October 25, 2020
Tips

Randwick (Sat)

Canterbury
Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday October 24, 2020
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 4m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 4 – CRIADERAS

Race 1: TOTAL BABE (5) from 10, 2 and 7.
Race 2: COSMIC HAZE (11) from 5, 4 and 2.
Race 3: THE BOPPER (3) from 1, 2 and 7.
Race 4: CRIADERAS (8) from 3, 4 and 1.
Race 5: SCARLET DREAM (7) from 2, 4 and 3.
Race 6: PRIME STAR (2) from 1, 3 and 8.
Race 7: WANDABAA (6) from 8, 2 and 4.
Race 8: PANDEMIC (6) from 9, 12 and 5.
Race 9: ICEBATH (11) from 3, 2 and 13.


Race 1: 2YO Kirkham Plate Set Weights 1000m

Too hard with all but one of the babies coming to the races for the first time. TOTAL BABE (5) goes on top with that experience, she was forced to sit outside the leader on debut, was no match for the winner but stuck on well enough. Watch the betting with the debutants, MURA MURA (10) JUMBO GOAL (2) and CAMINO REAL (7).

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1800m

It doesn’t get much easier here. COSMIC HAZE (11) is still yet to win out of maiden grade, two starts ago she was brilliant late to get within 2 lengths form a mile back. Last time at Coonamble, she was wide and back and not entitled to get as close as he did. Gets the good claim, look for her late.

Dangers:

RENT A ROCK (5) was good in a Highway here last start, he got back and ran on well producing the best last furlong of the race. The extra distance looks to suit. PROVEN CLASS (4) was good last time with some solid sectionals late, this is her first go in a Highway but she deserves her chance. PRINCE OF ARRAGON (2) gets the blinkers back on, he won at Warwick Farm two starts back then never got going last time but was slow to recover. Expect him to be better here.

Race 3: Brian Crowley Stakes 3YO Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

THE BOPPER (3) came to town with huge wraps on him off two impressive wins in the country. He had trialed well prior to resuming at Canterbury a week and a half ago, he crossed to lead and had every chance, just beaten by a better one on the day. The form looks good enough out of that race with the fourth placegetter coming out and winning since.

Dangers:

DESTINATION (1) has had a month between runs, last time at Rosehill at Listed level he produced the best overall sectionals of the race form the back to get into second. ON THE LEAD (2) comes through the Roman Consul, he was very good after giving them a start, getting to within 2 lengths at the finish. BALLISTIC LOVER (7) is undefeated after two starts this campaign, this is harder, but she should go forward and look for cover.

Race 4: Filante Handicap 1400m

CRIADERAS (8) looks the best of the day. He was undefeated before coming here two starts back, was most unlucky after getting too far back, flashing late into third. He again got back last time and produced some brilliant sectionals on the clock to win, the speed should be on again.

Dangers:

ARCHEDEMUS (3) went to Melbourne last start and sat up on the speed, stuck on well to be narrowly beaten by the WA star. He will go forward and make his own luck. CUBA (4) will also be looking for a spot on the speed, he doesn’t have a great record here at the track though. He was plain in Melbourne last start, probably needs to get a soft lead to win? RANIER (1) is resuming off a 6-week break, he was a Listed winner last prep before running on hard to narrowly miss in a Stradbroke. The weight is an issue that’s for sure.

Race 5: City Tatts Cup 2400m

SCARLET DREAM (7) certainly doesn’t win out of turn, but she does have a stack of ability. She gets the blinkers off again today on the quick 7-day back-up. Last week in the Craven Plate, she was slowly away before settling mid-field on the fence. She was ok through the line, hopefully the gear change does the trick.

Dangers:

RONDINELLA (2) is 88 weeks between runs so I wouldn’t be diving into anything that is not double figures about her. They changed the tactics with her and settled closer last time, she was fair, they may try it again. DJUKON (4) is a month between runs, he was no match for the winner after having every chance last start and has been sharpened up with a trial since then. GIRL TUESDAY (3) is another non-winner and will be giving them a start, surely they have to ride her for luck off the inside gate.

Race 6: Bondi Stakes 3YO Set Weights 1600m

PRIME STAR (2) is looking to turn the tables on his main danger today. In the Stan Fox, he was last approaching the turn and produced the best sectionals home to get within a half-length. He will be giving a start again, look for a pattern to be established early in the day. Maybe stay away if the leaders are favoured?

Dangers:

PELTZER (1) beat home the top pick last time after leading all the way and if the track is favouring them up on the speed, he goes in as the top pick/ He is undefeated here at Randwick. ACROPHOBIC (3) comes through the same race but had every chance after getting the gun run. He gets the winkers on and the soft draw again, hard to see him beating the top two though. THERMOSPHERE (8) is a dual-acceptor and can run a place if she starts in this.

Race 7: The Nivison Mares Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

WANDABAA (6) on top in an open race, she has had 5 weeks between runs when storming home at Newcastle on the big day there. She is very consistent and maps well to be a little closer, she looks a great each-way bet to nothing.

Dangers:

ATHIRI (8) has won back-to-back races here at the track, she has been given beautiful runs behind the speed but not sure she gets that favourable speed map here? SWEET DEAL (2) led until the furlong pole in the Golden Pendant last start, she has the inside and assuming she jumps away with them, looks the pace-maker again. JEN RULES (4) rarely runs a bad race, she will need the speed on as she will be giving them a start.

Race 8: BM88 Handicap 1200m.

PANDEMIC (6) has the wide draw to deal with but there is a good run to the first turn here from the 6 furlong start. He resumed at Warwick Farm and got a mile back, he ran on hard when it was favourable to be on the speed and ran the best overall sectionals of the race. He is a winner second-up previously and expect him to be hitting the line best.

Dangers:

YAO DASH (9) is also drawn down on Coogee Beach, he hasn’t been seen since the Autumn when failing on a heavy track. He has been super at the trials recently, winning twice, he will be trying to cross from the wide gateSUPERIUM (12) ran on well resuming after being held-up early in the straight, he has a terrific second-up record. HILO (5) has the best gate of the chances on paper drawn the inside, he gets the blinkers back on but will get back. So, the inside draw is a positive or not? Hmmmm..

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1600m

The huge field looks a tough one at first sight, but I am very confident we can finish the day with a winner. ICEBATH (11) had three weeks between runs before coming here for the Golden Eagle, they wanted to ride her closer but ended up back in the pack. She was looking for runs early in the straight and only got out late, lost a plate in the run and had plenty of excuses. This is a lot easier.

Dangers:

FORTRESS COMMAND (3) has a poor record here at the track but is coming off a good win across town at Warwick Farm. He was very good late after a soft rails run, where does he get to though from the draw? VEGAS JEWEL (2) produced the best last 800-400m split last start of the day when getting to within a length at the finish. She maps to get a good run and can feature if ridden for luck. INVINCIANO (13) has won back-to-back races, she will find this harder but making her own luck upon the speed.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday October 21, 2020
Wednesday @ Kensington:

Track: Soft 5. Rail: Out 5m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 4 – LE GAI SOLEIL

Race 1: EDMOND (3) from 7, 6 and 5.
Race 2: SWEET REPLY (6) from 7, 2 and 1.
Race 3: BETHENCOURT (4) from 7, 5 and 10.
Race 4: LE GAI SOLEIL (1) from 2, 5 and 4.
Race 5: SOPHOMORE (10) from 2, 6 and 11.
Race 6: BELLUCI BABE (7) from 10, 11 and 5.
Race 7: BIGBOYROY (3) from 2, 7 and 9.


Race 1: 3YO Maiden Plate 1100m

EDMOND (3) is resuming, he placed on debut then led for a long way on the heavy track at his second start. He was sent to the paddock and has had 18 weeks off, he has won two recent trials and looks ready to go.

Dangers:

OH SAY (7) was fair on debut on a heavy track and then sent straight to the paddock, she was given a soft trial and good through the line recently. TYCOONIST (6) is a new addition to the Waller yard, not sure about him fresh for that yard but watch for him going deeper into the prep. Watch for any money for those on debut, in particular SIRENS (5) from the Snowden yard.

Race 2: 3YO BM68 Handicap 1400m

SWEET REPLY (6) has not missed a placing at 5 career starts, she has shown versatility also. She was on the speed without cover three-wide at Hawkesbury in a good effort two back, last time she was last in the small field and produced the best overall race sectionals to get into second after losing a plate.

Dangers:

FORTUNE SEEKER (7) is undefeated after two starts, she has been on the speed like most form this stable and was very heavily backed last time. Clark takes the ride, looks a great jockey change. KUKERACHA (2) was held-up slightly before working into second last time, love these Waller runners second-up especially with a month between runs. ALREADY BLESSED (1) was wide throughout on the speed at Gosford winning an easier race last time, he gets a much easier run from the inside gate here.

Race 3: Colts Geldings and Entires BM72 Handicap 1550m

BETHENCOURT (4) looks one of the best of the day, he has won two of three including a super effort when second-up at Wyong. He was mid-field in the run, took a sidestep early in the straight and looked to lose momentum before prevailing late with the best last 400m of the race. He looks better suited on the bigger track.

Dangers:

ROCK AMORE (7) looks the leader for the Gai/Bott yard, they have pulled the trigger and put the blinkers back on after he weakened last time after racing on the speed. LUVOIR (5) never runs a bad race, he needs to settle better than he did last start at Warwick Farm. The wide draw is a concern, don’t think he ran run a place if he has to face the breeze. BUDHWAR (10) is yet to win out of maiden grade, he has no weight on his back with the claim and if he can land on the bunny, will give a sight for a long way.

Race 4: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1550m

LE GAI SOLEIL (1) should be winning and can be one-out for the Quaddie players to get us off to a good start. She will find this easier than what she was chasing a round befroe going to the paddock, she had won three in a row before failing at the latest. Her trials have been good enough, expect her to be ready to go and too classy.

Dangers:

None. She looks the best of good things. For those playing exotics throw in ALMERHERI (2) ran on hard into a place last start when resuming although she never looked the winner, she will hit the line well but doubt she can give the top selection a start and a beating. RATHVILLY MISS (5) and HAPPY CANDY (4) should both be close to the speed, they are both very consistent, the former has placed at both runs at the track.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1800m

Tough race. SOPHOMORE (10) comes out of a Class 1 at Newcastle, she was beautifully ridden behind the speed before angling around heels and running away late, widening the margin the further they went. This is harder but the jock is riding well, she maps super again and looks great each-way value in an open race.

Dangers:

SO WICKED (2) is a last start winner at Canterbury, a track she has been racing well at this prep. She won by 4 lengths fresh there and then last time by more than 3 lengths, she has a good turn-of-foot when asked and just needs to get it soft up on the speed. HIGHMASTER (6) gets the tongue tie back on suggesting there may have been an issue las time, he also races on the speed and Nash sticks with the ride. If the emergencies get a run they come right into play, especially KARMAZONE (11) from the wide gate.

Race 6: BM72 Handicap 1000m

BELLUCI BABE (7) can be taken one-out in the Quaddie after playing wide in the previous leg. The Bjorn Baker trained mare has won 2 of 3 early in her career, she was up pin the lead but away from the fence last start before kicking away and winning comfortably. Drawn beautifully with the in-form Jason Collett riding,

Dangers:

MALKOVICH (10) has been very consistent this campaign, he bolted in to win his maiden leading around the smaller track at Wyong, then handled himself well to place last time at his first go out of that grade. VULPINE (11) is resuming and was a recent trial winner. He showed he can handle the wet tracks and will appreciate this rain that is around early in the week. PAQUIRRI (5) ran on well with some good sectionals to score fresh, last time was a little flat second-up after a gun run but should be sharper here.

Race 7: BM72 Handicap 1400m

BIGBOYROY (3) is resuming and has placed at all four previous first-up runs. He had a quite trial recently where he ran second without really being pushed out, first-up at the 7 furlongs I expect him to go forward and look for cover. His wet track form isn’t great so won’t want too much more rain.

Dangers:

This looks one of the tougher races on the card. PROMOTIONS (2) has had a trial and four weeks since his first-up run, he was a Listed winner last campaign and handles the sting out of the ground. ENCHANTED HEART (7) was over-racing and copped a bad check last time and didn’t finish it off at the back-end. She is 2/3 on a heavy track, Nash goes on. ATLANTIC KING (9) is first-up, has trialed well but likely to be giving them a start from the wide draw.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday October 17, 2020
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 5 – IT’S ME

Race 1: TESTMONIAL (11) from 10, 8 and 6.
Race 2: DEPTH THAT VARIES (6) from 12, 2 and 20.
Race 3: PURPLE SECTOR (9) from 7, 2 and 5.
Race 4: ELIZABEEL (4) from 1, 2 and 9.
Race 5: IT’S ME (14) from 9, 13 and 5.
Race 6: DEPRIVE (1) from 4, 2 and 8.
Race 7: NATURE STRIP (1) from 3, 4 and 7.
Race 8: AVILIUS (1) from 2, 8 and 11.
Race 9: PATHS OF GLORY (7) from 3, 2 and 1.
Race 10: ALISON OF TUFFY (15) from 1, 6 and 3.


Race 1: Victory Vein Plate 2YO Set Weights and Penalties 1000m

Lottery! Huge day of punting, unless you have a bet with someone that you can pick the card, stay clear of this. 11 babies go around, only one of them we have seen before. If you must bet, watch for any moves for TESTMONIAL (11) for Godolphin, SHE’S ALL CLASS (10) for the Waller yard and EMERALD BAY (8) for the Gai/Bott team. The one horse that has been to the races KALASHNIKOV (6) placed on debut after being veery easy in the market, he looks like he has some tricks.

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1100m

Not sure why there is a need for a Highway when we have the ultimate “Highway” later in the card, but it is what it is. DEPTH THAT VARIES (6) has the horror draw but is likely to get back. He didn’t have much luck at Scone at his latest, still had the tenacity to get up late after taking shortcuts and bursting into the clear. EMILETTE (12) won the Muswellbrrok 900m Denman Dash last time, she led and was simply too speedy for them. She will be making her own luck in the big field. TIM’S PRINCIPAL (2) gets the blinkers on again, he ran on hard from the back in the feature at Muswellbrook last time. Hard to know where he gets to in the run though with the gear change and the wide gate. Watch if the emergencies get a start as a couple of them come right into contention, most notably TOTO (20).

Race 3: The Spring Mile Handicap 1600m

PURPLE SECTOR (9) looks a good each-way bet after the first two races look like sit-out jobs. A little concerning that he has not won since the Rough Habit in early 2019, but his comeback run was positive. It was across town at Rosehill three weeks ago, he was awkwardly away, found plenty of bother and ran on hard, protesting successfully to get into second. Nobody is riding better than Rachel King at the moment.

Dangers:

MATOWI (7) produced some good sectionals last start to narrowly miss, he loomed up to win but just looked to peak late. He needs to be saved for one late run. JUST THINKIN’ (2) was poor here last time but gets the blinkers back on and Nash to ride. He will try and lead for a long way back in this class. LAURE ME IN (5) was a long time between wins before riding him closer and scoring here a fortnight ago in a similar field. JMac off, McEvoy on and draws well. He has to be included in everything.

Race 4: Reginald Allen Quality 3YO Fillies 1400m

ELIZABEEL (4) broke her maiden at Wyong two starts ago after sitting outside the speed, she then went to Hawkesbury and won at her first go out of that grade. She led and although she ran around a bit in the straight, was way too good for them. There are a couple that will want the front here, hopefully they take a sit with her. She looks to have plenty of upside.

Dangers:

FORBIDDEN LOVE (1) is very consistent, he did appear to have every chance last time. I expect they may try and find the top early? JOVIALITY (2) had won three in a row prior to being outclassed in the Flight Stakes last time. She has the wide draw and will be giving them a start, if you want to back her, wait until late as she won’t be starting as short as her current quote. ONLY MINE (9) broke her maiden status in style last time, she will be looking for the top and although this is harder, she can step up with a soft lead. Doubt she will get that though.

Race 5: The Kosciuszko Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

IT’S ME (14) is the best of the day. Load up. I expect her to be very well backed also. She is undefeated after three starts, she brained them here at her first Highway run, then backed it up last time showing she is a star of the future. She has a huge motor, will get back and run on hard again. She will still be undefeated after four runs!

Dangers:

TWO BIG FARI (9) has been held back for this to race fresh, he has a terrific record when resuming. He sat wide on the speed at Grafton when resuming last tie and was way too good, he should go forward early.  ICE IN VANCOUVER (13) has to step up in grade but could not have been more impressive at his two wins. He has trialed well at home, just needs cover mid-field in the run and should be able to run into a place. FRONT PAGE (5) has a terrific overall record, he was good on the speed south of the border when resuming.

Race 6: Sydney Stakes WFA 1200m

The “consolation” of the Everest, and it looks a ripping race. DEPRIVE (1) comes through the lead-up and was super beating all but Libertini and Classique legend who go around in the big one. He was a mile back last and ran on well, his second-up record is super, and this is easier. The jock is flying, hopefully she can get a winner on the big day.

Dangers:

STANDOUT (4) also came through the Premier Stakes, he led and was knocked up after going to hard. They may elect to take a more conservative approach in this, hopefully he can get some cover. SPECIAL REWARD (2) gets the blinkers back on, he is four weeks between runs, his effort in the Cameron was only fair but the gear change should see improvement. TRUMBULL (8) is resuming and has a terrific record when fresh, he was flying through the Winter and won’t be hurt if the rain comes.

Race 7: The Everest WFA 1200m

I am sticking with NATURE STRIP (1), although he was beaten on his merits fresh and poor last time, his third-up record is impeccable, and this has always been his GF. He draws beautifully in the middle of the line assuming he jumps away, he should be pressing on and sitting outside the lead running along looks the optimal map. If JMac lets him go at the top of the rise, they won’t be catching him.

Dangers:

Fabulous race. CLASSIQUE LEGEND (3) beat the main contenders here fresh before beating all but Libertini last time, he was wide without cover and there was a gap back to third. He maps beautifully here and happy to say he is the only danger. If he lobs the back of Nature Strip early, bet in play. SANTA ANA LANE (4) is a world class sprinter that was fair without showing his usual brilliance up the straight last time. If the speed is on, look for him late. GYTRASH (7) has earned his spot near the top of the market but happy to lay him in this. He will be behind his two main rivals and there are some smart ones that can get past him late if the speed is on.

Race 8: Craven Plate WFA 2000m

Is this the day we see AVILIUS (1) return to the winner’s list? It has been more than a year since his last victory, but we have to take him on trust. He is also a chance to go to the Caulfield Cup so a lot will depend on that?

Dangers:

STAR OF THE SEAS (2) looks the obvious danger if the toppy goes south. He was beaten a whisker by Verry Elleegant in the Winx Stakes, runner-up again behind Kolding in the George Main and had no luck in the Epsom last time. Without Avilius, is he going to be heavily backed almost into red figures? NETTOYER (8) made some ground late in the Epsom but was never a factor after getting a mile out of his ground. VANNA GIRL (11) also comes through the mile feature here last time, producing the best 800-400m split of the race.

Race 9: ATC St Leger Stakes Set Weights and Penalties 2600m

PATHS OF GLORY (7) won the Wyong Cup resuming, they then elected to ride him closer in the Newcastle Cup and he wasn’t beaten far. Last start he was outclassed in the Metropolitan, he kept coming in the straight after being held-up. Hopefully they settle him back again and come with one run.

Dangers:

ATTORNEY (3) is a last start G3 winner across town at Rosehill, he will be giving them a start and has to carry the extra weight here off that win. Look for him late. BRIMHAM ROCKS (2) can win but is my lay of the day at the current price on top of the market. He had excuses last time but was entitled to stick on better than he did, the previous two runs since resuming he looked to have every chance. Connections of WU GOK (1) will be doing the rain dance during the morning, He will find this a lot easier than more recent runs and should give a sight up on the speed.

Race 10: BM78 Handicap 1400m

Tough race to finish a brilliant day of racing! ALISON OF TUFFY (15) is a last start winner against the girls in easier grade than this, I liked the way she attacked the line from mid-field after being held-up and forced to switch around heels. She maps to get a soft run again in the big field and should be charging late.

Dangers:

Most of them! DANCING GIDGET (1) beat the girls home at this level two starts back, she ran on well last time against the tempo and got to within 2 lengths late which was a good effort. MIRRA VISION (6) looked to have every chance behind BEST STONE (3) last start, the latter will be trying to lead all the way.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday October 10, 2020
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Good 4. Rail: +4M 2000M-1600M, +6M REMAINDER.

Best Bet: Race 3 – CRIADERAS

Race 1: AMY’S SHADOW (4) from 3, 2 and 6.
Race 2: DOUBTLAND (2) from 1, 5 and 3.
Race 3: CRIADERAS (9) from 7, 8 and 1.
Race 4: SHE’S IDEEL (8) from 4, 13 and 6.
Race 5: MAMARAGAN (1) from 2, 3 and 5.
Race 6: HOW WOMANTIC (8) from 1, 7 and 3.
Race 7: LOVE TAP (3) from 13, 4 and 1.
Race 8: POSITIVE PEACE (2) from 9, 13 and 1.
Race 9: MR MOSIAC (6) from 5, 4 and 11.


Race 1: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1600m

AMY’S SHADOW (4) was big odds a month ago in a similar Highway at Rosehill, she got back in the run and produced the best last furlong of the race to run over the top of them to score. She has not been seen since but has trialed, look for her late.

Dangers:

No confidence at all. SCARLEO (3) is in good form going for three wins in a row. He sat parked outside the speed in an easier Highway last time but was too good, he may have the same map here?Nash is flying after Wednesday though. OBELOS (2) is also going for a three-peat of wins, he was huge odds at Kembla last time and after being held-up, showed a good turn-of-foot to get up late. RENT A ROCK (6) will be giving them a start, he never looked likely last start at his home track but was good through the line.

Race 2: Roman Consul Stakes 3YO Set Weights 1200m

The scratching of Farnan has left it as a match race it would seem. DOUBTLAND (2) was undefeated after two starts, he resumed in the San Domenico and never looked comfortable. He was sent to Melbourne and was brilliant up the straight, he raced tight before getting clear galloping room and was too strong. If the small field has an even tempo, he will be too brilliant late.

Dangers:

WILD RULER (1) looks the obvious threat, he was beautifully ridden when resuming and although he won, he did look to run out of steam late. JMac sticks, not sure that he will be good enough to go with the top pick late? MUNTASEERA (5) had always shown the ability and has come back well, just not sure that she has the same class and is a dual acceptor. He will not be the leader, can he go with the top one also? OSAMU (3) may get a soft lead but will need to, he had every chance when in front last time.

Race 3: BM88 Handicap 1400m

CRIADERAS (9) looks the best bet on the programme. He stormed home resuming and looked very smart, he then was here at the track second-up and was very heavily backed. He was a mile off them after being slowly away, finally got to the outside just before the furlong pole and flashed late.

Dangers:

ZAKAT (7) is the stablemate to the top selection, he is very consistent, only missing a place at three of his fourteen starts. He maps to get a very soft run. BOUND TO WIN (8) was beaten out of sight resuming, she was set an impossible task from a mile off them but produced some good late sectionals. BOTTEGA (1) was relegated to third via the steward’s room last start, he ran on hard form the back with the best last 400m of the race.

Race 4: BM78 Handicap 2000m

SHE’S IDEEL (8) will appreciate dropping back to this class, she has been good at three runs this campaign without winning. Last time at Rosehill, she got back a dozen lengths from the lead, was still almost 10 lengths back straightening and ran on hard to get within 3. The big field looks to suit.

Dangers:

BADOOSH (4) has the wide draw to overcome going for three straight wins. They have elected to ride him closer at the last couple, he was never in danger after the soft run behind the leader last time here on the inner track. ARCHANNA (13) is a last start winner against the girls, she produced the best overall sectionals of the race and maps well again. VEGAS JEWEL (6) next best in what is a very open race.

Race 5: Stan Fox Stakes 3YO Set Weights 1500m

MAMARAGAN (1) has not showed a lot since resuming after a brilliant third in the Slipper, he has not been suited the way the races have been run and gets out to the 1500m which looks ideal. He was beaten by some smart ones in the Golden Rose after over-racing and too close to the speed, Nash gets replaced by Rachel King here and he just needs to relax. He has the potential, he needs to start showing it.

Dangers:

PELTZER (2) didn’t have a lot of luck early in the Golden Rose but was entitled to finish off better than he did. It was a funny race with the speed on, expect him to go forward early and it looks a great jockey change with Tim Clark taking the ride. PRIME STAR (3) is likely to be giving them a start but will handle the conditions, JET PROPULSION (5) was good at his first go out of maiden grade, this is no easier. His best chance will be if he finds the front solo early.

Race 6: Silver Eagle 4YO Set Weights and Penalties 1300m

HOW WOMANTIC (8) looks an enormous price in this, he has the good draw and the other speed horses in the race are drawn wider. She was brilliant winning fresh, she then sat up on the speed and hit the front before getting nabbed late last time at Caulfield after working. I really hope they lead and take them on here, I think she will be very hard to get past.

Dangers:

ALLIGATOR BLOOD (1) is the obvious danger, but this is clearly not his Grand Final. He was very good from the back resuming north of the border, a perfect 3/3 second-up but how hard are they going to go if they have to have him parked? SUBPOENAED (7) was very good in the Pendant from the back, she will be the one to benefit if they go crazy early. DAWN PASSAGE (3) is resuming, he put three in a row together before leading for a long way in the Stradbroke prior to going to the paddock. Will they push on from the wide gate fresh?

Race 7: Spring Champion Stakes 3YO Set Weights 2000m

LOVE TAP (3) is undefeated after four starts, the connections have turned down an offer to sell so let’s hope for them (and for us) that was the right decision and he still has the picket fence after this. The big grey has gone through the grades nicely, he led all the way in the Gloaming after being left alone, never looked like getting run down. Bet again in the run if he does land on the bunny cheaply.

Dangers:

MONTEFILIA (13) has the inside gate, not sure that’s a good thing for her. They wanted to ride her further forward in the Flight Stakes but were well back, she ran on hard to beat a couple of star girls, with even luck he will be all over them late. STREET DANCER (4) will be huge odds, he led for a long way to win two starts back then stuck on well behind the top pick last time after doing work. He has the wide draw but hopefully goes forward and gets cover. CHERRY TORTONI (1) comes up the Hume, he has worked home well to place at both runs this time in, coming north looking for better surfaces.

Race 8: Angst Stakes Mares Set Weights and Penalties 1600m

POSITIVE PEACE (2) has improved at her two runs since resuming, she was most unlucky last time and should have finished closer. She was held-up on the fence before getting clear at the 200m mark, running on hard to get within a length and a half. The mile is her best trip.

Dangers:

All of them? Why oh why is this part of the Quaddie! Play very wide! EMERALDS (9) ran on well in the lead-up, she does need to improve on her record her eat the track though. NUDGE (13) gets the blinkers on for the first time, she should settle closer after being good through the line last time.  SHOUT THE BAR (1) showed improvement second-up in the Golden Pendant and looks suited getting out to the mile, she will go forward and be on the speed. Doubt she can sit parked and win.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1000m

Things get no easier here. MR MOSIAC (6) goes on top stepping up in grade. He won resuming at Warwick Farm by a big space, he then went to Canterbury and led for a long way when beaten narrowly as favourite. If he can get a soft lead and the rail is on fire, he will be hard to run down.

Dangers:

HUMAN NATURE (5) was ok at the Valley resuming, he was last seen here in a hot Arrowfield Sprint in the Autumn when beaten a long way. This is certainly easier. SUPERIUM (4) is first-up, he was ok at a recent trial and is a winner of 2 of 4 previous fresh runs. PLAQUETTE (11) is not officially first-up but has had 6 weeks between runs, a win on the inner track here after getting back in the run.  If the speed is on, look for her late.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday October 7, 2020
Wednesday @ Warwick Farm:

Track: Good 4. Rail: +5M 1000M TO WP, +3M REMAINDER.

Best Bet: Race 3 – MALKOVICH

Race 1: PRETTY GOOD (6) from 2, 3 and 4.
Race 2: DAMBULLA (4) from 2, 1 and 5.
Race 3: MALKOVICH (3) from 7, 4 and 5.
Race 4: CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL (3) from 2, 4 and 1.
Race 5: JACK THE LAD (9) from 5, 4 and 1.
Race 6: WILLOWHEART (3) from 10, 11 and 5.
Race 7: PETRONIUS (7) from 3, 8 and 12.
Race 8: LET IT POUR (10) from 9, 6 and 3.


Race 1: 3YO Maiden Plate 1400m

PRETTY GOOD (6) placed on debut at Canterbury, he had three weeks between runs before going to the Kenso at start two. She got back in the run, was held-up and never really got a look at them late and should have finished closer than the 2.4 length margin she was beaten. She sticks at the 1400m and is well drawn.

Dangers:

HOT SPRING GOLD (2) has placed at two of his last three runs, he had no luck at the Kenso track last time when held-up and hitting the line hard. KERMANDING (3) resumed at Newcastle and also ran on well, expect that stepping up to the 7 furlongs here he will settle closer. RAPIDS (4) rounds out the chances for Waller, watch for any money for this son of Maglio D’oro on debut.

