Randwick (Kensington) Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday March 8

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Randwick Tips 08/03/2023

Our form expert provides Randwick tips for today’s horse racing on the Kensington course and gives his best bets.



Race 5:  No.2  KOKORO  ($1.95 with bet365)

The John O’Shea-trained KOKORO is third-up today and ticks enough boxes to take out this contest. Last start, the Real Impact gelding came off a first-up win on this track when he beat all but Lindermann home in a BM78 over 1400m at Rosehill. That form has been franked with Lindermann since finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas last Saturday. Brenton Avdulla was aboard for his two runs this time in and has the job again today. Already a winner when third-up and a track winner now as well, drawn ideally in gate four today, he will take a ton of beating.



Race 7:  No.4  FAMOUS PEDRILLE  ($14 with BlueBet)

Its (currently) $5 the field here and the Ron Quinton-trained FAMOUS PEDRILLE is third-up and looks a real winning chance at odds today. First-up off a five-month break, the Territories gelding was impressive when winning at Gosford in BM64 company, carrying 61kgs and drawing the outside gate (11) that day. Then last start, he stepped-up to BM72 grade where he wasn’t disgraced, finishing fourth in the 11-strong field. Andrew Adkins was aboard for both rides and remains in the saddle today. Fitter for those two runs back, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen from gate three and already a winner over the trip, he looks worthy of an each-way ticket today.



Race 8:  No.9  NICCI’S SONG  ($16 with Palmerbet)

Kembla Grange galloper NICCI’S SONG is third-up today and with conditions to suit, looks a solid each-way chance in this contest. Last start, the Nicconi mare was second-up after a lengthy nine-month absence when she improved enough to finish fourth in a BM72 Midway Hcp over 1000m on Randwick’s main track. Slowly away, she settled near the tail, three off the fence. Turning for home, Brock Ryan went for a gap that closed as quick as it opened, leaving him to cross heels with the five-year-old mare which cost him any chance of winning. The mare caught the eye as she hit the line strongly and was beaten just 1.5 lengths over the line. She has an extra 100m to play with today and already a two-time winner when third-up, she looks ‘overs’ in this line-up.