Randwick is the venue for Warwick Stakes day, and the champ returns. Get out to the races and see Winx, nothing can explain the atmosphere around when she runs. She brings people to the races and let’s enjoy her while we can. This is a juicy day and we see a lot of nice horses running around. Track is good, with no rain expected in the lead up. Rail +3m.
QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny Play: 7 - 2 - 4,7,8 - 1,6,10
Wide Play: 7 - 1,2,4,7 - 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 1,3,6,10,11,12
BEST BET: R2 – 1. SAYED
Next Best Bet: R4 – 2. COMIN’ THROUGH
Best Roughie: R5 – 10. CUBA
No3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES is 2/2 and has won both in stylish fashion, she resumed two months ago for what was a soft kill. She has had two trials since and has looked brilliant on both. J Collett unfortunately suspended and can’t take the ride. But T Angland getting down to 55kg is a big pointer.
No5 ALIZEE resumed with an utterly arrogant win fresh, and we will know how good the form is by now with Songlike and Acqume going around this week. She should only improve for that first-up run and we may well get to see the best of her here.
No2 FORMALITY comes to Sydney to avoid a clash with Catchy and Tulip in Melbourne and finds a good race here. The trial leading in was very good at Cranbourne. I am forgetting the Slipper run, as never got on the track and outside of that, her form is brilliant.
No4 VILLA CARLOTTA comes into this fresh race with a victory over Alizee on debut. She then ran into some good races and probably had enough by her last run. Now with K Lees her two trials coming in have been good.
No1 ONE MORE HONEY has trialled well coming into a fresh run here and of the five horses, even though she is the one fifth rated, I won’t be shocked if she wins. But she does need further.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES
No1 SAYED (BEST BET) absolutely belted them last start and I see no reason as to why he cannot go on with it yet again. Proven in both dry and soft ground, he has kept improving this time in. He looks to be the type of horse that Waller gets going into the Newcastle and Wyong Cups. Think The Verminator and Beyond Thankful. He is headed that way and should win.
No3 GET ON THE GRANGE has been good in his last few runs and has been in good form, he cannot turn it around based on the last start, but looks the exacta horse.
No6 MORE MOET has been going quite well as of late winning some weaker races than this. But he is in form and should be respected.
No2 AUVRAY gets onto a drier track which suits. He is never going to live up to his big hype that he once had. But he can run well here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 MORE MOET
No14 ARRESTAR is the M Dunn horse here and has to be respected, due to being from that yard. This is the weakest race that he has run in, in his short career and gets a brilliant run of the race from gate 1 here. Form around Kemantari = tick tick tick.
No2 LAST TRY WINS has been going quite well as of late and finds a winnable highway race here. B Cavanough is low flying at the moment, just look at Another Sin last week. Glyn should be better for the experience on this horse and he looks hard to beat.
No3 FORCE OF MAGIC should put himself bang on speed here with the claim down to 57.5kgs for Adkins and run them along. The form out of his last few runs has been good enough, and back to the mile he has his chance.
No9 KINGIA looks ready for the mile after the closing effort last start at Narrandera. She has won two races over 1400m in the past and has never run over the mile, although has always run through the line well. She should sit off them and close late.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 KINGI
No2 COMIN’ THROUGH (NEXT BEST BET) defaulting to the best horse in the race here. Not too sure what happened last time in as he never really went on with it, but did perform well enough there. The trials this time in have been fantastic and he looks to have developed and matured into a proper horse now. If he is ready, he will win.
No1 LIFE LESS ORDINARY resumes here for his second preparation and is more than likely on his way to a race like a Metropolitan. All three runs were fantastic and he arguably should have won all three. The trials have been good enough for a bold run fresh.
No3 INZ ‘N’ OUT hates the winning post, but picks up some money for his connections each run. He looks to do the same again.
No6 EMBLEY was well backed last start and finds a race to run well in yet again.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 LIFE LESS ORDINARY
No6 CALCULATED has had a trial between runs and is coming back 100m in distance, but gets in with 53.5kgs here. I still think that he is a group horse, and the trial last start proved that to me. I think sitting off the speed suits him better and he will close late.
