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How good is it to be back at Randwick after a run of Rosehill and Canterbury meetings.

Thu, 15 Dec, 5:53 AM
How good is it to be back at Randwick after a run of Rosehill and Canterbury meetings. Great day of racing with big fields for punters, and plenty of value to be had.

Rail back into the true position here, which usually means off the fence in the straight. Some rain around Thursday and Friday and it should be Soft at worst.

QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)

Skinny: 7,11 – 7 – 11,14 - 2
Wide: 1,5,6,9,11,13,14 – 1,5,7,11,18 – 3,9,11,14 – 2,5,6,7,9,12,13,16

Best Bet: R2 – 5. Redoubtable Heart
Next Best Bet: R7 – 7. Fabrizio
Best Roughie: R6 – 9. Time Out Of Mind


Isla Tristana Won well last start charging up the inside and getting the bob in. I think that she will be much better suited to Randwick and actually drops half a kilo off her last-start win. From barrier (12) she is going to be in the right part of the track and can finish over the top.

Absolute Ripper Produced a monster run in the same race last start. She was no better than three wide throughout the run and was only just touched off late. The win at Orange first-up was brilliant and from barrier (6) here, she looks to get a much more economical run and will be the one to run down.

Don’t Doubt Her Was well backed in a highway two starts back, but we’ll forgive that run due to over-racing throughout there. Then back to Scone last start, she was run down by a good one there. She is down 5kgs for that run and has a chance.

Trades Hall Comes out of what could be a good form race last start at Newcastle. She ran them along there and was just touched off late by Otter. From gate (5) she should push forward with no weight and give them something to run down.

SELECTIONS: No 15 Isla Tristana, No 3 Absolute Ripper, No 14 Don’t Doubt Her, No 8 Trades Hall

VALUE RUNNER: No 8 Trades Hall


No 5 Redoubtable Heart (BEST BET) Was a super winner last start over Sir Plush. I thought he would have gone to the Villiers off that and would have started well in the market there. This is shrewd placement by Waller as at the HCP level off last start he is well weighted. He was second-up off a long break there and can only improve off that run. Randwick mile third-up he should be peaking here.

No 10 Unbiased

No 1 Moher

No 6 Metallic Crown


Vinland Was really well backed on debut and was out of the race after missing the kick. The trial at Rosehill since was brilliant and he has been targeted at this. Not worried about barrier (12) as it’s a long straight run to the turn. A good colt will always beat good fillies.

Sheikha Was off the map on debut at Kembla, and bumped into what looks to be a super smart Godolphin filly there. They ran super time relative for the day there and she was on debut. Up to 1000m and on her home track for the first time, she is going to be super hard to beat.

Serena Bay Won really well at her first two starts. She has had a three week freshen since her last win and comes to her home track for the first time. She will go forward from the gate and it’s silly to discount Gai horses at the minute.

She Will Reign As the $1.80 fav, I thought I had to throw her in here. I’m putting my proverbial on the line and making her my lay of the day. She’s on the seven day backup after a sizzling debut which had to take something out of her. Comes up against some nice horses here and she has to be taken on.

SELECTIONS: No 1 Vinland, No 9 Sheikha, No 6 Serena Bay, No 8 She Will Reign

VALUE RUNNER: No 9 Sheikha


Hetty Heights Trialled brilliantly leading into her first-up run, where the race wasn’t run to suit her there. She hit the line well enough. Bigger field here suits her much better as the tempo will allow her to work into the race, as will the bigger track of Randwick. Last time at Randwick she was super in the provincial championships which has held up well.

Kinshachi Gets right down in the weights after a big win last start in the midweeks. She really ran through the line that day and the step up in grade here looks to suit. She has placed in both second-up runs and a wet track is no concern.

Yuma Desert Looks to get the race run to suit here and should be much happier back on her home track. The wet track will only enhance her chances as she grows a leg in wet going and her current form is brilliant.

Madotti Broke through for a well-deserved win last start. Her form has been in much better races than this throughout her career and after such a good first-up win she can go on with it.

SELECTIONS: No 5 Hetty Heights, No 15 Kinshachi, No 9 Yuma Desert, No 7 Madotti

VALUE RUNNER: No 5 Hetty Heights


Iggi Pop Looks set up to peak here up to 2400m for the first time this prep. He has had solid grounding leading into this race here and has been running quite well. Down on the minimum, the conditions shouldn’t worry him and he will be hard to beat.

