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Randwick Tips March 9 - Royal Randwick Saturday best bets and expert tips

Aaron Hamilton in Free Tips 7 Mar 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 - March 9

Admittedly, Spright brings strong form to this having finished two lengths from Booker in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m), but I can’t go past WINTER BRIDE who is reportedly travelling better than ever. Whispers from the stable suggest she’s in career best form and her barrier trial at Gold Coast on February 19 gave me Goosebumps. Winter Bride narrowly beat Booker in Melbourne last campaign and must be respected here. 

I’m keen to get on ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN after an eye-catching first-up run over 1500m where he worked home best to finish three lengths from Seaway. Second-up last campaign, he finished three lengths from Avilius in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) and that form looks good for a race of this nature. Tommy Berry went on for 4th in the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) and a 3rd in the St Leger (2600m) so I like the jockey change from Sam Weatherly to Berry so early in the campaign. I thought he may have come up longer than $10, but those odds are still enticing.

Previous Randwick Tips:

March 2

Race 1 - 12:40PM TAB HIGHWAY PLATE (1600 METRES)
I was hoping to secure a better price for HAAMES who was six lengths off the pace two starts back and then 4.2 lengths 7th last start. On paper his form doesn’t read the best, but he was clearly unlucky last start and only got clear at the 40m mark and started to motor. Blake Shinn replaces apprentice Andrew Adkins and maybe that’s why bookmakers are being safe with his price. He’s ready to peak sixth-up and maps well from barrier 4.
Result (1st - $6.50)

I think CASTELVECCHIO is the best horse in this race, but I don’t think he’s suited staying at 1200m. Yes, he was an impressive winner over this trip on debut and then he stormed home to take out the $2 million Inglis Millenium (1200m), but he’s bred to get longer and has won on natural ability so far. His sire and dam are both Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) winners, so there is no doubt Castelvecchio will excel at the same distance. However, he does possess an explosive turn of foot, and with enough pace on up front, he can finish over the top of the small field. 
Result (3rd)

February 16

Race 1 - 12:50PM PIERRO PLATE (1100 METRES)
COVERT OPS finished 2nd to Dubious on debut before that galloper won her next start and then finished 2nd to Exhilarates in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m). That form looks quite strong, and I like the way Covert Ops trialled on Monday and now backs-up five days later. It was one of the quickest trials of the morning and the I Am Invincible colt showed great early speed to lead all the way before being eased down late. Brett Prebble is likely to search for the front from barrier 10, and this talented colt will be hard to pass. 
Result (unplaced)

The Hawkes-trained BRUTAL resumes on Saturday and looks like the best bet on the card. He also trialled on Monday and ran the quickest time of the morning, but he did it effortlessly and has taken a ton of improvement since his first trial which was also impressive. The team have been patient with this quality galloper, and I think he’ll demolish this field on Saturday. 
Result (3rd)

Oddly, my third selection for Randwick is the Hawkes-trained SYLVIA’S MOTHER who makes it three selections to be jumping from barrier 10. The Snitzel filly has a clear fitness advantage over all bar Terminology and Autumn with eight of these runners being first-up. A lot of these are gearing up for longer races during the autumn, and while they have class on their side, Sylvia’s Mother has won four from five and also has strong form. She defeated Alassio two starts back and that galloper won next time before finishing 3rd behind Champagne Cuddles and Cool Passion in the Group 2 Breeders Classic. 
Result (unplaced)

January 26

Race 3 - 2:30PM 2019 MEMBERSHIP HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
This looks like a two-horse battle between STAR FALL and Sylvia’s Mother, and I’m leaning toward the former. Sylvia’s Mother defeated Alassio last start and that form has been franked, but she carried 3kg less than Alassio when running her down. Star Fall has won all three races this time in, and he was impressive winning at Randwick last start when running his final 600m in 0:33.29. He ran two lengths slower than the open class horses in the Summer Sprint where Single Bullet defeated Jungle Edge. Times looks good and he’s still open to improvement at his second start in Sydney.
Result (unplaced)

Admittedly, I blackbooked Extreme Bliss last start after she defeated TORYJOY, but with the latter meeting the former better at the weights and being open to more improvement, I’m sticking with Toryjoy. She improved significantly third-up at Kensington to win over 1550m, and she then trialled nicely with Waller trying to get her to settle better. She settled well last start and had a good kick into the straight, but she probably peaked in the final 50m and still has room for improvement. Hugh Bowman takes the ride and will more than likely try and take a sit behind the speed this time with a few others looking to burn across from wide gates.
Result (3rd)

FLOW trialled brilliantly heading into his first-up assignment where he went to Doomben and had absolutely no luck when finishing 3.5 lengths from Sold For Song and Snippets Land. That form does look questionable with that pair finishing 12th and 13th in the Magic Millions Cup (1400m), but I’m pretty sure Flow would have given them a hiding if he got a clear run at them. He’s since returned to NSW and put in one of the best trials I’ve seen at Rosehill, and with Bowman going aboard on Saturday, he looks hard to beat. 
Result (2nd)


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