Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 15
Randwick Tips 15/10/2022
Our form expert provides Randwick tips for today’s horse racing at Randwick Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.1 CASCADIAN ($1.75 with Ladbrokes)
The James Cummings-trained CASCADIAN has shown enough this time in to take a stranglehold on this event and line-up as the best of the day. Last start, the New Approach gelding clobbered his opposition in the Group 2 Hills Stakes, here over 2000m. On a Heavy 8, he put more than three lengths on them with James McDonald in the saddle. He covered the trip, 14.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by 9 lengths. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. McDonald sticks with him here and already boasting six career wins on wet tracks, conditions look ideal for him. Dropping back to Group 3 company, the Godolphin galloper should prove very hard to beat in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.6 CADRE DU NOIR ($2.80 with Neds)
The Maher & Eustace-trained CADRE DU NOIR was unlucky to miss out on the hat-trick at Rosehill but looks well placed here to bounce back. Last start, the American-bred gelding was involved in a two-horse war all the way home and had to settle for second prize, beaten a neck by Grove Ferry in the Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality over 2400m. He conceded the winner 3kgs that day, lost a plate in running and was crowded for room inside the last 200m, so his efforts were top class, considering. He ran the trip out, 6.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and the best in this line-up by more than 2 lengths. He is a two-time winner here and three of his four career wins have come on wet tracks. With a little more luck here, he looks a real threat to this field.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 2: No.3 STEELY ($5.50 with Unibet)
Rosehill-based STEELY is second-up here and looks a genuine threat to this field. Last start, the All Too Hard gelding resumed after eight months in the paddock when he ran home well to finish mid-field in a BM94 Hcp, here over 1200m. He handled the heavy conditions well, running his last 600m, 10.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 3 lengths. Wet conditions confront him again in this contest where he is already a four-time winner on the wet turf. Also a two-time winner when second-up, he could take some beating here.