19 April, 2024

Chris Scholtz previews the All Aged Stakes meeting at Randwick on April 20 with best bets and selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

TRACK RATING: Downgraded from Good 4 to Soft 5 at 7.30am Friday after 6mm of rain previous 24 hours. Further downgrade possible with up to 20mm forecast for Friday/Saturday.

RAIL: Out 7m 1000m to WP; 5m WP to 1000m. Strong southerly wind may suit horses close to the pace with cover.

Photo by Martin King/Sportpix copyright

Best Bets

RACE 4 (1) TANNHAUSER: Imposing Dundeel colt has got stronger in each of his three runs this campaign with his last start second on  a heavy track in the G3 Carbine Club over 1600m a fine prep for the step up to this distance. He covered ground and made up impressive ground over the last 200m to be beaten less than a length, indicating this is the race he has been set for at the carnival. He’s performed well on affected ground and being a G1 placegetter is suited by the set weight conditions.


RACE 5 (7) FRONT PAGE: Almost stole the G1 Galaxy first-up over 1100m at Rosehill and is sure to strip a fitter horse for his return to Randwick where he is unbeaten in two starts. All his seven wins have been over 1200m including four on soft and heavy tracks and feature a brilliant win in sizzling time over course in the spring when he claimed his second successive Kosciuszko. Maps to fly solo in the lead and will take running down receiving up to 4kg from his main rivals.


RACE 8 (10) SUNSHINE IN PARIS: Classy mare loomed to win the G1 TJ Smith over 1200m two weeks ago before finishing a close fifth, peaking on her run in the heavy going after covering ground. That followed her terrific first-up second in the G1 Galaxy (1100m) when she was resuming off a long spell and you can expect her to strip a lot fitter for her return to the course and distance where she won the G1 Surround Stakes last season. Drawn to get a favourable run this time with cover behind the


RACE 1: (6) SILVANITO; (1) Elettrica; ((9) Resistable; (2) Uzziah

RACE 2: (11) OCCHIATA; (3) Belvedere Boys; (4) Rapbidash; (9) Stormy Witness

RACE 3: (3) INHIBITIONS; (12) Scarlet Oak; (2) Miraval Rose; (5) French Endeavour

RACE 4: (1) TANNHAUSER; (7) Anderson Bridge; (3) Saltcoats; (4) Kintyre

RACE 5: (7) FRONT PAGE; (3) Vilana; (2) Aft Cabin; (1) Mazu

RACE 6: (13) HEZASHOCKA; (4) Bois D’Argent; (6) New Energy; 12) Fawkner Park

RACE 7: (7) MANAAL; (3) Broadsiding; (2) Linebacker; (4) Fearless

RACE 8: (10) SUNSHINE IN PARIS; (9) Espiona; (12) Southport Tycoon; (11) Magic Time

RACE 9: (9) WATERFORD; (3) Welwal; (8) Kinloch; (15) Iknowastar

RACE 10: (17) GENERAL SALUTE; (12) Kazou; (7) Pereille; (6) Rheinberg

Why They Can Win….

RACE 1: (6) SILVANITO – Plenty to like about his first-up placing under big weight. Conditions will suit.

RACE 2: (11) OCCHIATA – Hard to fault her country progress. Stable knows when to target Highway class.

RACE 3: (3) INHIBITIONS – Classy win at Caulfield. Proven at Group level and rates to win with her 4kg drop in weight.

RACE 6: (13) HEZASHOCKA – Improved second up when rising to this trip. Drops to the limit and chances enhanced by rain.

RACE 7: (7) MANAAL – Left them without excuses in the Sires’ Produce when she relished 1400m. Has the best form.

RACE 9: (9) WATERFORD – Ready to run fresh off solid trials. Out of a place only once in five first-up attempts.

RACE 10: (17) GENERAL SALUTE – Fitter for his strong return in black type company. Suited this class with ample speed to give him last crack.

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