Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 3

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Randwick Tips 03/09/2022

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



Race 4:  No.2  LORD ARDMORE  ($3.90 with Palmerbet)

The Chris Waller-trained LORD ARDMORE is in great touch this preparation and the step up in distance looks ideal for him. Last start, the Reliable Man gelding was in line for a hat-trick in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup but he had to settle for third prize that day, finishing less than a length behind the winner (Arapaho). He ran the 2000m trip, 10.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best (by half a length) behind Arapaho who carries top weight here. Hugh Bowman sticks with him after scoring twice previously with him and at his peak after four runs back, he looks the testing material in this contest.



Race 10:  No.10  YIYI  ($8 with bet365)

Chris Waller saddles-up YIYI here who is yet to find his best but it can all happen in this event. Last start, the No Nay Never gelding was third-up and after his second-up performance, had us convinced he was ready to fire as we tipped him as our Best Value for the day. Although finishing closer, he still ended up in fifth place in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup, this time finishing less than two lengths from Arapaho. This contest is a little easier as James McDonald returns for the ride, boasting a win and three minor placings from his five rides to date. Drawn to do no early work in gate two, he is expected to drop back at the start and settle near mid-field, only this time with cover. If he can get clear on straightening, we should see the best of him this time.



Race 3:  No.11  DUCHY OF SAVOY  ($6.50 with bet365)

The Team Hawkes-trained DUCHY OF SAVOY is second-up here and looks a solid chance of going back-to-back in this contest. Last start, the Snitzel mare paid a visit to the Sandown track in Melbourne where on fresh legs, she finished to strong for them and saluted in a BM70 Hcp over the 1000m sprint. She ran that out, 9.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best for her and it was more than 6 lengths faster than here rivals here. She also posted the fastest final 600m and 200m sectionals for the race. Fitter for that first-up run, she maps to settle better than mid-field here and with a trouble-free run to the line, she should prove hard to hold out again at good odds.