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Randwick Tips October 26 - Royal Randwick Saturday best bets and expert tips

Aaron Hamilton in Free Tips 24 Oct 2019
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Royal Randwick is one of Sydney’s premier racecourses and is home to many prestigious Group 1 races throughout the autumn and spring.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington.

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Randwick Tips - October 26

I think Diamond Thunder is potentially the best horse in this race but FARETTI looks hardest to beat here. Diamond Thunder’s trial wasn’t convincing, and he will come on from that, but regardless, I don’t think he has the pace to outgun a fit Faretti who won four trials before winning at Kensington last start. He clocked 33.68 for his final 600m and Diamond Thunder hasn’t been able to get near that sectional time in five starts of varying distances. Faretti strips fitter and is the one to beat. 
Race 7 - 4:35PM BONDI STAKES (1600 METRES)
Keen to stick with BOTTEGA here after he got too far back last start and finished with an eye-catching run. He went 9.6 lengths above benchmark for the final 600m, he clocked the sixth quickest 400m of the meeting and equal 3rd fastest final 200m of the meeting and was on par with The Inevitable who won the Silver Eagle. Blinkers go on for the first time as does Glen Boss who is full of confidence after last week’s The Everest win. 

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October 19

Race 5 - 2:50PM THE KOSCIUSZKO (1200 METRES)
VICTOREM looks like the second best on the card as he lines up this rich $1.3 million event. First-up last campaign, the I Am Invincible gelding rocketed home to just miss behind Viridine in the Ortensia Stakes (1100m). He was far from disgraced finishing four lengths from The Bostonian in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm before bouncing back with a win over 1200m at the same track. Two trials have hive geared up for this, and he’s drawn perfectly in gate 5. 
Result (2nd - $1.40 to Place)

BRUTAL is first emergency for The Everest and if he lines up here, he looks mighty hard to beat and is the best bet of the day. Despite lacking race fitness against some quality opposition last start, he was too classy can scored convincingly. This is certainly no harder and he looks a standout at weight-for-age against these. 
Result (3rd - $1.10 to Place)

GALLIC CHIEFTAIN gets a 2.5kg weight pull on The Metropolitan (2400m) winner Come Play With Me and that equates to about four lengths over this trip. His last win was when defeating subsequent Sydney Cup winner Shraaoh at this track and trip, and he now looks ready to peak fourth-up. 
Result (unplaced)

October 12

The Roman Consul Stakes shapes as a cracker and early betting markets suggest it is a bit of a match race between MICROPHONE and Cosmic Force. The pair were among the most exciting of the two-year-olds in the autumn. Microphone gained the upper hand on his rival in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) then finished runner-up in the Golden Slipper (1200m) to Kiamichi before taking out the Sires Produce (1400m). He comes into this fresh, while Cosmic Force does enjoy a slight fitness edge, having stepped out in the recent Heritage Stakes (1100m), finishing runner-up to Standout. However, I expect Microphone to be one of the stars of the spring and he does seem to have a bit of a class edge on not only Cosmic Force but his other rivals in this race. Look for a big run from the Godolphin youngster. 
Result (3rd - NTD)

Group 1 action continues at Randwick on Saturday October 12 with the running of the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) for the three-year-olds. The key lead up to the Spring Champion was the Gloaming Stakes (1800m), which was taken out in dominant fashion by SHADOW HERO and it is hard to see his rivals turning things around and making up the required three lengths. The son of Pierro has had two starts this preparation and produced an eye-catching 4th in the Dulcify Quality (1500m) on 14 September at Rosehill before turning the the tables on his rivals in the Gloaming. He should take further improvement out of that run and gives the impression that he is most suited by the step up to the 2000m. Stick with him. 
Result (1st - $1.90)

Race 8 - 5:30PM SILVER EAGLE (1300 METRES)
The Silver Eagles shapes as one of the highlights of the day as the four-year-olds go at it on the path towards the Golden Eagle. I am a huge fan of The Inevitable, who is favourite in the market, but I think he is a fraction vulnerable with the five weeks in between runs as well as his first start the Sydney way of going. The Anthony Cummings-trained MIZZY shapes as the one and has had a brilliant campaign thus far, compiling a hat-trick of wins with her last two coming at Group 2 level. She will look to settle on the speed from the barrier and while they may go at a good clip, a feature of her recent performances is that she has found plenty in the straight. She will be right in the thick of the action at the finish. 
Result (3rd - $2.10 to Place)

September 21

I’m willing to take on Libertini here and it’s not because of what looked a tradesman-like performance last start. She only just got there to defeat Villami who dictated terms out in front with a slow tempo which made it hard for any runner to make ground. With the slow early tempo, Libertini had to dig deep when coming home in 11.28 for the final 600m. Earlier in the day, FUNSTAR was first-up from a spell and sat on a quicker early tempo while carrying 2kg more than Libertini, yet she still clocked a slicker final 200m when finishing off in 11.26. Libertini is untried on a Heavy track and suffered her only defeat on a Soft track, while Funstar ran a very slick final 200m (11.24) when second-up on a Heavy track last preparation. Of course, there are plenty of other chances in the race, but Funstar ticks a lot of boxes and can finish best on the Heavy Randwick track. 
Result (1st - $4.40)

Chris Waller saddles up five in this race, yet James McDonald rides the Jamie Richards-prepared AVANTAGE – that’s a big pointer in itself. She won her only start on a Heavy track when defeating Resin at Rosehill Gardens before finishing 3rd behind Classique Legend and Jonker in a race that rated extremely high – and that pair now line up in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) and are being aimed at The Everest. Despite drawing wide, with a touch of luck early, I can see the mare coming across and slotting in one out and one back and enjoying the perfect trail. 
Result (unplaced)

This is a tough event and it wouldn’t surprise to see any of the 11 entrants win, but the odds are enticing for PIERATA who ran the quickest 600m, 400m and 200m of the entire meeting when charging home for 2nd behind Redzel in the Concorde Stakes (1000m). The extra trip suits and he’s proven in the wet. He just needs a touch of luck from the tricky gate, and if Tommy Berry can bring him into it at the right time, he’s the one to storm over the top of them. 
Result (1st - $4.60)

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