No1 TRAPEZE ARTIST seems to save his best for race day and gets the blinkers on for the fresh run here. He belted them in the Black Opal last prep and wasn’t too bad in the slipper before running third in the sires. 61kgs is a big leveler however.
No7 DRACARYS second-up from a spell with a trial between runs should turn the tables on Assimilate here. He just blew out in fitness fresh and drops 4.5kgs for that run and the trial between runs was good.
No10 CUBA (BEST ROUGHIE) is going to be closing at them late here, he wasn’t at all suited fresh in that race at Warwick Farm. But now that he gets to a bigger track and will find some room, he will have the last shot at them.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 CUBA
No7 WINX really no words need to be said about her, she is the best we have seen. Get out and enjoy the 8% ROI.
No8 FOXPLAY has been trialing well coming into the fresh run, big winner of the Queen Of The Turf at G1 level at her last start, and looks to be Winx’s understudy.
No4 ANTONIO GUISEPPE has been trialing well, not sure where he heads to this time in. He was fav for the Sydney Cup at the start of the last prep, but ran in the Doncaster. He has a good fresh record.
No5 INFERENCE is a G1 winner at this track and looks to have improved into his 4yo season.
VALUE RUNNER: 7 – 8 Exacta
No2 DIXIE BLOSSOMS well she’s back and is she ready to deliver that promise that she has teased us with for the last 12 months. Her trials this time in have been nothing short of amazing and she gets H Bowman fresh here. The fresh record is great and she looks hard to beat.
No1 ZANBAGH looks to have come back in better form than she has before, and that’s hard to say about a 7yr old mare. The two trials have been fantastic and although she hasn’t won fresh for a long, long time, I am giving her a chance here with Shinn on.
No7 IMPOSING LASS resumes from a long break here and was last seen in January winning the Belle Of The Turf at G3 level. The two trials that she has had this time in, have been nothing short of fantastic. She has a brilliant fresh record and with no weight here, she has her chance.
No4 SWEET REDEMPTION should run them along here from the gate. The last trial was a touch poor, but I think she just blew out late fitness wise there. The fresh record is poor. But on her home track I’m giving her a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ZANBAGH
No7 OMEI SWORD returns here and needs to put her best foot forward to gain a run in the Everest. Being fresh from a bleeding attack, she will be really prepped up for this. Her fresh record is brilliant and the two trials coming into this have been good. With 53.5kgs on her back. I won’t be shocked to see her blow them away.
No8 INVADER resumes here and takes on the older horses, fresh out of the 2yo season. But the way he has been trialing shows me that he has come back even better. The 1200m fresh is a good kick off point for him, as well as carrying no weight.
No4 SPECTROSCOPE looks well primed for his second Australian preparation with some brilliant trials coming into this. He was good enough to start $7 in a Doncaster, but was never on the track there and it was a forgivable effort. Bowman hops on fresh and he will be steaming late.
No6 DEPLOY looks to lead them up here and comes into this with no trial off the back of a solid prep in QLD where he didn’t have the best of luck. Ever since he has been gelded, he has been nothing short of brilliant and is up to this level.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 DEPLOY
No1 RULE THE RIVER has come back in good order this time in and takes on what is a weak benchmark race. She was taking on some good races last time in and with the claim she is well in here.
No6 GIBRALTAR GIRL has won fresh in the past and looks well set up to run well here. I don’t pay too much attention to Snowden trials as they are quite tricky when it comes to the trials. She should be fit after the two trials and looks hard to beat.
No10 CLIPPER back to the 1000m here looks much more suitable than chasing Memes last start. She is a winner twice at the T&D and has her chance to win yet again here with a light weight on her back.
No11 SUPER TOO will fly along here and give them something to chase, big jockey change with Shinn on board which gives her a better chance here, than in the fresh run.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 RULE THE RIVER