Race 2: BM72 Handicap 2400m

DAMBULLA (4) goes on top but not with any confidence. He has placed at two of his last three, he led for a long way at Newcastle last start and am assuming he will take up that role again here. He gets the blinkers off and will need it his own way in front, but there are certainly no stars chasing.

Dangers:

OUR BAMBINO (2) resumed in an easier race at Kembla, they want ed to ride him more conservative, but he was handy to the speed and ran on to win. He had to survive a protest to take home the cash though, he doesn’t draw as well with the jockey change. TOTALL RECALL (1) has shown he can handle all conditions, winning back-to-back races, first on the good track then on the bog at Hawkesbury last time. WRISTBAND (5) is an interesting runner for the Waller yard, he was beaten out of sight last start at Geelong on the sift track, would need to see some support in the betting for him though.

Race 3: 3YO BM68 Handicap 1100m

MALKOVICH (3) looks to me the best bet of the programme. He was second-up at Wyong last start, found the front and kicked clear around the bend. He went on to win by more than 4 lengths, he needed to after getting it easy in front. He looks the leader again and expect that he should have no trouble taking the step out of maiden grade.

Dangers:

BALLISTIC LOVER (7) is also a last-start maiden winner at Wyong, she was against the girls and was ridden quietly mid-field, after getting a split mid-race she exploded to the front and raced away over the last furlong. VERBAL ASSAULT (4) doesn’t map as well as he did winning last start, he produced the best overall sectionals after getting the cold sit on the leaders. DENIKI (5), like the other top three picks, is a last start winner. She led all the way here at the track at maiden level, I just fancy that the inside gate may see her taking a sit.

Race 4: Flying Handicap 1000m

CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL (3) has the inside gate, she has an excellent record when resuming and I love the map she gets here. She has trialed well and looks ready to go, she should have the cold sit on the leader and main danger Villami, I am very confident that with even luck, she will sprint too quick late.

Dangers:

VILLAMI (2) resumes also and will find this easier than her most recent runs. She has good acceleration after she hits the ground, expect her to roll across to the front and be very hard to run down. PANDEMIC (4) looks the only other winning chance, and only if those two kill each other up front as he will be giving them a start. He comes through the same form lines as the top pick and is unbeaten at two previous fresh runs. TACTICAL ADVANTAGE (1) next best, but for the exotics only.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1600m

JACK THE LAD (9) was given plenty of time before we saw him produced at the races, he debuted here at WF and was well backed from double figures in. He had every chance to get into third but looked like he would have taken plenty from the run. He then went was again here at the rack, ran on well after a gun run to get win number one. Harder here but should have that cold sit again.

Dangers:

LUVOIR (5) was impressive winning when sitting parked outside the leader at Hawkesbury last start, he was favoured the way the race was run but does get another favourable speed map. ROCK AMORE (4) is still yet to win out of maiden grade but has been encouraging at his last couple. He has good tactical speed, the key will be if he doesn’t have to sit parked outside the leader. ROYAL MARINE (1) has won three in a row going back to a maiden victory at Newcastle last campaign. He will be making his own luck up on the speed, if the track is favouring leaders, he will be hard to run down.

Race 6: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1400m

WILLOWHEART (3) on top in what looks the hardest race of the day. She was a winner here at the track two starts back, then had to sit parked and was well beaten but stuck on ok at Randwick in a harder race last time. She draws out but that should just mean they are handlebars down. May be a bet in the run is a better option if she finds the fence first?

Dangers:

Most of them. DUBAI STAR (10) will also be looking for the top early, she has had a month between runs but has trialed well. She did appear to have every chance at Canterbury at her latest after leading. INSTANT ATTRACTION (11) gets a minor gear change, she was only fair here at the track last time in a similar race, but Nash does stick with the ride which is a decent lead. MONEY MAGIC (5) resumes off a Queensland run where she was right out to the 1800m, she may need further but should be finishing as good as any from the back.

Race 7: Colts Geldings and Entires BM78 Handicap 1400m

PETRONIUS (7) gets the blinkers off today for the first time as well as a couple of other minor changes. She wasn’t beaten far at Randwick resuming, she then led and stuck on well to be beaten ¾ of a length last time. She looks suited back in this grade and can lead for a long way.

Dangers:

NAVY CROSS (3) is first-up, he may need further but has trialed well and can run a race here fresh. He has the wide draw, will push forward but needs cover. PROMOTIONS (8) was never really clear when resuming at Canterbury, forget he went around that day. He has placed at two of three previous second-up runs. ESTEEM SPIRIT (12) doesn’t win out of turn but is very consistent, throw him in the exotics as he has placed at three of his last four.

Race 8: 4YO and Up BM72 Handicap 1200m

Tough race to finish, those that are playing the Quaddie should go very wide in the last leg. LET IT POUR (10) was a maiden winner at Gosford when resuming, he led all the way and was strong through the line in what has proven a good form reference. He was ok here last time, the key will be finding the front again. JUAN DIVA (9) has been fair at three runs back, expect her to settle handy again as she did last start. GARRISON (6) is a former Snowden runner now with Kim Waugh, he has had 5-weeks between runs but trialed well for the new yard. INTREPIDACIOUS (3) will find this easier than before the break when she was well beaten at Listed level, she has been good at the trials but just not sure where she gets to in the run from the draw.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday October 3, 2020
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 3m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 5 – HUNGRY HEART

Race 1: DISCHARGED (2) from 9, 4 and 5.
Race 2: ENTHAAR (4) from 12, 1 and 9.
Race 3: KALASHNIKOV (6) from 9, 12 and 11.
Race 4: FIERCE IMPACT (1) from 2, 3 and 10.
Race 5: HUNGRY HEART (2) from 1, 5 and 4.
Race 6: NATURE STRIP (1) from 2, 7 and 8.
Race 7: PROBABEEL (11) from 3, 13 and 9.
Race 8: MUGATOO (2) from 8, 9 and 18.
Race 9: ATHIRI (6) from 4, 1 and 8.


Race 1: BM88 Handicap 1600m

DISCHARGED (2) has won back-to-back races at Rosehill and here at Randwick. He has the tactical speed to lead, love the jockey change with Nash going on, there aren’t many better legging up on on-speed horses than him. The draw is perfect, bet again in the run if he gets a soft lead.

Dangers:

LAURE ME IN (9) has a good record second-up but will be at the other end of the field to the top pick early. He was good from the back behind him last time, just needs to get the tempo to suit. MATOWI (4) comes through the same race, he also got back and rattled off the best last 800m of the day at the trip. Hopefully they ride him for luck and try to go through them and not around. OPACITY (5) ran on well producing the best last 200m against this lot here last time, it’s going to be a similar set-up and these four look the ones.

Race 2: Gimcrack Stakes 2YO Fillies Set Weights 1000m

No use wasting time in this lot, all 13 baby girls are on debut. ENTHAAR (4) has come up short off the back of a brilliant trial win for the Maher/Eustace yard, she showed speed and led all the way to win comfortably.

Dangers:

Hard to know? TOTAL BABE (12) for the Gai/Bott yard, AUTHENTIC JEWEL (1) for the Waller yard and MISS HOFF (9), she looks the second best of Gai’s three runners.

Race 3: Breeder’s Plate 2YO Colts and Geldings 1000m

Like the girl’s division, following the “smart” money late will tell you more than I can. KALASHNIKOV (6) is sure to be well educated for the Snowden’s, MAURICE’S MEDAD (9) looks ready to go after being ridden out in a recent trial win. SHAQUERO (12) for the Waller stable but he may just need more time and RETRIEVAL (11) for the Godolphin team. Hard to know.

Race 4: Hill Stakes WFA 2000m

FIERCE IMPACT (1) is a star that doesn’t get the accolades he deserves. He had three weeks off going to Flemington for the Makybe Diva, he settled just off the speed and ran on well back closer to the inside to score. He has trialed well between runs, just love the map and the small field suits.

Dangers:

KOLDING (2) looks the only danger to me, and I am very confident if you play these two, you will be making a profit in the race. He returned to the winners list after the race set-up perfectly for him in the George Main, sat up on the speed and was tough to the line. Will he get the front, bet again if JMac rides him to be first to the fence. AVILIUS (3) will have admirers but may not get the tempo he needs as he will be getting back again; he produced some good sectionals behind Kolding last time but was never likely. The smaller field will mean he won’t have to go through/around as many, but will it also mean the tempo is not as strong? JUST THINKIN’ (10) gets the blinkers on again, he hit a flat spot in the Cameron before coming again through the line. Put him in for the minors only though with the blinkers back on.

Race 5: Flight Stakes 3YO Fillies Set Weights 1600m

The step up to the mile looks the key factor for HUNGRY HEART (2) to turn the tables here. She has been runner-up to Dame Giselle at both runs this time in, last start she was held in the pocket before running on hard late. She did have her chance to run down the star mare, the extra furlong looks ideal. With Dame Giselle every chance to be hemmed up on the rail, JMac can dictate when he takes off on her.

Dangers:

DAME GISELLE (1) is flying, and she has won the last three since resuming and has really earned it with poor maps. Last time here in the Tea Rose she over-raced, was beautifully ridden keeping her main danger in the pocket before accelerating quickly to win. Is the inside a worry as she may get caught up behind the leader? JOVIALITY (5) has won back-to-back races but this is a huge jump in class, she will get back. MONTEFILIA (4) produced the best 800-400m split of the race in the lead-up, expect Hughie to ride her cold again. The big factor will be if Dame Giselle can lead or not?

Race 6: Premiere Stakes WFA 1200m

I’m back on NATURE STRIP (1), and in a big way. He has always been vulnerable fresh and he showed that when sitting up outside the speed resuming. He took over at the furlong but was no match for Gytrash, he always goes better second-up and have no doubt he will be leading here and will not be run down. Some are worried about the trial during the week where he was only fairly away, not me.

Dangers:

CLASSIQUE LEGEND (2) came back brilliantly in the Shorts, he settled mid-field and was strong through the line with the best overall sectionals of the race. The map doesn’t favour him, I expect him to be a big drifter. He will need Nature Strip to be off to have any chance. FASIKA (7) and LIBERTINI (8) next best but I would be really surprised if anything but the top two saddlecloths won.

Race 7: Epsom Handicap 1600m

PROBABEEL (11) has the horrendous draw to deal with and that may be why we will probably get double figures about her in the betting at some stage. She was good resuming form a mile back resuming, then showed her class edge in the Bill Ritchie after a beautiful ride, producing the best last 600m of the day at the trip. It’s going to take a McEvoy ripper!

Dangers:

Tough race (with Kolding not coming here). STAR OF THE SEAS (3) has placed at both runs this campaign, wedged in-between Verry Elleegant and Fierce impact resuming then was unlucky in the run home when just going down in the George Main. He is flying. ROCK (13) could not have been more impressive winning the Cameron, he got back and stormed home down the middle of the track to win easily. This is harder. WILD PLANET (9) won the Theo Marks last start, he had excuses but rallied to get home in what was the best last furlong of the day.

Race 8: The Metropolitan Handicap 2400m

MUGATOO (2) is undefeated this prep, a Listed win at Rosehill, the Premiers Cup at G3 level and then the hometown win in the Newcastle Cup last start. He settles beautifully in the run, I love the way he finds a length when asked. Expect him to settle mid-field and be too quick.

Dangers:

BRIMHAM ROCKS (8) looked to have every chance in eth Kingston Town, he hit the line well but this is no easier. HUSH WRITER (9) was beaten a length and a half in the Newcastle Cup behind the top pick, he was no match late but if he gets a soft lead, will be in it for a long way up the straight. ZEBROWKSI (18) gets a couple of gear changes, he didn’t have a lot of luck last time and was held-up slightly at a vital stage.

Race 9: BM88 Handicap 1200m

The Godolphin stable look to hold the trump cards in this. ATHIRI (6) gets the nod slightly over her stablemate today for me, she was a winner here at the track last start after a gem of a ride from today’s jock. She was ridden just behind the speed, quickened nicely and ran away to win by almost 3 lengths. She does have to carry the extra weight but maps beautifully again.

Dangers:

HILO (4) looks the obvious danger and could make it a Quinella to finish the day for the Blue Army. He gets the winkers for the first time, he only got out at the furlong pole and flashed late with the best last 800m of the race. He is a winner second-up previously also.  HANDLE THE TRUTH (1) is resuming, he has won two trials in readiness for this and flies fresh.  BURNING CROWN (8) was slowly away and wide throughout at his latest, He was very well backed to start favourite. He has not missed a place when racing second-up.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday September 30, 2020
Wednesday @ Kensington:

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 4 – JAILBREAK

Race 1: WILD IRISH (9) from 5, 6 and 7.
Race 2: PRIVATE CHEETAH (1) from 4, 7 and 8.
Race 3: PRESSURE (1) from 2, 5 and 4.
Race 4: JAILBREAK (8) from 7, 2 and 3.
Race 5: BADOOSH (1) from 9, 8 and 13.
Race 6: ZERO TO HUNDRED (11) from 8, 5 and 2.
Race 7: ACROPHOBIC (12) from 8, 9 and 3.


Race 1: 3YO Maiden Plate 1400m

WILD IRISH (9) has had enough chances, this is the last time that you will see her at the top of the tips if she doesn’t lob today. She resumed here and had plenty of excuses, was vetted at the barrier and pulled up with a cut to the off-hind. She then went to Canterbury and produced the best last 800m of the race, look for her late.

Dangers:

DARLING DIAMOND (5) ran on well without threatening at Gosford on debut before placing in a harder race at Newcastle. Likely to get back, she will need everything to go right. PRETTY GOOD (6) gets JMac sticking with the ride after placing on debut, she never looked likely but expect her to settle closer today. SELEQUE (7) has placed at all three runs, she may need a little luck getting away from the inside as she will also be in the second half early.

Race 2: 3YO Maiden Plate 1250m

PRIVATE CHEETAH (1) led for a long way on debut at Canterbury three weeks ago, he was solid at the top of betting with an SP of $3.80. The form through that race has seen the winner come out and brain them out of maiden grade, it looks the right form reference.

Dangers:

SCREAM AND SHOUT (4) debuted at Kembla, he got a mile back and ran on well into third only beaten half a length in what was the best last 800m of the day at the trip. Look for him late. NEWSREADER (7) has placed at two of three including last start when resuming at Warwick Farm. She didn’t have much luck after being held-up behind the leader and only got out late, she maps to get the same run today. Watch for any money for those on debut, in particular EASIFAR (8) form the Waller yard.

Race 3: BM72 Handicap 2400m

PRESSURE (1) looks the leader, she hasn’t won in almost a year but has been very consistent this time in. She was in front after jumping awkwardly at Warwick Farm a fortnight ago, she stuck on well to be beaten just under a length after getting headed early in the straight.

Dangers:

FRENZIED (2) comes through the same race as the top selection and actually beat her home last time, he did have the soft run behind the speed though and doesn’t map as well here. ETHERIDGE (5) has been beaten under a length at her last two starts, this is a drop in class but she will be giving them a start. PRINCE OF ARRAGON (4) was the winner of the race the top two picks came through last start, he maps well again but does go from senior hoop to the claiming Louise Day.

Race 4: BM72 Handicap 1250m

JAILBREAK (8) comes into this off a brilliant win at Dubbo, he was stamped urgent out of the gate to find the lead and after railing well into the straight, never looked like getting run down. He has a very good record second-up, if the track is playing to those on speed, he will be very hard to run down off the inside alley.

Dangers:

AVON RIVER (7) looked a little plain when resuming at Canterbury three weeks ago, I expect her to be a lot sharper her second-up. Expect her to get back from the wide draw, if there is any pressure to the top pick up front, look for her to be strong late over the top. XANTHUS (2) is resuming off the best part of a 6-month break, he has tactical speed and has trialed well enough. He was brilliant winning in Queensland at his latest start after working outside the speed. BOMBASAY (3) won an easier Wyong race resuming, he was beautifully ridden but doesn’t get those favours here from the draw. Place best.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1800m

BADOOSH (1) won a similar race by more than 4 lengths on the heavy track three starts back, he showed he can do it on all surfaces with a win at Rosehill last time when ridden closer to the speed. Love the map again here with Hughie riding, he should be camped third the fence and only needs luck when the runs come.

Dangers:

STEELY (9) has been consistent placing at his last couple following a Kembla track win resuming on the heavy. He had to sit off the track without cover last time but didn’t shirk the task in the straight. HIGHMASTER (8) was slowly away at Kembla last time but recovered early to get behind the speed. He joined in early in the straight and was strong through the line to win in what was the beast last 800m of the day at the trip. A lot will depend if the emergencies get a run or not, AORAKI (13) has the wide draw but can run a place.

Race 6: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1300m

ZERO TO HUNDRED (11) was very impressive form the back to win on debut at maiden level, she then went north to Brisbane at Listed level and again produced a good turn-of-foot to run on hard, hitting the lead late before getting nabbed on the line. She has only been fair at the trials but don’t read too much into that, she can beat the older girls here with her class.

Dangers:

SNIPPY FOX (8) won resuming, was good parked second-up then looked very flat last time. If she can get ono the speed with the claim, expect that she can bounce back. DOROTHY OF OZ (5) is resuming with the blinkers back on, she may find this too short but certainly they have an opinion of her, starting her in three black-type races to round out her last campaign. CALIFORNIA SALTO (2) gets the winkers to replace the blinkers today, she was fair at G3 level before going to the break and will extend through the line nicely. She may need further though.

Race 7: BM72 Handicap 1400m

ACROPHOBIC (12) resumed in a similar race after winning his maiden on debut last campaign. They issued a COT with him and wanted to ride him further back, after settling near last he ran on hard at the back-end to get into third. It was sa good effort fresh at the 7 furlongs, JMac sticks with the ride. Look for him late.

Dangers:

PRIDE OF ADELAIDE (8) is resuming and gets a few gear changes including the blinkers back on. He has only been fair at the trials but with that intent of the blinkers on and the wide gate, expect him to use his natural speed and be carving over early. INVINCIANO (9) ran on well resuming at big odds, she has placed at two of three when second-up and looks suited getting out in trip. ROYAL MARINE (3) is going through the grades nicely, he has won three in a row going back to a maiden at the back-end of last campaign. He has speed and the key will be if he can find the top.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 2 – ATTORNEY

Race 1: TEMPEL ONE (8) from 2, 1 and 3.
Race 2: ATTORNEY (5) from 1, 2 and 3.
Race 3: SHE’S IDEEL (14) from 4, 9 and 11.
Race 4: LOVE TAP (3) from 1, 6 and 4.
Race 5: FORBIDDEN LOVE (10) from 1, 2 and 12.
Race 6: JUST THINKIN (13) from 3, 5 and 9.
Race 7: ROTHFIRE (1) from 5, 3 and 7.
Race 8: HAUT BRION HER (2) from 9, 8 and 4.
Race 9: ROCHA CLOCK (8) from 5, 2 and 1.


Race 1: Highway Class 2 Handicap 1500m

TEMPEL ONE (8) was fair at his first two starts but really looks to have come back a much better horse since hitting the paddock. He resumed at Scone, sat outside the leader and was way too good in the run home, winning by 2.5 lengths in what has proven a very good form race.

Dangers:

SHENANDOAH (2) won on the heavy at Canberra two starts back then was a little one paced at that same track last time. He will need a genuine tempo. SCARLEO (1) won a Class 1 at Moruya last time, he was a little wayward in the straight but finished too hard. He over-raced last time he was in a Highway here, love the jockey change though with Nash going on. COSMIC HAZE (3) is still yet to win out of maiden grade, she got close last start after being held-up. She was only fair at her last Highway, she may want further?

Race 2: Colin Stephen Quality 2400m

ATTORNEY (5) has not won in 64 weeks, his two runs since resuming have been encouraging. He ran on hard against the bias resuming then was held-up here last start before hitting the line late. He gets the soft run, out to the 2400m a ??? But happy to say he will run it.

Dangers:

RAHEEN HOUSE (1) will be giving them a start, his two runs have only been fair since resuming, if he brings his G2 win from last prep he will finish as good as any. CARZOFF (2) should settle closer, he was only fair in the Newcastle Cup and is a little too one-paced. GREY LION (3) has been sharpened up with a trial since his last run a month ago, Kathy jumps back on.

Race 3: BM88 Handicap 1900m

SHE’S IDEEL (14) won three in a row before going to the paddock, her beaten margins at two runs back have been small, showing she has certainly not gone backwards. She resumed here and proiduced the best overall sectional of the day to get within a length, she then stepped up to the 1800m and settled closer, again hitting the line hard to lose in a blanket finish. Up in trip again looks a plus, look for her late.

Dangers:

MASAFF (4) is more than 2 years since he has last won, his two runs this campaign have been encouraging. Last time he was not favoured the way the race was run and after being held-up slightly, hit the line well. ENTENTE (9) over-raced and never really got a crack at them last time, YONKERS (11) produced some good sectionals last time after being held-up at a vital stage.

Race 4: Gloaming Stakes 3YO Set Weights 1800m

LOVE TAP (3) is undefeated after three starts, he resumed at Goulburn and bolted in by more than 4 lengths, he then had a month between runs, again at Goulburn. He was slowly away but pushed up behind the leaders, was bolting coming to the turn before putting them away in a couple of strides. He has untapped potential, expect he could be a star of the Spring.

Dangers:

ACHIEVER (1) was ridden closer to the speed last time, he ran up and loomed to win before being nabbed late with a big gap back to third. He still hasn’t won out of maiden grade but that second win is not far away. LION’S ROAR (6) looks the leader, he was way too good leading all the way at Kembla in an easier race recently. See how the track is playing in the earlier races. BUCHAREST (4) won his first two starts, he looked a little flat last time at Warwick Farm, need to see him in this class before recommending on top.

Race 5: Heritage Stakes 3YO Set Weights and Penalties 1100m

FORBIDDEN LOVE (10) won on the heavy track resuming, last start she went to Randwick and wasn’t disgraced behind Dame Giselle. She sat up outside the speed and stuck on well, although she had a better run than the winner, she has come out again and brained them in a harder race. Hopefully they take a sit here and not face the breeze again.

Dangers:

WILD RULER (1) gets the winkers off for the first time resuming, he was last seen behind Rothfire in Queensland and has trialed well in the lead-up to this. I like the map, he should just have the sit behind the speed. DESTINATION (2) has been good this time in, he has shown that he is not just a wet-tracker with a close second last time on top if the ground after producing the best last 600m of the day. MARBOOSHA (12) has only tasted defeat once in her three-start career, she wasn’t beaten far though at Listed level. She resumes here, loved her latest trial where she was not pushed out but still almost won.

Race 6: Shannon Stakes 1500m

JUST THINKIN (13) was a Randwick winner two starts back after sitting outside the speed, he then went to Newcastle for the Cameron and after hitting a flat spot, hit the line well late but never looked the winner. He gets the blinkers back on which should see him settle closer, tough race.

Dangers:

QUACKERJACK (3) also gets the blinkers back on, he also comes through the Cameron where he wasn’t suited up on the speed. I think he will be looking for the top early. I AM SUPERMAN (5) went south for a hit-and-run mission fresh, he was beautifully ridden to score at Caulfield and this looks no harder. He is a winner second-up also. RIODINI (9) takes the blinkers off, he was having his first Oz run since coming from NZ last time, he weakened late and will be better for the run off a 35-week break.

Race 7: Golden Rose 3YO Set Weights 1400m

Hard to tip against ROTHFIRE (1) from what we saw him do here a fortnight ago in the lead-up. He was the Qld superstar that was all the talk north of the border, he was each-way odds in the Run To The Rose and after a gun ride behind the hot speed, ran on hard and never looked like being anything other than the winner. He doesn’t get the same set-up here but his turn-of-foot should put him in the winning position late.

Dangers:

NORTH PACIFIC (5) was well backed last time, he did have the perfect run behind the winner and top pick here, hard to see him turning the tables? I expect that JMac may try and be on the back of the fave early though? MAMARAGAN (3) has promised plenty since he surprised most placing in the Slipper in the Autumn. He may still need another furlong. PELTZER (7) chased hard behind Anders resuming then was only fair in the run home off the hot speed last time. He does map well.

Race 8: Golden Pendant Fillies and Mares Set Weights and Penalties 1400m

HAUT BRION HER (2) has the wide draw, this is hers to lose though and it may only be the gate that stops her. She has not finished worse than second at 9 career starts, she has speed and will be going forward. She was dominant when resuming after sitting outside the lead, JMac sticks with the ride and hopefully he rides her as the best horse and takes luck out of it.

Dangers:

ADELONG (9) is very speedy, she had the cold sit and every chance behind the top pick last time, I think she will go better if she can try and lead? Or at the worst, get cover off the fence. SEASONS (8) opened huge odds and was well backed all week prior to her last run. She was back in the run and held-up approaching the furlong, she got clear and hit the line well but still had her chance to win. Something each-way but will need well into double figure odds. SWEET DEAL (4) is the other horse that will be looking for the top, drawn out and Nash sticking with the ride, she will need cover or the fence.

Race 9: BM88 Handicap 1400m

ROCHA CLOCK (8) is resuming, the last time she was here at Rosehill she was narrowly beaten by Dame Giselle in the Inglis Guineas. She has been fair at the trials, she is certainly not a put-in take-out job but at the each-way quote, should hit the line hard. If not today, look for her next time as she is a perfect 2/2 second-up.

Dangers:

MASKED CRUSADER (5) will obviously start favourite and can win no doubt, but I am not keen to take red figures. He ran on hard against the tempo fresh then was off the track throughout last time but stuck on well. He clearly is a talented horse, the draw sees a different map and he may just explode off a soft run. BOTTEGA (2) is resuming, didn’t show much at a recent trial and probably will need the run. He will get back but if the pace is on, can run into a place. PRIME CANDIDATE (1) won resuming then was the first beaten last time after sitting parked. He comes here on the 7-day back-up.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday September 23, 2020
Wednesday @ Canterbury:

Track: Soft 7. Rail: Out 3m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 5 – HARTO

Race 1: ARCHANNA (5) from 1, 2 and 6.
Race 2: PATROLLING (6) from 1, 9 and 13.
Race 3: MIYAKE (4) from 5, 1 and 6.
Race 4: MR MOSIAC (6) from 7, 8 and 2.
Race 5: HARTO (9) from 4, 2 and 1.
Race 6: BIG PARADE (1) from 7, 3 and 12.
Race 7: KINGSHEIR (2) from 7, 9 and 1.


Race 1: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1550m

ARCHANNA (5) ran on hard resuming on the Kenso track to place, she had no luck last time at Randwick after getting back again. She was held-up for the first half of the straight before hitting the line hard. She also had the best 800-400m sectional before hitting that road block.

Dangers:

BETCHA FLYING (1) won a lead-up to the SA Oaks last prep, she improved stepping up in trip last start and maps to get a better run here. NIMALEE (2) resumed at Rosehill three weeks ago, she did have every chance though after a gun run. McEvoy sticks with the ride, she maps well again. HAPPY CANDY (6) has won two of her last three, this is a big step up in class.

Race 2: 3YO Grad Handicap BM68 1250m

PATROLLING (6) is undefeated after two starts, his debut at Nowra was impressive after being very well backed and getting to the best ground. He then went to Kembla and was well ridden to score against a couple of smart ones, he looks to have plenty of upside and any positive moves must be respected from this yard.

Dangers:

YARDSTICK (1) won on debut before being thrown in the deep-end in the G3 Up and Coming. He showed good speed to lead for a long way at Listed level last time, this is a big drop in class. Hard to; beat if he gets a soft lead. JERONIMOS (9) is an interesting runner resuming, he won his maiden last prep then was only fair in a good form race before going to the paddock. Trials have been ok, no doubt he has improved at his time off. YULONG CODE (13) is still a maiden, he was impressive at a recent trial and the booking of JMac must be noted.

Race 3: BM72 Handicap 1900m

MIYAKE (4) resumed at Warwick Farm, after settling behind the speed, he loomed up three wide outside the leaders and kept coming in the straight. He is 2/3 second-up and stepping up on trip looks ideal. He should be prominent early, I expect JMac to ride him close.

Dangers:

Waller does look to hold the aces in this. RELUCENT (5) is a stablemate to the top pick, he has placed at the last couple.  He was placed behind a smart winner and beaten a long way at his latest after having every chance, he maps to get a very soft run again. BENTLEY MAGIC (1) won a 72 last start, he was very well backed in this grade and gets the good claim stepping up in weight. SO WICKED (6) is the third of the Waller hopes, she will go forward. She led all the way and bolted in at the latest here at the track, if it is playing leaderish, I expect her to be very well backed.

Race 4: BM78 Handicap 1100m

MR MOSIAC (6) has won three of his four career starts, he had a long lay-off before resuming at Warwick Farm three weeks ago. Heled easily, kicked away early in the straight and won by more than three lengths. He was very easy in the market that day which is a little concerning, again how the track is playing early is essential information.

Dangers:

SWITCHED (7) doesn’t win out of turn but has been very consistent, she placed at all four runs last time. She has had 10-weeks between runs, she was runner-up at a recent trial and was not pushed out at all. AXE (8) has placed at both runs this time in, he has good speed and should be in the firing line early. SEGALAS (2) was very consistent last campaign, her trials have been poor on paper but that is to be taken with a grain of salt from this yard.

