Randwick-Kensington Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday July 20

Randwick-Kensington Preview Wednesday July 20

Our form expert provides Randwick-Kensington tips for today’s horse racing at Randwick-Kensington Racecourse and gives his best bets.

Randwick-Kensington Tips 20/07/2022


Race 3 No. 2 – ICECRUSHER ($2.70)

Ultimate punter’s tease ICECRUSHER can land the cash on Wednesday. The former Shayne Cahill trained mare moved to the Eastern Seaboard following her scintillating form in South Australia. Her get back and run-on style has lent her to being perhaps a little unlucky to break through in her adoptive home state. Punters, of course, have followed into her often enough. They let her go around without their coin first-up over seven-furlongs as she just failed to peg back the winner under William Pike at Warwick Farm. Her backers were into it again as Brad Widdup found a race back to 1250m second-up. Not sure that was really the day we wanted pile-in, though it was good to see Icecrusher again handle the heavy for yet another placing.



Race 4 No. 3 – STEPLEE ($3.60)

There’s so much to like about the latest run from STEPLEE. He was racing over this trip for the first time while also taking his first look around the Kensington track. The Milky Bar Kid ran out as an impressive all-the-way-winner in a gap job. Steplee had come through a couple of 1500m Highway races, including a victorious effort in the first of such under Grant Buckley. Buckley again showed his deft handling of the horse who appeared to want to get onto the bridle while back off the even tempo. The horse travelled up beautifully behind them as the winner put the race to bed. The last furlong from Steplee showed a horse on the up and we’re also happy to be back him as a two-time winner on heavy tracks.



Race 2 No. 12 – ZOUKERINO ($10)

John O’Shea is rarely far away from a winner at Kensington, where he sends ZOUKERINO (Best Odds Currently $31 with Palmerbet) on debut. The colt has drawn less than ideally out in the cheap seats which no doubt has contributed to his opening quote. The big chestnut has shown the nice low action we generally like to see from horses about to tackle the heavy conditions for the first time. Zoukerino has also shown good gate speed which may give Brenton Advulla some options early into the race.