Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday January 1, 2022
Saturday @ Randwick – Kensington:
Track: Good 4. Rail: True.
3:20pm R6 #4 KIRWAN’S LANE
4:00pm R7 #4 DRAGONSTONE (Best)
Starts Race 7 at 4pm AEDT
1st leg: 1,4
2nd leg: 1,2,3,6
3rd leg: 2,
$12 gets you 5%
Race 6: MAROUBRA MILE 1550m
KIRWAN’S LANE (4) won a BM88 over 1600m last start after getting a gun run. Backs up here off 7 days and is drawn to get the same run again. Drops in weight and in a race devoid of pace he looks to get every chance again.
PURPLE SECTOR (1) ran a very credible 2nd behind OSCAR ZULU first up after being 3 wide the trip. He is drawn to get a more economical run here and a small weight relief with the apprentice’s claim. Might need this run to bring him to peak fitness and I’m not sure he is a kid’s horse and will put in for an inexperienced rider. BOTTEGA (5) got home well for a 1.8L 5th first up behind OSCAR ZULU after settling last. Will be closer in the run here but will likely find it difficult to make up the ground again in what looks another slowly run race. Has ability but hasn’t won for 85 weeks now.
(4) KIRWAN’S LANE: 0.5 units @ $3.20
Race 7: BM78 HANDICAP 1000m
DRAGONSTONE (4) was a credible 2nd to the smart BACCHANALIA last run and has placed top 3 in all runs to date. Drawn to box seat here and gets in well with the apprentices claim. Good stable and 3rd up ready to peak now…this looks his race.
VAN GIZ (1) ran 2nd to THE BOPPER first up this prep coming from last. Will get a similar run here but this race looks to have more tempo and less rivals to get past. Not sure he is a kid’s horse though but he does get nice weight relief with the 3 kilo claim. Good stats at the distance and the softer the ground the better. LEO (5) up in class but has good stats at the distance and was ok first up after winning his 2 starts last prep.
(4) DRAGONSTONE: 0.5 units win @ $2.80