Form student, RIC CHAPMAN, takes a good look at Wednesday’s Randwick (Kensington) meeting with horse racing tips and analysis for all seven races on the card. Good luck, punters! 

Rail Position: Out 5m, entire circuit
Track Condition: Soft 6

This boy by Tavistock for Chris Waller called COSTAS looks pretty promising and is on an early path headed toward the Gr 1 ATC Derby. He has speed and is strong. Resumes here but ran terrific trial. Have in your numbers. ARROGANTE was great on debut at Newcastle when running 2nd. Perfectly drawn here and stable is flying. Respect. FLYING LEGEND is trained here and has talent. Placed first up and should be much fitter. Poor draw but can overcome that.

Tip: COSTAS

It’s a crime this bloke CHARMED OFFENSIVE is still a maiden. He’s more than handy and is up to midweek grade – but 4 x 2nd placings this level have been frustrating. Gets up on speed and is very suited to Plate conditions. CHILLED ROSE has been 2nd on both occasions she has raced. Sure to be among leaders at the end while GOT YOUR SIX who is also trained at this track appeals the most. She has pace and on debut in this grade, she jumped from outside barrier and sat on pace all way before a gutsy 2nd. Must have improved since then.

Tip: GOT YOUR SIX

Good field. MOSSMAN GORGE is very fast and won a similar race first up showing renewed strength late as well. Drawn to lead and will look the winner over the rise. CRISTOBAL is a stakes-quality filly who likes to get back and run home hard. Might find this a little short but has talent. CHEWBACCA is resuming here and is headed toward the Country Championships where he will be one of the favs. Bound to be running on.

Tip: MOSSMAN GORGE

KING TOMLOLA hasn’t done a great deal right this time up but is in a grade he can show up in. Could be on pace all the way today now he’s 4th up. GREEN SWEET is getting close to a win. The import seems to have worked out Aussie racing patterns now and will be well suited to this inside gate. If Hughie gets him into the clear in time, he can charge late. AHMAD is up in grade but is racing brilliantly winning past  3 and looks to be a serious horse in the making. Watch the market. Interesting race.

Tip: AHMAD

WAYANKA seems back in career best form. Two starts this time up have been solid efforts this grade with last start’s 3rd strongly suggesting a win is very close. DESERT LORD is rising in class following a very impressive win. Can sit and kick, big assets for this grade. WINE BUSH may find this a little short but will be the one flashing home down the outside late. Is 2nd up.

Tip: WAYANKA

Interesting to see how this plays out. This is a very strong field of females. MARCELLINA is a Kiwi on debut here. Is a stayer who has talent. LABURNAM is getting better with racing. Has that ability to park just off the speed and accelerate when needed. Did that in a similar race to win last start. ROMANI GIRL is a boom filly who hits the line hard. Looked in need of the run when 2nd this grade last start while fresh. Big show today.

Tip: ROMANI GIRL

How good is this rising young star ROCK? We get another chapter of his year book here. Drawn well and despite being up in grade should finish too well again. KOLDING has talent too and looks set to rise into Saturday grade also and 2 runs this time up have been very impressive. Gets back and runs home hard and is very fit now. SERGEANT is up in class but has talent and keeps jumping through hoops. Big danger. Good field.  Looms large.

Tip: ROCK