Race 5: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1100m

HARTO (9) is the best of the day for me, I loved the way she resumed at Randwick 18 days ago. She was first-up for 44 weeks and anyone that reads this column, knows that I am a big fan of Waller horses second-up that have shown something fresh. She was slowly away and settled well back, over-racing. She was held-up in the straight and ran on hard late with the best sectionals form the 800m. She also appeared in the steward’s report with an abrasion on the near-hind leg.

Dangers:

EMANATE (4) beat the girls in her last run at this level, also here at the track. She is a go forward type and from the wide draw, will need to be first to the rail. MILITARY MAGIC (2) is resuming, she has a won and a place from two previous fresh runs. She was good at a recent Gosford trial, she will find this easier than her two starts last prep. JUAN DIVA (1) has been good at both runs since resuming, she will be giving them a start and will need the speed on with a couple of gear changes.

Race 6: BM78 Handicap 1250m

We can play skinny in the Quaddie in this leg also with BIG PARADE (1) starting one of the shortest priced favourites of the day. He ran on well resuming before producing an enormous win here at the track two weeks ago. He settled in front, kicked early in the straight and raced away to win by almost 6 lengths. This is harder but if he mands on the bunny, they won’t be running him down.

Dangers:

PROMOTIONS (7) is resuming, he might find them a little too sharp over the 1250m but will appreciate being back in this class. He was a Listed winner last prep and tackled a G3 at his latest before going to the paddock. TRICKY GAL (3) is also resuming, she gets a good claim and has a perfect record when fresh out of the paddock. GEO (12) is another resuming, he gets the blinkers off and has trialed well. Nash jumps back on.

Race 7: Colts Geldings and Entires BM72 Handicap 1550m

KINGSHEIR (2) has not missed a place in his four starts, he ran on hard to win a 72 two starts back. He then went to Rosehill in a harder race, was held-up slightly before angling across heels and hitting the line hard for second with some of the best furlong sectionals of the day. Nash just needs to get him cover early.

Dangers:

ROCK AMORE (7) is also drawn out, he is still yet to win out of maiden grade. He was good fresh and then was a little flat second-up, I expect him to improve here. ACHIEVER (9) was well backed last start off the back of a change of tactics notification, he looked to have every chance and was nailed right on the line. He maps to get that soft run behind the leader again. KNOWITALL JACK (1) has had plenty of runs since his last win, he is an on-pacer that will need to get a soft lead.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday September 19, 2020
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 9 – CRIADERAS

Race 1: ATHIRI (11) from 7, 2 and 8.
Race 2: IT’S ME (15) from 4, 9 and 11.
Race 3: OPACITY (8) from 4, 1 and 16.
Race 4: HUNGRY HEART (3) from 1, 8 and 6.
Race 5: ROHERYN (8) from 4, 5 and 2.
Race 6: VERRY ELLEEGANT (6) from 5, 2 and 1.
Race 7: EDUARDO (5) from 1, 10 and 3.
Race 8: ZEBROWSKI (14) from 9, 1 and 8.
Race 9: CRIADERAS (9) from 10, 16 and 12.


Race 1: BM88 Handicap 1200m

ATHIRI (11) resumed on a heavy track and after sitting wide, got even further out in the straight and weaved between runners well to get into second with a big margin back to third. She had no luck second-up after never getting a crack from behind the leader, I am not put off at all with King going on replacing JMac.

Dangers:

PRIME STAR (7) was the first beaten when resuming at Listed level, he showed a stack of improvement last time and was beautifully ridden to win. He maps well again and gets the good claim. GRAND PIANO (2) won four of five last campaign, he has had a change of stable in his time off, be interesting to see what the betting tells us, especially late in the piece. BOUND TO WIN (8) resumes and may want further, she was urged along in a recent trial but responded well and should get a soft run from the inside draw.

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1000m

IT’S ME (15) looks the best of good things, I can’t imagine that we will be getting black odds about the mare from the Cavanough yard. She won her maiden at Scone impressively, then came to town for an easier Highway and bolted in over her stablemate who is also very talented. She will get back again but the tempo should be good, how do they hold her out?

Dangers:

TORO TORO (4) was only fair resuming at Wyong, he went close in a Highway last campaign and is a winner at his only other second-up start. Nash on is a huge jockey change. PACE STICK (9) is drawn wide but can place, he will try to lead again as he did last time here in a similar race. CLEARLY REGAL (11) was held-up slightly and got very close but was entitled to win here last time. He maps to get that soft run again.

Race 3: BM88 Handicap 1600m

OPACITY (8) won back-to-back races here at Randwick before going for a spell, he had only been fair at the trials leading into his resuming run. He was bog odds in the G2 Tramway, got a good run in transit but was only fair in the run home. This is a big drop in class and he is a perfect 2/2 second-up.

Dangers:

THINK IT OVER (4) has placed at both runs this campaign, he will get back and run on hard. He rarely runs a bad race, he will be suited by the dry track that is expected. FUN FACT (1) has the wide draw, he will try to lead all the way and probably only is a realistic chance at the bog odds if the track is favouring those on the speed. NIMALEE (16) won a BM88 two starts back, he was ok but entitled to get closer off the run he had here last time. He doesn’t map as well today.

Race 4: Tea Rose Stakes 1400m

HUNGRY HEART (3) was easy in the betting resuming in the Furious Stakes, she exploded to the line when clear with the best last 600m of the day. She maps to be a little closer and the small field suits, she just needs that tempo to be genuine. Look for her late.

Dangers:

DAME GISELLE (1) is flying, she was mapped to sit wide last start and that’s exactly what she did, but she was still too good for a similar field. She will go forward again and may have to sit in the breeze, can she repeat? MONTEFILIA (8) is six weeks between runs, she ran on hard for a heavy track win and certainly looks to be on the up. This is a lot harder, Hughie replaces Boss. VANGELIC (6) comes through the same race as the top two picks, she led and had every chance, hard to see her turning the tables with the set weights unless she gets it very soft in front.

Race 5: Bill Ritchie Handicap 1400m

ROHERYN (8) is a classy gelding that could continue a big day for the Godolphin yard. He had no luck resuming and stormed into second, he made up for that narrow loss last time here a month ago, closing hard to win in the last few strides. He meets a similar field here, has been freshened up with a real quiet trial since.

Dangers:

THE CANDY MAN (4) is a new addition to the Snowden yard that creates interest down from Queensland, he showed a lot more tactical speed winning last start when resuming. Watch the betting for any support. PROBABEEL (5) is a star Kiwi that was unlucky resuming here behind the top pick, she will be the biggest beneficiary of the good weather during the week. Look for her late. BRANDENBURG (2) was outclassed in the G1 Winx stakes, he will find this easier.

Race 6: George Main Stakes WFA 1600m

VERRY ELLEEGANT (6) could not have been more impressive resuming in the Winx Stakes. She got back and wide before storming over the top of them at the furlong and winning narrowly. She probably should have gone on with it late but may have just run out of condition, the speed should be on from her here.

Dangers:

STAR OF THE SEAS (5) looked to have every chance to beat her in the Winx, he ran on hard and loomed to win but just couldn’t get past. Hard to see him reversing the result with even luck between them. DREAMFORCE (2) was heavily backed to win the Tramway and after finding the rail, never looked like getting run down. If the track is favouring leaders early, expect him to be well backed. A little concerning that the blinkers go off though. AVILIUS (1) was the real eye-catcher in the Chelmsford, he stormed home with the best sectionals of the race from a mile back. Is he good enough to give the mare a start and win?

Race 7: The Shorts Set Weights and Penalties 1100m

EDUARDO (5) is a really smart sprinter, he was undefeated through two starts in Sydney in the Winter. He sat parked in the July Stakes then led all the way and stuck on well to win comfortably in the Missile Stakes. Six weeks between runs should not be an issue, he was good winning a recent trial here, just needs to bring the Rosehill form across town.

Dangers:

BIVOUAC (1) is resuming and has been super at the trials, has a fair record fresh but should improve second-up. His last win was up the straight in the Newmarket, he will be flashing late. DIRTY WORK (10) has the fitness edge, he was super in the Concorde recording the best 600m-200m split of the race to get into third. CLASSIQUE LEGEND (3) has been good at the trials, he resumes and has a terrific record fresh. He has the class but I want to take him on from the draw, he is going to have to cover ground.

Race 8: Kingston Town Stakes Set Weights and Penalties 2000m

ZEBROWSKI (14) has been well beaten at both runs this campaign, I loved the way he went to the line though last time in the Chelmsford. He got well back when it was favourable to be closer to the speed, chased hard to get with 3.5 lengths at the finish. He is a Derby runner-up so the extra distance looks to suit.

Dangers:

SHARED AMBITION (9) was looking like a future star back in the Autumn, his two runs back have been fair only but like the top pick, was good enough from the back last time to suggest with the extra journey, can go close. ANGEL OF TRUTH (1) was well backed last start, he will need to roll forward and get a cheap sectional to have any chance. They wanted to ride him closer last start but were stuck mid-field on the fence. MUSTAJEER (8) was very one-paced resuming over an unsuitable shorter trip, he should show more closing speed here second-up.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1400m

CRIADERAS (9) looks the best of the day. He is undefeated after three starts, he resumed on the inner track here three weeks ago in an easier race than this. He got back near last a mile off them, angled into the clear at the top of the straight and produced the best last 800m of the day to score easily. Up in trip and onto the bigger track looks ideal, if the track is playing fair, they won’t hold him out.

Dangers:

ICEBATH (10) will have supporters and the tactics will be interesting as she will also get back. She will need to be on the back of the top pick when the runs come to have any chance. AIR TO AIR (16) is another back-marker that had the good data in the run home resuming, she will find this harder though. STARLA (12) has been up a while and has won a couple of times earlier this prep, put her in for the minors only.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday September 16, 2020
Wednesday @ Warwick Farm:

Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 3m entire course.

Best Bet: Race 5 – THE BOPPER

Race 1: SELEQUE (7) from 10, 3 and 13.
Race 2: DENIKI (7) from 8, 3 and 6.
Race 3: BUCHAREST (7) from 6, 2 and 4.
Race 4: FRENZIED (3) from 1, 2 and 6.
Race 5: THE BOPPER (13) from 5, 6 and 1.
Race 6: JOVIALITY (8) from 12, 11 and 2.
Race 7: ROYAL MARINE (12) from 7, 9 and 4.


Race 1: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1400m

SELEQUE (7) has been runner-up at both starts, she has had good runs behind the speed but has tended to over-race, particularly last start. She gets the blinkers for the first time and a huge jockey change with Hughie taking the ride. She will need a little luck from the wide draw, if she does get cover, she will finish well.

Dangers:

BELLA VIOLET (10) was resuming at Wyong and nothing seemed to go right for her. She over-raced and copped a check in the run, Rachel King sticks with the ride. ECHO POINT (3) placed on debut at Wyong, he was forced to work outside the speed, improvement is likely here especially if he finds the top early. COVENT GARDEN (13) gets the important booking of JMac, she looks to have improved in that time off and showed good speed. She will be better for the run.

Race 2: 3YO Maiden Set Weights 1100m

DENIKI (7) showed good tactical speed at her two starts before going to the paddock. She placed on debut and looked to have every chance at start two. She has had 6-months between runs, she looks to have come back well with two good trial wins, the latest was brilliant. She looks ready to go.

Dangers:

NEWSREADER (8) is also resuming off two runs at her first prep, she has trialed well and was really pushed out at the latest. MALKOVICH (3) was resuming off a 41-week break on the Kenso track last time and was run down after leading, he has the fitness edge over his main rivals. Look for any money for those on debut, in particular, ARTIC (6) from the Hawkes yard.

Race 3: BM72 Handicap 1600m

BUCHAREST (7) is undefeated after two starts, he did it the tradie’s way outside the leader at Newcastle on debut then was held-up briefly behind the leader before hitting the line hard at the same track. JMac sticks with him, he has ridden him at both starts prior.

Dangers:                                    

GEMMAHRA (6) has the inside gate and looks the leader. She won against the girls first-up then kicked at the furlong last time and was nailed on the line. If she gets a soft lead, bet in the run. SUAVE (2) beat a similar field on the Kenso last time and has placed here previously, just not sure where she gets to in the run. IMPACTFUL (4) is resuming for the Waller yard and has been gelded. He probably needs further, look to see how he gets through the line for further into the prep.

Race 4: BM72 Handicap 2200m

FRENZIED (3) has the wide draw, he will be stamped urgent early and looking for the top. He led at Wyong last time but was favoured the way the race was run. He was getting tired late, see how the track is playing early in the day.

Dangers:

MAGIC OVER THE BAY (1) has not won in four runs this time in, the best of those was here at his home track two starts back. He will get back again and need everything to go right, look for him late. PRESSURE (2) will go forward, she led last start and was run down comfortably, she won’t be able to sit in the breeze and win. WILD SHEILA (6) is as honest as they come, she will be the one finishing best if they go crazy up front.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1100m

THE BOPPER (13) is undefeated after two starts. He debuted at Tamworth and was dominant late, he then went to Scone for the rich Inglis 2YO challenge and led all the way to win by a big margin. He was sent to the paddock, has been good at the trials and looks to have untapped ability.

Dangers:

PLAQUETTE (5) won resuming at the Kenso track, she ran on hard from the back in what was the best sectionals of the day. Hughie will ride her cold again, look for her late. HULK (6) has been very consistent but is still yet to win out of maiden grade. He had six weeks between runs before placing at Canterbury last time when ridden closer to the speed, he doesn’t map as well here. AL MAH HAHA (1) was runner-up at all four starts last prep, including the latest run in the Country Champs final before going to the paddock. He was only fair at the trials recently.

Race 6: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1300m

JOVIALITY (8) is going for three wins on the bounce, she led all the way and brained them on the heavy track to win her maiden, she then was here again and beautifully ridden behind the speed before exploding to the front. She loves it here it seems, this is harder but who beats her?

Dangers:

None of these, she looks one of the bets of the day. GIOVANNA RUN (12) was poor resuming but did improve second-up last campaign to win her maiden. Need to see she is up to this level. INSTANT ATTRACTION (11) was solid near the top of the betting when resuming and was fair after over-racing outside the speed. Is that her role again. If so, lay her in the run. LET IT POUR (2) was very short when winning her maiden at Gosford resuming, she led all the way and never looked like getting run down. This is harder.

Race 7: BM72 Handicap 1400m

No confidence at all in the last, Quaddie players should be getting most of these into their numbers. ROYAL MARINE (12) won at his first go out of maiden grade when fresh, he led all the way and bolted in. If he finds the top and is left alone he will be very hard to catch. PHEMONOE (7) was off the track throughout last time after being very well supported, she did well to stick on for second. ROCK AMORE (9) has the wide draw to overcome, he was racing harder opposition last prep ad was ok fresh after having a gun urn. The map is a concern though. GREEN MOUNTAIN (4) has won two of three this time in, he was very heavily backed and those that had their money on had a scare when he was vetted and passed fit. Look for him late.  Tough race.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday September 12, 2020
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Soft 5. Rail: Out 6m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 6 – FARNAN

Race 1: CADRE DU NOIR (3) from 2, 4 and 5.
Race 2: YULONG BASE (8) from 9, 2 and 6.
Race 3: SAIGON (12) from 6, 5 and 3.
Race 4: MASKED CRUSADER (5) from 1, 7 and 9.
Race 5: LOVE TAP (10) from 1, 7 and 9.
Race 6: FARNAN (1) from 4, 3 and 5.
Race 7: WILD PLANET (6) from 3, 5 and 11.
Race 8: FASIKA (8) from 7, 11 and 4.
Race 9: ENTENTE (1) from 16, 6 and 14.


Race 1: BM78 Handicap 2400m

CADRE DU NOIR (3) is a former import that has had three runs in Australia. He placed at the first two before braining his opposition at Flemington last time. He was over-racing before making a mid-race move to lead, took over with 6 furlongs to go and charged away to win by 5. Anything close to evens looks a bet!

Dangers:

KORCHO (2) won two in a row here at the track, he looks the only danger to the top pick. Last time they rode him back in the pack, he reeled off the best last 800m of the race but never looked the winner. I expect them to ride him closer here. DESERT PATH (4) and BIRTH OF VENUS (5) have tackled each other at the last couple, they are both honest but don’t look to have the brilliance of the other two picks.

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1400m

YULONG BASE (8) won a Class 3 Highway here two starts ago, he sat up on the speed and was way too good in the run home. Gibbo sticks with the ride, the blinkers go back on and expect him to push forward. This is harder and he may have to sit parked again, I think he is good enough to do so!

Dangers:

DULETTE (9) was only fair when resuming but I expect him to improve second-up and he may be in the fast lane here drawn the fence. MORPHEUS (2) won the Gooree Cup at Mudgee last start, the margin was only small but he was strong through the line from mid-field. He wasn’t far away last time he contested a Highway. FROM THE BUSH (6) has won three in a row, from a maiden at Bathurst to a Class 2 heavy track win last time at Dubbo. He should be on the speed for a long way and deserves his chance in town in one of these.

Race 3: BM78 Handicap 1800m

SAIGON (12) had won three in a row, she then came here two weeks ago against the girls and got back in the run. She was going well when held-up for most of the straight, forget she went around. She will need everything to go right again but she is going as good as any horse here.

Dangers:                 

Hate the race. SHE’S IDEEL (6) had also won three in a row before resuming from the paddock, she stormed home from a mile back in the best last 800m of the race. Look for her late. VEGAS JEWEL (5) comes through the same race and also got home well. YONKERS (3) next best, another back-marker.. Will the tempo be strong enough?

Race 4: BM88 Handicap 1100m

MASKED CRUSADER (5) missed a run when scratched last week, he needs to win this if he is be the superstar many are making out him to be. I am not sold yet, he was super resuming running on hard from the back. He was cruising through the grades last campaign, no doubt they will ride him cold again today.

Dangers:

FITEUSE (1) looks the only danger, the market will probably tell us that. She is resuming and is undefeated when racing first-up, she has looked good at the trials and the tactics will be most intriguing. HILO (7) is also first-up, he gets the blinkers off for the first time. He will get back but doubt he can out-sprint and run past either of the top two. ELECTRIC GIRL (9) has the fitness edge over the main chances, she should also be in front of the other chances and will appreciate being on top of the ground.

Race 5: Dulcify Stakes 3YO Set Weights and Penalties 1500m

LOVE TAP (10) is undefeated after two runs, he was heavily backed to win his maiden at Nowra and was most impressive showing a dazzling turn-of-foot from the back. He then was at Goulburn after a couple of months off, sat up behind the speed and just proved how good he was, dashing away to win by more than 4 lengths. He has had a month between runs, this looks harder but he looks the real deal.

Dangers:

GLOBAL QUEST (1) will find this easier than last campaign when he was competitive against the best juveniles in the country. He has trailed well enough. MO’UNGA (7) is also undefeated, he stormed home form the back in an easier race last time. A little concerned that he went around better than 2/1 in that, happy to take him on if he starts shorter than that here. YARDSTICK (9) was only fair resuming, he lost a plate in the run and was pressured.

Race 6: Run To The Rose 3YO Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

FARNAN (1) is a star, I am convinced of that from what I saw of him as a 2YO. He won both lead-up s to the Slipper and then was absolutely dominant winning the big one, leading throughout. Hughie back riding, he will roll forward and lead all the way. Forget the others, he is the real deal and will be the star of the turf over the next 12 months.

Dangers:

MAMARAGAN (4) was huge in the Slipper at enormous odds, he never looked likely resuming but the track was against him that day and he did have the best last 600m of the race. ROTHFIRE (3) is a star Queenslander that has only tasted defeat once in his career, this is his toughest test, doubt he will be up to it. NORTH PACIFIC (5) could not have been more impressive at his two wins this time in. He was beautifully ridden on the heavy track last time to win by as far as he wanted, this is another step up in class though.

Race 7: Theo Marks Stakes 1300m

WILD PLANET (6) resumed in the Show Quality at Randwick three weeks ago, he had a soft run behind the leader and was absolutely bolting and never got a run in the straight. Forget he went around, he no doubt should have almost won the race and was beaten 2 lengths. He maps to get a soft run again.

Dangers:

SPECIAL REWARD (3) comes through the same race, he was brave in defeat after sitting up outside the speed. Nash takes the ride again, he has an exceptional record second-up and will push forward early. FUNSTAR (5) is undefeated second-up, she ran on hard from the back resuming, but I just can’t come into her knowing she will be closer to last than first when the straighten. RIODINI (11) is an interesting runner now with the Gai/Bott team, he won his first four in NZ before placing in black-type races. Watch the betting for his Australian debut.

Race 8: Sheraco Stakes Fillies and Mares Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

FASIKA (8) is resuming, last prep she resumed with an all the way win before getting further back in a Galaxy and placing twice at Randwick in Group races. She doesn’t go as well here as she does across town, she can change that here after trialing will. She looks well in in this type of race.

Dangers:

SWEET DEAL (7) won resuming after a gun ride from the good draw. Nash takes over from JMac, what does he do from the draw? She would be the top selection on an each-way basis had she drawn better. ADELONG (11) came through the same race first-up, she was never on the track and weakened late, she was also slow to recover. She was flying last prep, I like where she is drawn. POSITIVE PEACE (4) doesn’t have a great record fresh and has only trialed fairly, She was a G2 winner in eth Autumn and looks suited back on a good track.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1500m

ENTENTE (1) is second-up, he resumed here two nights ago, he weakened late after sitting three-wide without cover throughout. He showed improvement when winning second-up last campaign before going on to G3 glory, if he lands on the bunny early, bet again in the run.

Dangers:

The main danger looks to be KINGSHEIR (16) if he gets a start as the first emergency. He produced the best late sectionals of the race winning for the first time out of maiden grade. He will be up on the speed from the inside draw, IF he gets a start. DISCHARGED (6) is a stablemate to the top pick and will go forward, tactics will be interesting and I doubt he can sit parked and win. PAPAL WARRIOR (14) has been up for a while, he had placed at four in a row before having no luck last time when never really clear late.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday September 9, 2020
Wednesday @ Canterbury:

Track: Soft 5. Rail: True

Best Bet: Race 2 – ARGENTUS

Race 1: CADENABBIA (2) from 5, 3 and 10.
Race 2: ARGENTUS (1)from 9, 3 and 8.
Race 3: MONSIEUR SISU (2) from 1, 5 and 4.
Race 4: RATHVILLY MISS (8) from 2, 1 and 7.
Race 5: AXE (6) from 4, 9 and 11.
Race 6: BIG PARADE (1) from 8, 7 and 11.
Race 7: DUBAI STAR (10) from 14, 2 and 11.

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Race 1: Maiden Handicap 1550m

CADENABBIA (2) was given plenty of time before his debut, trialing five times dating back to December last year. His first run was on the Kenso track, he had a good run in transit but just couldn’t run down the leader who had the gun run in front. He maps well again and loses nothing with JMac going on.

Dangers:

CANADIAN SPICE (5) has placed at his last couple, they changed the tactics last time and elected to lead, she will go forward again from the inside draw. TORNAC (3) was beaten more than 4 lengths resuming at Kembla, forget he went around there as he was held-up most of the straight and never really got clear. WILD IRISH (10) comes through the same race as the top pick, plenty went wrong that day after being vetted at the barrier and copping a couple of checks in the run.

Race 2: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1250m

ARGENTUS (1) has been a little costly for his backers at the last couple, beaten as favourite at both. He resumed at Kembla and was very heavily backed deep into red figures, he was held-up most of the straight and should have won. He was again at Kembla last time and ran on hard into second from a well back, expect Nash to ride him closer here.

Dangers:

HOT SPRING GOLD (9) produced the best last 800m of the race to get into third last time in a race behind Cadenabbia who goes around in the first race, see how that form stacks up. Watch for any serious money for the horses on debut, in particular PRIVATE CHEETAH (3) and PRETTY GOOD (8).

Race 3: BM72 Handicap 1900m

MONSIEUR SISU (2) has been up for a while, he is still racing well as shown with his last start all the way win at Canterbury. He looks the leader again and draws to get a soft lead off the inside, he will need it soft through the middle in what looks an open race.

Dangers:

HOME GROUND (1) gets the blinkers again, he also has tactical speed and his chance will rely on him getting cover. I doubt he can sit parked and win. RELUCENT (5) gets a couple of gear changes including getting the blinkers off, he needs to settle better than he did last start. If he does, he draws to get the perfect run behind the speed. GUISE (4) will find this easier than last start, a little concerning that she has not won in 9 starts this prep.

Race 4: BM72 Handicap 1550m

RATHVILLY MISS (8) has won two in a row, the first of those was on a heavy track at Goulburn after a gun ride getting to the best going in the straight. She then went up in grade to Kembla and stuck on well to score after doing a stack of work. Latham sticks with the ride and the draw looks ok.

Dangers:

KNOWITALL JACK (2) hasn’t won this time in but he hasn’t been far away at his last couple, placing both times at this track. He has speed and will need to get a soft lead. LOVE SHACK BABY (1) loomed up to win on the Kenso track when resuming but may have just run out of condition, he has a good record second-up. ACHIEVER (7) over-raced and tired badly late when first-up, he gets the blinkers off and expect him to improve here like most from this stable off a poor fresh run.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1100m

AXE (6) will need to improve on his poor second-up stats (only two previous runs though), but I do like the way he came back from the paddock at the Kenso track a fortnight ago. He sat up outside the speed, got past the leader in the straight before getting run down. Expect him to be fitter here and to roll forward early again.

Dangers:

PLAQUETTE (4) will have support, she was the winner of the same race that the top pick came through last time. She was held-up early in the straight and did produce the best sectionals of the day late, she does meet them a couple of kilos worse though. TEXAS FOREVER (9) gets the services of Nash and MISSION RIVER (11) looked good winning a maiden last start, this is harder.

Race 6: BM72 Handicap 1250m

BIG PARADE (1) opened up short in the betting and eased to $2.80 when resuming in a similar race on the Kenso track off a 31-week break, he got back in the run and hit the line well for fourth. He has trialed well going into that, he looks to have come back well and the blinkers go off.

Dangers:

WANDER (8) will find this easier than last time at Rosehill, he led all the way before they decided to change the tactics last time and was ridden further back. Watch for any COT’s pre-race here. PLONKA (7) was hitting the line hard resuming before hitting a roadblock, forget he went around. He has a good record second-up and if the track is playing fair, will be storming home late. ZELL (11) won an easier BM68 last start after sitting off the speed, I like the way he quickened when asked early in the straight. He doesn’t map as well today though.

Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1200m

DUBAI STAR (10) is another that looks to have come back well, she takes on the older girls again here after leading for most of the way on the Kenso track last time and was only run down late. She draws out and no doubt Clark will positive again, I feel that if she doesn’t get to the rail first though, hit the pink button and lay her in the run.

Dangers:

ROCK MY WAND (14) looks suited getting out to the 1200m, she was good very late without threatening first-up and was tackling harder races than this last time in. AVON RIVER (2) is fresh, she has placed at two of three previously when first-up. She has only been fair at the trials, that can be the norm for this stable though. Watch the betting. INSTANT ATTRACTION (11) goes from Rachel King to Nash, she faded late after over-racing outside the leader. It could be a dash to the front between him and Gai’s runner?

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday September 5, 2020
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 6m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 8 – DREAMFORCE

Race 1: ATHIRI (4) from 10, 1 and 5.
Race 2: IT’S ME (12) from 8, 3 and 5.
Race 3: ARCHANNA (6) from 7, 8 and 1.
Race 4: NATURE STRIP (1)from 5, 2 and 4.
Race 5: KINANE (13) from 11, 10 and 8.
Race 6: HUNGRY HEART (3) from 2, 1 and 10.
Race 7: ZEBROWSKI (13) from 14, 1 and 3.
Race 8: DREAMFORCE (1) from 4, 8 and 5.
Race 9: MASKED CRUSADER (2) from 7, 9 and 12.

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Race 1: Mares BM78 Handicap 1100m

ATHIRI (4) is still yet to win out of maiden grade, she won’t get a better chance than this. She was off the scene for 40 weeks before resuming here on a heavy track, she was off the track throughout, without cover for most of it. She ran on hard with the best sectionals of the race and just missed. She gets the gun run from the inside draw.

Dangers:

HARTO (10) has been away from the races for the best part of a year, she won her maiden at Gosford in style as a very short-priced favourite before going to the paddock. She has only been fair at the trials, she is a Waller horse after all. MUSICAL GENIUS (1) was only fair at her first run for the Joe Pride stable, as always, money talks with this stable. MADDI ROCKS (5) is not officially first-up but has had 7-weeks between runs, she will be giving them a start but should hit the line hard.

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1200m

IT’S ME (12) looks the best of good things off what we saw in a recent Highway, a brilliant winner beating a stablemate that was also undefeated going into that race. Very good late after getting back, expect the Scone trained galloper to overcome the wide gate and be too strong again in the run home.

Dangers:

None. PACE STICK (8) has the wide draw to overcome, he led all the way at Grafton last time in an easier race after being very heavily backed. He will need to get across to the rails cheaply. FEEL THE KNIGHT (3) lost a plate when running on well in a Highway last start in what was the best last 800m sectional of the race. His best chance may be to get the back of the favourite. ABSOLUTE TRUST (5) resumes, he rarely runs a bad race and will be looking for the top early. Doubt he can sit parked fresh and win.

