Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 8

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Randwick Tips 08/10/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 3:  No.11  NAVAJO PEAK  ($6 with Palmerbet)

The David Payne-trained NAVAJO PEAK is in career best form and down in the weights here looks the one to beat. Last start, the Irish-bred gelding came off a big win in a BM72, here on a heavy Randwick track when he beat all but one home against similar company, here as well. He ran the 1600m out, 6.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and the best here by 2 lengths. he steps-up in distance today and all three career wins have come on wet tracks so conditions look ideal. Drawn better and down in weight, he looks a serious player in this contest.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 5:  No.10  JAL LEI  ($8.50 with Neds)

The John O’Shea-trained JAL LEI has made the podium at her past three starts and looks drawn to be a winning chance here. Last start, the Sebring mare beat all but one to the line in a BM78 Hcp, here over 1100m on a heavy track. She covered her last 600m, 9.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here to Never Talk who is drawn out here. Reece Jones returns for his third ride on the mare who gets the gun-run from gate one. With a clear run to the line here, the four-year-old looks a genuine winning chance at odds.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 2:  No.6  HOLY TYCOON  ($9 with Unibet)  

Newcastle galloper HOLY TYCOON is in great touch this time in and making her Randwick debut here, looks a genuine winning chance. Last start, the Written Tycoon mare came off a BM72 win at Canterbury when she was wide all the way, finishing just behind the placegetters in similar company on the same track. She ran her last 600m, 5.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here behind Audette (who is yet to see a heavy track). This four-year-old mare boasts a solid record in heavy going, with two wins and as many runner-up finishes in six starts. Drawn better here, she has Tom Sherry on board for the first time and with a trouble-free run, she looks right in the mix at odds.