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Randwick Tips July 20 - Royal Randwick Saturday best bets and expert tips

Aaron Hamilton in Free Tips 15 Jul 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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July 6


Race 2 - 12:05PM TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
I AM CAPITAN looks well placed here and just ran out of condition first-up on a Heavy track over 1200m. He went 4.2 lengths below benchmark (BM) when first-up over 1200m last preparation and improved second-up going 1.2 lengths above BM as he dropped back to 1100m. Last start he went 3.7 lengths above BM, and he now drops back to 1000m and expected improvement makes him incredibly hard to beat. He maps to get a perfect trail behind some nice speed here, and I can see him finishing over the top of them at attractive odds.
Result (scratched)

Race 6 - 2:30PM JHB SYNDICATIONS HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-prepared DR DRILL heads north following two impressive runs in Melbourne including a last start victory over One More Try and Masculino who subsequently finished 2nd and 1st respectively at Caulfield last Saturday. They went slow early in that event and Dr Drill had to use a lot of energy from the 1000m to the 200m which saw him peak late and run 11.92 for his final split after running 10.68 and 11.24 for his two previous splits. With four runs under his belt now, he should be at peak fitness and I’d expect him to be much stronger through the line this time. 
Result (2nd - $1.70 to Place)

Race 7 - 3:10PM RANDWICK COMMUNITY DAY HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
The James Cummings-trained DEITY put in an eye-catching run first-up as she went 6.9 lengths above BM, and she can be followed here. The Exceed And Excel filly was narrowly beaten by Spiritual Pursuit and Invictus Salute who had fitness on their sides while Deity knocked up in the final 100m on the testing Heavy track. The booking of jockey Mathew Cahill looked an indication that last start was a warm-up run, and Blake Shinn now goes aboard from barrier 5. Admittedly, she meets Invictus Salute worse at the weights, but over 1000m, de advantage will be minimal while Deity has drawn better and has far more upside.
Result (3rd - $1.60 to Place)

 

June 22


Race 1 - 11:25AM ATC HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
I’m keen to stick with Chris Waller’s Adelaide filly, FUNSTAR, who has plenty of upside and looks a bit special. Her debut performance at Canterbury over 1250m where she went 3.8 lengths above benchmark (BM) was the strongest of the day, and that rated higher that other winners such as Milunka who was narrowly beaten in a BM70 next start and Loveisili who won a BM74 at Warwick Farm next start. Funstar recorded the equal quickest final 200m of the meeting and was only getting warmed up in the final 150m as she put 3.3 lengths on the runner-up. The bigger track will suit as she balanced up and finishes hard late. 
Result (1st - $3.15)

Race 2 - 12:00PM TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
$3.30 is a fair price for IRISH SONGS who was unlucky first-up over 1000m and went into the blackbook before looming as the winner last start over 1100m where he peaked late and had to settle for 3rd. I think there may be a query with a few of these running a strong 1200m on a Heavy track, but with two runs under his belt, Irish Songs has a fitness advantage over a few main rivals. I think he’s a better horse ridden with cover, so I’m hoping Sam Clipperton can settle off the speed and time his run in the straight. 
Result (4th)
 
Race 3 - 12:35PM SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
RAQEEQ was unlucky last start as my best bet of the day at Warwick Farm, and he can atone with a touch more luck this time. He did too much work out deep last start and that made the difference as Loveisili finished over the top. His only previous run on a Heavy track was when flashing home from 10th on the bend to grab 3rd place behind Cosmologist, so the Heavy track for a rock-hard-fit galloper looks ideal. 
Result (Unplaced)

Race 6 - 2:30PM MOËT & CHANDON GRAND DAY CELEBRATION HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
The Bjorn Baker-trained CONNEMARA went into the blackbook last start and is a horse I’m keen to attack second-up. Her first-up performance over 1200m on a Heavy track was her best ratings performance to date, and she looks to have come back in great order. Barrier 12 is tricky, but with a bit of luck, she’ll be finishing hard at nice odds. 
Result (2nd - $1.90 place)

June 8


Race 2 - 12:00PM BRADLEY PHOTOGRAPHERS HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
This is a big drop in class for ITZ LILY who was beaten 1.5 lengths in the Group 2 The Roses (2000m) at Doomben last start. She was a bit flat in the finish and I’m not sure she genuinely ran the trip in that class. The drop back to 1800m in this lower rated event looks ideal, and she also carries half a kilogram less. She’s drawn to get a soft run from barrier 5 and looks hard to beat. 
Result (1st - $5.50)

Race 3 - 12:35PM TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
MADAME PAULINE was caught three deep without cover just off the speed in her first run this time in, and despite the tough run, she stuck on gamely and was out bobbed by Lifesaver. She improved second-up over a bit further last campaign on a Soft 7, and she now goes from 1000m to 1100m and strikes a Soft 7. She maps to get the gun run just behind the speed and should be challenging late. 
Result (scratched)

Race 8 - 3:50PM RACING TO WIN HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
NEW UNIVERSE was my top selection two weeks ago at $15, but after going back to a distant last he lost all chance. He then went on to produce the quickest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the entire meeting as he flew home down the outside to grab 3rd. Again, the barrier (12) has made things difficult, but he steps up to a mile which should suit better, and with fitness on his side after three runs this time in, he should be ready to peak and charge home again at big odds.
Result (3rd - $2.40 Place)

May 25


Race 1 - 11:25AM SUPPORTERHUB HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Chris Waller’s Snitzel colt Reloaded may end up being the best horse in this race, but he maps awkwardly from the inside gate and I’m looking to take him on. Considering FLOREAT PICA wanted to lay in the whole way down the straight in the Group 3 Sires’ Produce (1400m) at Morphettville, I really like the switch to Sydney’s clockwise direction of running. The son of Hinchinbrook was fair first-up over 1100m finishing 3rd, but his second-up effort was a big improvement as he charged home from last on the turn to miss by 1.8 lengths in the Sires’. He now drops 4kg on that run, looks set to improve third-up and represents good value at $7.
Result (unplaced)

Race 3 - 12:35PM MIZUNO HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
COSTAS is an interesting runner here as he was scratched from Canterbury on Wednesday in preference for this tougher event. The most interesting part is that trainer Chris Waller already saddles up the favourite Nobu as well as Stardome and Romani Girl. Costas was a good thing beaten three starts back and atoned for the unlucky run next time with a strong 1600m victory. And his last start 3rd placing behind Wolfe was full of merit as he got flushed out early and worked hard while the winner and runner-up patiently waited and pulled the trigger at the right time. That was his first go at 1900m, and he’ll take improvement from the run, and he must have come on significantly to justify scratching from Wednesday’s winnable event. 
Result (unplaced)

Race 7 - 3:10PM FUJITSU AIR CONDITIONING HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Another one for Chris Waller with NEW UNIVERSE looking hard to beat here. The Darci Brahma gelding caught the eye first-up from a nine-week break and went into the black book. He then tackled the Scone Cup (1600m) and was caught three deep without cover throughout but battled gamely to finish 1.5 lengths from Special Missile. He’s drawn deep on Saturday as he drops back 200m in distance, but with fitness on his side now, I’m anticipating he’ll take a forward position and prove hard to hold out.
Result (3rd - $3.60 for the Place)



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