Randwick Betting Preview | Horse Racing Tips

The last Group 1 of the calendar year in Sydney is upon us at Randwick. We have a nine-race card, the track is rated good, and the rail is out 6m.

Thu, 6 Oct, 12:00 AM
The last Group 1 of the calendar year in Sydney is upon us at Randwick. We have a nine-race card, the track is rated good, and the rail is out 6m.

Quaddie Races – 6,7,8,9

Skinny Play: 6,7 – 1,3,11 – 4,7 – 3,5,6

Wide Play: 6,7,10,11 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,11 – 4,6,7,8,9,10 – 3,5,6,8,10

BEST BET – Race 6, No6 Handfast.

NEXT BEST – Race 1, No6 Showtime.

BEST ROUGHIE – Race 4, No4 Van Halen.


SHOWTIME (NEXT BEST BET) comes out of the same trial as Kahn (the winner last week) and looked to trial better than Kahn. He has drawn a good gate here and should be hard to beat.

SELECTIONS: No 6 SHOWTIME, No 4 Severence, No 8 Luiza, No 1 China Gale.



COMIN’ THROUGH looks to be a horse with plenty of upside and I loved his debut win where he charged through a gap up the fence for what was a good win. His trial since was quite solid and the open spaces of Randwick should suit him.

INVINCIBELLA was good last start and draws a good gate here. She should sit just off them and with clear running she will be able to round them up.

NICCOLANCE finally broke through last start with a dominant win in a fast time. He had some strong 2-y-o form around him. He looks to take up the speed here, but I’m not sure with him at 1400m and the big weight.

POWER LAW was a strong winner on debut and comes to town here on the back of a good trial. He looks as if he can measure up.

SELECTIONS: No 3 COMIN’ THROUGH, No 2 Invincibella, No 1 Niccolance, No 6 Power Law.

VALUE RUNNER: No 3 Comin’ Through.


BALMAIN BOY comes out of what looks to be a good race last start and gets up to the mile third up. He drops down to 54.5kg and has found a winnable race here.

The form around MORE TO GAIN has stood up well with a good run behind Antonio Giuseppe where he was really well supported. Back to 1600m looks to suit here and he should be given a chance.

HARRY HOTSPUR comes out of a hot race last start and even though he has next to no second-up form, after his first-up run I have to give him a chance.

SIGNPOSTED probably needs it to be softer than this, but he has been flying as of late and if given an easy time in front he will be very hard to run down.

SELECTIONS: No 8 BALMAIN BOY, No 6 More To Gain, No 3 Harry Hotspur, No 1 Signposted.

VALUE RUNNER: No 6 More To Gain.

Race 4 2:25pm TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP 1600m

VAN HALEN had no luck last start and should have gone close. He comes up as the BEST ROUGHIE at the $26 available. He will have to go back from the wide gate here, but his only win was at the mile and I’m giving him another chance here.

MYSTICISM comes out of some good races up north and finds a winnable race here. Happy to see Goldman has found Avdulla here and from the good gate he will be there or thereabouts.

SHOTGUN ROULETTE just ran out of gas late second-up. She looked all over a winner at the 300m mark and the 1250m-1500m just took it out of her. Up to the 1600m here with the added fitness gives her a solid chance.

NOT FOR EXPORT gets down in weight here and was good last start. The step up to the 1600m looks quite suitable here and he should be thereabouts.

SELECTIONS: No 4 VAN HALEN, No 5 Mysticism, No 7 Shotgun Roulette, No 10 Not For Export.

VALUE RUNNER: No 4 Van Halen.


BROADSIDE, down in weight here, looks to take up the speed. He should be rock hard fit after two runs this time in and comes to home for the first time in his career. Hyeronimus rates these types of horses well and he should be hard to run down.

MY GIULIANO has been in great form as of late and steps up in grade here. Winning form is good form in these staying races and he should be hard to beat yet again.

OLYMPIC ACADEMY drops well in grade and gets the rock hard track he has been looking for. All six wins have come on good going and most of his wins have come around the 2000m distance range and he has a chance to break through again.

SALTHOUSE has been disappointing in his Australian runs so far. He needs to be given one more chance in a weaker race.

SELECTIONS: No 7 BROADSIDE, No 5 My Giuliano, No 2 Olympic Academy, No 6 Salthouse.

VALUE RUNNER: No 2 Olympic Academy.


HANDFAST comes up as the BEST BET of the day dropping back in grade here. He was touched off last start when in the worst going. His two runs this time in have been good enough for this and he should be winning.

SELECTIONS: No 6 HANDFAST, No 7 His Majesty, No 10 Man Of Choice, No 9 Falkenberg.

VALUE RUNNER: No 10 Man Of Choice.


PRIZED ICON wasn’t given the best of rides last start and probably should have won in a race with a few hard luck stories. He is a Group 1 winner and getting up to the 2000m looks as if it will suit perfectly.

YANKEE ROSE on the backup is intriguing here. She chased hard last weekend in the Flight and the 2000m has always looked as if it will suit her. Yendall has been booked, which is a slight concern as he is up against some of the big boys in a big pressure situation.

SWEAR has always looked as if he would need 2000m and he finally gets it here third-up from a spell. Berry back on-board is a massive plus here and if he is given the room needed to wind up, he could well finish over the top of them.

HIGH MIST was another unlucky runner last start in the Gloaming. He may need it a touch softer given how he has performed so far in his career, but up to 2000 looks to suit.

SELECTIONS: No 1 PRIZED ICON, No 11 Yankee Rose, No 3 Swear, No 4 High Mist.

VALUE RUNNER: No 4 High Mist.

Race 8 4:50pm TAB ANGST STAKES 1600m

DIXIE BLOSSOMS gets out to the mile finally and is the one to beat here. She showed some tactical versatility last start by sitting off Tycoon Tara and she couldn’t run her down. That looks to be the best form going into this. Clark sticks (instead of riding Global Glamour in Melbourne) and she is the one they need to beat.

LADY LE FEY returned well in the Bill Ritchie and that looks to be a solid from race for this. She has won second-up in the past and her record at the mile is exemplary. With Tommy on-board, she should be stalking them and will be hard to beat.

I expect REPLIQUE to take up the speed here with the host of gear changes. She has no second-up form, but this is her first prep with Gai and she will be rock hard fit after the two trials and the strong first-up run. She can turn it around here.

EXTENSIBLE was a dominant winner last start and steps up to Group racing here. She is yet to miss a placing in all nine starts and this is a perfect time to take on some black type. The gate looks a touch tricky but she has to be given a chance.

SELECTIONS: No 7 DIXIE BLOSSOMS, No 4 Lady Le Fey, No 6 Replique, No 8 Extensible.

VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Replique.

Race 9 5:30pm SENSIS DASH 1200m

BRIGADOON RISE should have won first-up, simple as that. She was a moral beaten and it was painful for her backers. If she has any luck she will be going close here.

DENPURR was the winner of that race and got all the luck as she reeled off an impressive sectional to win this. She looks to have returned in top order and has to be a top chance here again.

SUPSENSE comes out of what looks to be a good race last start. His one second-up run resulted in a win and with Parr on he may be underestimated here.

DIXIE CHICK will be given the last crack at them here. If the speed is on, she is able to reel off a hot sectional late and is more than able to gobble them up. If she can get clear air from the turn they will struggle to hold her out.

SELECTIONS: No 6 BRIGADOON RISE, No 5 Denpurr, No 3 Suspense, No 10 Dixie Chick.

VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Brigadoon Rise.

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