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: Heavy 10
Rail Position: Out 12m from 1000m to w/p, out 10m the rest
This TRUE CRIME might be pretty handy. Won easier race on debut then came home hard when 2nd in this grade last start. Getting better with experience and getting fitter too. Big show.
These Gai and Adrian types who score easily in the bush then come to town tend to be more than handy. So for those reasons this last start winner STONECOAT looks a show. On home track here too.
SPIRITCHASER is unraced but will carry no weight and her trials were very impressive. May be a weighted special.
Off this favourable draw and given recent form, it is pretty hard to go past ZADIG. Gets a welcome 1.5kg claim here and comes off a most impressive win last start.
LORD DESANIMAUX doesn’t win many but does always run a nice race and he looked strong late when getting very wide and flashing home from the rear this grade last start yo get 5th. Fitter now.
RUNNING BEAR was on speed and ran a terrific 2nd at this level in a very similar race last start. Sure to be right in it again from this grade.
Tip: RUNNING BEAR
DR EVIL has been up a long time but he continues to not only hold his form but keep producing at this level. Drawn the fence here and is coming off a solid 3rd this grade last start.
CRUEL SUMMER is on the quick back up from a game 2nd this grade 2 weeks again. Made solid ground late and gave the winner MONFELICITY 4.5kg that day, losing by a head. Big show. Bound to raise a strong gallop late.
And rival Monfelicity strangely only goes up .5kg so must be considered also.
Tip: CRUEL SUMMER
PRIME CANDIDATE is fast and solid and this field is one he can beat but the weight after claims on a heavy track may be an issue. Is in pretty good form though.
ROCKETING BY hasn’t been dominant for some time but he does have finishing power on his day and resumes here. Watch betting.
EASY SINGLE is racing well and is very fit. Came home well for 3rd last start on worst part of the track. Big show.
Tip: ROCKETING BY
A solid Saturday staying race and OUR CANDIDATE showed by the solid way he charged home that he is very fit and in form. Was ridden a treat and has more weight here but looks a major player again.
OCEANIC FLASH is ready to win. Four starts this time up had him ready for a big run last start and he delivered in the mud running 2nd to YGGDRASIL. Sure to be in the frame again.
THE MILKYBAR KID is on home track. Has won past three by leading all the way and gets the chance to do same here. Looks a smart stayer in the making.
Tip: 1. THE MILKYBAR KID
Sometimes outside draws aren’t all that bad and when on heavy tracks with horses that can slot in they can be advantageous. Hoping so with PER INAWAY here who strips very fit and looks nicely placed.
KALINO has been slowly improving every start this prep and last start win shows she is ready to go on with it. Big danger.
FLYING STEP is lightly raced and up in class but is so honest and just keeps coming. Likes it wet too. Bound to run a big race.
Tip: 1. PER INAWAY
What a terrific race. That despite the fact the scratchings have hurt the volume of the field. POETIC CHARMER is 2nd up here after a really impressive fresh run when 3rd this trade. Is on home track so rates highly.
WAIHAHA FALLS is this year’s winter marvel and his two wins this time up have been super, super impressive. Should go close agin.
TITANIUM POWER looks the leader and as such will win in front and take catching.
Tip: 1. WAIHAHA FALLS
Nice race. It will be interesting to see how this French horse GOLD TRIP on debut here. He is eligible for Class 1 races, yet has placed at Gr 1 level in Paris. This is shorter than his best form overseas but is with Ciaron Maher and David Eustace so should be closely watched.
MUGATOO is smart enough to win this on his day and resumes here. If he is in the mood he can finish too well for them.
JOJO WAS A MAN deserves a crack at this level following a series of really strong efforts in weaker class. Is very fit and is on home track.
Tip: 1. MUGATOO
This looks so open, probably 4 million chances. CONSCRIPT is fast and fit. Form is first class this campaign and gets a 2kg weight allowance. Looks the one to beat again.
NERONE who’s how to hit the line well and has won two of past three races. Also receives a claim and should be right in this finish.
MONTE DITTO is a little in and out at this level but is at least fit and in sequence this is the race he fires up in.
Hits the line hard.
Tip: 1. CONSCRIPT
Near impossible to work out. So, so many chances, so I’ll go on form.
RUPERTAAR has had 3 runs this time up and has the pace to be in the vanguard all the way. Has claims.
LADY BROOK is tough and seems back to her best following two great runs this time up. Super fit now.
SUNRISE RUBY goes well fresh and is 2nd up here. Should settle back and run on.