Randwick (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

Betting tips for every race at Randwick. Today’s best bet is in race 9.

Fri, 20 Apr, 7:04 AM


Randwick for our last Group 1 meeting of the season with the All-Aged and the Champagne Stakes. We have a very good day’s racing here with big fields throughout the nine races. The weather this autumn has been nothing short of brilliant, and we will be on a good surface with the rail +6m 1600m TO WP, +4m Remainder.


QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)

Skinny Play:  1,2,12  -  1,8,9,10  -  1,6  -  7

Wide Play: 1,2,12,13  -  1,2,7,8,9,10  -  1,5,6,8,16  -  7


BEST BET: R9 – 7. Osborne Bulls

Next Best Bet: R4 – 3. Holy Snow

Best Roughie: R2 – 8. Miss Wonderland


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R1 – 12.00pm. TAB Highway Handicap - 1200m.

No3 Keymaster comes out of a good midweek last start where he closed off quite well in a race that should hold up well, now back to country level is very suitable and he gets a good run on the map here just off the speed.


No4 Ori On Fire closed off quite well behind Don’t Give A Damn in the Wildcard race at Muswellbrook, we saw that form hold up well in the final, he finds Bowman (who is Winxless now) and gets blinkers on for the first time and he can stride forward from the wide gate (12).


No5 Count Cumani has put together quite a good record over the short career thus far and has trialled well coming into this and does come out of a good highway in September last year, which has held up.


No1 Nic’s Vendetta is an honest toiler who always runs well at this level, he was very well backed fresh and looks to be well set up coming into this second-up with a very good second-up record.


VALUE RUNNER: No3 Keymaster

R2 – 12.35pm. APN Outdoor Handicap - 1200m.

No8 Miss Wonderland (BEST ROUGHIE) resumes here for Cunningham and is quite a nice mare on her day, she has trialled well coming into this and you need to look through her form to see that it does tie in well with some nice Sydney horses. She has been beaten once fresh and I want to be with her.


No7 Anatola is another who brings good fresh form into this and has been trialing in quite good style leading into her fresh run here. From gate 3 Parr can jump and run her along here, as there does not look to be too much speed, form around Sugar Bella looks good enough.


No5 Dissolute looks to get the drop on the leaders here from the barrier (6) and was a strong winner at Rosehill last start, the form around White Moss is quite good for a race such as this and he has his chance to make it three in a row.


No3 Tessera resumes here and this is the last prep in which I am going to give him a chance as he has now had the full grounding under Cummings’s tutelage and looks to have trialed quite well coming into this. He is a good horse on his day.


VALUE RUNNER: No8 Miss Wonderland

R3 – 1.10pm. TAB Hallmark Stakes - 1200m.

No8 Bolero King charged through the line last start when finishing just behind the quinella, prior to that he won his first two runs this time in. He gets a good run in behind the speed here, and with Dothraki as the favorite I have to be with this bloke.


No3 Burning Passion was in the wrong part of the track fresh and brings a very good second-up record to this and looks much better suited at his home track. He can jump and run along here in front and looks to get all favours in the run here.


No2 Dothraki has probably been at his best in a long time this preparation and is threatening to win, but its Dothraki. You cannot dive into $2.70. but he is a must for all multiples as that is who he is.


No7 Firsthand resumes with no trial here, but is a very capable sprinter fresh. The form that he brings to this is quite good, despite the step from benchmark racing up to Group level, but this isn’t the best race.


VALUE RUNNER: No8 Bolero King

R4 – 1.45pm. IGA Liqour Frank Packer Plate - 2000m.

No3 Holy Snow (NEXT BEST BET) finally gets up to the 2000m which he has been looking for this time in, after four solid enough runs. Two starts back in the Phar Lap, he split the Group 1 Oaks quinella and we have seen how strong that form is data wise. He gets the perfect drag behind them from gate 6 and should be too strong for them late.


No1 Tangled has been in brilliant form at the last two runs, with Group 1 placings and gets the blinkers back on now that he is dropping in distance to the 2000m from the Derby. If he still has that spring in his legs he is going to be more than competitive.


No8 Primitivo has had the 2000m run now and should be much more suited as he jumped from the 1400m to 2000m third-up and the race wasn’t run to suit him there. To his home track and the bigger expanses of Randwick he should be better suited, if he can keep up early.


No4 Dissolution has come back in better order since joining the stable of Brad Widdup this time in. From gate 3 Reith can have him that touch closer in the run yet again here and up to the 2000m looks to be much more suitable fourth-up.