Destiny’s Kiss Will be loving the rain that Randwick is getting in the lead up. He is an absolute duck and wouldn’t mind if it kept falling. His lead up form has been good enough for this too, if it dries out.

Beyond Thankful Hit the line better than anything last start. He hasn’t won in quite some time, but the run there was the one of a coming winner. I wouldn’t be shocked if Shinn slides forward from the gate here and puts him into the race.

Index Linked Is well suited up to the 2400m and gets Bowman for the first time this prep. He is drawn to get a soft run here from gate (1). And if able to get clear room he has a good sprint on him for a stayer.

SELECTIONS: No 5 Iggi Pop, No 3 Destiny’s Kiss, No 2 Beyond Thankful, No 1 Index Linked

VALUE RUNNER: No 1 Index Linked


Manuel Went to Geelong and smashed them as expected last start. That had come off a really luckless run on Cup day behind Speedeor. With clear running that day he may well have won. This race is quite strong on paper, however off his recent Rosehill trial he looks to be holding his form.

Super Too Was brilliant on Oaks day behind Spright. She led them up and was only run down late, but importantly gapped the rest of the field. She has had a nice trial since then which should top her off perfectly. My only knock is trying to lead all the way on a true rail at Randwick.

Calanda Had to face the breeze last start at Rosehill and really battled on quite well to be just beaten. Previous to that he was a dominant winner first-up at Warwick Farm. Third up he looks ready to peak here and has to be given a chance.

Time Out Of Mind (BEST ROUGHIE) Looks as if he has been aimed at this race. He had two strong trials leading into his debut run and gave them a lesson. This is much tougher at his second start, but the booking of Bowman intrigues me and he has to be given a chance.

SELECTIONS: No 7 Manuel, No 11 Super Too, No 5 Calanda, No 9 Time Out Of Mind

VALUE RUNNER: No 9 Time Out Of Mind


No 7 Fabrizio (NEXT BEST BET) Has been low flying this preparation and his form has been faultless other than his Epsom run, where we all know what happened. His last two wins have been dominant and his trial since the Cup day win was fantastic. Soft track isn’t a worry at all as he is three from five on rain-affected going. Gai’s horses are running through brick walls at the moment and he may well run them into the ground here.

No 18 Duca Valentinois

No 1 Dibayani

No 11 Hazzabeel


His Majesty Has trialed in brilliant fashion leading into this first-up run here. He is unbeaten fresh in Australia and brings really good form here. There is sufficient pace for him to get back and weave through the field as we have seen him do that before, and he could well blow them away.

Weatherly Is super hard to line up here. He was a boom 2yo last season but not the furnished product as of yet. His two trials leading in have been nothing short of brilliant and he has to be considered.

I Am Zelady Probably won’t be fully wound up going into this run here, as she looks to be set for Magic Millions day in a month’s time. She is yet to win first-up in her career, but her trials have been quite good and a bold showing fresh is expected.

Kuro Bounced back to the winners stall last start after a long run of outs. Joe Pride’s team is going quite well and he looks to have this gelding in the zone here. 1200m is right at his limits, but with Bowman on he will get a super economical run.

SELECTIONS: No 11 His Majesty, No 14 Weatherly, No 9 I Am Zelady, No 3 Kuro

VALUE RUNNER: No 14 Weatherly


Sir Plush Brings the best form to this race after solid runs at all starts this prep. Back to 1400m should suit him much better. The soft track is no worry as he ran fourth twice and was wide without cover the other run. Baker has his horses in the zone at the moment and we should butter up again here.

Invincible Knight Has had two solid hit outs coming into a first-up run here. His first-up form looks average, but just have a look at who he ran against! Last prep he was fourth to Silent Sedition (Group 2 horse). I love the 1400m kickoff point and Shinn on all point to a big first-up performance.

Sonic Swish Is on the quick back up here after being caught in the wrong part of the track in his past few. Fresh he was a big winner at Randwick and I love the step to 1400m now. His form is brilliant for a race such as this, but the gate is a concern.

Dark Steel Has form that ties in with Sir Plush and has to be respected here. His three runs back this time in have been good and I expect him to roll forward again and give them something to run down on his home track.

SELECTIONS: No 2 Sir Plush, No 7 Invincible Knight, No 9 Sonic Swish, No 5 Dark Steel

VALUE RUNNER: No 7 Invincible Knight

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