he beat a similar field last start, he will be attacking the line hard also but won’t want to get too far back. GOLD FIELDS (2) is flying this prep winning three of his last four, his only defeat he was beaten a length in the Bairnsdale Cup. A little hard to line up the form but Nash goes on and he will be up on the speed, that’s a great combo.
Race 8: BM88 Handicap 1600m
CUTADEEL (1) is a former NZ’er that has five wins across the ditch, he is now with Bjorn Baker yard. He placed at Group Three level before coming here, has only had the three weeks between runs and has won at Listed level. Would love to see some money for him.
MATOWI (11) has only been fair at his last couple but he has a better record here at Randwick and gets the blinkers for the first time. STROME (6) is another back marker that is very consistent, although he has not placed at 4 attempts her eat the track which is a little worrying. He has attacked the line hard at his last couple, winning two back at Newcastle on their big day. TURNBERRY (3) has been ridden closer to the speed at his last couple for 2 placings, his combined beaten margins at his last two has been less than half a length.
Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1400m
PHAISTOS (2) has had five weeks between runs but has trialed in between runs. She resumed at Flemington and was very stro9ng through the line, she narrowly missed a place but was only beaten half a length. Look for her late.
SUPER STAR BOB (11) doesn’t win out of turn but is very consistent, you know what you will get with him, he will roll forward and make his own luck in front. SOMETHING FAST (10) was good when resuming but he did have every chance, he has won 3 of 6 and produced the best last 400m of the race at that fresh run. He should have the cold sit on the leaders. If PETRONIUS (17) gets a start he must come into calculations.