VALUE RUNNER: No8 Primitivo

R5 – 2.20pm. The Hong Kong Jockey Club J H B Carr Stakes - 1400m.

No5 Manicure gets the chance to win third-up from a spell and finds Glyn, as well as a good run on the map from the good gate in 5. On her day, she is a classy conveyance who brings very good form to this, and it looks her day.


No7 Problem Solver comes from the same race as Manicure last start and has been going quite well this time in without winning. You just need to look at the horses that she has run into to see that the form is solid and she is hard to beat.


No11 Lisdoonvarna was a strong winner upon resumption and probably would be a lot shorter in this race if trained by a “bigger name” the win was in very good time and she had more improvement to come second-up and the 1400m suits.


No1 Frolic wasn’t at all suited the way the race was run last start. The track should play much fairer here and the big field will enable her to wind up through her gears, as there looks to be good speed in the race.


VALUE RUNNER: No11 Lisdoonvarna

R6 – 2.55pm. Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes - 1600m.

No2 Long Leaf found the line quite well in the Sires and has been crying out for this trip this time in. From gate 9 Kerrin is able to slot in behind the leaders here and I feel as if he will be the strongest through the line over the mile.


No12 El Dorado Dreaming did overcome the bias of the day to win the Sires, but did get out into the right lane when winning that race. I don’t think it was a fluke at all, as he did have to run the figures to win the race. Collett gives him the same ride as last start.


No1 Encryption was off the fence in the run last start and that was the end of him there, and getting out to the mile is what he has been looking for, as he kept on finding in the run last start. Bowman just needs that touch of luck from 13 to be in the finish.


No11 Guerrier brings different form to this race that isn’t the sires of the ballieu and that could prove to be the winning move here, as he does bring fresh legs into this. He gets the softest of runs from gate 1 and wont shock me if he wins.



R7 – 3.35pm. Schweppes All Aged Stakes - 1400m.

No1 Le Romain looks set to peak third-up from a spell here and has been working well towards the 1400m. I think that Glyn is going to roll forward from the gate (13) as he can sit just behind the leaders and take off rounding for the turn as he is a horse who can run a strong last 600m.


No10 Trapeze Artist smashed them in the TJ and is the dominant fav here as he should be, but he doesn’t get that high pressure race that he is looking for here, which he seems to respond so well to. But the way he won last start you cannot ignore him.


No9 Satono Rasen brings some very good Japanese form coming into this and although he hasn’t won for an extremely long time, his form and times coming across from Japan are quite good. The trial coming into this was quite good and 1400m fresh is suitable.


No8 Tom Melbourne didn’t have the best of luck in the run in the Doncaster from the wide gate. He comes back to the 1400m here which is more suitable. Yes it’s Tom, but his form is extremely good for a race like this.



R8 – 4.15pm. Sharp Japan Racing Association Plate - 2000m.

No6 Interlocuter gets out to 2000m which he has been looking for this time in after the two runs over the shorter distances. From gate 1 he gets a soft run for Tye, and he will just need that luck turning for home to be in the finish here.


No1 Arbeitsam rolls along in front here and was very good in the Doncaster, albeit with bias in his favour. But that had come after a strong win in the Neville Selwood. He can dominate this race and take some catching.


SCRATCHED - No3 Singing comes back on distance here from the 2400m, and gets a rock hard surface which he clearly relishes. He can sit just behind the leader here and look to ramp it up from the 600m and turn it into a staying test.


No16 Nettoyer is an emergency here, but was fantastic in the Coolmore Legacy last weekend. The quick back up and up to the 2000m are much more suitable here, as is the drop in grade and what looks to be a decent speed here.



R9 – 4.55pm. Nathan’s Famous HotDogs Handicap - 1400m.

No7 Osborne Bulls (BEST BET) can finish the carnival off in style for punters here. He smashed them running very good time for the day here and can only improve off that. The step to 1400m looks to be ideal for him here and from gate 8 Avdulla keeps him out of trouble and he wins again.


No9 Harper’s Choice has been gelded coming into this prep and has always had the ability, but never strung it all together I like the 1400m fresh, and the trial was good.


No14 Tribal Wisdom comes out of the same form as Osborne Bulls and was quite good last start, the race is one to follow and he gets a soft run from gate 4.


No6 Our Century is a smart horse and has left Lloyds and has found his way to K Waugh, this is probably too short. But the stable is flying and the trials have been good. Maybe QLD is his go?


VALUE RUNNER: No9 Harper’s Choice


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