Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday March 4

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Randwick Tips 04/03/2023

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



Race 6:  No.8  GIGA KICK  ($2.45 with Neds)

Victorian galloper GIGA KICK made a lightning visit to Sydney last preparation and took home the trophy after winning The Everest and first-up here could very easily slap on a déjà vu performance and take home the Challenge Stakes as well. Unbeaten in five starts after winning The Everest, the Scissor Kick gelding had one last run before hitting the paddock and wasn’t disgraced, finishing fifth (beaten less than a length) in the Group 1 VRC Darley Champion’s Sprint (1200m) down the Flemington straight. He lost his place at the 600m mark and was nearer last but finished strongly in what was a blanket finish. On fresh legs here, he is unbeaten when first-up, and already a winner on this track. Craig Williams sticks with him (having ridden him to The Everest victory), and ideally drawn in gate four, he will prove hard to hold out here.



Race 4:  No.3  SACRAMENTO  ($3.90 with Ladbrokes)

The Waterhouse & Bott-trained SACRAMENTO is a specialist over the 2000m and third-up here will take beating in this event. Last start, the Pierro gelding showed improvement when second-up as he turned heads, finishing a gallant third in the Listed Parramatta Cup over the Rosehill 1900m trip. Looking just one run short, he still took ground off them in the final 200m and the message from that was, more ground please. Already a winner when third-up and a three-time winner over this trip, Regan Bayliss remains aboard and the six-year-old looks a genuine contender in this company.



Race 9:  No.11  BANANA QUEEN  ($5.50 with Ladbrokes)

A pull in the weights here could be all that BANANA QUEEN needs to snatch victory in this contest. After bringing up the hat-trick, the So You Think mare was unlucky not to make it four-straight when she grabbed late by a swooper in a BM78 Hcp, here over the mile. Inside the final 200m, she looked home for all money until the pull in the weights took its toll and Lekvarte (carrying 3.5kgs less) got there on the line. This is a tougher contest but she does drop 6kgs here (or a stone on the old scale) and at her peak after four runs back, she must be considered a prime contender.