August 14, 2020
Tips

Randwick (Sat)

Canterbury
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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