Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Randwick | Sat 5th Feb

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN previews Saturday’s Randwick , with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races on the card. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Soft 5

Rail Position: True entire circuit

LADY LAGUNA created quite the impression impressively winning her first two starts and has trialled like a star. Might be very smart and should be right in this for a long time.

Her stablemate BESSMATI looks above average also. Was 2nd on debut in a tough race and is certain to make her presence felt.

PLYMSTOCK might be a superstar. Rattled home to win on debut and just gobbled them up when she knew what she had to do. This is harder but she should run on even stronger. Can win.



What a race. All the stars have drawn off the track. PARTICIPATOR resumes here but is unbeaten in two bush starts and both of those were first-up. Looks a progressive type headed toward the Ctry Championships so should show quality here.

VERY SHARP comes into this with a 2kg weight allowance and is 2nd up after a terrific 3rd at Gosford over 1000m when she hit the line very hard. Big show.

BILLABONG ISLE is only a 3YO filly but she has wheels. Has claimed her past 3 bush starts in good fashion always running fast times. The trip is her biggest concern as she may be gassed with 100m left to travel. But she is handy.


PECUNIARY INTEREST gets a 3kg claim to help here and that should be enough. Is very good at this level. Thrashed last start against the big boys but on home track here – get on.

ICECRUSHER is 2nd up here after a stirring run when resuming to grab 2nd. Is the model of consistency and tries hard every run. Big show.

JUNGLE BOOK is tough and always a show in this grade. Has placed at his past two so is ultra fit now. Is ready to rumble.



MALKOVICH is good. He is fast and he is more than capable of running these off their legs. He resumes here and the reports are he is back even faster than ever.

WISDOM OF WATER will test him though. He is racing back to his best winning past two and does hit the line hard. Respect his fitness and form a great deal. Looms very large.

KALLOS showed he might be a sensation when he matures. He has had a long spell and resumes here. Likely to get back but he might just power home hard late.


ARCTIC THUNDER mixes form. Won two starts back when on speed then sitting just off the speed this grade, then last start again this grade, he failed to fire and ran 7th. If his best form turns sup with him, he can win.

THROUGH IRSH EYES resumes here and is a stayer of growing presence. But is this too short? Did win a trial over 1200m looking excellent. May surprise here.

FLEETWOOD MACA seems to be racing well in Sydney now and his past two runs at this level have been very strong efforts. Both runs say he will storm home here.



Top field as it always is. SEJARDAN is the proven class having won the Breeders’ Plate brilliantly coming from a mile back then backed up and won a similar restricted race to this last start. Resumes here but looks the real deal.

EL PADRINO is in line for a major bonus should he win this. Has wheels and can run home hard late. Won one of these Inglis races last start and he is peaking here.

Both SWEET RIDE and CALGARY STAMPEDE are city winners and have a lot of class. The former will lead these.

PARIS D’OR is a big last start winner too looking like she has great ability. Respect her. Watch her unwind.

Tip: 1. SEJARDAN,  2. Calgary Stampede,  3. Paris D’or,  4. El Padrino


What a terrific race. PRINCESS RIHANNA has no worthwhile form of late to recommend but is 3rd up here and on her best she wins this. Well placed, nice draw and should be fit enough now.

VAN GIZ is very fit and has placed in two of four runs this time up. So is racing well enough to find a spot and charge late.

JOVIALITY is back and back in great heart ion her strong first-up 2nd this level last start is anything to go by. Fitter now. Her stablemate STEEL DIAMOND is 3rd up and very fit now too. Both are extra smart and can run all day.



Fantastic race. Each runner is classy. CONVERGE is trained here and is a Gr 1 winner. He resumes in this but on his day he has devastating home straight sectionals. Drawn the fence so uses no gas. Watch market.

HILAL looked very impressive winning a trial recently. He tends to find this trip too short but the way he ran home in that trial says he might be back even better than ever. If so, is a massive player.

PAULELE is quality also. Unbeaten at this track in. numerous starts and dashes hard at the end. Has been heavily tried overnight to win this.



The 2kg weight allowance for Tyler Swiller aboard LANCASTER BOMBER will help him a great deal. He was very impressive when dashing late and narrowly losing a similar race when resuming. Big danger as he is very honest.

RUSTIC STEEL resumes here but has great first-up stats. Is very classy late normally and might look the one at the 200m. Watch market.

SILENT IMPACT is doing everything right winning 3 of only 4 starts to date. Up in class here but is on home track and has class. Should run a cracker.



Strong lineup here – almost like a mini Villiers. PURPLE SECTOR is racing in career best form and has been unlucky past few but is very close to a win. On home track here and will test these.

FROSTY ROCKS will drive to the front and he will take a lot of catching now that he is 3rd up. Jamie Kah to steer and she knows how to on a leader.

NO COMPROMISE is smart and ran on when a game 3rd this company when resuming. Just ran out of puff and is gfiutter jow. Big danger. Have in your numbers.