Race 3: 3&4YO BM72 Handicap 1300m

Tough race, any one of the nine could win and I wouldn’t be shocked. ARCHANNA (6) resumed on the inner track here 10 days ago, she gave them a start and produced some of the best sectionals of the race to get into second. She will improve off that run like most Waller runners! SAUVESTRE (7) won on debut then was sent straight to the paddock. He resumed at Canterbury, sat outside the winner but didn’t have it in him to go with the winner, holding down second nicely. Will he get cover or have to sit parked again. GIOVANNA RUN (8) was a heavy track maiden winner before going to the paddock, she has trialed well and expect them to take a sit here fresh. ESCAPED (1) should punch forward from the good draw and try to lead, he has won two of his last three since resuming and handles all conditions.

Race 4: Concorde Stakes Set Weights and Penalties 1000m

NATURE STRIP (1) has to carry the 60.5 kg but only has to give half a kilo to his main danger, he will jump to the front, run them along and not look like getting beat at any stage. HIs last two wins have been here at the track, both of them gap jobs when leading throughout. This is a much easier field, as usual he trialed like a star. Take the shorts, in multis or straight out, he will win.

Dangers:

None. Those playing the exotics, DIRTY WORK (5) who maps to get a soft run, GYTRASH (2) is a nice horse, first-up giving Nature Strip a start though he looks an enormous lay. SPLINTEX (4) for fourth, in that order for me, but they are all running for second. Gytrash has to start closer to $5+??

Race 5: BM94 Handicap 1500m

KINANE (13) was a G3 winner in the Autumn, he then placed in Brisbane over the carnival when very heavily backed. He resumed here a fortnight ago but found the 7 furlongs too short, he may still need further but will be hitting the line hard. Should they have taken the cash!

Dangers:

ACROSS DUBAI (11) is first-up, he has had two runs since coming to Australia, the latest of those was the best when hitting the line hard in some slick sectionals. PANCHO (10) looks a big improver coming off the heavy track, they rode him closer last time but prefer they go back with him. Who knows with this stable having so many runners. THINK IT OVER (8) was good resuming, he has placed second-up previously and should be up on the speed for a long way.

Race 6: Furious Stakes Fillies Set Weights 1200m

HUNGRY HEART (3) is an interesting runner resuming, she won her maiden in the G2 Sweet Embrace here back in the Summer. She didn’t have a lot of luck in the Slipper before going to the paddock, can’t read anything into the poor trial leading into this, she wasn’t put under any pressure to chase.

Dangers:

STELLAR PAULINE (2) has always had the talent, she was sent to Hawkesbury for a confidence boost, getting her maiden win there in style after a great ride. She was second to the top pick back last prep, has she turned the corner? DAME GISELLE (1) led and got it all her own way when resuming here a fortnight ago. She gets the winkers back on, don’t expect her to be finding the front today. FORBIDDEN LOVE (10) was a good Canterbury winner on the speed when resuming, this is harder.

Race 7: Chelmsford Stakes WFA 1600m

What a horrible race, no confidence at all with half the field first-up and the rest all second-up! ZEBROWSKI (13) was a two-time runner-up at G2 level in the Autumn including the Derby here, although he was well beaten here behind Verry Ellegant fresh there was a lot to like about his run going forward. He gets the benefit of that run with most of the other chances resuming.

Dangers:

NETTOYER (14) stormed home to the win the Doncaster out under the arches last prep, he will have a different passage off the inside today. He probably needs to be ridden for luck from the inside. AVILIUS (1) has not won a race in almost a year, this is his track and we know he has the class. Barrier 16 fresh? Tough ask! MISTER SEA WOLF (3) usually races well enough second-up and has a fitness edge over most of his rivals, he is a 9YO though now!

Race 8: Tramway Stakes Set Weights and Penalties 1400m

DREAMFORCE (1) own the George Ryder here back in April, he was sent straight to the paddock and resumed at the track a fortnight ago. He was drawn in the carpark and never closer than three-wide, most of it without cover. He weakened badly but love the jockey change and the good draw. A great record second-up, he looks a super bet.

Dangers:

COLETTE (4) is the new girl on the block, she went from maiden winner at Newcastle to a dominant Oaks win here during the carnival in the Autumn. First-up at 1400m may not be ideal but if they do go crazy, look for her late. VANNA GIRL (8) is a winning machine, she brained them all over the Queensland carnival against her own sex and age, this is harder. She deserves her chance though. ROCK (5) has been sparingly raced, resuming here he was good at a recent trial.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1200m

Speaking of exciting horses, MASKED CRUSADER (2) certainly fits that bill. He won both starts with ease last prep, resumed here a fortnight ago on the heavy track and did a sterling job running on but was beaten by a better horse on the day. Or was he? He had blood in one nostril, a good enough excuse and he is a winner at both previous second-up runs. He just wins!

Dangers:

QUANTICO (7) will find this harder than his two wins last prep, just a matter of how far back he will get from the draw? He has a stack of talent, but can he give the fave a start and a beating? I doubt it.  FENDER (9) and ICEBATH (12) next best but look to be racing for the minor prizemoney.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday September 2, 2020
Wednesday @ Warwick Farm:

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 2 – SIXGUN

Race 1: MIRAVELLE (9) from 3, 5 and 7.
Race 2: SIXGUN (2) from 3, 7 and 9.
Race 3: MR MOSIAC (6) from 7, 3 and 4.
Race 4: RED HOT CHILLYPINS (3) from 4, 5 and 1.
Race 5: GEMMAHRA (5) from 8, 3 and 1.
Race 6: NERONE (6) from 3, 9 and 2.
Race 7: PHEMONOE (2) from 10, 4 and 1.

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Race 1: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1400m

MIRAVELLE (9) is an interesting runner resuming, she debuted back in early June here at the track on a heavy surface. She got back and never saw daylight late, she clearly should have got a lot closer. She gets the blinkers off after wearing them at start one, she has improved at her two recent trials.

Dangers:

YANGTZE RAPIDS (3) had two runs before going to the paddock, he may need the run but has trialed well enough. Both trials have been on the heavy tracks, he placed on debut on the good track. SWITCH PLAY (5) gets the blinkers off again, he didn’t have a lot of luck in the run when resuming after getting held-up on the rails.  The extra distance suits and he should have no problem getting to the middle of the track. COVENT GARDEN (7) didn’t show much on debut but was in the steward’s report and sent straight to the paddock. She was good in a recent trial. Obviously you must respect any serious money for the horses on debut.

Race 2: 3YO BM64 Handicap 1100m

Hopefully SIXGUN (2) can make it an early double for the Newnham stable. The Snitzel colt was a very impressive winner on debut in the Winter, he got back and stormed home with the best last 800m of the day before going to the paddock. He resumed at Listed level and although well beaten, he only got a crack at them over the last furlong. He gets a couple of gear changes and a big drop in class.

Dangers:

JOVIALITY (3) got the maiden win last start here at the track on the heavy going, she led and kicked early in the straight, never looking like getting run down. If she can land on the bunny again, she will be hard to run down. GLACIERS (7) is resuming, her only other fresh run was a debut win at maiden level. She doesn’t look a star but expect that she has come back a better filly. SUNRISE RUBY (9) won a Albury maiden on debut and went straight to the spelling paddock. She was big odds that day but I like the way she trialed recently, this is a big step up in class.

Race 3: BM78 Handicap 1000m

MR MOSIAC (6) won his first two starts, he was beaten by a long way at his third start after over-racing up on the speed, Sent to the paddock he returns here, he has bolted in at two recent trials at Rosehill winning by 8 and 3.5 lengths. He has shown plenty of speed at those trials and expect him to be pushing forward early.

Dangers:

DAMAGED (7) was a maiden winner last prep before going on to compete at G3 level, I loved the way he finished off fresh with the best last furlong of the race. Bossy sticks with the ride. JUNGLIZED (3) hasn’t won in 83 weeks, he resumes here and does have a consistent record fresh. He draws to get a soft run on the fence behind the leader and looks a good place chance. AEECEE VINCO (4) has been very consistent, he returns off a long break and has been gelded since we last saw him. Both his wins have been fresh, watch for any money for him, can the stable make it an early treble?

Race 4: BM72 Handicap 2400m

RED HOT CHILLYPINS (3) won a similar race here at the track three starts back, she has been beaten out of a place at her last couple but I like the way she has run through the line. She will get back again, she looks suited getting back to this grade.

Dangers:

Not a lot of confidence in this. APEROL SPRINT (4) has been up for an eternity, like the top pick, but is racing consistently. She won two in a row earlier in the campaign in the bush, placing at her last couple she has versatility and will be interesting to see what they do early with her. WILD SHEILA (5) got her frost win out of maiden grade last time, she produced good sectionals late, but this is a big step up in class. I doubt she can be the one to make the run form the back solo, she will need to get the back of the right horse. HOME GROUND (1) has placed at his last couple, he gets a couple of gear changes here including the blinkers off, he has tactical speed and will be looking for the top early.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1600m

GEMMAHRA (5) resumed against the girls at Newcastle, she led and after kicking early in the straight, she never looked like getting run down. She was thrown I at G3 level last campaign, if she can jump again and be on the speed, she will be hard to run down.

Dangers:

BUCHAREST (8) was a maiden winner at Newcastle on debut, it was a tough effort sitting up outside the speed and he just was simply too good. He had been given plenty of time prior to that first start, he will go forward again. It shouldn’t be long before he wins again. MIYAKE (3) is resuming over a mile which is a tough ask, he doesn’t have a good record fresh but showed something at the trials recently. BENTLEY MAGIC (1) has been up for a while, he has won twice this campaign but struggled at his latest on the heavy track. He looks suited getting back on top of the surface.

Race 6: Colts Geldings and Entires BM72 Handicap 1300m

NERONE (6) is an interesting runner that has done all his racing south of the border so far. He has only missed a place at one of his eight runs, that was resuming last prep where he was beaten under a length after doing plenty of work off the track without cover. He gets a very soft run, see how the inside is playing buy this stage of the day.

Dangers:

BARTLEY (3) resumed in a harder race across town, he wasn’t beaten far after having no luck when the runs came. He had the gun run but was held-up late and never really got a crack at them. RETURN WITH HONOUR (9) will be giving them a start, he was only fair at the back-end when resuming but they obviously have an opinion of him after throwing him in black-type races late last prep. GENERAL SOHO (2) gets a minor gear change, he gets a good claim and wasn’t beaten far in the provincial champs final before going to the paddock.

Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1300m

Tough race to finish the day and Quaddie players should be throwing plenty of percentage into this leg. PHEMONOE (2) was resuming at her second prep at Canterbury last time, she was poor on paper but am happy to put it down to the heavy track, she didn’t look to handle it in her action. Drawn out and Nash goes on, I expect him to be going forward on her and looking for cover behind the speed.

Dangers:

Most of them. INA WHILE (10) is resuming off a 10-week break, she was good at two starts last prep coming off a very long break. She was beaten a long way in a recent trial but wasn’t pushed out. TWICE AS SPECIAL (4) resumed with a heavy track win at Randwick, this looks no harder and loved the way she attacked the line when getting a split early in the straight. HIGH LOW BET (1) was a scratching from Saturday, she would prefer a little bit of sting out of the ground but looks well placed in this grade.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday August 29, 2020
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 3m entire course.

Best Bet: Race 5 – PELTZER

Race 1: DANCING GIDGET (3) from 1, 7 and 2.
Race 2: YULONG BASE (1) from 2, 4 and 5.
Race 3: NOT FEINT HEARTED (3) from 10, 2 and 8.
Race 4: KORCHO (1) from 2, 3 and 4.
Race 5: PELTZER (5) from 2, 1 and 4.
Race 6: DESTINATION (12) from 4, 3 and 6.
Race 7: OVERLORD (4) from 6, 2 and 1.
Race 8: MUGATOO (3) from 1, 2 and 6.
Race 9: WANDABAA (1) from 3, 8 and 7.

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Race 1: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1500m

Tough race to start the day, I wouldn’t dismiss any of them as being a realistic winning chance. DANCING GIDGET (3) was coming off three wins in a row before racing here three weeks ago. She had no luck early, over-racing, copping a couple of bumps and was back in the run (as is the norm). She didn’t finish off as she has been but am willing to forgive the run as she did feature in the steward’s report.

Dangers:

All of them! SHE’S IDEEL (1) is very consistent and returns from the paddock today. She can definitely win but can’t see her starting any shorter than the current best ($4.20) first-up at this trip. She will be giving them a start and has to carry the grandstand. STEEL DIAMOND (7) won back-to-back races earlier in the prep, a little worried about her with the drying track with all her recent from on the heavy. VEGAS JEWEL (2) is now with the Waller stable, she will want further but looks an interesting runner going forward.

Race 2: Highway Class 2 Handicap 1400m

YULONG BASE (1) has not missed a place in his 6-start career, he deserves a shot at this following a Tamworth placing at his first go out of maiden grade. He should go forward and has trialed well, respect this stable in these type of races.

Dangers:

COSMIC HAZE (2) is resuming but was a recent trial winner, she may want further but certainly they must have an opinion of her, running in an Oaks and the Adrian Knox last campaign. RENT A ROCK (4) wasn’t beaten far in a recent Highway after having every chance and SCARLEO (5) gets his chance after a good maiden win two starts back. He will appreciate the good track after placing on the heavy last time.

Race 3: Colts Geldings and Entires BM78 Handicap 1500m

NOT FEINT HEARTED (3) is going for three wins in a row, two back at Randwick he brained them by almost 6 lengths after a gun ride. Both recent wins have been on the heavy which is a little concerning as he is yet to win away from a big track.

Dangers:

PAPAL WARRIOR (10) is getting close to another win, he is still yet to score out of maiden grade. He has been runner-up at his last three, he was held-up slightly last time when the runs came but was entitled to get closer. DISCHARGED (2) stuck on well fresh to place and has won second-up previously, he will be charging over form out wide looking for the lead. BADOOSH (8) led all the way and bolted in at Warwick Farm last time, the time was good and finding the front again will be the key.

Race 4: BM78 Handicap 2000m

KORCHO (1) has been given a 5-week freshen-up since winning back-to-back races here at the track at 2000m and beyond. He handles all conditions well and gets the good claim. He will come over and look for cover, if he settles well and is not in the breeze, bet again the run.

Dangers:

STARDOME (2) bolted in at this level two starts back then was forced to chase hard last tie and was brave in defeat. Avdulla takes over for JMac. WORD FOR WORD (3) steps up in trip, she got further back last time and hit the line well. Getting out to the 2000m, I expect she will settle closer and interestingly JMac has chosen to ride her? KAAPFEVER (4) is a little enigmatic but can feature at his best, he will be giving them a start as he did last time, he never really got clear and the 6-length beaten margin is unfair.

Race 5: San Domenico Stakes 3YO Set Weights and Penalties 1100m

PELTZER (5) looks the best of the day in a race where there are certainly some uncertainties, but I am sticking with him as the most talented of them. He won all three races at his first prep, including a dominant win by 4 lengths at his latest at Randwick. He was late to the party as a 2YO and didn’t get to race the best, but he looks to have come back well with a brilliant trial. He will be a star.

Dangers:

DOUBTLAND (2) is also undefeated after his two starts, he won the Kindergarten in crushing fashion before going to the paddock. He sat back near last and showed a brilliant turn-of-foot, the small field suits but I wasn’t thrilled about his recent trial behind the top pick. MAMARAGAN (1) was enormous in the Slipper to place at career start two and showed it was no fluke placing in the Sires at his next start. His trials have been good. EVERY ROSE (4) next best and should get a soft run behind the leader. Happy to right against Anders!

Race 6: BM78 Handicap 1100m

DESTINATION (12) was very good winning an easier race at Kembla when resuming, he sat back and ran over the top late. Last start he was on a heavy track for the first time, stuck on well but had every chance. He looks to have plenty of upside, should be sharper here third-up and back on top of the ground.

Dangers:

SANGRIA (4) won at Listed level last campaign in Melbourne, she was only fair when resuming but happy to forgive that run on the heavy track. Back on top of the ground, the key will be if she can get to the rails first. ELECTRIC GIRL (3) was up for a long time last prep winning four times, she didn’t seem to handle the wet track at her latest run in the Provincial Champs at Randwick. She has trialed well enough and has the services of the in-form Louise Day, including the claim. BOTHERED (6) is a former Kiwi that faces her toughest test since arriving in Australia. She has won both starts here leading all the way. Does she find the top again?

Race 7: Ming Dynasty Quality 3YO 1400m

OVERLORD (4) is an interesting runner resuming for the Waller yard. Still a maiden after four starts, twice placed behind Peltzer last prep who goes around in R5, we should be able to line up the form from that. His latest was in the JJ Atkins behind the talented Rothfire, he hit the line well there without ever looking the winner. He won’t be a maiden long and he certainly looks to have the most ability of this lot.

Dangers:

BAZOOKA (6) was no match for an impressive winner last time, they changed it up and rode him quieter and he seemed to go well coming from the back.  He is back on top of the ground which is a ???? His last five starts going back to the maiden win have been on heavy tracks. AIM (2) won his first two starts, he didn’t show much when he started taking on the best juveniles but the talent is there. He resumed at Canterbury and was held-up but entitled to finish closer, I expect him to be a big improver second-up. HOLYFIELD (1) was a G3 winner last prep, he was not sighted resuming after over-racing back in the field on what was his first go on a heavy track, he did win his only other second-up run.

Race 8: Premiers Cup 1900m

MUGATOO (3) returned from the paddock in style winning the Winter Challenge Final here 5 weeks ago, he sat back, waited to come with one run and stormed home with the best sectionals of the day late to win in style. He has won 4 of 6 since arriving in Australia, if the race is run at a genuine tempo early, bet again in the run. He will be too good.

Dangers:

MUSTAJEER (1) is resuming at the 1900m, a tough ask but he certainly has the class. He won this track and trip when resuming last campaign before placing at G3 level then a G1 second behind Verry Elleegant. He must be respected; it would be a great training effort. TAIKOMOCHI (2) won the Prelude of this race on a heavy track 2 weeks ago, he looks the leader again and handles all conditions. Hyeronimus rides again…. somehow…. CARZOFF (6) has been up for a while and doesn’t win out of turn, if they can ride him cold and get the back of the top pick in the run home, he can fill a place.

Race 9: BM88 Handicap 1200m

WANDABAA (1) has won three of four this time in, her only defeat she ran second after running on but just found an on-pacer too good on the day. Last start here on the heavy track, she bolted in after a gun ride, Louise Day sticks in the saddle with the good claim. She maps beautifully and can take down the boys after giving the gals a hiding last time.

Dangers:

SOMETHING FAST (3) is resuming and has been given three trials in preparation for this. He looks suited back on top of the ground after failing on the soft track in the Doncaster. SUBPOENAED (8) is also resuming and has a great record fresh, look for him late, the booking of JMac must be respected.  PRIME CANDIDATE (7) has not won this time in and been given a 5-week fresh-up. He should go forward, if he can dictate the tempo outside the leader he is a solid place chance.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday August 26
Wednesday @ Kensington:

Track: Soft 5. Rail: True

Best Bet: Race 2 – MALKOVICH.

Race 1: WILD IRISH (12) from 1, 7 and 3.
Race 2: MALKOVICH (5) from 11, 13 and 4.
Race 3: ON THE LEAD (9) from 6, 3 and 8.
Race 4: KINGSHEIR (5) from 1, 8 and 2.
Race 5: BIG PARADE (2) from 5, 7 and 8.
Race 6: BUZZ (6) from 7, 9 and 8.
Race 7: ARCHANNA (4) from 1, 7 and 13.

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Race 1: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1300m

WILD IRISH (12) is first-up today, she has had her chances placing at two of her five career starts so far. She showed good speed in a recent trial at Rosehill and wasn’t pushed out late to place. I like the way she settled up on the speed early, she should be able to race handy and like the booking of Boss fresh.

Dangers:

GAME THEORY (1) debuted at Warwick Farm on a heavy track two weeks ago, there was money for him too from double figures in. He was slowly away and in the second half settling, he made ground into second but was no match for the winner. PSYCHIC (7) placed at start two and was given a 7-week break coming into today. She trialed well enough recently and can improve off the short break.  Watch for any money for those on debut, in particular the Godolphin dual-acceptor STELVIO (3) if he gets a start here.

Race 2: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1100m

MALKOVICH (5) has only been to the races once, that was in the $1M Golden Gift back in November last year where he was well in the market. He showed good speed but weakened badly, obviously he has had some issues being away from the track so long. He has been good winning two recent trials, this is a huge class drop off that debut run.

Dangers:

ICONICALLY (11) is a Waller first starter that has been given three trials leading into this. She has shown speed and draws out which looks ideal, JMac riding is a plus. ZANZIDANCE (13) is also resuming and has won two trials on the synthetic track here at Randwick, she was given a good hit out in the latest of those trials and put a gap on them. LEGEND I AM (4) is a Les Bridge first-starter who also won a recent trial. Tough race with so many unknowns but if the top pick has come back well, he surely is too classy.

Race 3: Colts Geldings and Entires BM72 Handicap 1250m

ON THE LEAD (9) looks one of the best of the day. He has returned with two wins this campaign, he dominated the maiden win fresh up on the speed before settling further back at his first go out of that grade. He got to the middle of the track and stormed over the top for an impressive win, again he should have all the options off the inside draw.

Dangers:

CRIADERAS (6) is undefeated after two starts, both back in the early Autumn. He hasn’t shown a lot in the recent trials but that can be the way with this stable. Watch the betting. BEACH BABY (3) was well favoured in a harder race when resuming, he was off the speed with cover and failed to fire in the straight on the heavy track. If the surface stays at a Soft 5 or better, expect improvement. SPOKESMAN (8) may want further, he went north for two starts last campaign and a crack at black type races. He was well beaten but looks suited coming back to this grade.

Race 4: BM72 Handicap 1550m

KINGSHEIR (5) did everything wrong on debut but was still too classy at maiden level. He was slowly away, hampered early, forced to make a long run to get outside the speed and ran away for an impressive win. He looked a little disappointing on face value last time, but he did have excuses. He was second-up, first go on a heavy track and had to sit parked in the breeze, happy to forgive him that run.

Dangers:

BADOOSH (1) looks the obvious and possibly the only threat, he was beaten resuming buy a big margin when placing then came out and led all the way for a crushing win at Warwick Farm. He produced some good sectionals after being left alone in front. SONG AND A PRAYER (8) can run a place off the inside draw and RELUCENT (2) can improve second-up.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1100m

BIG PARADE (2) is a new addition to the Mark Newnham stable, he was very consistent through his first two preps and usually raced up on the speed. He has won both trials leading into this, from the good draw I expect him to be very well backed and start a short-priced favourite. I also expect those that back him, will be collecting.

Dangers:

JUAN DIVA (5) had every chance when resuming, she sat in the box seat and ran on well, beaten about half a length in a blanket finish. She won her maiden when second-up last prep, she should be camped behind the leader and not doing a thing early. PLAQUETTE (7) is resuming off a 20-week break, she was thrown in the deep end when last in work and was outclassed at G3 level. She will be giving them a start but if ready, will be hitting the line hard. QUATUM (8) was very disappointing last start coming off a dominant maiden win, the steward’s report revealed he was galloped on and the track was bottomless, happy to forgive him that run.

Race 6: BM72 Handicap 1400m

BUZZ (6) is going for three runs on the bounce, both wins have been at Wyong but in very different roles. Two back he led all the way and never looked like getting beat, he reeled off the best sectionals of the race with big margins between the place getters. He was then on a heavy track and settled further back, he made a long run before the turn and ran away to score impressively again. Drawn well, hopefully Kathy goes forward and assumes control.

Dangers:

SUAVE (7) was a solid in the market when beaten as favourite at Warwick Farm last time on the heavy track. They changed the tactics with him last start and settled closer, he was well beaten and did appear to have every chance. AORAKI (9) has been off the track for almost a year, he bolted in by more than 4 lengths to win his maiden at the back end of the last campaign. He hasn’t shown a lot at the trials on the heavy tracks, he looks suited getting back on better ground. COCO BACI (8) is an interesting runner, the former Kiwi ran in three consecutive G2’s off a maiden win, she has been ok at the trials. Watch for any money for him at his Oz debut.

Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1250m

Too hard! The ones that the market will have at the top of the market are all resuming, the late money will tell us more. ARCHANNA (4) bolted in to win by almost 4 lengths in debut then ran on hard to be narrowly beaten at start two in a blanket finish. She has had 14 weeks off, I liked the way she hit the line in a recent trial without being put under pressure.

Dangers:

AMITTO (1) won a recent trial at Hawkesbury, her best win last campaign was a heavy track win so she won’t mind if the track does not dry out. INSTANT ATTRACTION (7) has the wide draw to deal with, she showed enough tactical speed last prep, hopefully they are positive early and put her straight into the race. I love the jockey change also with in-form Rachel King replacing Avdulla. If FRONT MONEY (13) gets a start as the first emergency he comes right into calculations.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday August 22
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Heavy 8. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 6 – ADELONG
Race 1: KISS THE BRIDE (1) from 4, 2 and 8.
Race 2: PINNACLE PRINCE (15) from 14, 10 and 4.
Race 3: NEW KING (2) from 11, 12 and 5.
Race 4: DAME GISELLE (1) from 3, 6 and 2.
Race 5: ROHERYN (10) from 3, 4 and 2.
Race 6: ADELONG (6) from 9, 8 and 1.
Race 7: THE BOSTONIAN (2) from 14, 15 and 7.
Race 8: MINTED (16) from 8, 6 and 14.
Race 9: VALDOSTANA (14) from 9, 5 and 4.

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Race 1: BM78 Handicap 2400m

KISS THE BRIDE (1) loves the wet tracks, last start here on the track three weeks ago he was strong through the line after a gun ride to score narrowly. The margin was only small, it was almost 6 lengths back to third and that runner-up has come out and won at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Dangers:

HOME GROUND (4) should go forward, he will need cover in the box seat to finish it off. He looks to slowly getting back to peak fitness after having more than a year off the track. DESERT PATH (2) was a winner across town at Rosehill last start, they changed the tactics and rode him closer than he has been at previous starts. JMac replaces Nash, hopefully for backers they are positive again. RED HOT CHILLYPINS (8) will find this harder than more recent runs, she will benefit if there is speed on early as she will get back. She gets in very light with the in-form Rachel King riding.

Race 2: Highway Class 2 Handicap 1100m

PINNACLE PRINCE (15) was backed as if there was no settling on debut at Scone, he over-raced three-wide on the speed and stuck on too well in a ding-dong battle up the straight. He looks above average and deserves his chance at a Highway and maps to get a much more economical run.

Dangers:

IT’S ME (14) was also a winner on debut at Scone but he went the other way in the betting, a big drifter after opening at $4.80, SP’d $8.50 officially. He was worse than mid-field in the run and very green before getting to the middle of the track and was way too good late. If the track is playing fair, look for him over the top again at the back-end. TOTO (10) looks well drawn in the middle of the line, he will need to begin better than he has at his last two starts and MNEMENTH (4) was good winning at home at Albury before going to the paddock, he has a good record fresh and looks well drawn.

Race 3: BM78 Handicap 1600m

NEW KING (2) is an import that has had two runs in Australia, he found the 1300m too short at start one and then produced the best 600m-200m sectional of the race to win at Rosehill last time. Stepping up to the mile looks ideal and is proven in the wet.

Dangers:

THIS IS SO (11) had to do plenty of work before going on to win at Canterbury last time, Tommy Berry sticks with the ride and will go forward again. He was favoured the way the track was playing their last time, the map is so good here though. ROTHENBURG (12) gets the winkers on to replace the blinkers, he has been racing well this time in but had the tendency to pull in the run,. Hopefully the gear change can see him settle better. ADANA (5) loves the wet and will finish off hard, a winner here at the track last start in a small field.

Race 4: Silver Shadow Stakes 3YO Fillies Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

DAME GISELLE (1) is resuming and has been good at the trials, I do prefer her second-up but I think her class can get her through. Her only heavy track run was a failure but did hit the line well, hopefully the small field suits and Berry is very positive.

Dangers:

SEE YOU SOON (3) is also resuming and comes through the same race as the top pick last start. There wasn’t a lot of difference in the SP or the beaten margins that day, they also come through the same trial. A replay of that trial can be found here. REDOUTE’S IMAGE (6) has the fitness edge over her two main rivals, she was a maiden winner fresh then beaten as favourite last time but not disgraced with the impressive overall sectionals she produced. This is certainly her hardest test to date. THERMOSPHERE (2) is first-up, she was a G3 winner as a juvenile, watch the betting late for an indication how she has come back in the yard.

Race 5: Show County Quality 1200m

ROHERYN (10) has the fitness edge over his main rivals and that looks to be crucial. He got too far back and rattled off the best sectionals of the day to just miss last time, heavy track and fitter horses is a good recipe. He looks tremendous each-way value getting better than evens the place.

