Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 1
Randwick Tips 01/10/2022
Our form expert provides Randwick tips for today’s horse racing at Randwick Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.13 MAHAGONI ($4 with Neds)
The David Payne-trained MAHAGONI is in great touch this time in and looks primed for another big effort here. Last start, the British-bred gelding couldn’t have been more impressive with his win in the Midway BM72 Hcp, here over the mile. He ran the trip, 7.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here to Esti Feny who has 63kgs to carry, first-up off a 12-week break. He also ran the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the race. Up in grade here, he drops 4.5kgs from his last start and looks every chance of back-to-back victories in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7: No.7 PRIVATE EYE ($17 with bet365)
The Joe Pride-trained PRIVATE EYE resumes off a 14-week break here and boasting a strong fresh record, looks right in the mix for a victory. Last start, the Al Maher gelding came off a few ordinary efforts when his lined-up in the Stradbroke Hcp (1400m) and improved enough to beat all but one home, beaten a length by Alligator Blood. He ran the trip out, 10 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 2 lengths. He also ran the fastest final 200m sectional for the Group 1 event. Brenton Avdulla has steered him to three of his eight career wins from five previous rides and is aboard for this contest. Already a two-time winner when first-up, he looms as a real threat to this field, currently at double-figure odds.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 10: No.10 ZOUSHACK ($16 with Palmerbet)
Another from the Joe Pride stables is Zoushack who is second-up here and is capable of taking this out. Last start, the Zoustar gelding was resuming off a 13-week break and caught the eye when finishing fourth in a BM88 Hcp, here over 1200m. Coming from well back in the field, he finished strongly to cross the line, just three lengths behind the winner, running his last 600m, 9.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Already a two-time winner when second-up, Regan Bayliss sticks with him here and will give him every chance in the run home.