Royal Randwick is the venue for today’s super meeting as we get to see the queen of the turf, Winx, looking to make it 27 straight victories. Our top pick is a serious stayer that could be Cup bound and did win last start. Stick with him as he is very smart.
Randwick is racing on a Soft 5 with the rail True.
Tricky race to start the day but sticking with SEI STELLA who is resuming from a 21-week break and showed promise at her first preparation to be a leading contender in the opening event of the program at Randwick today. Has plenty of early toe and will look to settle on the speed. Hard to catch.
1st: No10 SEI STELLA 2nd: No1 Equal Balance; 3rd: No5 Lord Denman; 4th: No12 Bank of Erin
Looks a perfect race for the lightly raced colt SANTOS to bounce back into the winner’s circle. This Waterhouse/Bott runner showed potential in his first season of racing and won the Group Two Skyline Stakes. Has trialled strongly in anticipation of his return to racing. Serious colt!
1st: No1 SANTOS 2nd: No3 Neutrality; 3rd: No6 Omar; 4th: No2 Meryl
Sticking with last start winner GOODFELLA who can make it successive victories here today. Has drawn to get the run of the race from gate two and going on his narrow win on this track a fortnight ago, he can go close once again. Win won’t shock.
1st: No3 GOODFELLA 2nd: No6 Souchez; 3rd: No11 All Too Soon; 4th: No14 Gamblestown
This is a different race now that the champ Redzel is out of play. Tipping BALL OF MUSCLE who will either be leading or outside the leader as there will be speed on with Invincible Star boasting a similar race pattern to him. The Joe Pride runner was strong in winning The Heath at Caulfield last start, leading throughout and beating Voodoo Lad and Brave Smash. Worth the gamble here.
1st: No5 BALL OF MUSCLE; 2nd: No9 Invincible Star; 3rd: No4 English; 4th: No2 Brave Smash
The lightly raced and ultra consistent PIERATA looks perfectly placed to take out the Bill Ritchie Handicap here today. Despite drawing wide this galloper is a serious racehorse and has plenty of class. Knocked off Kementari in the Missile Stakes last start. Has a great record over the track and distance. Big show expected.
1st: No2 PIERATA 2nd: No4 Tom Melbourne; 3rd: No8 Siege of Quebec; 4th: No1 Music Magnate
The “Queen of the turf” WINX will look to make it 27 straight victories and only bad luck will stop that from happening. Resumed on August 18 by taking out the Group One named in her honour at this track. Is a winner of seven of her nine starts second-up and although this is a handy field, they won’t be able to match her. Is the best galloper in the world!
1st: No6 WINX 2nd: No3 It’s Somewhat; 3rd: No7 Egg Tart; 4th: No5 Ace High
John O’Shea-trained PRETTY IN PINK chased hard when resuming from a spell on this track last start and will strip fitter second-up here today. Finished a length behind Pure Elation and did win second-up at Scone last time in. A filly with a touch of class.
1st: No5 PRETTY IN PINK 2nd: No2 Oohood; 3rd: No3 Fiesta; 4th: No7 Futooh
AVILIUS (BEST BET) has looked impressive winning his past two starts and can make it a hat-trick of victories here today. Proved too good when defeating I Am Serious at Rosehill last start and despite drawing wide he will be the one they all need to beat. Handy stayer with a good turn of foot and looks to be on the Cups trail.
1st: No5 AVILIUS 2nd: No4 Libran; 3rd: *SCRATCHED*; 4th: No12 Alward
Hard to go past in-form TREKKING who looks as a serious hope in the final event of the program at Randwick today. Chased hard but found one too good on the day when runner-up to Don’t Give A Damn last start and shapes up well to atone that defeat. Looks a winning hope.
1st: No2 TREKKING 2nd: No4 Right Or Wrong; 3rd: No1 No Doubt; 4th: No3 *SCRATCHED*