Dangers:

FUNSTAR (3) is one of the stars of Sydney racing, she has a decent record fresh. She wasn’t pushed out in a recent trial at Rosehill, JMac is going to have to make decisions early. I expect him to ride her positive. PROBABEEL (4) is a star Kiwi but always needs everything to go right as he gets back in the run. Is the heavy track a burden? Have her trials been good enough? Too many questions with her. SPECIAL REWARD (2) has a great overall record, he resumes today off back-to-back G3 wins in the Autumn. Drawn out is the concern, where will he get to in the run?

Race 6: Toy Show Quality Fillies and Mares 1100m

ADELONG (6) looks a put-in take-out job, she won three in a row at the back end of the Autumn and into the early Winter. She makes her own luck up on the speed, she should get a little bit of resistance to her inside but I just see Tim Clark pushing on and who is going to run her down?

Dangers:

INVICTUS SALUTE (9) is also resuming, she has enough speed to push forward but doubt that King will push the buttons of the fave early and try to hold her out. She loves the wet tracks, will the inside be a burden though? Look to see if they are coming wide in the early races. WITHERSPOON (8) is a dual-acceptor, she has been up for a long time but handles the heavy well and the runs have been spaced. She is a must for exotics if she comes here. SWEET DEAL (1) usually races well here at the track and has an ok record when resuming as she is here today, she wasn’t knocked around in a recent trial.

Race 7: Winx Stakes WFA 1400m

THE BOSTONIAN (2) is probably one of the most under-rated horses in this part of the world. He was a winner first-up last campaign here at the track at WFA over 1300m, again he will be in the gun spot behind the leaders on the rails getting a soft run. Is Jay Ford a good fit, well certainly wouldn’t be my first pick, but it is what it is. His record fresh speaks for itself (7:6-0-0).

Dangers:

What a cracking race, but so hard from a punting point of view with so many unknowns. CON TE PARTIRO (14) is resuming and loves the wet tracks, she is a &YO mare now so it could go either way with her. She doesn’t have much racing left but if Clark can put her into the race with cover, she is certainly not the worst! FLIT (15) gets a negative jockey change with JMac getting “replaced” by Schofield, she produced some good sectionals in the run home resuming and maps to be just off the speed. MASTER OF WINE (7) like so many is fresh into this, he has a terrific record when resuming and after putting together four straight, wasn’t disgraced last time at this level off a torrid run.

Race 8: BM88 Handicap 1400m

MINTED (16) won an easier race three starts back before a mini-break. He resumed with the best last 800m of the race at Rosehill getting into third then again produced some great sectionals late after having not much luck last time. He gets back, but geez he can finish hard. The big field should ensure the tempo is hot early.

Dangers:

POETIC CHARMER (8) never runs a bad race, he has won two of three this time in and maps well again. He may just be the one forced to take the back-markers up to them coming wide earlier than what I would like. MASAFF (6) gets a couple fo gear changes, he has an ok record first-up although I am not a big fan of Waller horses resuming, He is yet to win since coming to Australia but that isn’t far away. YONKERS (14) next best in another open race, another Waller freshie. Could make cases for another half dozen at least…

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1200m

VALDOSTANA (14) has only missed a place once in her career, that was at her debut. She resumed on the soft track at Warwick Farm and after making a long run, loomed up but was just nailed late. She then was at Rosehill, on the heavy, again a mile back before producing the best sectionals of the race to get into second with a clear gap to third. She gets a much better run off the inside but may need an ounce of luck.

Dangers:

ICEBATH (9) is resuming, she will also get back but will get to the centre of the track where the top pick will be ridden for luck. She was good into second behind Dawn Passage the last time we saw her, watch for any support in the betting late to indicate her fitness levels are where they need to be. BETCHA FLYING (5) will probably need further, she looks suited by the big field as she will keep coming one paced. CRISTAL BREEZE (4) is an import that won at his Australian debut before a n encouraging second when up in grade. He is not officially fresh but has had 7-weeks between runs.

Sydney Racing Tips – Wednesday August 19
Wednesday @ Canterbury:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: Out 6m entire straight.

Best Bet: Race 3 – PITCHFORK
Race 1: CAT D’ORO (1) from 3, 4 and 2.
Race 2: RAISON D’ETRE (3) from 6, 2 and 4.
Race 3: PITCHFORK (6) from 7, 1 and 5.
Race 4: FORBIDDEN LOVE (8) from 2, 6 and 5.
Race 5: STRIKE (11) from 7, 4 and 6.
Race 6: ESCAPED (5) from 4, 11 and 3.
Race 7: ITZ LILY (7) from 3, 8 and 5.

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Race 1: 3YO Colts Geldings and Entires Maiden Handicap 1200m

CAT D’ORO (1) was beaten three lengths on debut but really should have finished closer after being held-up most of the straight. He then was again here at the track, got back before making a long run, just getting nosed out late with a big gap back to third. Up in trip and the small field suits, he won’t be a maiden long.

Dangers:

WINDS OF WAR (3) has placed at both of his career starts, he has been up on the speed at both of them, the latest producing the best last 400m of the race. He maps well again and gets the in-form Rachel King sticking with the ride. ARGENTUS (4) was only fair in his first prep, he had no luck when resuming and was only clear in the latter stages. He may need luck when the runs come off the inside draw, the booking of Clark should see him positive early. Watch for any money for the first-starter SACRED CAPTAIN (2).

Race 2: 3YO Fillies Maiden Handicap 1200m

Tough race with so many unknowns. RAISON D’ETRE (3) was heavily backed on debut, she over-raced before chasing hard late in the best last 600m of the day. Nobody missed the run as she started odds-on at start two, she again ran on hard to just miss the placings. She has had two trials in readiness for this, again will need everything to go right but she does look to have a stack of ability.

Dangers:

Watch for any money for the Waller first-starter BIG ANGEL (6) off the inside draw, Berry is an interesting booking there at start one. ELIZABEEL (2) placed at her latest two runs before going to the paddock, she looked to handle the heavy conditions well at a recent trial. IMPRESSIVE LASS (4) had no luck late at her debut, she was held-up most of the straight and only got clear late. She had produced the best 800m-400m split prior to that, must respect this stable.

Race 3: BM72 Handicap 1550m

PITCHFORK (6) has to step out of maiden grade for the first time,  has to step out of maiden grade for the first time, he was dominant leading all the way at Newcastle last time coming off a 7-week break. He may have been favoured the way the track was playing but the margin was large, I expect him to take a sit with the speed on paper here. He handles wet tracks well and love the map, he should be just easing off heels and putting them away early in the straight.

Dangers:

SO WICKED (7) has not won in almost 2 years to the day, she has been good this campaign but may have to sit up outside the leader. If she can control the race from that spot, she will keep kicking up the straight.  KNOWITALL JACK (1) rarely runs a bad race, he usually raced on the speed and will again be looking for the top, wearing the blinkers for the first time today. LUBUK (5) produced some nice sectionals last start after being forced to sit off the track without cover throughout, Avdulla takes over from Berry in the saddle.

Race 4: 3YO and Up BM72 Fillies and Mares BM72 1200m

FORBIDDEN LOVE (8) is first-up, her only other fresh run was a dominant debut win when sitting outside the speed. She wasn’t beaten far at G2 level behind Away Game at start two, she should be up on the speed and hard to run down She was good at the trials recently, sat up on the speed and wasn’t pressured when the winner broke away.

Dangers:

PHEMONOE (2) is resuming, she is a winner at her only other first-up run on debut, also here at the track. She was very quietly ridden in a recent trial at Rosehill, she shouldn’t be far away in the run and finishing hard. INSTANT ATTRACTION (6) will need to improve on her poor first-up record, she was good at the trials recently on the poly track. She has speed, King may take the mare and settle outside the leader. SWEEPING STATEMENT (5) rarely runs a bad race, she has been well beaten at her last couple but hasn’t really got the tempo to suit. She needs everything to go right as she will get back, look for her late if they burn early.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1100m

STRIKE (11) is an interesting runner, he debuted at Eagle Farm back in October and bolted in, was sent straight to the paddock and resumed in the Magic Millions 2YO feature, starting at the top of the market. He had excuses and gets the blinkers off for the first time, the trials have been really good on the synthetic track. I would like to see some money for him, especially late.

Dangers:

DAMAGED (7) bolted in to win resuming last prep then was thrown in the deep end at G3 level, he was beaten a long way but did feature in the steward’s report. He won a trial on the heavy track recently. KARAJA (4) has been more than a year between wins, she last saluted as a 2YO in Brisbane over the Winter last July. Her two runs last campaign were at Listed level and she did make ground resuming before peaking late. HULK (6) is not officially resuming but has had 6-weeks between runs, he was not pressured in a recent trial and maps well again.

Race 6: BM72 Handicap 1250m

ESCAPED (5) led all the way at Hawkesbury when resuming to get his first win out of maiden grade, he then went to Randwick in a similar race to this and was forced to sit three-wide without cover, he was beaten just over three lengths but did well to stick on for third off the torrid run. He gets his third different jockey this campaign, expect that Tommy Berry will be looking for the front.

Dangers:

AIM (4) resumes, he was a winner at his only other fresh run on debut, before going on to race six more times at his first prep He has trialed well but from the wide draw and his pattern of getting back, how much start will he be giving? SAUVESTRE (11) was a winner on debut for the Waller yard and sent straight to the paddock, I thought his trial was only fair and although he looks to have plenty of upside, I am happy to take him on if he starts at the top of the market. ZAKAT (3) is a get back type that has a consistent record considering that most of the time he is closer to last in the run than first. He has won second-up previously, look for him late again.

Race 7: BM72 Handicap 1900m

Why did they have to put this as the last leg of the Quaddie! Play very wide if you are getting involved, not a lot of confidence here. ITZ LILY (7) has been up a while like many of these, I liked the dash she showed last start after being held-up. She got clear and loomed up to win but may have just peaked late behind an impressive winner. She draws to do no work, hopefully they can just wait for her to put in for a furlong at the back end.

Dangers:

Most or all of them? DALMATIA PRINCE (3) was only fair at his first three runs this campaign but has shown improvement at the last couple. He led for a long way two starts back then looked to have every chance at the latest. He maps well again with the in-form Sherry taking the claim. PRESSURE (8) was beaten a long way resuming but wasn’t suited the way the race was run, she was brilliant from the back last time here producing the best last 200m of the race to just miss. MONSIEUR SISU (5) handles the wet tracks well and drops in class, he led for a long way before being gunned down late last time with daylight third. He needs to get a soft lead.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday August 15
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: +11m 1600m-W/Post, +8m Remainder.

Best Bet: Race 7 – NORTH PACIFIC
Race 1: ALL SAINTS’ EVE (3) from 4, 1 and 7.
Race 2: FEEL THE KNIGHT (2) from 3, 8 and 1.
Race 3: MASKED CRUSADER (7) from 5, 3 and 1.
Race 4: QUATUM (5) from 9, 1 and 6.
Race 5: TAIKOMOCHI (2) from 7, 6 and 1.
Race 6: ATHIRI (3) from 1, 7 and 9.
Race 7: NORTH PACIFIC (2) from 6, 3 and 8.
Race 8: SHARED AMBITION (1) from 10, 9 and 15.
Race 9: CHARRETERA (9) from 6, 5 and 2.

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Race 1: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1400m

ALL SAINTS’ EVE (3) is a John O’Shea trained mare resuming, she is yet to have a start on a rain affected track but the breeding suggest she be at home in it. She has shown plenty in her limited starts, a dominant win at Newcastle two back in easier class was very pleasing to the eye. She has trialed well enough and the booking of JMac has to be respected.

Dangers:

HIGH LOW BET (4) loves the wet tracks, a lot will depend on how the surface dries out over Thursday and Friday. She doesn’t win out of turn but will handle the conditions better than most. DANGING GIDGET (1) goes well on the wet tracks, she had won three in a row before well beaten last time, she did over-race and appeared in the stewards report as slow to recover. LUNAR TRAMP (7) is yet to win on a heavy track from four attempts, she will get back and needs everything to go right. She was good enough late last time at Warwick Farm, the speed will need to be on and the track playing fairly

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1200m

FEEL THE KNIGHT (2) goes on top in what looks a tricky Highway. He ran on hard with the best 600m-200m sectional of the race over a 1000m Highway two starts back here on the heavy track, he can be forgiven last time as he featured in the steward’s report pulling up lame. Back on the big track, look for him late.

Dangers:

NICCIROSE (3) bolted in by 6 lengths last start in at his first crack at a Highway, he handled the conditions well and if he gets straight on the bunny again, will be hard to run down. NORTHERN WILDEROSE (8) meets the winner better at the weights but she did appear to have every chance last time, will the claim help? BEACON (1) comes through the same race but was beaten out of sight, he may need an improving track condition.

Race 3: BM88 Handicap 1100m

MASKED CRUSADER (7) makes his much-anticipated return, he came on the scene with a brilliant maiden win before going on to dominate two at two starts last campaign. He was most dominant when leading throughout at his latest, his trial was good and surely, he takes care of this lot.

Dangers:

VARDA (5) looks the obvious danger, she is flying this prep winning all three. A little concerning that all of those wins have come away from Randwick, JMac takes the ride and will need to deliver a peach to beat the fave. STAR BOY (3) has some pace and will try to lead, he won’t want to get in a speed dual early. The form through his last start has held-up well. SINGLE BULLET (1) will be on the speed for a long way, put him for the minors only.

Race 4: 3&4YO Handicap BM72 Handicap 1100m

QUATUM (5) was backed from black figures into red at his debut at Warwick Farm on the heavy track, he led, kicked hard into the straight and although he was a little wayward in the run home, was dominant to win by 1.3 lengths with almost 7 back to third. His sectionals were good and the stable is going well.

Dangers:

TORUN (9) is also undefeated after winning on debut, he was backed as if there was no settling to start odds-on at Hawkesbury and didn’t disappoint those that were keen to take the tomato sauce odds. He won by almost 4 lengths easing down, this is harder but deserves his shot off that dominant win. BEST STONE (1) didn’t handle the heavy track resuming form the paddock, she turned that around last time when on the speed on the rain affected ground at Canterbury and dug in hard to win. In form Sherry takes the 3kg claim, she may have to sit parker here though. DESTINATION (6) didn’t show much last prep but looks to have come back well with a strong win at Kembla down in grade.

Race 5: Premier’s Cup Prelude 1800m

TAIKOMOCHI (2) has good tactical speed, a lot will depend on if he can find the top early. He led for a long way at Rosehill in the Winter Stakes, he again led and was run down in the latter stages on the soft track. He looks short enough in the market, maybe wait and a bet early in play if he does get an easy lead.

Dangers:

TORYJOY (7) has had a month between runs, she will also be looking for the lead and a lot will depend on how the track is playing. She placed at her last two, she has had a month between runs and trialed well. ATTENTION RUN (6) resumed with a win at Rosehill, she over-raced and was well beaten last time and has had 7-weeks between runs. She was good in a recent trial at Gosford, she should be very sharp for this, but where will she get to in the run. RAHEEN HOUSE (1) won here at G2 level on the heavy track two starts back, he doesn’t have a great record fresh and will be giving them a start. Look to see what he does late for deeper in the prep.

Race 6: BM78 Handicap 1000m

ATHIRI (3) is sure to get some opposition with her overall record, the daughter of Lonhro is still yet to win out of maiden grade. She placed at listed level last campaign, only fair at two runs since She has been off the scene for 40 weeks and looks to have come back well at the trials, she has the ability, just needs to bring it on race-day!

Dangers:

SANGRIA (1) was a Listed winner last campaign, she resumed on the heavy track, led and was only fair in the run home. She doesn’t have a great record second-up and will need the top. DE GARWIN (7) went from a maiden win, into a BM58 to score and then had 6-weeks between runs, coming here to Randwick on the heavy to score in a BM72. She looks to be going through the grades nicely, she should be on the speed for a long way with the claim. MR MOSIAC (9) won two in a row to start his career, he resumes off a 37-week break and has trialed well on the heavy track, bolting in by almost 10 lengths. He looks to have plenty of upside.

Race 7: Up and Coming Stakes 1300m

NORTH PACIFIC (2) placed behind Farnan in the Silver Slipper before going to the paddock. He resumed five weeks ago on the heavy track and couldn’t have been more impressive from the back with the best last 600m of the day to win. He has trialed well in between runs, with even luck off te inside draw, he will be winning.

Dangers:

YARDSTICK (6) debuted with a win at Canterbury in these conditions, he led throughout in a comfortable win, the third horse across the line that day has since come out and won at maiden grade. SMART IMAGE (3) is undefeated after two starts, he had been given plenty of time before his debut and maps well again. BRAVADO (8) will be giving them a start, he placed at his latest after surviving a protest in the steward’s room. This looks a great form race going forward.

Race 8: Spring Preview Handicap 1400m

SHARED AMBITION (1) was last seen on a heavy track in a Doncaster, it’s fair to say that this is a fair drop in class. He did place at one start following that before going to the paddock, the question may be if he can stick with them early over this trip. Another good ride for in-form 3kg claimer Tom Sherry.

Dangers:

NOBLE BOY (10) won the Winter Stakes on a heavy track three back, he has been well beaten at his last couple but there was a lot to like about his sectionals last time. He needs everything to go right, look for him late if the set-up is right. ORDER AGAIN (9) wasn’t far off Noble Boy in that Winter Stakes, he didn’t have much luck early last time but found the line well. If PANCHO (15) gets a start as the second emergency he comes right into calculations in what is a very open race. He was ok at the trials, another that may need further but he showed plenty at his first prep.

Race 9: Colts Geldings and Entires BM78 Handicap 1400m

CHARRETERA (9) has been very good without winning this campaign, he comes through form-lines we can line up over the last few runs. He settled closer last time and was just outgunned late, maps beautifully again and expect him to be up on the speed. He races very well here at his home track, only missing a place twice in 10 starts here.

Dangers:

MATOWATAKPE (6) is a little inconsistent but showed that at his best, he is good enough to win. Two back at Warwick Farm on a very heavy track, he stormed home to win after being slowly away. Again he will get back, if everything falls into place, he will be finishing as good as any. OFF SHAW (5) is a former Kiwi that has won two in a row here in Australia, both on heavy tracks. He will make his own luck up on the speed, the key may be getting to the rails first. THE FIRE TRAP (2) resumed in an easier race in these conditions at Warwick Farm, he ran on well to win at big odds with the best overall sectionals of the race. This is harder and am very wary of that last start SP.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Wednesday August 12
Wednesday @ Warwick Farm:

Track: Heavy 10. Rail: +5m 1000m-W/P; +3m Remainder.

Best Bet: Race 4 – HEART OF THE OAK
Race 1: FOR VALOUR (2) from 10, 1 and 7
Race 2: KINGSHEIR (4) from 5, 2 and 6.
Race 3: REDHOTCHILLYPINS (6) from 7, 9 and 3.
Race 4: WILLOWHEART (3) from 1, 8 and 10.
Race 5: ACCELERATO (4) from 3, 1 and 7.
Race 6: LEXI’S CHOICE (9) from 6, 3 and 7.
Race 7: BAANONE (2) from 10, 7 and 1.

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Race 1: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1300m

FOR VALOUR (2) debuted at Kembla 11 days ago on the heavy track, assuming it wont be any better surface here today. He was supported at huge odds, found the front and stuck on well. She was beaten on her merits but will be better for the run, we know she will be making her own luck and handles the conditions.

Dangers:

The Waller yard obviously plays an important role in this, JOVIALITY (10) goes in as the best of them for me. She has the fitness edge over her stablemate’s, placing at her last couple she just needs to settle better, especially off the inside draw where she may get crowded in the run. ROUSSEAU (1) is a recent trial winner, he may want further but wasn’t beaten far in harder grade than this last prep. GRENADO (7) is the third of Waller’s chances, also resuming and good enough at the trials recently. He gets the blinkers on for the first time, likely to settle handy.

Race 2: 3&4YO BM64 Handicap 1400m

KINGSHEIR (4) looks the best of the day, no steal at the price though and likely to start in the red. He had only been fair at the trials but the punters didn’t miss him on debut at Newcastle, backed into red figures. He was slowly away, over-raced mid-field before easing three-wide and dominating in the run home with the best sectionals of the race. Up in trip, beautifully drawn, he is good enough to take that next step.

Dangers:

LUBUK (5) had 5-weeks between runs after winning at Kembla, he was only fair in the run home at his latest on the heavy track and may need an upgrade to test the top pick. EXHIBITION (2) is not officially first-up but has had 7-weeks since his maiden win, also on a heavy track. He made some ground at his trial recently after being ridden along, he maps to get a very soft run. SATIN RUBY (6) placed at her first Australian run after a maiden win across the dit8ch in NZ, she appeared in the stewards report last time and am willing to forgive that run.

Race 3: BM72 Handicap 2200m

Only a small field but looks a tough one on paper, the confidence is low. REDHOTCHILLYPINS (6) was a winner here in these conditions at the track last start having her first run at “home”, although this is slightly harder, she was strong through the line and will run on hard.

Dangers:

SPACE IS DEEP (7) is racing well winning two of the last three,. She is also a get back and run on type, a little worried about her on the very wet track though. HENDO’S MAGIC (9) is one that has handled the heavy tracks well, he has had them when placing at his last two starts and will be making his own luck up on the speed. The key will be his ability to get a cheap sectional or two in front. CONTINUATION (3) was brave in defeat behind the top pick last time, he had to work wide without cover. He does meet the winner better at the weights after the claim, he is a must include in all bet types in what is an open race.

Race 4: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1100m

WILLOWHEART (3) was up in grade when resuming at Rosehill, she was up on the speed throughout and beaten under a length in a blanket finish. She placed at her only other second-up run, I love these Waller runners that weren’t beaten far fresh, they really seem to improve a lot. She has the speed to lead, Berry will have to make a decision early if he wants that or to take a sit.

Dangers:

BOTHERED (1) is a former Kiwi that was having her first Australian start at Gosford a fortnight ago, she found the lead and stuck on well to win narrowly in an easier race. The form has stacked up well out of that race, she will be hard to run down again if she is the first to the rail. IRISH ANGEL (8) also has pace, Avdulla will be looking for the box seat with all the speed drawn inside her. REDOUTE’S IMAGE (10) won by a small margin in maiden grade last time, she has to step right up in class but clearly handles the conditions and may be the beneficiary of an early burn from the main dangers.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1200m

ACCELERATO (4) faces a huge drop in class, 11 days ago in town in a BM88 he was brave in defeat on the heavy track. He was forced three and four-wide without cover throughout, loomed up to the leader and stuck on well for third, beaten only half a length off the torrid run. He gets a better run on today’s speed map.

Dangers:

GHOSTLY (3) has been up for a long time, he has placed at three in a row on very wet tracks. He has the wide draw and not keen on the jockey change as he will be getting back, he is a major player but don’t want to be on him at the price. KNICKPOINT (1) was only fair fresh, a winner second-up last campaign he probably wants an improving track condition. WANDER (7) placed in a BM70 here at the track last time in these conditions, he hit the line well after over-racing producing the best 800-200m sectional of the race. Look for him late.

Race 6: BM72 Handicap 1400m

LEXI’S CHOICE (9) doesn’t win out of turn but is very consistent. She has not placed at her last two on the heavy, but the beaten margins were only 1.5 lengths and 0.9 lengths. She has produced some good sectionals; I would like to see her settle better in the run. Tim Clark sticks with the ride, look for him late.

Dangers:

SUAVE (6) won two in a row to start his career, forget he went around at Canterbury resuming. He was back in the run, held-up early in the straight and steadied again late, no doubt he should have finished closer. He comes through the same race as Ghostly in the previous race, see how that form stacks up. RELUCENT (2) is fresh and may need the run, he was well beaten behind some stars when last in work, this is a huge drop in class. He is still yet to win out of maiden grade, need to see some money for him. BADOOSH (7) gets the blinkers back on, he was beaten a long way into second last time but hit the line well enough. Not sure how far back he will get though, maybe he can settle closer with the gear change.

Race 7: 5YO and Up BM72 Handicap 1600m

BAANONE (2) settled back in the field at Canterbury before making a long run, he loomed up to win but just couldn’t reel in the winner. He produced the best sectionals of the meeting at the trip, he just needs the back of the right horse when the runs come.

Dangers:

SAVIGNE (10) was racing well earlier this prep, her last couple she has been beaten a long way. She drops back in grade, JMac retains the ride and I have no doubt she is better than those last couple. She did have excuses after losing a plate last time, expect a bounce back today. SHOWMINDER (7) has placed at both heavy track runs, he will be punching forward and look for the top. He sat outside the speed here at his home track last time and stuck on well, something small in the run if he does land on the bunny. KAAPFEVER (1) was beaten a long way when back in the run resuming, this is a big drop in class and will be fitter for the run.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday August 8
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Heavy 8. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 4 – HEART OF THE OAK
Race 1: PAPAL WARRIOR (6) from 5, 4 and 2.
Race 2: ROYAL BANQUET (4) from 7, 3 and 2.
Race 3: TOTAL RECALL (13) from 3, 2 and 5.
Race 4: HEART OF THE OAK (5) from 3, 2 and 1.
Race 5: REZEALIENT (1) from 2, 7 and 6.
Race 6: KUMASI (4) from 3, 11 and 10.
Race 7: SAVATIANO (13) from 4, 5 and 1.
Race 8: TAILLEUR (10) from 4, 7 and 6.
Race 9: CRISTAL BREEZE (2) from 7, 8 and 9.

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Race 1: 3&4YO BM72 Handicap 1500m

PAPAL WARRIOR (6) won his maiden at the start of this prep, he has placed in the last three since being out of that grade and this looks no harder. He gets the inside draw and should position up behind the leader, looks a great each-way bet to nothing if you can get evens the place portion.

Dangers:

EIGER (5) won a BM66 at Scone before a Highway win here at the track at his first look last time. He will be back in the run but at the double figure odds, is worth a stab. VIENNA RAIN (4) is also going for a three-peat of wins, he will go forward and look for the top. His chances will rely on him not having to face the breeze.  DANGING GIDGET (2) is going for four wins in a row, she loves the wet tracks it seems but giving them a start, happy to be against her.

Race 2: BM78 Handicap 1500m

ROYAL BANQUET (4) has shown that he is a real winner. After placing on debut, he has won four straight, three of them this time in. Ast start at Warwick Farm on a very heavy track, he sat up on the speed and showed a great turn-of-foot when asked, running away to win by more than 5 lengths. Harder again here but he just keeps stepping up!

Dangers:

ORCEIN (7) rarely runs a bad race, he featured in eth stewards report last start with a slow recovery so happy to forgive him that run. He maps to get a soft run behind the speed. FROSTY ROCKS (3) steps up in trip, looks to have enough tactical speed to lead form the gate and Nash goes back on, looks a great jockey change. WORD FOR WORD (2) is very consistent but doesn’t win out of turn, likely to be giving them a start, she only looks a factor if they go crazy early up front.

Race 3: Highway Class 3 Set Weights 1800m

TOTAL RECALL (13) was brilliant winning his maiden at his home track of Scone last start, after settling on the leaders heels he accelerated brilliantly soon after straightening and ran away for a soft win. This is harder but he deserves his shot at a Highway off that win, maps to get the right run also.

Dangers:

Connections of GROUP THINK (3) advised that they would ride him closer last start but settled well back, there was money for him and his previous run at Grafton has proven a good form reference. BAJAN GOLD (2) gets a minor gear change, he placed here last start and didn’t have much luck at a couple of stages in the run home. BOOM GATE (5) comes through the same Highway here last time and rises in trip, he also was held-up slightly before producing the best 800m-200m sectional of the race.

Race 4: Fillies and Mares BM88 Handicap 1200m

HEART OF THE OAK (5) is resuming, she placed on debut then won at her second try returning from the paddock. She was under 20/1 at G1 level behind Probabeel and Funstar last prep, she has trialed well and with the blinkers off, should be taking care of this lot.

Dangers:

OUTBACK DIVA (3) has been very consistent this time in, connections wanted to ride her closer last start, but she again was well back and rattled off the best last 600m of the race. Drawn well and Tim Clark taking over, expect her to be a lot closer in the run. YAMAZAKI (2) is first-up and has a good record when fresh, she was trialed well enough but will be giving them a start. WANDABAA (1) is not officially fresh but has had a 6-week let-up since a hit and run mission to Brisbane last time where she was very good from the back.

Race 5: BM78 Handicap 2400m

REZEALIENT (1) doesn’t win out of turn, he has found form at his last few. Two starts back at Newcastle he was a dominant winner in an easier race, he then came to this grade and ran on well with the best last 600m of the race. They stick with the claim and the in-form Louise Day, look for him late.

Dangers:

STARDOME (2) has been so consistent racing in Brisbane this campaign, he has been up for a while but continues to race well. JMac takes the ride which is a good lead, he maps to sit behind the speed. GUISE (7) has only been fair at her last few, she probably wants and improving track? LOVESEAT (6) didn’t have much luck in the same race as the top pick last time, she was held-up in the straight but found the line well over the last furlong. He is likely to settle closer, nbot sure that is a good thing though?

Race 6: The Rosebud 3YO 1100m

KUMASI (4) won on debut, he then went to the Pago Pago at start two and was well backed, stuck on well for second behind Prague who was only fair in the Slipper the next start. I loved his recent trial here at the track, maps to get a soft run also.

