RANDWICK PREVIEW with Chris Scholtz – July 6

05 July, 2024


Heavy 8; Rail – Out 3m

Best Bets

RACE 2 (2) UNTIL VALHALLA: Ciaron Maher has this race well covered with his pair of last start winners. Have to favour this more seasoned filly coming off her resounding higher class Kensington win over this distance when she ran away from two subsequent winners in the heavy ground. Set to repeat as she stays on the same weight in the same class under the same conditions but be sure to save on the safe quinella with her stablemate (5) LADY BOSS.
RACE 5 (7) STRATHTAY: This lightly raced former Kiwi 4YO made impressive improvement in his second Sydney start for Chris Waller to post one of the best restricted wins of the winter over 2000m at Rosehill on June 1. Revelled in the heavy conditions to record excellent closing sectionals, his 3.5 lengths margin confirmation that he could be a superior wet tracker as he recorded both his NZ wins over 1600m on soft tracks. Can’t seem him regressing despite a 3kg rise in weight.
RACE 10 (10) PURE ALPHA: Promising 3YO has made a strong impression in just four starts to date, all on affected tracks. His last start Kensington win over 1400m in heavy going when he was doing his best work through the line stamped him as a quality improver destined to win better races. Well placed to take another step with 2kg less.


RACE 1: (3) BRAVE ONE; (1) Winning Proposal; (5) I Am A Winner; (6) Mayfair
RACE 2: (2) UNTIL VALHALLA: (5) Lady Boss; (6) Invader Zim; (7) Patchouli Dream
RACE 3: (8) IRON MAN; (7) Rush Hour; (4) So Good So Cool; (11) The Extreme Cat
RACE 4: (10) CLEAR THINKING; (15) Fuld’s Doubt; (1) Tanglewood; (4) Scopics
RACE 5: (7) STRATHTAY; (6) Kapakiri; (5) Perfect Play; (13) Gulf Of Mexico
RACE 6: (6) PLUNDERING; (1) Jedibeel; (2) Mogo Magic; (5) Shalailed
RACE 7: (8) WILD BOTANICA; (9) Acapella Sun; (7) Molly Nails; (13) Miss Jennifer
RACE 8: (7) KING OF THE CASTLE; (11) Excelladus; (10) Flying Crazy; (3) Iknowastar
RACE 9: (5) CONTEMPORARY; (7) With Your Blessing; (12) King Of Naples; (8) Elson Boy
RACE 10: (10) PURE ALPHA; (9) Rhapsodic Chic; (1) Ang Pow; (6) Givara  

Why They Can Win….

RACE 1: (3) BRAVE ONE – Has worked strongly in his trials. Ready for a good debut.
RACE 3: (8) IRON MAN – Well fancied to win first-up and duly delivered. Can go on with it.
RACE 4: (10) CLEAR THINKING – Rates highly off impressive country wins but her price is no luxury on a heavy track.
RACE 6: (6) PLUNDERING – Strong credentials for this class and likes it wet. Easy trial points to a strong return.
RACE 7: (8) WILD BOTANICA – Good efforts since resuming in strong form races. Gets her chance.
RACE 8: (7) KING OF THE CASTLE – Pattern against him at Flemington. Will appreciate return to a familiar course.
RACE 9: (5) CONTEMPORARY – Right conditions for his hat trick bid. Strong trial has him primed.      


RANDWICK SATURDAYBrave One (R1); Carnegie Hill (R1); Invader Zim (R2); Plundering (R6); Zaragoza (R6), Shezanalister (R7); Alicia Roma (R7); Salisano (R7); Much Much Better (R9); Contemporary (R9); With Your Blessing (R9)   
SUNSHINE COAST SATURDAY: Brudenell (R5); Xidaki (R6); Lavish Empire (R7)


RANDWICK June 28: LAVISH EMPIRE, having his first trial since his trip to Rockhampton in April to finish second The Archer, is set to blossom next season after running away with his 1050m heart by more than three lengths in good time for the session (63.97; 34.61). The feature was his strong work as he lengthened over the last 150m. XIDAKI’s race fitness was evident as he was given a good test to win the fastest heat over 1050m with fast closing sectionals (63.43; 34.55). A fast open heat over 738m featured an impressive second from ZARAGOZA, a former Godolphin runner having his first outing for his new trainers Rob and Luke Price.
NEWCASTLE June 28: Good trials from a couple of well known sprintersWhite charger MUCH MUCH BETTER is going to make a lovely show horse or mount for the clerk of the course at the end of his racing days but folr now he is going well enough to pick up a winter sprint after winning the fastest heat over 1000m (60.39). He found the line with enthusiasm after sitting off the leader and his time was more than two seconds quicker than the other 1000m heats. The classy BRUDENELL followed up a recent trial win at Scone with a soft third in his 800m heat, having an easy time of it before running strongly through the line. Hard to beat fresh in the right sprint.
ROSEHILL June 21: The 900m heat winner BRAVE ONE (56.48; 35.54) has good prospects.
WARWICK FARM June 17: A strong piece of work from progressive 4YO CONTEMPORARY to finish third in his fast 789m heat (46.77; 33.86) in his first trial since he won at the Hawkesbury Cup meeting. He’s already the winner of four races and the manner of his work to finish off under a strong hold has him primed to add to that record.
WYONG June 19: The pacy SALISANO won the fastest open heat over 1000m (60.26; 34.92).
RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Extremely Hardys; Bartolf; Photograph; Nomorenightshift; Metallic Ruler; Kazou; Ride The River; Drift Net; Mawjood; Glassout; Wollombi; Cindersea; Iron Man; Summer Loving; C’Est Magique; Merchant Lady; Villa Tino; I Found You; Cool Man; Eliyass; Broadsiding; Yukan Rose; Equipage; Commemorative; Kerguelen; How Dare You


RANDWICK SATURDAY: Age Of Sail (R5); Kapakiri (R5); State Of America (R5)
SUNSHINE COAST SATURDAY: Zhuang Shi (R2); Sharp Dazzler (R6); The Inevitable (R7)
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