Randwick Preview April 15 – Saturday Best Bets & Tips
Randwick Tips 15/04/2023
Our form expert provides Randwick tips for Saturday’s horse racing at Randwick Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Raced 3: No.5 FLOATING ($2.45 with Palmerbet)
The Matt Smith-trained FLOATING has been on-song since his debut and boasting six top-three finishes from his 10 starts to date, he looks right in this contest. Last start, the Puissance de Lune gelding was fresh off a 15-week spell when he arrived a whisker too late to claim the winner’s cheque in a BM72 over 1400m on a Heavy 8 at Warwick Farm. He ploughed through the going, running his last 600m, 3.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. He also posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals on his way to claiming second prize in the event. J.Mac rode him to victory at Newcastle four starts back and returns here looking for his second win on the four-year-old. Placed twice at the distance now, and placed previously when second-up, the (near) dry track will benefit him and he should prove hard to beat in this event.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5: No.3 BACCHANALIA ($7.50 with Unibet)
The James Cummings-trained BACCHANALIA is unbeaten this preparation and looks well placed here to bring up the hat-trick. Last start, the Exceed And Excel gelding went back-to-back when he took out the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill. He scorched the turf that day, covering the trip, 10 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best in the process. He should strip even fitter here and can now boast a win in Group 3 company. Under set weights here, he has to carry 5kgs more but drawn sweetly in gate three, he maps to settle just off the pace and had Brenton Avdulla in the saddle for the first time. Already a winner when third-up, he can give this a real shake.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 2: No.4 BARRADAS ($8.50 with Palmerbet)
The Brett Cavanough-trained BARRADAS is second-up here and has claims to be considered for the major prize. Last start, the Star Turn gelding was fresh off a lengthy 27-week absence when he impressed by beating all but one home in a Class 2 Hcp over 1100m at Scone. He settled one out, one back that day and ran home stoutly, holding his ground as he crossed the line. Tom Marquand has the job for this contest and already a winner when second-up, and a winner at the trip, he looks in the mix here at odds.