Race-by-race preview and tips for Randwick on Saturday
7. Edit could be something special for Cody Morgan. We only have one Australian performance to judge him, but the five-year-old could not have been more impressive at Tamworth, unleashing an exceptional turn of the foot. His 400-200m run was almost identical to his last 200m, suggesting he can maintain a top speed as well. This was despite the stable suggesting he was still under-done. Hugh Bowman will allow Swiss Ace’s son to find his feet in the second half of the pitch and run home. 1. Deal with the truth won the 2019 Kosiuszko before finishing fourth last year when given every chance. Has stood up to class G1 sprinters in his last two runs and is by far the highest rated runner on the pitch
How to play it: Edit to win
Race 6 – 3:25 p.m. MOET & CHANDON SYDNEY Stakes (1200m)
Among all the key chances of this race, 5. Grand parade is the big winner when it comes to the condition of the Randwick track. The prospect of wet ground won’t worry coach Mark Newnham at all, as his five-year-old is 6: 4-1-1 on soft, heavy tracks. The Deep Field gelding has won seven of 14, which is a brilliant record, but it can throw inexplicable flat runs from time to time. Apart from 6. First candidate, there are no other speed horses in the race. It’s just a question of version, but if he does his best, he’s on the finish line. A wet track never bothered 1. Kementari in the past with a record of 4: 2-0-2 on soft ground. One of them was a third G1 behind Winx and Happy Clapper.
How to play it: Grand Parade up for grabs.
Race 7 – 4:15 p.m. LE TAB EVEREST (1200m)
1. Nature strip couldn’t have a better setup. Chris Waller mirrored exactly the preparation he had for his TJ Smith Stakes triumph six months ago. He was beaten in the Challenge Stakes the start before that by 2. Edward before categorically reversing roles. I love the barrier for him too. James McDonald will take his time following Eduardo to sit outside the leader – the same position he won the TJ. The other element in its favor is the soft track. It just takes away the tempo and closing speed of a few of its main rivals. In his two previous losses on Everest, the speed of advance has been brutal. How to confidently assess the defending champion 2. Classic Legend? We can not. He hasn’t run for 10 months. He can win, no doubt, but the price makes the decision easy.
How to play it: Nature Band to win.
Race 8 – 4:50 p.m. YULONG CRAVEN PLATE (2000m)
Just put 1. Think in a winning position and he will do the rest. Nash Rawiller clicked with the modest six-year-old on this build, winning the Chelmsford before running Verry Elleegant to less than a length although he got no favors in the race. He then camped outside 2. Shared ambition in the G2 Hill Stakes, making it late enough to score the eighth victory. Don’t underestimate 4. Yonkers again after winning at high odds first over 1500m.
How to play it: Think about it to win.
Race 9 – 5.30 p.m. BENTLEY ST LEGER Stakes (2600m)
2. Warning wrote the winner of St Leger on wet track on him. It was horribly suited on the last start of the G1 Metropolitan, falling to the back of the pack with the speed coming out of the race in the middle of the stages. His 11th was way better than it reads on paper, only heating up all the way down the line. He sets off at 2600m and obtains a test surface at the end of the meeting, which will transform the race into an endurance test. Love Nash Rawiller’s reservation to watch him. Richard and Michael Freedman seem to have started again, resurrecting import careers 5. Young rascal. He beat a total of four home runners in his first three runs in this preparation before finishing fourth, finishing second behind. 1. Agreement. He will also appreciate a good posture test and seems to have arrived at the right time for it.
How to play it: Warning all over the place.
Race 10 – 6:10 p.m. HEINEKEN 3 HCP (1400m)
1. Equation had a real apology in both of his comebacks. He steps back into the week with Annabel Neasham presumably hoping to pick up a few more assessment points to enter the Golden Eagle in a fortnight. The four-year-old went through the final years of preparation before being knocked down with spring goals in mind. He’s not scripted yet, but back to the BM78 company and with Brock Ryan claiming 2kg out of his 61kg, he’s well prepared. 10. Damn, I’m luckyThe three returns of s have been hidden gems. Thought his race had more merit than that of
3. Suave and he then won at Warwick Farm. 14. Heza Gentleman ain’t the worst at $ 201! A strong over-pacer without weight that will squeeze through the conditions.
How to play it: Equation to win.
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