Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday February 12, 2022
Saturday @ Randwick:
Track: Soft 5/Good 4. Rail: Out 5m.
2:45pm R5 #2 YIYI (Best)
3:25pm R8 #1 THINK IT OVER
3:25pm R8 #6 RIODINI
Starts Race 7 at 4:05pm AEDT
1st leg: 8
2nd leg: 1, 8, 9, 10
3rd leg: 3, 4, 5, 7, 14
4th leg: 8, 9, 10
$12 gets you 20%
Race 5: BM88 HANDICAP 1600m
YIYI (2) has finished 2nd at his 2 runs back this prep and third up now should be ready to peak. He is drawn to get a nice trail midfield and out to the 1600m now suits. J Mac sticks, the soft track is no issue and he meets his main rival and last start conqueror WAIRERE FALLS 1.5kgs better.
WAIRERE FALLS (1) won well last start when out sprinting his stable mate YIYI over 1500m. Rises 2.5kgs in weight for this and is drawn to go back off a what looks a slow speed. Will have his work cut out here but is in form now. CANASTA (4) has been racing consistently all prep and will get an easy lead here. He hasn’t notched a win at this track and his last win was 53 weeks ago suggesting he usually fins one better.
(2) YIYI: 0.5 units win @ $2.50
Race 8: APOLLO STAKES 1400m
RIODINI (6) was very consistent last prep at the top level and though he hasn’t won a race for 113 weeks now he went within an inch of beating THINK IT OVER in the G2 Chelmsford 1600m and was a gallant 0.8 L 2nd to Verry Elleegant in the G1 George Main 1600m. His 2 trials have been good and I suspect the Waterhouse/Bott camp have him primed to run a big race first up. Jockey Rachel King sticks and he should lead this field at his leisure, with the soft track only adding to his chances.
THINK IT OVER (1) won 4 of 6 last prep and is a genuine weight for age horse. He finished only 0.6 L 6th in this race last year behind the flying VERRY ELLEEGANT after being slightly held up. He is a bit of a first up specialist having won 3 of 7 and finishing 2nd on 2 other occasions. He should come across and stalk RIODINI in the run and get every chance to notch another win. COLETTE (10) won this race last on a soft 7 and is drawn to get the run of the race from her barrier here which will give her every chance to repeat the dose. The negatives are only 1 trial this time and a new jockey to ride with Hughie choosing to ride MAXIMAL instead. VERRY ELLEEGANT (9) is a super star but coming off a Mlb Cup prep and from the inside barrier (1), I think she may struggle here first up with bigger fish to fry later this prep with a likely tilt at the G1 Arc De Triomphe 2400m in France on the cards.
(6) RIODINI: 0.4 units win @ $8.00
(1) THINK IT OVER: 0.4 units to win @$4.00