Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Saturday’s Randwick meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: true, entire circuit
GLAMOUR CAT has the bad draw here. But she has city form and she is tough. Plus, she’s very fit. If Jay Mac can find a spot she looms large. CONSPIRATOR is getting better with racing. Was strong when 2nd in this grade last start here. Big chance to go one better. RIO DE JANEIRO resumes here but was showing talent when last in work. Sure to be running on.
Tip: GLAMOUR CAT
Perhaps the best two runners in this field are still maidens. BELLA NIPOTINA has the rails draw here and being 3rd up rates highly. Was a great 2nd when she loomed to win a tough 2YO last start. The rails draw is a big help. STELLAR PAULINE has been runner up 3 out of 3 starts to date including in the Magic Millions Classic. Is very professional and is ready to go bang. On home track here. SUPREME IDEA is talented and sprouted wings to win here last start. Up in class but looks right up to these.
Tip: STELLAR PAULINE
An open race as always but we might be seeing the emergence of a pretty special horse in PRAGUE. He’s had 2 starts and won them both rather handsomely and there doesn’t seem anything in this field that would worry him. He has the perfect barrier too. Becoming an incredibly valuable piece of horseflesh with every win. AIM is very smart and can be expected to improve on his dismal MAGIC MILLIONS Classic run when a plodding 8th. Prior to that looked like a world-beater. MISSION RIVER hits the line well and has run 2 x stakes placings from 2 starts thus far. Is very well-bred so becomes extremely valuable if he scores here. Watch betting.
CASCADIAN could hardly have been more impressive when he was resuming from a spell last start. He sat back in this grade, got to the outside and charged home to just fail over 1200m. Fitter now and suited this trip. Wears winkers for first time today. QUACKERJACK is very honest and puts in every start. He resumes here but has a good fresh resume. VEGADAZE will ensure a solid tempo and won an easier race last start looking very sharp. On home track here.
What a lottery! Very even field. SWEET DEAL is on home track and last start on home track she brilliantly won a similar race. Drawn perfectly so must be included in your numbers. CON TE PARTIRO is also at home and the reports are she has returned from a spell in brilliant fashion. Won a recent trial looking a million dollars. POHUTUKAWA got back and ran home resolutely last start this grade when resuming. Fitter now and the trip suits more.
A tremendous race. A real pearler of a Gr 1. The Godolphin trio of FLIT, LYRE and KIAMICHI all resumed from a spell last start and they went across the line in front in that order. And there is every chance they can do that again. This is stronger but they are superstar fillies. As it Gr 1 winner FUNSTAR who resumes here. She’s had 5 starts and her only loss was when resuming. Top field to return in but she is highly gifted. And Kiwi filly PROBABEEL has won both her runs this time up in NZ and looked great doing it.
Look at this field. No Winx this year, who did win the past 4 of these but it’s a beauty none-the-less. AVILIUS is a superstar and 2nd up he looks ready to rattle home. HAPPY CLAPPER was 2nd in this race last year. He is, according to his trainer, going as well as ever. Is 2nd up here and will show up. TE AKAU SHARK is the boom horse. He’s a Kiwi with massive talents but has a bad draw here. Will be in the finish though. DREAMFORCE looks the logical pace and on his day he is near impossible to run down. Blinkers go back on here. If left alone in front, he’ll win this.
ATTENTION RUN was solid in an unsuitable race last start. Fitter now and has great form this trip. MOUNT TABORA is smart and is in career best form. Won a stronger race than this in Melbourne last start and should be right in this finish too. Interesting tactic to start the smart 3YO CHAINS OF HONOUR first up this trip. Has enormous talent though so watch market. Will be flying home.
Tip: MOUNT TABORA
A tough race for punters to end the day on a really chopped up track. ROHERYN loomed to win last start in exactly the same sort of race and his run petered out near home with him running 2nd. Is third up now so looks very hard to beat. GOLDFINCH will be huge odds but is very fast and will lead these a merry dance for a long way. ROYAL CELEBRATION is close to a win. At home this track and was a close up 4th this grade last start. Big show.