Royal Randwick is the venue for today’s meeting and we see the Queen of the turf, Winx, looking to make it 26 straight victories in the race named in her honour. Our tip pick won last start and can win again, stick with him.
Randwick is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +7m entire.
Tricky race to start the program but sticking with the bottom weight PANZERFAUST who has looked impressive since resuming from a spell. Chased hard when beaten narrowly by Arugula at Muswellbrook last start but did win well at Scone the start before. Has drawn well and will be launching at them late. Serious chance.
1st: No14 PANZERFAUST 2nd: No6 Wallander; 3rd: No2 Evopex; 4th: No3 Fui San
Looks a perfect race for in form gelding JUST SHINE to atone for her last start defeat behind Raqeeq at Rosehill, as she looks to bounce back into the winner’s circle here today. Defeated Carzoff a month back at Randwick when storming home late. Key player.
1st: No3 JUST SHINE 2nd: No2 Red Alto; 3rd: No7 Follow Suit; 4th: No1 Sayed
Sticking with last start winner LEAMI ASTRAY who won in the country and can be competitive in this open affair at Randwick. Drops 6.5kgs and has drawn to get the run of the race just behind the speed. Could start at rough odds but looks a solid each way bet.
1st: No10 LEAMI ASTRAY 2nd: No2 Sharpe Hussler; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No4 Rebel Miss; 4th: No6 Prince Mayted
It’s hard to believe that OOHOOD (NEXT BEST BET) is still a maiden but that should all change today as she looks to get that victory that she deserves in this very winnable event. Raced in the Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper and Sires Produce finishing in the placing at all three starts. The one to beat and looks to have bright future ahead of her. Smart filly.
1st: No3 OOHOOD 2nd: No1 Fiesta; 3rd: No6 Futooh; 4th: No5 Secret Lady
The lightly-raced Tim Martin colt DANAWI has finished runner-up at her two starts to date but does look to have found a nice race to breakthrough for his maiden here today. Run down on the line when beaten by Military Zone in a tight finish on this track a fortnight back. Will be in this for a long way.
1st: No9 DANAWI 2nd: No3 Spin; 3rd: No7 Smart Elissim; 4th: No5 Master Ash
The “Queen of the turf” WINX will look to break Black Caviar’s record of 25 consecutive win first-up over a distance she has tasted success five time in the past. Looks to have come back in great order and going by her trial, she’s the one to beat.
1st: No10 WINX 2nd: No7 Kemantari; 3rd: No1 Classic Uniform; 4th: No8 Ace High
Kris Lee trained LE ROMAIN resumes from a 12-week let-up and looks primed to run a huge race first up here today. Has had the benefit of two trials, winning her final hit out at Gosford preparing for today’s assignment. Has raced in some handy races and looks to have a class edge on his rivals here today. The one to beat.
1st: No1 LE ROMAIN 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No4 Dal Cielo; 3rd: No7 Siege of Quebec; 4th: No3 Boss Lane
SHARPNESS has looked impressive winning her past two starts and can make it a hattrick of victories here today. Proved too good when defeating the talented Rillito at Caulfield last start, to go with a strong half a length victory at Canterbury two starts back. Has drawn well and will very competitive here today. Winning hope.
1st: No9 SHARPNESS 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No7 Maryore; 3rd: No10 Smart Amelia; 4th: No1 Egyptian Symbol
Hard to go past last start winner KAONIC (BEST BET) who looks as a serious hope in the final event of the program here today. Looked good when defeating Travancore by a length on this track last start. Will be rock hard fit and ready to win again. Stick with him.
1st: No5 KAONIC 2nd: No1 Best of Days; 3rd: No7 The Pinnacle; 4th: No3 Souchez