Inglis Sires’ Tips – $11 chance looks over the odds
Looking for Inglis Sires’ Tips on Saturday, April 4? Our form expert has previewed the two-year-old feature at Randwick and given his best bet for the race.
INGLIS SIRES’ PREVIEW
There has been strong market support for Golden Slipper 3rd placegetter Mamaragan ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Royal Randwick.
The Wandjina colt opened at around $4.40 and was backed into around $3.30 within hours.
I highlighted this horse a good Each-Way hope in the Slipper, but I’m keen to take him on this Saturday, and I think the market move is an overreaction to his performance.
Rosehill was leader biased on the day and Farnan (1st), Away Game (2nd) and Mamaragan (3rd) were all on pace.
Mamaragan in particular got a saloon passage along the inside and was in it for a long way, but he was far from the strongest on the line, and I just wonder if the step up to 1400m will find him out.
OTHER LEADING CONTENDERS
Prague was caught wide in the slipper and is second favourite for the Sires’ at $8, while Aim, who was 4th behind Prague in the Pago Pago (1200m) is on the third line of betting at $9.
Prague has drawn the outside gate (15) here, and I can’t have him from out there to turn the tables on Mamaragan who’s drawn ideally in gate 2.
Aim finished 2.1 lengths from Mamaragan in the Skyline Stakes (1200m) and then finished 2.2 lengths from Prague.
I think Aim is the better chance from the inside gate.
However, I’m not siding with either of this pair, and I’m looking to some strong Melbourne form to find the winner.
WHO WILL WIN THE INGLIS SIRES’?
The Hawkes-trained OLE KIRK debuted in a slowly run Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington and came from the rear to score an impressive victory over Nitrous and Mildred.
Mildred then went to Sydney and narrowly missed in the Reisling Stakes (1200m) behind Dame Giselle and See You Soon before weakening out of the Slipper to finish 7.8 lengths from Farnan.
Ole Kirk then lined up in the VRC Sires’ (1400m) and had absolutely no luck when being held up multiple times and having to switch course before working home best.
The two-year-old Written Tycoon colt travelled to Sydney and looked most impressive in a barrier trial on March 27 where he had the blinkers off, settled in last place and rounded them up in the straight for a soft win.
He defeated the unraced Azaly and Rulership who was runner-up to Hanseatic in the Blue Diamond Prelude – this was winning work.
With the blinkers back on for game day, and with a 1400m run under the belt, I have no doubt Ole Kirk will be hitting the line hard.
Tommy Berry takes the ride and the spacious Randwick track will suit Ole Kirk down to the ground as he winds up on the bend and lets rip in the straight.
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