Dangers:

RULERSHIP (3) didn’t have much luck at his latest run before going to the paddock, he was entitled to get closer than he did though. A recent trial winner on the synthetic, he looks to have come back well. THE FACE (11) will find this a lot harder than his debut but he couldn’t have done any more. At Gosford ten days ago, he looked to have plenty to learn on a dominant on speed win. SIXGUN (10) was sent to the paddock off a good win on debut, he made up ground on a Canterbury track that usually doesn’t allow it. If not today, watch for him going forward.

Race 7: Missile Stakes 3YO and Up Set Weights and Penalties 1200m

SAVATIANO (13) is a first-up specialist, the now 6YO mare has won 4 of 7 when coming back from the paddock. She probably doesn’t want a heavy track so a lot will depend how the track is by Saturday, she has trialed well and like the weight she gets under the conditions.

Dangers:

MELODY BELLE (4) is a star, is she ready to go fresh? She has trialed well but also has she forgotten how to win? 1200m too short? So many questions, happy to be against her. FLIT (5) goes well fresh, she was brilliant at her latest start before going to the paddock reeling off some fast sectionals late. She handles the wet, gets the blinkers on and the inside draw. KOLDING (1) was winning everything two preps ago, he probably wants further but will be getting home hard. So many questions here, tough ask and maybe some mounting yard mail would be a big help?

Race 8: BM78 Handicap 1200m

TAILLEUR (10) looks one of the best of the day, all things being equal by this time of the day, I don’t expect her to be starting in black figures. She was beautifully ridden to win resuming off a brilliant maiden win, she was beaten and a little flat off a tough wide run without cover second-up after being well backed. This is up in grade, the small field suits and she should be too good.

Dangers:

LANCASTER BOMBER (4) has been very consistent, he was also entered for Wednesday so see if he goes around then. If not, he should be getting home hard at the back-end. BEST STONE (7) is a winner at her latest beating Lancaster Bomber, she should be making her own luck up on the speed. MINTED (6) stormed home to win at Newcastle then was off the scene for 7-weeks, he again got a mile back here last time before producing the best last 800m of the race.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1200m

CRISTAL BREEZE (2) is a former import that has had two runs in Australia, he ran over the top fresh at Canterbury on a track that doesn’t easily allow it. He had three weeks before going across to Randwick and looked to have every chance but was comfortably holding down second.

Dangers:

Most of them. PARTNERS (7) rarely runs a bad race, he won back-to-back races on the heavy before placing last start. He loomed up to win but was run down late, although he gets the right run again, I am not that keen on the jockey change. FENDER (8) is undefeated after three starts, he made it a gap job at a recent trial and looks to have come back well. This is his toughest test, he may just have more upside than them? VALDOSTANA (9) has not missed a place since her debut, not sure how far back she gets though from the draw.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Wednesday August 5
Wednesday @ Canterbury:

Track: Heavy 8 Rail: Out 3m entire course.

Best Bet: Race 4 – ELEGANT GRACE
Race 1: SOLAR APEX (2) from 1, 7 and 3.
Race 2: MISTY SUMMER (8) from 3, 1 and 6.
Race 3: VIRTUOUS MISS (14) from 13, 5 and 2.
Race 4: ELEGANT GRACE (7) from 4, 10 and 3.
Race 5: MR COLORFUL (12) from 4, 5 and 1.
Race 6: EMERALDS (5) from 6, 4 and 9.
Race 7: THIS IS SO (8) from 6, 2 and 4.

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Race 1: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1550m

SOLAR APEX (2) had only been fair at the trials prior to his debut at Gosford a couple of weeks ago, it didn’t stop the punters from showing support, the official flucs were $7 into a SP of $4.80. He got a mile back and ran on hard with the best overall sectionals of the race, made up a stack of ground on a track where that’s not easy to do. Assuming the track is playing fair, he should be storming home.

Dangers:

APOLLATE (1) is a stablemate to the top pick and the only first-starter in the race. He has had three trials in readiness for this and showed plenty of improvement at the latest, hitting the line well under some riding. GENJIRO (7) has not placed at six career starts, I like the jockey change with the in-form Louise Day taking the claim. He has enough speed to lead and will be looking for the top spot.  TECTONICUS (3) was brave in defeat at Kembla last time, he sat three-wide without cover throughout and was still there at the business end.

Race 2: BM72 Handicap 1900m

Only a small field but none of the 8 returning to the winner’s enclosure would surprise. MISTY SUMMER (8) will hopefully make it an early double for Waller and the followers, she has had five weeks between runs and has a minor gear change. Last time at Gosford she was beautifully ridden to score at Gosford in what has proven a good form reference.

Dangers:

All of them. CASINO MONDIEL (3) wasn’t far away at Grafton over the carnival last start, a month between runs should have him nice and fresh for this. He has good tactical speed and will go forward. HOME GROUND (1) was off the track throughout when resuming then weakened and raced a little flat second-up after sitting outside the leader. Expect improvement from him here third-up. TOCHI (6) won back-to-back races before going to the paddock, two of her three runs this time in have been good and she loves it here at Canterbury.

Race 3: 3YO Maiden Plate 1100m

VIRTUOUS MISS (14) has only been to the races once, she went to Scone and started favourite but was easy in the betting late. She was four-wide no cover throughout just off the speed, loomed up to win but just found one better. It was a good effort off the tough run, she draws the inside and should get a much more economical run.

Dangers:

Not a lot of confidence as there looks to be a lot of improvement in many of these. TINY (13) was given plenty of time before her debut, she was beaten 5 lengths here at her first start but made good ground in a race that it was impossible to make up big margins late.  Hopefully she can settle closer and the track is playing fair. MAGIC RULER (5) has placed at both starts, he handled the heavy conditions well here last time producing some of the best sectionals on the day. CAT D’ORO (2) comes through the same race here last start and never got a crack at them I the straight, no doubt he will improve as most of Waller’s do second-up. Huge jockey change also with JMac replacing Schofield.

Race 4: Fillies and Mares BM72 Handicap 1550m

ELEGANT GRACE (7) gets the blinkers on for the first time, she has won twice this campaign and although she failed to run a place here at her latest, there’s no doubt she should have. She was behind the leader, inconvenienced early in the straight and never saw daylight over the last 100m. She protested against third unsuccessfully, this is easier and maps to get the gun run. She looks one of the best of the day on an each-way basis.

Dangers:

SAIGON (4) was a maiden winner when resuming before going on to win her first start out of that grade. She is likely to be giving them a start and will need a fair track, if all that falls into place, look for her late. YOU TOO (10) looks an improver second-up for Waller, she didn’t have much luck and was strong through the line resuming, she went straight into the black book. If not today, wait until she gets on to a bigger track. EXPRESS PRINCESS (3) led all the way on a heavy track in an easier race against the girls last start, not sure she gets to the fence first here though.

Race 5: BM72 Handicap 1100m

MR COLORFUL (12) gets a stack of gear changes, he has good speed and looks the leader. Love the jockey change with one of the best in the business when on speed Tim Clark replacing Glyn Schofield, if he brings the same form as his Hawkesbury win two starts ago they won’t be catching him.

Dangers:

SAVOURY (4) is first-up for the Bjorn Baker yard, both his career wins have come her eat the track, one of them when fresh. He has trialed well and should go forward. He may need cover, if he lands in the breeze outside the leader, lay him in the run. JUAN DIVA (5) gets some gear changes, she was very consistent before being outclassed at G2 level before going to the paddock. Her latest trial was good, passing some runners on the way home but was not ridden out. LANCASTER BOMBER (1) has been very consistent this time in, he has two wins earlier in eth prep and after a month between runs, produced the best last 800m of the race here at the track last time in a day when that was not easy to do from the back.

Race 6: BM72 Handicap 1250m

EMERALDS (5) has had one back from the paddock, she got well back and made good ground against the bias and tempo of the race. He produced the best last 600m of the race, she gets the blinkers on for the first time and gets a positive jockey change. Up in trip and a winner at his first second-up try, I expect her to settle a lot closer.

Dangers:

VITESSE (6) doesn’t win out of turn but is very consistent, they have adopted new tactics with her at the last couple and ridden her up on the speed. She handles the heavy tracks well, love the map also. She looks the only danger. LILLEMOR (4) will also be up on the speed, her chances will rely on her getting on the bunny and first to the rail. EMPRESS BEA (9) resumed with a win at Gosford, she was coming away from them late after a gem of a drive, she may just need a little luck getting off the inside when the runs come.

Race 7: Colts Geldings and Entires BM72 Handicap 1550m

Tough race to finish, Quaddie players should be including most of these on their tickets. THIS IS SO (8) won back-to-back races last campaign, he has had two runs this campaign and although he has not placed, has not been beaten far. He maps to get the soft run and there does look to be a lot of speed underneath, hopefully he gets across and maps to get the cold sit on the leaders.

Dangers:

ASSAULT’N’BATHORY (6) will go forward and make his own luck, he has the speed to lead but may be better suited taking a sit. Handles the tracks well and although he has been up for an eternity, is racing so consistently. KNOWITALL JACK (2) hasn’t been far away in three runs this campaign, he gets in well with the claim and will be making his own luck up on the speed. See how the track is playing early in the day, if it is favouring those on the speed, he will start the favourite. BAANONE (4) produced the best 800m-200m sectional of the race last start on a day you did not want to be back in the field. Needs everything to go right with his pattern of racing on this track.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday August 1
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: +9m 1600m-W/Post; +7m Remainder

Best Bet: Race 3 – KORDIA
Race 1: ROYAL BANQUET (1) from 3, 6 and 9.
Race 2: HALCYON HOUSE (5) from 8, 4 and 15.
Race 3: KORDIA (7) from 2, 6 and 1.
Race 4: JUAN DIVA (3) from 5, 4 and 10.
Race 5: WORD FOR WORD (2) from 5, 8 and 6.
Race 6: KISS THE BRIDE (2) from 5, 3 and 1.
Race 7: BLACK MAGNUM (4) from 7, 2 and 1.
Race 8: MONTEFILIA (10) from 4, 1 and 2.
Race 9: OFF SHAW (6) from 9, 5 and 1.

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Race 1: 3&4YO BM72 Handicap 1300m

A lot will depend on if ROYAL BANQUET (1) gets a start and backs up off a dominant win on Wednesday. I am presuming he won’t if he does, he clearly is the one to beat. SYNCLINE (3) is a dual-acceptor that will probably go here if the top pick is a non-starter in this, he won his maiden by almost 6 lengths and then went on to win at his first go out of that grade last time on a heavy track. He will try and lead throughout. Others with a chance include LUBUK (6) for the Waller yard and FLING (9) who is going for three in a row also. Tough race to make a betting plan for with four dual-acceptors around the likely favourite who was dominate winning on Wednesday.

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1200m

HALCYON HOUSE (5) is a real winner, he is going for three in a row after winning at Muswellbrook and Moree at his last two. He has shown his versatility in those two wins, a win behind the speed and one running on from the back after a great ride. Will the inside gate be no good like it was at Rosehill last week? Hard to know at this stage of the day.

Dangers:

GLAMOUR CAT (8) is fresh off a 6-weel break, her three runs this time in have all been in Highway’s, she was a little disappointing last time. Expect her to settle further off them which I prefer here. GOLDEN AVENGER (4) gets the blinkers back on, he wasn’t beaten far at Tamworth a week ago and did win when third-up last campaign. If MR MAGICAL (15) gets a start as the first emergency, he comes right into calculations.

Race 3: BM94 Handicap 1300m

KORDIA (7) is my best of the day, he was an easing favourite when resuming off a year-long break and stormed home with the best sectionals of the race to win. Last time he produced the best last 600m of the day but gave away too much start, the small field suits and can’t see them able to fend off his punishing finishing burst.

Dangers:

MAN OF PEACE (2) won on the inner track here last time after leading all the way, he was favoured with the way the track was playing so I expect him to be a drifter in the betting. If you are going to back him, wait until late. YOU MAKE ME SMILE (6) has not won this time in but showed good improvement at the latest. He is a winner here on a couple of occasions, handles all conditions and will be making his own luck up on the speed. Happy to be right against NOBLE BOY (1). He was poor at Rosehill last time off a Listed win prior to that, the kid stays on and he is just too inconsistent to be taking each-way odds.

Race 4: 3&4YO BM72 Handicap 1000m

JUAN DIVA (3) is resuming, hard to line-up her fresh form as her only other first-up run was on debut. She probably wants an improving track condition but happy to side with her on talent alone. She was brilliant winning at Kembla two back then beaten out of sight behind the smart mudlark Rubisaki before going to the paddock. Watch the betting for any money for her fresh.

Dangers:

ESCAPED (5) is second-up after winning fresh, he was only fair when second-up last prep at Listed level but this looks a lot easier. He should be making his own luck up on the speed. KARAJA (4) is resuming off a 33-week break, last seen at Eagle Farm behind Alligator Blood, she was a winner on debut at her only fresh win. She should be midfield in the run and loves the wet.  EMANATE (10) is only lightly raced and also resumes, she has trialed well and has good speed, just a little worried that she may not get the front and then what off the inside gate?

Race 5: BM78 Handicap 1600m

WORD FOR WORD (2) goes well on the wet tracks, she won at Rosehill three back and has been good enough at two starts since. Last time she had the best last 600m sectional of the race, she needs everything to go right but looks suited b the field size and should be finishing as good as any.

Dangers:

CONVINCED (5) will also get back, he has been freshened with a 6-week break coming off a poor run here at the track. He was super the start prior when resuming against the pattern of the race. DERBARI (8) has been very consistent over his 9-start career, unlike the top two picks he will be making his own luck up on the speed. ADANA (6) doesn’t win out of turn, he was ok two back before having no chance the way the track was playing last start. Forget he went around there.

Race 6: Colts Geldings and Entires BM78 Handicap 1800m

KISS THE BRIDE (2) looks hard to beat in a race that has been knocked around with early scratching’s. He has placed at his last two, advised to settle closer in the run last time and was camped just off the speed. He made an early move to get outside the lead upon straightening and produced the best 800m-400m of the race. JMac takes over in the saddle, this guy has his foot on the till.

Dangers:

Surprisingly, ORCEIN (5) is the only Waller runner in the race, is still yet to win at the track, he was well ridden to win three starts back across town at Rosehill before placing at his last two. Avdulla sticks with the ride. NIGHT OF POWER (3) has been getting a long way back, they did advised of a COT to be ridden closer two back but a poor start put an end to that.  Will they try and be more positive from the draw? DECROUX (1) was good coming from behind at Canterbury last start, never an easy task on that track. That was a form turnaround, need to see him show more consistency.

Race 7: BM88 Handicap 1100m

BLACK MAGNUM (4) returned on the heavy track on the inside Kenso circuit two weeks ago, he was officially beaten just over a length but I have no doubt he should have won. He settled behind the leader and was twice blocked for a run over the last furlong. He has won 2 of 4 when second-up and maps well again.

Dangers:

SANGRIA (7) will be looking for the top early, she resumes today and has had a good hit-outat the trials, winning easily. Like the booking of Berry who retains the ride, she has a good record fresh. INANUP (2) goes well on the heavy tracks, he showed that across town at Rosehill three weeks ago running over the top of them late. Looks a huge negative jockey change though with Nash being replaced by the three kilo claimer, hard to overlook that. SINGLE BULLET (1) has been in the paddock for the best part of a year, he has trialed well recently but just hard to know how much start he will be giving?

Race 8: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1800m

MONTEFILIA (10) was a real eye-catcher when she returned on the Kenso track, probably because of how green she was. She was last early and racing ungenerously, came widest into the straight and reeled off the best overall sectional of the day at the trip to get within a length at the finish. She looks to be well above average.

Dangers:

FULMINA (4) has been racing well this campaign, she looked a little disappointing on paper last start when beaten as favourite but her run was better than it looked. She had to do all the work, looks to get a more economical run today. MONEGAL (1) was breathtaking resuming and has placed at both runs since, is she just a Rosehill horse though? She will get back and give them a start, look for her late. GUISE (2) has had plenty of starts since we last saw her win, handles the conditions ok but another that will need the track to be playing fair as she will get back.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1400m

OFF SHAW (6) rises in class, this does look a very winnable race. He has won half of his six career starts, he resumed at Kembla at BM64 level and was a well backed favourite. He jumped awkwardly but found the front, I loved the way he kicked back when challenged in the straight with a huge gap to third. His chances will rely on him not having to face the breeze.

Dangers:

CHARRETERA (9) was straight in the black-book after rattling home last time in a race that a couple of these came through. He is very consistent but doesn’t win out of turn, his pattern of racing is probably the cause of that. He will get back. STEEL DIAMOND (5) has the awkward draw to overcome, she loves the wet tracks. She won back-to-back races before storming home last time in the best last 600m of the day at the trip. Look for her late. STELLA SEA SUN (1) chased hard last start but was well beaten in a race we can line up the form.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday July 25
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Soft 7. Rail: Out 8m entire course.

Best Bet: Race 9 – VARDA
Race 1: HOT ‘N’ HAZY (7) from 2, 3 and 8.
Race 2: HIBISCUS LADY (7) from 4, 6 and 8.
Race 3: VIBRANT KNIGHT (8)from 1, 5 and 4.
Race 4: ROHERYN (6) from 3, 2 and 1.
Race 5: KORCHO (1) from 7, 9 and 3.
Race 6: FARETTI (8) from 3, 2 and 7.
Race 7: NOBLE BOY (6)from 1, 3 and 9.
Race 8: OUTBACK DIVA (9) from 2, 1 and 4.
Race 9: VARDA (5) from 3, 11 and 6.

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Race 1: 2YO Handicap 1200m

HOT ‘N’ HAZY (7) was all the talk on social media following a brilliant trial during the week at Goulburn, he looks to have come back well. He won his maiden at Wagga back in February and returns here, he may be overbet off the trial after all the talk? It was brilliant and he should lead for a long way.

Dangers:

SMART IMAGE (2) debuted at Warwick Farm two weeks ago, he was slowly away and worse than mid-field on the fence before easing to the middle and running over the top. He produced the best overall sectional of the race. BRAVADO (3) is also undefeated after one start, another that got back and ran on well. Berry takes over, not sure about that jockey change on a horse that is likely to be giving them a start. Watch for any money for the two debutants, in particular the Gerald Ryan trained THE FACE (8).

Race 2: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1200m

This looks the toughest race of the day. HIBISCUS LADY (7) looks a good chance at double figure odds, she won at three of her first four starts but has not won since. She ran on hard at her latest to be beaten 3 lengths in the fastest sectionals of the race. Look for her late.

Dangers:

IN LIGHTEN ME (4) resumed with a win against the girls in easier grade than this, she got a lot further back than what we were used to seeing from her last prep. Nash sticks with the ride, up in trip I expect her to be closer in the run. LILLEMOR (6) doesn’t know how to run a bad race, she looks the leader and unfortunately, we won’t have much guide how the track is playing by this time of the day. She takes on the older horses and will give plenty of cheek in front. SUPER OASIS (8) is resuming and has a terrific record fresh. She has trialed well unlike many Waller runners, she should be looking for the top, hopefully she takes the sit.

Race 3: Highway Class 3 Set Weights 1500m

VIBRANT KNIGHT (8) won a Moruya maiden resuming at start two, he then never looked like getting run down at his first go out of that grade. He was a little wayward in the run home and the winkers have been added, this could be Hughie’s comeback winner in the saddle. Wil the inside gate be a blessing, surely if he jumps well he will look for the top.

Dangers:

EIGER (1) has the wide draw to overcome, he was mid-field in the run at his home track last time and finished too strong to score. He will get a mile back here but with the right horse to follow into the straight, should hit the line hard. GROUP THINK (5) won an easier race before two good results at Grafton over the carnival. He has good finishing speed, look for him late. MORPHEUS (4) was backed as if unbeatable at Mudgee last start to win an easier race, he deserves his chance at winning a Highway.

Race 4: July Sprint 1100m

ROHERYN (6) continued his undefeated record when racing first-up here at the track a month ago, he was last on the fence settling before getting a split before the furlong pole and running them down for what was a comfortable win in the end. He does need everything to go right, the tempo needs to be strong and the track playing fair. Look for him late.

Dangers:

EDUARDO (3) is one of the more interesting runners of the day. He is first-up since changing stables, now with the Joe Pride yard. He has trialed well and will certainly have the tactical advantage over the top pick up on the speed. Money talks with this yard. GLENALL (2) is also resuming and has a good record fresh, he wasn’t beaten far behind some of the best WFA horses in the land when last seen and has trialed well enough. SPECIAL REWARD (1) is first-up also, he really peaked at the back-end of last prep winning back-to-back black-type races.

Race 5: BM78 Handicap 2400m

KORCHO (1) is a former import that has had three starts in Oz, he was poor at the first two but showed a stack of improvement off the ling break last time and won a similar race to this. He was big odds off those two ordinary efforts, Nash sticks with the ride and even with the extra weight here, can win again.

Dangers:

LOVESEAT (7) stuck on well over the two miles in the Stayers Cup last start here on the heavy track, she has ticked over nicely at the trials since. TRUE MARVEL (9) is having his first go here at the track, he won back-to-back races before getting up to this grade at Randwick last time. He got back in the run and produced the best overall sectionals of the race, I expect him to settle a little closer from the draw today. DESERT PATH (3) comes through the same race as him last time, he had the best 800m-200m sectional of the race and just looked to peak late.

Race 6: 3YO BM70 Handicap 1400m

Tough start to the Quadrella, those playing should almost think about the F in this leg and throwing the lot in and hoping for something at huge odds! FARETTI (8) will try and lead again, he placed at his first two this prep then weakened late in a harder race. He steps up in trip and should be able to get a soft lead.

Dangers:

All of them! TRAVEST (3) will have support, he won his first two then produced the best sectionals of the day at the trip at start three. He will be giving them a start, unless the track is favouring those running on he looks poison odds early. ACADEMY (2) will also be giving them a start, he was ok last time from the back but did appear to have every chance. PAPAL WARRIOR (7) won his maiden earlier in the prep and has raced well since coming out of that grade. He maps to get a sift run behind the speed with Nash taking over in the saddle.

Race 7: Winter Challenge Quality 1500m

NOBLE BOY (6) is a real winner, and he loves the wet tracks. Last time here two weeks ago in a race a few of these contested, he got back in the run and produced the best last 800m of the race to get up narrowly. He does meet them worse at the weights but in these conditions with a likely good tempo, he will be hard to hold out late.

Dangers:

TAIKOMOCHI (1) made a trip to Tasmania before finishing his last prep, he resumed here in the lead-up a fortnight ago and started huge odds. He led and stuck on well and wasn’t beaten far into second. Expect him to be carving over to lead again. MUGATOO (3) resumes today, he won three on a row to start his last campaign, he may need further against opposition of this standard but should be hitting the line as good as any. SPECIAL MISSILE (9) was sent north for a crack at the feature on the Sunny Coast two weeks ago, he sat up on the speed and stuck n well. He probably has to sit parked again today.

Race 8: BM88 Handicap 1300m

OUTBACK DIVA (9) never runs a bad race, she was runner-up resuming then won an easier race here at the track. She was across town at Randwick last time, off the track throughout, it was a great effort to stick on for third. She gets the good claim again and with even luck in running, will finish as good as any.

Dangers:

PRIME CANDIDATE (2) was slowly away here two weeks ago, forced to sit three-wide without cover before getting up outside the lead. He took over in the straight and was only gunned down late off the tough run. TRUE DETECTIVE (1) had two heavy track wins in a row, he didn’t have a lot of luck when the runs came last time but was entitled to finish a little closer. POETIC CHARMER (4) comes through the same race, he was third across the line and tried unsuccessfully to be promoted to second in the steward’s room. He will get back and need everything to go right.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1100m

VARDA (5) had not won since her debut before resuming at Canterbury she may have been flattered the way the track was playing after leading all the way but did bolt in by 5 lengths. She then came here last meeting and sat outside the leader, found the front at the furlong and ran away to win by almost 2 lengths. She will be on the speed again, hard to see what can beat her.

Dangers:

PRAIRIE FIRE (3) got a mile out of his ground on the Kenso track last start before rattling home into second. Will he get back again after being ridden closer the start prior? Hard to see him giving the top pick a start like that and a beating. PARTNERS (11) has won two in a row, both leading all the way. He took the step out of Highway grade nicely last time but can he sit outside the speed and win? LORD ZOULANDER (6) is flying at the moment going for four wins in a row. He should be able to get over and get a sit off the fence behind the speed.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Wednesday July 22
Wednesday @ Canterbury:

Track: Heavy 8. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 2 – LA FORET
Race 1: YARDTSICK (9) from 6, 2 and 7.
Race 2: LA FORET (5) from 9, 14 and 7.
Race 3: PEACE OF MIND (3) from 8, 6 and 2.
Race 4: SOMNUS (11) from 12, 6 and 7.
Race 5: BEST STONE (11) from 4, 1 and 10.
Race 6: KNICKPOINT (1) from 12, 11 and 13.
Race 7: THIS IS SO (11) from 1, 9 and 5.

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Race 1: 2YO Colts and Geldings Maiden 1100m

Want to be with one of the first starters here so watch the betting for more info closer to the jump. YARDTSICK (9) has won both of his recent trials, the latest on a heavy track. Nash takes the ride for the Gai/Bott team, no doubt they will push forward early.

Dangers:

JET PROPULSION (6) is a dual-acceptor, look to see if he is a scratching yesterday. He has been very good at two recent trials. BEYLIKS (2) looks the best of the two raced horses, he has place at three of five runs. They rode him closer last start but he over-raced badly, he needs to learn how to settle better. MAGIC RULER (7) is the other that has had a run, he was second on debut at Hawkesbury after settling mid-field.

Race 2: 2YO Fillies Maiden 1100m

LA FORET (5) debuted at Kembla just under a fortnight ago, there was aa stack of money for her late coming off two good efforts at the trials. She les and kicked early in the run home, the long straight got to her though and she was run down in the last strides with a gap to third. Hopefully she can lead again with the blinkers on for the first time, we know how this track can favour those on the speed.

Dangers:

TICKET TO RIDE (9) has placed at two of five runs, both of those were when first-u as she is here today. She will find this a lot easier than last prep when she tackled three straight black type races. Watch the betting for the baby girls that are making their first trip to the races, most notably WAAFIYA (14) for the Snowden’s and MY SISTER CAROLE (7), a stablemate to the top pick that was a recent trial winner on the heavy track.

Race 3: Fillies and Mares BM74 Handicap 1550m

PEACE OF MIND (3) resumed with a win at Newcastle after a gun ride, she then went and took on the boys on the Kenso track last time and was slightly held-up before chasing well late without looking the winner. She won third-up last campaign, a little concerned that he will get a little further back than the last couple of runs.

Dangers:

WHAT A GIRL (8) is yet to win out of maiden grade, he was poor resuming on the heavy track but showed plenty of improvement last time after being ridden further back. Expect her to be ridden back again here. NISHKA (6) beat the girls on an easier race last time at Hawkesbury, she ran on hard with the best sectionals of the race. Harder here and not a fan of the jockey change with Reith taking over. TOCHI (2) has good speed and will go forward, she was poor second-up but can improve if able to dictate.

Race 4: BM74 Handicap 1900m

SOMNUS (11) placed at his first two runs this campaign. He then went to Newcastle and was backed as if there was no settling and they didn’t miss. He sat outside the leader, took over before the straight and ran away to win by more than 4 lengths. He gets in light with the claim, how do they beat him from the good draw? Short but sweet!

Dangers:

FIELDS OF YULONG (12) has not won this time in, he was not officially first-up last start but was off a 7-week break and hit the line hard at Newcastle.  Hard to see him turning the tables on the top pick though. LORD GODODDIN (6) gets the blinkers on for the first time and the services of three kilo claimer Louise Day, expect her to settle closer from the good draw. MAGIC OVER THE BAY (7) over-raced and was poor in the run home last start, he will need to improve on his poor second-up record though. Put him in for the minor exotic spots only.

Race 5: BM74 Handicap 1200m

BEST STONE (11) was resuming at Randwick on the heavy track last start and missed a place for the first time in her career. It was also her first run on a heavy track, co-incidence? We are likely to get a soft track come race-day and she is clearly better than what that fresh run reads on paper. She will go forward and look for cover, expect her to be a big improver (assuming the track is not real heavy).

Dangers:

It looks a very tough race. ACCELERATO (4) on the other hand doesn’t mind the heavy tracks winning two of four on them. He hit the line hard in a tougher race last time to just miss the placings, likely to get further back here but will be storming home. GHOSTLY (1) gets the concussion plates off for the first time, that can only be a positive! A back-marker that may need luck, Hyeronimus to ride? SUAVE (10) is resuming he won his first two starts before a fair effort up in grade prior to going to the paddock. Clark rides and no doubt will be punching forward early.

Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1100m

KNICKPOINT (1) has the tough draw to overcome, it may just mean we will be getting a better price in the biggest field of the day. The Godolphin son of Carlton House has been gelded in the time off, he is a winner of two of three when resuming. The last time we saw him he was near the top of the market at Listed level, this is a lot easier. Nash takes the ride, I expect he will be positive and look for cover mid-field.

