Inglis Sires’ Tips & Preview
INGLIS SIRES’ TIPS & PREVIEW
Looking for Inglis Sires’ tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2022 Inglis Sires’ at Randwick.
Tips will be available following the barrier draw. See our 2021 preview below for an example of what to expect.
The two-year-olds step up to the 1400m for a shot at Group 1 glory in what is the third leg of the Sydney Triple Crown for the youngsters. It follows on from the Golden Slipper (1200m) with the Champagne Stakes (1600m) to come in a fortnight.
This year, a field of 10 have accepted for the $1 million affair and four of those runners come out of the recent Golden Slipper that was taken out by Stay Inside.
The four include Anamoe, who was runner-up and has been installed as a $2.30 favourite with ladbrokes, as well as Four Moves Ahead (4th and $5), Captivant (5th and $8.50) and Queen Of Wizardry (13th and $34).
The Golden Slipper has been the time honoured lead up towards the Sires with 14 of the 21 winners since the year 2000 coming out of the worlds richest two-year-old race.
Anamoe went eight lengths faster than standard benchmark in the Slipper, producing the best 600m-400m, 400m-200m and last 200m splits of any horse in the race. The 1400m should be right up his alley and the Godolphin team claimed this race in 2019 with Microphone, who was also coming off a runner-up performance in the Slipper.
It is hard to ignore Anamoe based on his Slipper performance and he settled last on the fence before being checked off heels at the 700m mark. Anamoe has regularly produced similar figures this preparation and the favouritism tag is justified.
Can another rival cause an upset? Four Moves Ahead and Captivant were more than four lengths away in the Slipper and were caught three wide throughout.
Four Moves Ahead seemed to have her chance, while Captivant had some excuses before producing the second fastest last 400m. He is trained by the Snowden team. They prepared King’s Legacy to victory last year and have enjoyed five of the last 10 winners of this race.
Outside of the Slipper runners, Lightsaber comes up from Victoria and took out the VRC Sires (1400m) at his last start. The Peter Moody-trained youngster went 6.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark and only Anamoe has produced better figures to date. He led from start to finish that day and has gone forward in all four of his runs, leading twice.
He looks to be the obvious speed influence in the race. Four Moves Ahead might settle a little closer this time around from the better barrier, while Chill should be up there with Damien Lane on board. If Lightsaber handles the Sydney way of going, he could be the one for Anamoe to chase down.
On benchmark figures, the likes Queen Of Wizardry and the two other Godolphin runners, Lease and Chill, might struggle. Daily Bugle went eight lengths slower than standard in a slowly run Mornington Sires (1500m), while he could only manage 11th behind Lightsaber in the VRC Sires prior to that.
Tiger Of Malay and Hilal both came home well in the recent Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) behind Shaquero, with Tiger Of Malay just missing out that day, while Hilal produced the best late sectionals. The son of Fastnet Rock might have a bit of upside.
Inglis Sires’ Tips & Verdict
Anamoe certainly holds the aces and it is hard to tip against the Godolphin galloper. Monitor betting for both Hilal and Lightsaber. Hilal comes into it up to the 1400m, while Lightsaber might enjoy the run of the race in the lead. Both represent place value.