Randwick Racing Previews & Tips - Saturday 5th January
Great meeting today at Royal Randwick (Kensington) being transferred from Warwick Farm due to the heat concerns.
Looks a great program at Royal Randwick (Kensington). Our top pick is lightly raced with plenty of talent and looks hard to go past here today. Stick with her after she towelled them up in a Highway last start.
Randwick is racing on a Good 4 with the rai in the true position.
Randwick Race 1 - 12:40PM Events By ATC Handicap (1150 Metres)
AVON RIVER is on debut and has drawn the rail here today. Won its trial by a short margin at Warwick Farm leading into today’s event. Will be in this for a long way and the stable are firing.
1st: No8 AVON RIVER 2nd: No10 Islands; 3rd: No2 Jahbath; 4th: No1 Hightail
Randwick Race 2 - 1:20PM Autumn Carnival On Sale Sprint (1150 Metres)
EASY EDDIE looks perfectly placed to make it successive victories. Led and just held on when defeating Bel Sonic by a short margin at Warwick Farm last start and will take a power of beating once again. Consistent gelding that always gives his all. Big danger.
1st: No2 EASY EDDIE 2nd: No1 Malaise; 3rd: No5 Mapmaker; 4th: No8 Ever So Natural
Randwick Race 3 - 1:55PM TAB Highway Handicap (1300 Metres)
LA SCOPA (NEXT BEST BET) looks poised to take out today’s Highway Handicap over 1300m. Has finished in the placings at her past two starts and will be ready to give this an almighty shake today. Trainer Matty Dunn loves these Highways. Top selection.
1st: No1 LA SCOPA 2nd: No5 Ibini; 3rd: No7 Reward The Chaser; 4th: No2 Elegant Ellen
Randwick Race 4 - 2:30PM 2019 Membership Handicap (1300 Metres)
NINDAMOS steps up to metro grade after saluting at Wyong on debut but the way the Godolphin horses are going at the moment, he is worth putting on top. Came from the rear with a huge finish and maps to be back in the pack again from the wide barrier. If they are coming from the back, look for this fellow to be charging over the top of them.
1st: No10 NINDAMOS 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Pembroke Castle; 3rd: No7 Ljungberg; 4th: No4 Above And Beyond
Randwick Race 5 - 3:05PM TAB.COM.AU Handicap (1300 Metres)
THE ART OF THE BAR is a lightly raced filly that’s perfectly placed down in the weights to bounce back into the winner’s stalls here today. Found Niccis Gold to good on the day last start when finishing two lengths behind here. This is a much more suitable race and expect her to give her rivals something to catch. Ready to fire
1st: No5 THE ART OF THE BAR 2nd: No9 Witches; 3rd: No4 Gongs; 4th: No8 Connemara
Randwick Race 6 - 3:40PM The Aviary @ Royal Randwick Handicap (1300 Metres)
Looks a perfect race for POETIC CHARMER to make it three wins on the trot. This Peter Snowden-trained gelding is racing in great form and can keep winning. Look for him storming home in the final furlongs. The one to beat.
1st: No5 POETIC CHARMER 2nd: No4 Regent; 3rd: No8 Zidane; 4th: No9 Skyray
Randwick Race 7 - 4:20PM Kensington Handicap (1550 Metres)
The money is already on GRESHAM and we think today is the day. The Chris Waller runner has been close up in all three runs this time in and with a featherweight of just 49kgs, thanks to Robbie Dolan’s claim, there should be no excuses. Drawn three he will be in the firing line throughout.
1st: No9 GRESHAM 2nd: No2 Invinzabeel; 3rd: No1 Spectroscope; 4th: No5 Sir Plush
Randwick Race 8 - 5:00PM Summer Racing Sprint (1000 Metres)
SEI STELLA (BEST BET) looks perfectly placed to take out today’s event. This mare is lightly raced but has shown to have a tonne of ability winning four out of her six starts to date. Has drawn well and looks the one they all need to beat. Pick of the program.
1st: No11 SEI STELLA 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No8 Rebel Miss; 3rd: No5 Darktown Strutter; 4th: No4 Heart Conquered
Randwick Race 9 - 5:40PM Australian Turf Club Handicap (1550 Metres)
SUPER STAR BOB has finished runner-up at his past two starts and is due for a change of luck here today. Chased hard but failed to reel in Penske at Randwick a fortnight back so expect him to be the one storming home in the final few hundred metres. Has a good turn of foot.
1st: No11 SUPER STAR BOB 2nd: No13 Toroso; 3rd: No4 Nicci’s Gold; 4th: No1 Coonawarra