Dangers:

BADIA (12) is a stablemate to the top pick and also resuming, she has only been fair at the trials and will be giving them a start. She has ability and was good at her first go out of maiden grade. SUPER OASIS (11) is also drawn poorly (and also first-up), lover her trial and she is a go forward horse, but can she sit parked in the breeze and win? ESTRADO (13) has been ridden more conservatively at her last two starts and placed at both, I expect she will be midfield in the run and looking for the back of the top pick to get the cart home.

Race 7: Colts Geldings and Entires BM70 Handicap 1550m

THIS IS SO (11) has obviously had some issues, he showed plenty at his first prep but was in the paddock for just over a year, he resumed at the Kenso track in heavy conditions off the long break, got back and never got a shot at them late. He was only beaten 0.7 lengths and should have probably won, covering the last 400m in the quickest of the race. He was a winner at his only other second-up run.

Dangers: KNOWITALL JACK (1) looks the leader, he has been unplaced at his last two since resuming but not beaten far and will appreciate coming back in trip. If the track is playing to those on the speed like it can, expect that he will be well backed throughout the day. SHOWMINDER (9) is another that will go forward but may have to sit parked in the breeze, he won resuming and two good placing since He will be making his own luck. BENTLEY MAGIC (5) gets Louise Day who has a good book of rides, he maps well and should have the cold sit on the leaders. His chances will improve as the condition of the track does.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday July 18
Saturday @ Kensington:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 6 – CRISTAL BREEZE
Race 1: BAZOOKA (1) from 5, 4 and 2.
Race 2: MR MAGICAL (4) from 9, 3 and 7.
Race 3: TAILLEUR (3) from 11, 2 and 1.
Race 4: SAVIGNE (8) from 3, 2 and 1.
Race 5: TORYJOY (7) from 5, 1 and 2.
Race 6: CRISTAL BREEZE (7) from 1, 4 and 3.
Race 7: SPACEBOY (4) from 11, 2 and 1.
Race 8: STRAWB (7) from 1, 11 and 3.
Race 9: LA GAI SOLEIL (11) from 8, 5 and 13.

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Race 1: 2YO Handicap 1400m

BAZOOKA (1) won his maiden on a heavy track before going to the paddock, he was well beaten when resuming against the older horses. From the good draw and the claim, back against his own age group, expect him to settle closer and win his first race out of maiden grade.

Dangers:

STOLEN GLANCE (5) was never clear and forget she went around when resuming, she then stormed home to narrowly miss last time. She may settle closer with Tim Clark taking the ride. MONTEFILIA (4) won at Newcastle on debut, he got further back at Start two in a harder race than this and didn’t run on. He has only been fair at the trials but don’t be fooled by that with this stable. SQUANTO (2) is yet to win a race, he placed at his first two then was poor at Warwick Farm last time. He will get back and need everything to go right in the run.

Race 2: Highway Class 2 Handicap 1100m

This Highway looks as tough as they come. The undefeated MR MAGICAL (4) goes on top, he resumed at Nowra and saluted at his first go out of maiden grade He was an easing favourite, after a perfect ride he took over inside the furlong and was strong through the line. He deserves his crack at this.

Dangers:

SOPHIE’S LASS (9) won her maiden before going to the paddock, she resumed at Scone and sat off the track without cover and was still too good in the run home. There has been a winner come through that race since, it looks a good form reference. NICCIROSE (3) gets a stack of gear changes, he looked to have every chance at Scone last time. This is his first Highway, he draws well to get a cheap run. FOXIE LA BELLE (7) was well beaten resuming in a similar race, she wasn’t sighted until the last furlong running on hard from a mile back. She can settle closer from the better draw.

Race 3: 3YO BM74 Handicap 1100m

TAILLEUR (3) will start the shortest priced favourite of the day, and deservedly so. She is undefeated after two starts, she won by panels at Gosford before going to the paddock. She resumed here at Randwick on the big track, settled behind the speed and hit the line well with the best sectionals of the race. She maps well again.

Dangers:

SATIN RUBY (11) is an ex-Kiwi that won her maiden before coming across the ditch. She was favoured the way the race was run at her first Australian start but did enough to suggest she can improve here. EMERALDS (2) is resuming, she doesn’t have a great record and may need further. This is easier than her last couple of runs and will appreciate the drop in grade. MATOWATAKPE (1) won an easier race at Warwick Farm at his latest, the connections informed of a COT and he settled a little closer. Expect him to be up outside the speed again.

Race 4: 3&4YO BM78 Handicap 1800m

SAVIGNE (8) handles the heavy tracks well. She won at Canterbury two back after a peach of a ride behind the speed, she was here at the Kenso last time and beaten narrowly,. She was again ridden well behind the speed and exploded to the front, she probably got clear too early in eth straight and was a target late.

Dangers:

ORCEIN (3) is a stablemate to the top pick (Waller does have four in the race), he had a soft run to win two starts back then was narrowly beaten off a wide trip without cover last time. He maps a lot better here and loses nothing with Avdulla replacing Nash. KISS THE BRIDE (2) won three races campaign, he seems to get better with racing. He is third-up today and was good last start, he can over-race though and will need to settle in the run to finish best. HOME GROUND (1) was off the track for 86 weeks, he has obviously had some issues. His run was encouraging resuming, sat up on the speed but weakened late understandably. He is a former Listed winner as a 3YO, expect improvement.

Race 5: BM94 Handicap 1800m

TORYJOY (7) hasn’t won this time in, this looks no harder than three runs since resuming. She may have to sit parked outside the leader but that looks a good map for her if she can control the tempo. She was only run down late last time after leading, if she does happen to get to the rail first I will be betting again in the run.

Dangers:

MATOWI (5) comes through the same race as the top selection last time, he was a mile back and came with the winner producing the best last 800m sectional of the race. FRANKELY AWESOME (1) is a last start Listed winner, he was a long time between drinks and does jump sharply in weight off that victory. He would only need to bring that again here to make it back-to-back wins. HERENGAWE (2) is an ex-Kiwi that has only been fair at two Australian starts, he should be fully fit here and always wary of these Waller runners that have not yet had a win for him, it won’t be far away.

Race 6: BM88 Handicap 1400m

CRISTAL BREEZE (7) had his chance behind the smart winner (who is also engaged here) last start, but I like the way the race maps for him this time around. He was forced to come wide and off the track whereas here he looks to get more favours and will be closer to the rail. He also could have been a little flat second-up off a long break and a trip half way around the world.

Dangers:

MAN OF PEACE (1) never runs a bad race, you know what you will get with him. He will jump and run and try to lead all the way, he led everywhere bar the post at Flemington last time. HANDSPUN (4) can certainly win but is my lay of the day at the current price. She was terrific running the best sectionals of the day last time but came through the field, I think today she will come wide and won’t be as dynamic when asked to sprint. THY KINGDOM COME (3) has been racing well in Queensland and Nash gets the ride.

Race 7: BM78 Handicap 1000m

SPACEBOY (4) is an out and out leader, although there is some speed here, I think he still leads, and still wins. He won at Wyong by panels on a soft track then was here two weeks ago on the bigger track and gave nothing else a chance. Sometimes these races with speed on paper can turn into the opposite, Kathy O’Hara is riding well and may be able to pinch it.

Dangers:

ROSINA KOJONUP (11) is a most interesting runner for the Bjorn Baker yard. She was last seen in the Gosford Guineas in December of 2018, she has obviously had some issues but has trialed brilliantly. She likes to be on the speed but probably takes the sit from the good draw. BLACK MAGNUM (2) is first-up, he has a great record fresh winning three of four previous runs when resuming from a break. He will be the beneficiary if the top two picks go at each other early. WITHERSPOON (1) has been up for a while and is going for three wins in a row. Just worried about the map, she has speed and is drawn wide, surely she is wide throughout?

Race 8: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1400m

STRAWB (7) looks one of the best of the day, she is stepping up in class, something she looks to have plenty of. She sat off the track at Newcastle tow in resuming then was again at her home track last time destroying her rivals at a very short quote. Can she handle this grade, no doubt, I would have preferred a jockey change but good on the camp for sticking with him.

Dangers:

THREEOOD (1) has been up forever, she won three races earlier in the prep and is still racing well. She will go forward and look for cover, the weight may be an issue. BOWERY BREEZE (11) is racing well, she produced some good late sectionals from back in the field last time in an easier race, up in grade here but back against her own sex. HIGH LOW BET (3) loomed last start, she loves it wet, this rain around Sydney town during the week won’t hurt her chances.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1550m

LA GAI SOLEIL (11) could be a one-out job for Quaddie players, she will be short in the betting taking on the older horses but looks very hard to beat. She has won all three starts this campaign, from a soft maiden Canberra maiden win back in May to a last start win here at the track in heavy conditions. She got a mile back and rattled home, expect her to settle closer and be too quick when asked the question.

Dangers:

CONVINCED (8) is a month between runs, he will be an improver as the track dries out. He was slow to recover off a heavy track failure last time, the run prior I like the way he attacked the line. He will be giving them a start. ADANA (5) is yet to win this time in, he showed improvement last time running on with the best last 400m of the race against the pattern. DERBARI (13) is coming off a last start win at Kembla in much easier grade than this, he did everything asked and although he will find this tougher, he gets in with no weight.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday July 11
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Soft 6. Rail: Out 5m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 5 – VARDA
Race 1: NORTH PACIFIC (2) from 1, 3 and 6.
Race 2: FULMINA (10) from 3, 2 and 5.
Race 3: ROTHENBURG (1) from 3, 8 and 15.
Race 4: FROSTY ROCKS (2) from 1, 7 and 11.
Race 5: VARDA (5) from 2, 3 and 1.
Race 6: BANDERSNATCH (1) from 6, 5 and 2.
Race 7: DEALMAKER (7) from 8, 6 and 4.
Race 8: PRIME CANDIDATE (7) from 11, 3 and 2
Race 9: CHARRETERA (9) from 4, 1 and 5

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Race 1: 2YO Handicap 1100m

NORTH PACIFIC (2) debuted in the Silver Slipper here back before we were even thinking about COVID, he settled back in the field and rattled off the best last 400m of the race getting into third. THe winner Farnan went on to big things, he has trialed well and it may just be a case of getting the luck when needed off the inside draw.

Dangers:

LADY BANFF (1) has won three from five in her career, she resumed on a heavy track here a month ago and finished too well for them from the back. She gets a couple of gear changes and the wet track suits. THUDSON (3) is an interesting runner from the Snowden yard, he debuted with a win at Ballarat in March and was sent straight to the paddock. He showed good tactical speed at start one and draws well. SAHRA (6) was heavily backed to win a Kembla maiden on debut, she sat wide and ran away by a big margin with a gap to third also. This is harder but it was hard not to be impressed last time.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday July 11
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Soft 6. Rail: Out 5m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 5 – VARDA
Race 1: NORTH PACIFIC (2) from 1, 3 and 6.
Race 2: FULMINA (10) from 3, 2 and 5.
Race 3: ROTHENBURG (1) from 3, 8 and 15.
Race 4: FROSTY ROCKS (2) from 1, 7 and 11.
Race 5: VARDA (5) from 2, 3 and 1.
Race 6: BANDERSNATCH (1) from 6, 5 and 2.
Race 7: DEALMAKER (7) from 8, 6 and 4.
Race 8: PRIME CANDIDATE (7) from 11, 3 and 2
Race 9: CHARRETERA (9) from 4, 1 and 5

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Race 1: 2YO Handicap 1100m

NORTH PACIFIC (2) debuted in the Silver Slipper here back before we were even thinking about COVID, he settled back in the field and rattled off the best last 400m of the race getting into third. THe winner Farnan went on to big things, he has trialed well and it may just be a case of getting the luck when needed off the inside draw.

Dangers:

LADY BANFF (1) has won three from five in her career, she resumed on a heavy track here a month ago and finished too well for them from the back. She gets a couple of gear changes and the wet track suits. THUDSON (3) is an interesting runner from the Snowden yard, he debuted with a win at Ballarat in March and was sent straight to the paddock. He showed good tactical speed at start one and draws well. SAHRA (6) was heavily backed to win a Kembla maiden on debut, she sat wide and ran away by a big margin with a gap to third also. This is harder but it was hard not to be impressed last time.

Race 2: BM78 Handicap 2000m

FULMINA (10) is flying this prep winning two of the last three, she was well backed into favourite here two weeks ago when beating the girls. She maps to get a better run and should be mid-field and stalking, back against the boys she still looks to be well enough in at the weights.

Dangers:

NEW ARRANGEMENT (3) has been up a while but is very honest, he will be giving them a start but as long as the tempo is genuine, he will finish the race off nicely. MY SWASHBUCKLER (2) is an import that has had two runs here in Australia, he produced the best overall sectionals of the race when runner-up last time. He looks to handle the wet well. GUISE (5) was runner-up behind the top pick last time, she was ridden from the back in a change of tactics and appeared to have every chance. She will probably want to be closer in the run and not be giving a start to the top pick.

Race 3: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1400m

ROTHENBURG (1) would have been a clear top pick but the 18 next to his name is a little concern. He is a dual-acceptor so it may be a deterrent to coming here but I think he can still win. He won a Highway last start here after running over the top of them, JMac to Collett is also a concern with the weight increase and the gate.

Dangers:

As usual, not a lot of confidence in the Highway this week. MAGIC CHARLEE (3) has placed at back-to-back races at Scone, he gets a huge jockey change with Nash going on and expect that he will try and be closer in the run. RONAN’S ROCK (8) didn’t have a lot of luck behind the top pick last time in a Highway but was entitled to finish closer than he did in the end, he handles the wet tracks well enough. DREAM RUNNER (15) comes into contention if he doesn’t go around on Thursday and gets a start here as the first emergency.

Race 4: 3YO BM74 Handicap 1500m

There does appear to be a little bit of speed in this but hopefully they send FROSTY ROCKS (2) to the top, not take a sit like they did last start. He was brilliant winning by more than 8 lengths the start prior, interestingly Boss takes over from Nash who rides Lewis. The first furlong will be the key to winning or losing this.

Dangers:

As stated above, LEWIS (1) retains Nash in the saddle off a brilliant last start win at Warwick Farm after sitting outside the leader. It was a nice effort considering what he showed at the prep prior to resuming, probably has to sit parked again? STEEL DIAMOND (7) has won back-to-back races on the heavy tracks, she was the beneficiary off the hot speed last time and will need a similar tempo again. ZING (11) was ok and stuck on well after working hard against the girls when stepping up in class last time. She maps better here from the good draw and should be able to finish off well from mid-field.

Race 5: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1100m

VARDA (5) looks to have come back from the paddock well. She resumed at Canterbury at the mid-weeks back late last month, she led on the heavy going and never looked like getting run down, winning by more than 5 lengths. Can always be a bit wary about big margins there with the leaders hard against the fence, but the sectionals suggest it was impressive.

Dangers:

ZANIAH (2) rarely runs a bad race, she was held-up for a run at Randwick three weeks ago before getting a split and storming home late. She handles all track conditions which is a plus. SWITCHED (3) has only missed a place at one of her eleven career starts. She has good speed and will try to lead for a long way, she was run down late last Saturday but it was an absolute gap job to third. FREEHEARTED (1) hasn’t won in almost a year, she was a real eye-catcher last time from the back and looks better suited here back against the girls.

Race 6: BM78 Handicap 1500m

BANDERSNATCH (1) led before being beaten on his merits behind the smart Dawn Passage in the Inglis guineas, he had three weeks between runs before a gallant defeat at Randwick. He was stuck three-wide no cover and after being forced 4-wide into the straight, kept coming and finally hit the front, only to be run down late. It was an enormous run, hopefully he will be first to the rail here.

Dangers:

EDISON (6) had to do it the tough way last start when sitting outside the leader but was still too strong in an easier race last time. I like the way he fought back when challenged, I assume he takes a sit here? MONEGAL (5) stormed home to win here a month ago on the heavy track then was here again a fortnight ago and beat all but one home in what was the best last 800m of the race. Look for her late. Connections of NIGHT OF POWER (2) notified a COT to be ridden closer last time but after being slowly away, over-raced mid-field and didn’t finish it off.

Race 7: Winter Stakes 1400m

DEALMAKER (7) maps beautifully here for Avdulla and Waller. He won two back over the mile at Randwick then appeared to have every chance here last time but just found them a bit sharp when they sprinted at the back-end. I expect it to be more truly run and he will be able to wind-up from the 600m.

Dangers:

NOBLE BOY (8) has had a month between runs, he is a back-marker that needs everything to go right in his races. He produced some great sectionals a month ago here on the track, will the speed be on for him? SAMBRO (6) got too far back last time in a race many of these contested, he did rattle off the best last furlong of the race but will need the speed on. TRUMBULL (4) finally got his first win this campaign since his win resuming. He had been missing the start and costing himself, a fortnight ago he jumped well and put himself in the right spot and never looked like losing. A chance again if he does everything right. A big IF.

Race 8: BM88 Handicap 1200m

PRIME CANDIDATE (7) won five of his first six races, he was off the track for 40 weeks before resuming here a fortnight ago. He sat up outside the leader and faded late, purely looked a fitness factor off the long break. He has won both of his previous second-up runs and expect him to stick on better today.

Dangers:

KORDIA (11) has only tasted defeat once, that was at his debut at Canterbury back in mid-2019. He was a listed winner last year before being off the scene for 12 months. He resumed with a good win in an easier race, he looks to have plenty of upside and can take this next step against the older horses. TRUE DETECTIVE (3) has been up for a while but was given a month between runs. He is coming off back-to-back wins against similar fields, he produced the best last 400m of the race to run over the top of them last start. EMBRACER (2) is the likely leader, he has placed at both of his previous second-up runs and may just have run out of condition late when resuming.

Race 9: 4YO and Up BM78 Handicap 1200m

CHARRETERA (9) doesn’t win out of turn but races very consistently, he has placed at his last two beaten a length on each occasion. Last start at Randwick three weeks ago he was unlucky and looking for runs and only got out late, he probably should have nearly won the race. Tommy Berry takes the ride, he looks good each-way value in the “get-outs”.

Dangers:

MALEA MAGIC (4) has been racing well but just struggling to get a win, placing at her last four. She has versatility but probably gets back from the wide draw. STELLA SEA SUN (1) was sent to the paddock following a poor provincial champs final at Randwick on the heavy track, she was good from the back to win across town against the girls. She has a good second-up record also. ACCELERATO (5) should be able to settle closer from the good draw, his win at Warwick Farm was good the start prior and as always with this stable, money talks.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Wednesday July 8
Wednesday @ Warwick Farm:

Track: Soft 6. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 5 – JOY AND MIRTH
Race 1: BEYLIKS (1) from 9, 8 and 7.
Race 2: KAPTIVE (3) from 5, 7 and 1.
Race 3: FARAWAY JEWEL (7) from 8, 2 and 1.
Race 4: BENTLEY MAGIC (4) from 6, 8 and 1.
Race 5: JOY AND MIRTH (3) from 2, 6 and 10.
Race 6: MUBARIZ (8) from 6, 4 and 12.
Race 7: VALDOSTANA (7)from 11, 3 and 8.

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Race 1: 2YO Maiden Set Weights 1200m

BEYLIKS (1) gets a couple of minor gear changes at his third run this time in, he went to Qld and tackled a much harder G2 race resuming and was only fair after sitting parked, he then returned to Sydney to this track last time. He was to be ridden further back and never looked comfortable, Nash takes the ride.

Dangers:

CENTIMENTAL (9) gets the blinkers off, she has placed at three of four career runs. She over-raced in a much harder race last time and was only beaten 4 lengths, if she can settle, she will be hard to hold out late. SQUANTO (8) has shown she can handle the soft tracks, placing at both starts here on rain affected surfaces. He will get back and run on, just needs everything to go right. Watch for any money for the first-starters as always, in particular SMART IMAGE (7) for the Snowden yard.

Race 2: 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m

KAPTIVE (3) is a first-starter for the Hawkes yard, he has trialed well in the wet going and the booking of Berry must be noted. He draws well, if any money comes for him the confidence will grow.

Dangers:

CELANDINE (5) is resuming off a 6-month break, she placed at two of three at her first prep. She trialed well recently, was inclined to get back at her fiorst prep so may need the speed on. LET ME THINK (7) was runner-up on debut, she had a soft rails run and produced the best sectionals of the race to run into second. With the claim and the good draw, she maps well again. CALIFORNIA AUGUST (1) has had enough chances, still a maiden after 9 starts he has been consistent but just always seems to find one/some better.

Race 3: 3YO BM66 Handicap 1300m

FARAWAY JEWEL (7) was very heavily backed on debut at Hawkesbury, she eventually started favourite around the $2.40 mark. After only being fairly away, she settled worse than mid-field and was eased mid-race, ran on hard to get there over the last 100m and ran away for a soft win. It was very impressive and she should have no trouble stepping up to this class.

Dangers:

PAPRENA (8) won an easier maiden last time when resuming off an un-official spell of 7 weeks. She was forced to sit up outside the speed and after taking over early in the straight, ran away fora soft win. She looks to have come back well. STORMY ROCK (2) bolted in by almost 5 lengths after doing it the tradie’s way at Kembla to win his maiden two weeks ago. He may have to sit parked again, can he do it in this grade? MATOWATAKPE (1) has only missed a place at one of his 8 career starts, he was a real eye-catcher at Kembla last start in an easier maiden flashing home from the back. Look for him late.

Race 4: BM70 Handicap 1400m

BENTLEY MAGIC (4) went north to Doomben last start and ran into a heavy track, after beginning well he was forced to chase the leaders hard and go close on the line. He maps to get a perfect run again and gets a good claim, this looks no harder and he has shown that he can handle the wet tracks.

Dangers:

INVINCIANO (6) is one that will appreciate an improving track, forget she went around on the Kenso last time after over-racing and doing a few things wrong. If she can bring the form she was showing at the back-end of last campaign she will go close. DERBARI (8) was well beaten at Hawkesbury last start but maps better today, he was of the track throughout there and did well to stick on and place. KOSCIUSKO (1) was the winner of that race at Hawkesbury that Derbari came through, he has good speed and will be making his own luck. He is up in grade so actually carries less weight here with the claim.

Race 5: Fillies and Mares BM70 Handicap 1300m

JOY AND MIRTH (3) was solid at the top of betting last start at Kembla in an easier race, it was her second crack at a heavy track and she didn’t let down her supporters. She was three wide no cover throughout and after balancing up upon straightening, took over before the furlong pole and was dominant in the run home. It has proved a good form reference with the second horse winning since and the third across the line running a close second at Newcastle.

Dangers:

CRIMLET (2) has placed at her last couple they have changed the tactics and ridden her on the speed the last couple, expect the same here. NICCONITA (6) gave them a big start at Canberra last start, after working to the middle of the track she ran on hard to narrowly miss at big odds. Look for her late. IRISH ANGEL (10) was a maiden winner on the wet track at Canterbury, she was forced to work to get outside the winner and was dominant late, this is obviously harder.

Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1600m

This looks the toughest race of the day and those taking a Quaddie should play very wide. MUBARIZ (8) over-raced on the heavy track last time and weakened badly, his win here on the track prior to that was good and should be finishing hard from the back. SEEINGISBELIEVING(6) resumed at Port Macquarie last start and was an easing favourite. He sat outsdie the leader before getting cover, eased around them and hit the line strong to win in the last strides. He hasn’t won second-up but has placed at three of four. BOOMTOWN RAT (4) hasn’t handled the heavy tracks at his last couple, all his best results have been on better surfaces. He looks an improver. UPPER HOUSE (12) won back-to-back races earlier this campaign down south, he made good ground behind an in-form horse two starts back then was fair last time in the Narooma Cup. Harder here but should be shorter than his current quote, closer to single figures in my opinion.

Race 7: BM70 Handicap 1100m

If you played wide in the previous leg of the Quaddie, you should be going one-out here with VALDOSTANA (7), she looks one of the best bets on the programme. I loved her maiden win last campaign and then went on to win again at Canterbury against the girls at this level, she was solid in the betting and ran on well from mid-field. She looks to have plenty of upside and no doubt the Hawkes team will have her ready to fire in this weak field fresh.

Dangers:

None. For those playing exotics throw in MONT GENAP (11), she has won two of three since resuming, she has very good tactical speed and although she will find this harder than those runs in the country, if she can land on the bunny with no weight she will be the hardest to run past in the straight. HE’S A HOTSHOT (3) has speed and is better than what he showed resuming. He led and was the first beaten, sent back to the trials where he showed enough, he will keep bobbing up on the speedIN LIGHTEN ME (8) has a good record first-up, her trials have been good enough and she certainly wasn’t knocked about at the latest.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday July 4
Wednesday @ Randwick:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: Out 4m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 8 – CRISTAL BREEZE
Race 1: FARETTI (5) from 2, 1 and 7.
Race 2: CHAZELLES (5) from 1, 10 and 9.
Race 3: SWITCHED (2) from 1, 10 and 5.
Race 4: MATOWI (4) from 7, 2 and 5.
Race 5: LASHES (3) from 2, 6 and 5.
Race 6: ELABORATE (3) from 6, 13 and 1.
Race 7: THREEOOD (9) from 5, 1 and 4.
Race 8: CRISTAL BREEZE (4) from 3, 10 and 2.
Race 9: AGASSI (3) from 12, 5 and 10.

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Race 1: 2&3YO BM72 Handicap 1300m

FARETTI (5) is yet to win out of maiden grade but has run two nice races since resuming. He was ok at Warwick Farm when unable to lead alone, then went to Newcastle 5 weeks ago and over-raced in front and weakened late. He has had 5 weeks between runs, sharpened up with a recent trial and importantly, gets the blinkers for the first time.

Dangers:

TRAVEST (2) is undefeated after two starts, he was first-up at Warwick Farm and had to sit three-wide no cover for the majority and ran through the line well with the best last 600m of the race. The second horse across the line came out and won easily on Wednesday on the Kenso track. EDISON (1) was poor resuming but showed improvement second-up, he will improve as the track does. PAPAL WARRIOR (7) comes through the same race as Travest last time, he looked to have every chance and hard to see him reversing the result.

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1000m

CHAZELLES (5) is first up for the Matt Dunn yard, JMac rides and although he is poorly drawn, he only has the one turn to overcome and has a terrific record fresh. He has trialed well on the heavy track and 2 for 2 on rain affected going on race day.

Dangers:

GOLDEN AVENGER (1) is also resuming and has won two trials in readiness for this, he has good tactical speed and with the claim, should be looking for the top. TALLIS (10) hasn’t been far away at his last two, both at Gosford on the smaller track in heavy conditions. BAD BOY FOR LOVE (9) has placed at back-to-back Highway’s here, he always needs everything to go right as he will be giving them a start.

Race 3: 3YO BM70 Handicap 1100m

SWITCHED (2) has only missed a placing once in her 10 career starts, she has good tactical speed and will make her own luck going forward. She comes back in trip from the 6 furlongs to the 1100m, drawn beautifully on the inside, Tim Clark should have all the options as she usually jumps away with them.

Dangers:

SPACEBOY (1) has accepted for this race and R5, he is a good chance in both races. TAILLEUR (10) won on debut, she was very short in the betting at Gosford deep in the red, she sat wide with cover and ran away for a dominant win. She steps up in class but it was hard not to be impressed with that win. BEST STONE (5) is a dual acceptor, the booking of Nash is a positive to racing here? She is resuming having placed at both previous fresh runs, she has also not missed a place in 4 career wet track runs. Note that the speed map may change dramatically if Spaceboy goes to the later race.

Race 4: BM88 Handicap 1800m

MATOWI (4) will probably benefit if the track starts to dry up with the godo weather in and around Sydney. He had no luck two starts back and then was a mile back and wide before hitting the line well at the latest. He races well here at the track and is a two-time winner third-up.

Dangers:

MR DEPENDABLE (7) was second-up at the mile last start and after leading them up, ran out of gas over the concluding stages in what has proven a good form reference. If he can get it sift in front, he will be hard to run down. MILK MAN (2) comes back to Sydney after a successful stint north of the border including a last start win on the heavy at Doomben. Bogger track and Nash goes on, two positives. TORYJOY (5) drops back from Listed level where they issued a COT, she was poor after a soft run and will appreciate dropping back to this grade.

Race 5: BM78 Handicap 1000m

LASHES (3) was easy in the betting but hit the line well to place at Rosehill resuming. She then was again at Rosehill, this time on a heavy track, after over-racing and stuck wide without cover she weakened late understandably off a tough run. JMac takes over from McEvoy, expect a better run in transit here.

Dangers:

SUPERIUM (2) is yet to win on a wet track, he has had his chances at the last couple, He doesn’t map as well but does get a positive jockey change with Nash Rawiller legging up. LONGBOTTOM (6) rarely runs a bad race, she was fair in the run home last time but did have every chance. The jock was a half kilo over, does that make much of a difference? SPACEBOY (5) is entered here and earlier, will be on the speed for a long way if this is where they go.

Race 6: BM78 Handicap 2400m

ELABORATE (3) is a model of consistency, he won two in a row before placing at his last couple. Two back he got well off the speed and ran on well with the best last 600m of the day and then was posted wide and stuck on well for second last time.

Dangers:

TIGRE ROYALE (6) comes up from Melbourne after two wins on the bounce, admittedly he has had the run of the race on both of those occasions and has barrier 15 today. Where does he get to in the run? SHE’S SO SAVVY (13) is yet to win on rain affected going she gets a stack of gear changes and usually only warms up over the last furlong. Look for her late. REZEALIENT (1) is going to be big odds, hard to line up his form but with the blinkers on again he may be worth a gamble at the big odds each-way.

Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1400m

THREEOOD (9) will not be ridden by JMac today …. but that’s another issue. She gets the blinkers on again and has won three ties this campaign, she has been most consistent and barring the 3.3 length margin last time (yes it shouldn’t have been so large), she is never far away.

Dangers:

MISS REDOBLE (5) has placed at her last two on heavy tracks, she ran on hard last time with some of the best sectionals of the race and this looks no harder. OUTBACK DIVA (1) is a last start winner against the boys last time, also on a heavy track. She doesn’t carry much extra weight with the claim and will be storming home late. HIGH LOW BET (4) is only going fairly but loves the wet tracks, another that will get back in the run.

Race 8: BM78 Handicap 1300m

CRISTAL BREEZE (4) was having his first start in Australia for the Kris Lees stable at Canterbury three weeks ago. He had been very consistent in the UK before transferring here, he showed a stack of potential and seemed to revel in the wet track to run over the top of them late. Out in trip on the bogger track, he looks one of the best of the day.

Dangers:

HANDSPUN (3) was beaten just under 2 lengths behind the in-form Monegal last time, she should have finished closer after getting held-up for a furlong and only got out late. CHARRETERA (10) has placed at both runs since resuming, he is drawn out and will need the right horse to follow in the run home. RARI (2) is yet to win out of maiden grade, he had every chance on the heavy track resuming but should be better for the run. Draws well and loses nothing with Nash going on.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1600m

AGASSI (3) has been up forever and was rewarded for his consistency with a win here a fortnight ago. He was beautifully ridden that day by today’s hoop Tom Berry, he does have to carry the extra weight off that win but maps to get the same gun run.

Dangers:

ADANA (12) had only been racing fairly early this campaign but I like the way he ran on last start behind the top pick. He was back and wide and produced the best 800m-200m sectional of the race. NEW ARRANGEMENT (5) has been in work for a while but rarely runs a bad race, hopefully with Nash taking the ride he can ride him closer? BIGBOYROY (10) is another Waller runner that may be the most favoured of his stable here, he was held-up early in the straight last start and probably should have got closer than the 1.1 length beaten margin in a race similar to this. Tough finish to the day.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Wednesday July 1
Wednesday @ Kensington:

Track: Heavy 10. Rail: Out 4m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 4 – DARLEB
Race 1: ESCAPE ARTIST (1) from 3, 11 and 9.
Race 2: CAMERLENGO (1) from 3, 2 and 12.
Race 3: DUCHESS MARIZA (9) from 5, 2 and 6.
Race 4: DARLEB (6) from 1, 3 and 11.
Race 5: SAVIGNE (10) from 2, 7 and 6.
Race 6: LE GAI SOLEIL (8) from 11, 3 and 6.
Race 7: SALLY’S DAY (2) from 3, 8 and 6.

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Race 1: 2YO Fillies Maiden Handicap 1150m

Half of the twelve runners are coming to the races for the first time, unless there is some serious money for one of those debutants I am happy to bet around them. ESCAPE ARTIST (1) debuted at Warwick Farm on the heavy track a fortnight ago, he was back in the run before running on well with the best 800m-400m sectional of the race. She will get back again and run on.

Dangers:

LA GIRL (3) has the blinkers off for the first time resuming, she didn’t show much for the old yard in Victoria but has trialed well enough since coming to the Lees yard. GIOVANNA RUN (11) was in the nmarket on debut but did plenty wrong and was immediately sent to the paddock. She looked nice at her recent trial win at Rosehill, as always with these Waller youngster’s resuming, if not today, back up on them second-up. PARTY LADY (9) was held-up at a vital stage on debut but was entitled to finish closer than she did after c=getting in the clear, she will be better for the run.

Race 2: 2YO Colts and Geldings Maiden Handicap 1150m

CAMERLENGO (1) had trialed well leading into his debut for the Gai/Bott stable, he was an easing favourite at Canterbury starting $2.60. He led, kicked more than a length clear before getting run down late. There was a big gap to third, if he can hunt through and lead off the inside gate again, he will be hard to run down.

Dangers:

JIMMY’s DREAM (3) produced some good sectionals on debut but may have just peaked on his run late. He seems to handle the wet, interestingly Clark sticks with him over the top pick which he rode at start one? GUNNAMATTA (2) showed speed on debut but may have to sit parked in the breeze, his chances will rely on getting cover early behind the leaders. Watch for any money for the Hawkes debutant WILD WIND (12), he wears blinkers at start one and has won two recent trials.

Race 3: 3YO Fillies BM66 Handicap 1250m

DUCHESS MARIZA (9) won on the heavy track at Gosford on debut, she sat up outside the speed and was too strong. Her first go out of that grade was last time at Canberra, she held the rails and led and was pressured from the outside. She kicked but allowed the run up the inside for the winner, this is harder but she should be on the speed for a long way.

Dangers:

DANCING GIDGET (5) was a winner over further here at the track before going to the paddock, she was showing tactical speed over further but may find them a bit nippy early. JMac rides. MISS SPITEFUL (2) is very consistent, she will be up on the speed and handles the sting out of the track. Last start at Gosford she stuck on ok after being outside the leader, Nash sticks with the ride. RUBY TUESDAY (6) beat her home last time in that same race but had a softer run, she is a winner at her only other second-up run.

Race 4: BM70 Handicap 1250m

DARLEB (6) goes well on the wet tracks, he won up the F1 at Wyong four starts ago and has placed at three runs since. He will be giving them a start but this Kenso track usually plays pretty fair, last time at Warwick Farm he gave them a big start before rattling off the best last 800m of the race to get into second. Look for him late.

Dangers:

ABOVE AND BEYOND (1) will find this easier than last start behind the flying Monegal, he was forced to sit off the track without cover throughout and maps a lot better here. MANHATTAN MIST (3) is resuming, he is a long time between wins but will find this a lot easier than last start in a Provincial Champs Qualifier. If TEMPLE RUN (11) gets a run as the first emergency, he comes right into calculations.

Race 5: BM74 Handicap 1800m

SAVIGNE (10) raced with a change of tactics last start to go further forward, she was beautifully ridden behind the leaders before angling clear and running over the top with the best last 400m sectional of the day! She goes out in trip and that looks the ideal map again from the good draw, sit behind and unleash that good acceleration at the top of the straight.

Dangers:

It looks a very open race on paper and there is not a lot of confidence. CHOCOLATIER (2) gets some gear changes and Nash goes on to ride, those changes are a reaction to him over-racing badly in a harder race at Randwick last time. LORD GODODDIN (7) doesn’t win out of turn but is rarely far away in a race like this. PICARO (6) had no luck at Randwick on the heavy in a harder race, he only got out late and most definitely should have finished closer.

Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1550m

LE GAI SOLEIL (8) looks to have plenty of upside taking on the older horses. She was sent to the paddock off a debut placing and resumed with a win at Canberra at a very short quote. She then went to Kembla having her first go in these conditions and after getting a soft run in transit, ran away for a dominant win. She can handle this class and gets JMac to ride.

Dangers:

LADY HERBERT (11) has only had one start out of maiden grade, although she was beaten more than 4 lengths I like the way she was strong late. She seems to handle the bog track well enough. BAANONE (3) looked to excel in his first go on a heavy track, he got well back, was held-up before running on hard to get up late. He won third-up last campaign. PEACE OF MIND (6) has had 5-weeks since winning an easier race against the girls at Newcastle, she has been kept fresh with a heavy track trial recently.

Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM70 Handicap 1150m

SALLY’S DAY (2) had been good at two runs since resuming from the paddock, she got back and went horribly at Rosehill a month ago but did feature in the steward’s report, so we can forgive her that run. She was brilliant at Listed level the start prior in brilliant late sectionals, if everything falls into place she will be finishing best.

Dangers:

BEST STONE (3) has not missed a place at 7 career starts, she has the awkward draw out wide but can use her tactical speed to find a spot on the pace. Nash may even want her to sit parked and control the tempo from there? SO WICKED (8) is an interesting runner, a new addition to the Waller yard that has had 27-weeks between runs since coming from NZ. JMac riding is a big tick. MEDITATE (6) is a winner at her only other second-up run, she has speed and will go forward.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Saturday June 27
Saturday @ Rosehill:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: Out 2m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 1 – FROSTY ROCKS
Race 1: FROSTY ROCKS (1) from 7, 3 and 10.
Race 2: DREAM RUNNER (18) from 1, 13 and 7.
Race 3: ABLAZE (2) from 4, 7 and 1.
Race 4: FULMINA (14) from 7, 5 and 2.
Race 5: TIME TO REIGN (1) from 3, 8 and 9.
Race 6: WU GOK (1) from 7, 12 and 4.
Race 7: HOME OF THE BRAVE (1) from 5, 8 and 11.
Race 8: WORD FOR WORD (3) from 2, 1 and 7.
Race 9: KORDIA (5) from 4, 1 and 11.

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Race 1: 3YO Bm74 Handicap 1400m

FROSTY ROCKS (1) goes on top, we don’t have to go back further than last start to declare him a good thing, and the best of the day. Two and a half weeks ago at Warwick Farm he was the first horse ever (it seems) to be vetted at the barrier and win. He didn’t just win he brained them by more than 8 lengths on the heavy track. It was an amazing win, this is harder but if he lands on the bunny, they won’t be catching him.

Dangers:

FASHCHANEL (7) looks a serious horse, she over-raced at Kembla when resuming but was still good for a weaker field. Harder here and will need to get close with cover to run down the leader in this grade. CAFÉ ROYAL (3) has only tasted defeat once in her career, she was tough resuming when looking like getting headed, winning at BM70 grade. VIENNA RAIN (10) gets the blinkers for the first time, he handles the heavy placing at both runs this campaign in these conditions.

Race 2: Highway Class 2 Handicap 1400m

This looks harder than normal for the Highway, a lot will depend on if the second emergency DREAM RUNNER (18) gets a start as he looks the only horse that will start anywhere near each-way odds. It is very open, EMMA’S JET (1) must be respected from the Matty Dunn yard, he ran on hard from a mile back north of the border last time. He has the visitor’s draw but will get back anyway. AMIRYKAL (13) resumed with a heavy track win at Grafton, she placed at her only second-up run. ROTHENBURG (7) gets the blinkers on again, interesting that JMac rides this Dunn runner from the inside draw. He will go forward and look for cover behind the speed, may just need some luck when the runs come, or will he try to lead?

Race 3: Stayer’s Cup 3200m

ABLAZE (2) is flying, winning five in a row, three this campaign. We know he loves the trip after he won the Jerich o Cup last year over 4600m, he won a flat race at the Valley over 3000m resuming then bolted in at back-to-back jumps races, including the Grand Annual at the Bool. He is an out-and-out stayer, and should be too good for these.

Dangers:

TERWILLIKER (4) goes form a 2400m win last start at Randwick to the two miles, he looks the leader and will be interesting to see how he responds late over this trip. LOVESEAT (7) comes through the same race at Randwick last time and produced the best last 800m of the race, she looks to get the trip and should be closing hard late. SWEET THOMAS (1) is still looking for his first win in Australia, he will be up on the speed but will need it soft early.

Race 4: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1800m

FULMINA (14) won at Newcastle fresh off a 19-week break. He was ridden just behind the speed and produced the best last sectionals of the day at the trip. He then went to Warwick Farm on the heavy track and had to work wide without cover, five-wide on eth speed approaching the straight and was only just beaten. It was a huge run, she loves the sting out of the ground.

Dangers:

MILUNKA (7) was a good winner resuming after almost a year on the sidelines, she had excuses pulling up lame last start so forget she went around. She will be giving them a start but will finish hard.  LADY HIGHLY (5) gets the blinkers for the first time, she was beautifully ridden to win at Canterbury behind the speed 17 days ago. She maps well again and Collett sticks with the ride. ITZ LILY (2) was notified to be ridden further forward last time but again settled in the back half, she can improve if they do adopt different tactics back against the girls.

Race 5: BM94 Handicap 1100m

TIME TO REIGN (1) only had the one run last campaign, he was sent south over the summer for a crack at Listed level up the straight at Flemington. He lead and was only beaten a length, was featured in eth steward’s report with a throat issue. He was sent back to the paddock and resume s here off a good trial win 11 days ago, the only issue may be the wet track? His two heavy track runs have been unplaced but not beaten far behind the best juveniles in the land.

Dangers:

EMBRACER (3) is also resuming, he looks the leader and has trialed brilliantly. He won three times last campaign and looks ready to go. PRIME CANDIDATE (8) is another first-up, he has speed but probably takes a sit here fresh. YOU MAKE ME SMILE (9) gets the winkers off for the first time, he hasn’t won in a while and would really need to see some big money for him. Hard race with all four of these selections resuming off a break.

Race 6: McKell Cup Quality 2000m

Sticking with WU GOK (1), his racing pattern and the wet conditions will always have him play a part whilst he is in this kind of form. He resumed here in late May, settled behind the speed and was never going to lose. Again here second-up, he led and looked beaten but did better in the conditions in the run home. He will be making his own luck and swims through it.

Dangers:

SULLY (7) is an interesting runner up from Victoria, he was ok resuming then only fair in the Swan Hill Cup, he should be fully fit now third-up out to a more suitable trip. ATTENTION RUN (12) won here a fortnight ago in these conditions. It was impressive to the eye, she did have the best last sectional of the race but not sure this is easier. The SP off that win worries me also.  CARZOFF (4) is a typical Waller stayer that will keep grinding home, he is a must for all exotics with JMac taking the ride.

Race 7: Civic Stakes 1350m

HOME OF THE BRAVE (1) has not won in almost 2 years but this is clearly easier than what he has been racing he does have the 60.5 kg as a result. He has ion fact only won one race in Australia, that was the Theo Marks here at the track in 2018. He was good up the straight last time, maybe a return to Sydney may be what he needs?

Dangers:

DEALMAKER (5) ran on hard in the best last 800m of the day to score across town at Randwick last start, he handles the wet and will be steaming home late. TRUMBULL (8) is racing well but continues to miss the kick, effectively costing him the race. He has been hitting the line well, if he jumps clean, a bet in the run is the way to play. OUTRAGEOUS (11) has versatility, he settled further back than expected last time but was good late. Expect him to be closer to the speed today.

Race 8: BM78 Handicap 1500m

WORD FOR WORD (3) beat the girls here two weeks ago, she got up late after producing the best closing sectionals of the day at the trip. She does come up against the boys, a few of which come through the same race on the same day, her times compare well against them.

Dangers:

NIGHT OF POWER (2) had his chance behind Monegal last start here, he was first-up and has a much better record second-up. He also meets that horse better at the weights. SPENCER (1) has placed at his last two, beaten margins of 0.2 lengths and 0.5 lengths on the heavy tracks. He showed more speed last start and led, will he go forward and sit parked? Nash sticks with the ride. MONEGAL (7) stormed home with the best last 600m of the day at the distance to win here a fortnight ago, this is no harder, but he does creep up in the kg’s.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1200m

KORDIA (5) is only a lightly-raced 3YO taking on the older horses. He was narrowly beaten on debut then won back-to-back races, the latest at Listed level. He has obviously had some issues being off the track for more than a year, he has trialed well and looks ready to go. He has plenty of upside.

Dangers: 

PRAIRIE FIRE (4) has been fair at his two runs since resuming,  this is his third run for the new stable so improvement wouldn’t surprise. ECHO JET (1) was well beaten resuming behind the in-form Adelong, he had excuses after being forced to sit wide without cover early and eventually got the spot outside the leader. He is 2 for 3 when racing second-up. MALEA MAGIC (11) has been consistent this prep placing at her last three, she has good tactical speed and will go forward. She will need cover to have a chance.

Sydney Racing Tips –  Wednesday June 24
Wednesday @ Canterbury:

Track: Heavy 10. Rail: Out 3m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 2 – GUNNAMATTA
Race 1: HIGHBURY (3) from 4, 8 and 1.
Race 2: GUNNAMATTA (1) from 3, 2 and 4.
Race 3: GLOBAL QUEEN (3) from 2, 8 and 10.
Race 4: ASSAULT’N’BATHORY (2) from 8, 9 and 5.
Race 5: REIBY’S REGENT (5) from 8, 12 and 1.
Race 6: TEPARIO (6) from 2, 3 and 12.

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Race 1: 2&3YO Maiden Plate 1550m

Looks a tough race on paper, I wouldn’t be surprised if any one of the 8 runners returned to the winners stall. HIGHBURY (3) goes on top, he wasn’t officially first-up last start at Gosford but had been off the racetrack for 6 weeks. He was well backed that day and showed good speed. He seems to handle the conditions, should be hard to run down again.

Dangers:

All of them. PERALTA (4) has had plenty of chances, I expect him to improve at his second run for the new stable. If not today, wait until he gets off the heavy track? MOOY (8) didn’t show much at her first two starts and was sent to the paddock, she was good when just missing the placings resuming and probably should have finished closer. BRUTALITY (1) placed at Newcastle when resuming, he then came here on a heavy track and ran on well from a mile back. His pattern of getting back is not ideal here at the track, will need everything to go right.

Race 2: 2YO Colts and Geldings Maiden Handicap 1250m

GUNNAMATTA (1) debuted in these conditions at Warwick Farm two weeks ago, after showing good speed and leading, he stuck on well before running out of condition late to run second. He will have taken plenty from that run and we know how beneficial it can be on the speed here at Canterbury.

Dangers:

OREGON (3) placed on debut on the heavy so should handle this track condition, he then went to a much harder race at Randwick and wasn’t too bad finishing mid-field. PROMPT PRODIGY (2) comes through the same race as the top pick, he was also on debut that day. He got well back and wide and ran on with the best last 800m of the day. It was the run of the race no doubt but just concerning that he will get back. Watch for any serious money for the Waller debutant OSCAR ZULU (4).

Race 3: 2YO Fillies Maiden Handicap 1250m

Most interest surrounds the first-starters here. GLOBAL QUEEN (3) is on debut for the Snowden’s, she has had four trials dating back to November last year. Two of those have been this time in, winning them both. She showed good speed at the latest, the booking of JMac can’t be overlooked.

Dangers:

EASIFAR (2) is also having her first trip to the races, she is with the Waller yard. She has been runner-up at two recent trials and seemed to handle the heavy track at the latest. SPROUT WINGS (8) didn’t have much luck on debut but will have come on from that, Nash sticks with the ride. TASTEBUD (10) led for a long way when going west to Bathurst last start only to be run down late with daylight back to third. She will show the usual Gai/Bott trained trained horses customary tactical pace, Clark takes the ride for the first time.

Race 4: BM70 Handicap 1550m

ASSAULT’N’BATHORY (2) has been up for an eternity but is a model of consistency. He won four starts back at Canberra on a soft track that was bordering on heavy and has placed at three runs since. He will be up on the speed and trying to lead all the way, rarely a disadvantage here at Canterbury.

Dangers:

DREAM RUNNER (8) is undefeated after two starts, both at Canberra. His maiden win wa a gap job at big odds but showed it was no fluke when beautifully ridden to win easily having his first go out of that grade. This is harder again, but he deserves his chance. SAVIGNE (9) is yet to win out of maiden grade, he was only fair resuming off a long break but happy to be with Waller horses second-up that have performed poorly fresh. HOLY REIGN (5) rarely runs a bad race, he stuck on well enough last time after racing up outside the speed to place. This is no harder.

Race 5: BM70 Handicap 1100m

REIBY’S REGENT (5) looks good value at the double figure odds and I don’t expect him to shorten up before the jump. He worked early to lead and win easily at Wyong two starts back then had to do it the tough way sitting parked at Newcastle and was only nabbed late. The good draw and Tommy Berry going on, he will be hard to run down!

Dangers:

BEST STONE (8) will start near the top of the market but has the horror draw to overcome. She is resuming here and has placed at both of her previous fresh runs. She wasn’t pushed out in a recent trial and has a great record on rain affected tracks. VARDA (12) is resuming and has trialed well, she goes without the blinkers for the first time. She has been off the scene for 33 weeks and it is hard to line up her form from south of the border. She hasn’t won since her debut so happy to take her on if the satchel swingers have her stamped as favourite. LANCASTER BOMBER (1) has own two of his last three, the latest at Gosford, he was wide without cover throughout and stuck on well to score. He may have not been favoured the way the race was run also.

Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1900m

TEPARIO (6) has had two runs since resuming, both at Hawkesbury and both wins on soft tracks. She resumed there a month ago and sat parked outside the leader for a string win, backed-up there a fortnight ago and again was on the speed. She kept the rail and was pestered throughout, railing through to lead into the straight and fought them off well. Great jockey change with Clark taking t he ride.

Dangers:

LANDO BAY (2) is flying with wins at three of the last four times he has gone to the races. He doesn’t map as well today and gets his sixth consecutive jockey change. Nash legs up, will he be stuck off the track, happy to take him on at the short quote. LORD GODODDIN (3) was only fair last time from the back, he will be giving them a start and needs everything to go right, most importantly the tempo up front. CLEVER MAN (12) was a dominant last start maiden winner, this is a big step up in class but loved the turn of foot he showed and that win may have given him the confidence needed to go on with it.

Sydney Racing Tips – Saturday June 20
Saturday @ Randwick:

Track: Heavy 9. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 2 – KEEN POWER
Race 1: SILHOUETTE (3) from 4, 1 and 2.
Race 2: KEEN POWER (5) from 6, 4 and 12.
Race 3: LONGBOTTOM (7) from 9, 8 and 3.
Race 4: MOUNT POPA (1) from 6, 8 and 3.
Race 5: SOUTHERN LAD (6) from 3, 5 and 1.
Race 6: THREEOOD (9) from 12, 13 and 1.
Race 7: SUPERIUM (3) from 1, 9 and 11.
Race 8: CONVINCED (10) from 4, 8 and 1.
Race 9: BANDERSNATCH (3) from 1, 10 and 11.

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Race 1: 2YO Handicap 1500m

SILHOUETTE (3) was heavily backed at Warwick Farm on the holiday Monday program, she got back in the run and after getting a split early in the straight, dashed quickly in the heavy going to score easily. She does go from a 1200m-1500m which is a little concern, we know she will handle the track though and just needs to be saved for one run.

Dangers:

ANGEL HELENA (4) stormed home to win her maiden at start two at Hawkesbury, she gets out in trip again which should suit. She saw a heavy track at her debut and finished off well over a short distance, I assume she has no problem with the conditions. BLAZE A TRAIL (1) didn’t do much in the Autumn against the best juveniles we have, he kooks to have come back a better horse after winning an easier race at Hawkesbury. Always wary of that form though so need to see him ease in the market and get a better price before backing. OUTBURST (2) placed on debut at Muswellbrook then won at Scone last start after a tough run. HE showed a good turn-of-speed but not sure how that will show in the heavy track?

Race 2: Highway Class 3 Handicap 1200m

KEEN POWER (5) has been runner-up at both starts this prep, I have no doubt that he should have won one if not both of them. Two back here on the heavy track he was held-up behind the leader before getting out at the 200m mark, last start was further back and had to dodge and weave through the pack and hit the line hard again. JMac sticks and only needs even luck.

Dangers:

PARTNERS (6) led them up before being run down late last start, he has a better record second-up but a little concerning that he has not won in 72 weeks. TEJORI (4) won two in a row before failing in her latest Highway in a race that a few of these came through. She looks suited coming back to the 6 furlongs but may have to sit outside the speed and exposed again? KATTEGAT (12) has to overcome the horror draw, he stormed home last time at his first crack at a Highway race and was a real eye-catcher. Just how far back does he get though from this draw?

Race 3: BM78 Handicap 1000m

LONGBOTTOM (7) has been very consistent this campaign, she has placed at both starts here at the track. She got back and ran on hard last time and clearly handles the heavy tracks. JMac sticks with the ride after taking over last start, I expect her to settle closer.

Dangers:

ACUMEN (9) won at his first go out of maiden grade before failing on a heavy track prior to going to the paddock. He goes well fresh and should be up on the speed but there is that question mark around the heavy track. ZANIAH (8) is resuming, she has won 2 of 4 when resuming previously and has been given three good hit-outs at the trials in readiness for this. She should be mid-field in the run and hitting the line hard. BROKEN ARROWS (3) never got into the race behind the in-form Adelong last start after not being tested over the concluding stages. This is easier.

Race 4: BM78 Handicap 2000m

MOUNT POPA (1) is an interesting runner, the former overseas trained gelding has had one start in Australia for the Hawkes yard. He was at Flemington two weeks ago, and ran on hard in a race where it was favourable to be closer to the speed. He looks suited stepping up from 7 furlongs to the 2000m, both his wins have been at the mile and a half. He is racing a moderate bunch here.

Dangers:

ELABORATE (6) won back-to-back races then came here on a soft track last time and ran on hard producing the best last 600m of the race. Look for him late. CYBER INTERVENTION (8) comes through the same race, he maps well again but just needs to show a bit more dash and not be so one-paced. HUMBOLDT CURRENT (3) doesn’t win out of turn but will run his usual honest race. He will only be a drifter in the betting so wait until late if you want to back him.

Race 5: Winter Dash Handicap 1200m

SOUTHERN LAD (6) gets his chance to get back in the winner’s circle after placing at his last three since resuming.  The wet track is no worry and he was clearly the run of the race behind the star Classique Legend last time, a race where many of these came through. JMac takes the ride, hopefully they ride him a little more positively.

Dangers:

HANDLE THE TRUTH (3) looks suited getting back on the heavy track, he was only fair in the run home here two weeks ago but love the jockey change and the inside draw. Nash should get the best out of him. INVICTUS PRINCE (5) was off the scene for more than a year before resuming here in the same race as many of the chances. He has obviously had some issues with plenty or trials leading into that run, he did have every chance after a soft run behind the speed. He maps well again and Bossy takes over. VIRIDINE (1) has only been fair in three runs this campaign, he dropped back to this grade last time and ran on well with the best last 600m of the day. Hughie jumps on and he should be saving yards when the runs come.

Race 6: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1200m

THREEOOD (9) goes well on the heavy tracks, she was beautifully ridden at Warwick Farm last time to win easily producing the best last 200m of the day. She has very good acceleration and maps to be able to use it again. She should be camped on the leaders and as long as she doesn’t hit the lead to early, should be winning this.

Dangers:

LILLEMOR (12) won a heavy track two starts back then was beaten favourite against the boys at Canterbury last time. Blinkers go on again and will be looking for the top early. Hard to run down back against her own sex. SWEEPING STATEMENT (13) was a winner before going to the paddock, she then resumed against the girls in an easier race and won from back in the field after a COT advising her to be ridden conservatively. MISTEED (1) doesn’t win out of turn but is a two-time winner on a heavy track. She will be get back in the run and find the line.

Race 7: Colts Geldings and Entires BM78 Handicap 1200m

SUPERIUM (3) ran on well resuming in a race where those on the speed where favoured, he is on the 7-day back-up after again running on from the back behind the in-form Adelong last time. Stepping up to the 1200m, expect Tim Clark to settle a lot closer today.

Dangers:

OAKFIELD TWILIGHT (1) is going for three wins in a row, one on the inner track and then last start leading all the way here. He looks the leader again and retains the claim. MONTE DITTO (9) comes through the same race as him last time, he was held-up until early in the straight before running on hard to just miss. Both of his wins have come with the sting out of the track. HULK (11) resumed with a win on the inner track here after a gun ride form Hughie, he did look to have every chance last time at Rosehill on the heavy track. Bossy takes over in the saddle, a little concerning that this is the third jockey in three runs this prep.

Race 8: BM78 Handicap 1600m

CONVINCED (10) has a good record second-up, eh looks to have come back well with an encouraging run resuming. He was last in the run, got clear early in the straight and ran on well producing the best last 400m of the day. Out to the mile and with that run behind him he will be hard to beat.

Dangers:

MR DEPENDABLE (4) stuck on ok after a wide run when resuming, he is a perfect 2 for 2 when second-up. A little concerning that both runs on the heavy have been failures, if he handle sthe track he will be right in this. CHOCOLATIER (8) was having his first go on the heavy track last time, he was up on the speed before getting through to lead and kicking clear at the furlong pole to win easily. He looks the leader again. STARSPANGLED RODEO (1) resumed with a win at Canterbury after a soft run in transit, he over-raced on the heavy track last time and didn’t have much luck late. Looks an improver.

Race 9: BM78 Handicap 1400m

BANDERSNATCH (3) will find this easier than last start when taking on some of the better 3YO, he led them up in the Inglis Guineas last time but was no match for the star Dawn Passage. He has had five weeks between runs and scratched at least one, a recent trial should have him sharp enough. If he is able to cross from the wide draw and lead for fun, back him again in the run early on.

Dangers:

SPENCER (1) produced the best last 800m sectional of the race when running on to place second-up at Rosehill three weeks ago. Nash retains the ride and he should be handy in the run from the inside draw. BERGEN (10) comes through the same race as him, they wanted to change the tactics with him and ride him quieter and it didn’t work. From the good draw expect him to settle just behind the speed. BIGBOYROY (11) got well back at Canterbury and made good ground late with the best last 800m of the day, although the beaten margin was large, he looked to get through the ground well.

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