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Horse Racing Tips – Kensington | Wed 25th Aug

Racing expert, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three racing tips for each race at the Kensington meeting at Randwick. Good luck, punters. 

Kensington R1 – 3YO Mdn Hcp 1300m  

13:25 (Local time)

This looks like a nice fit for the unraced DUFRESNE. Has trialled really well hitting the line strongly. Seems very fit and is trained here. Must be in your numbers.

ROCKLILY is getting better with racing and can hit the line. Flew to grab 2nd this grade last start and is 3rd up here. So is peaking perfectly.

STAVANGER wasn’t far away on debut a few months back but was immature. Back for 2nd campaign here and trialled well.


Tip: DUFRESNE @ $16

Kensington R2 – 3YO Mdn Hcp 1100m 

14:00 (Local time)

Not much separates a few of these. DEVIL’S THROAT is trained here which on a wet and windy day is a big help. He ran 2nd in this grade two starts back but was average last start when 7th. Give another chance.

His stablemate ALL ENGLAND was heavily backed last start but plodded final stages to finish 4th. Did loom to win and obviously has talent enough.

OMNI MAN is trained here too. Is on debut but has shown dazzling speed in trials and won them very easily. Looks too swift.

 Tip: OMNI MAN @ $2.80

Kensington R3 – BM72 Hcp (C&G) 1250m 

14:35 (Local time)

Interesting race in-so-much as there are just four runners left. Ok, in finishing order I’m expecting them to be:

MAURICE’S MEDAD who resumes here but boasts good form

FINALLY REALISE who is very honest and consistent

ESCAPED who will appreciate the 2kg claim

NOBLE SOLDIER who looks a little behind the others on class.

Tip: MAURICE’S MEDAD @ $2.40

Kensington R4 – BM72 Hcp (3YO+) 1400m 

15:10 (Local time)

Chris Waller has engaged Hughie for BROOKSPIRE here. She’s a class stayer and will be aimed at the Cups and this appears too short but, if you look closely at her, she was a winner at 1400m and 1600m in her previous campaigns. Trialled like a star last week.

ARMATREE is lightly raced but has shown talent every run and is 3rd up here so is ready to strike. Game 2nd at this level last start and is on home track. So I will follow that lead.

DHAKURI also looks to have a strong staying future and on a wet track here first up, may plough through the mud boldly as the others fade.

Tip: BROOKSPIRE @ $2.00

Kensington R5 – BM72 Hcp (F&M) 1250m 

15:45 (Local time)

The 2kg claim on a wet track will help the very fit SELEQUE here. Did win a similar race with purpose three runs back so is up for the challenge.

Albury trainer Mitch Beer is always jubilant when he brings his mare SUNSET RUBY to town. She’s had 5 starts and won 4 of them. Absolutely flies in the mud and this looks a great test for her.

CALGARY QUEEN goes well fresh and resumes here. Jay Mac to ride is a pretty good push for her hopes.

Tip: SUNSET RUBY @ $6.20

Kensington R6 – BM72 Hcp (3YO+) 1550m 

16:20 (Local time)

If they leave OFF SHAW alone on the lead here he will win. That’s based on the fact, he is very fit, is in form having won at this very level last start and he is a dead set mudlark. Swims in it. You should  follow that lead.

STUCK WITH YOU is 2nd up but did win 2nd up last campaign then went on to win another three. Is a winner so must be in your numbers.

BLACK BOLT will rocket home. Did that this grade last start when 2nd and is fitter now. Big danger.

Tip: OFF SHAW @ $3.70

Kensington R7 – BM72 Hcp (3YO+) 1100m 

16:55 (Local time)

I think mud-loving bush galloper JAWWAAL might surprise a few here. Is resuming but races well while fresh and if the rain continues all day which is predicted he might just revel in the chopped up track by this time of day.

PIPPALI is an emerging talent. This is a bit short but she is fresh and mares with talent can perform when fresh. She will get back but has power late.

A VERY FINE RED looks perfectly placed. Won on debut last campaign then was 4th at stakes level. Is by Deep Field so will charge through this mud and trial form has been excellent. Looks too sharp.

Tip: A VERY FINE RED @ $4.40


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