Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 17

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Randwick Tips 17/09/2022

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



Race 9:  No.1  KNIGHTS ORDER  ($6.50 with bet365)

The Waterhouse/Bott partnership saddle-up KNIGHTS ORDER here and second-up, he will take beating. Last start, the So You Think gelding was fresh off a 21-week absence when he took out the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), here on a Heavy 10. He covered the trip, 9.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best only to Francesco Guardi (who must deal with a wide draw here). The seven-year-old is a track specialist, boasting three wins and two minor placings from his five starts here and has three-time winning jockey, Tim Clark, sticking with him for this event. A two-time successor when second-up, the Sydney Cup winner looks ideally placed here and will be at the finish.



Race 10:  No.5  MAOTAI  ($4.80 with Palmerbet)

The Kacy Fogden-trained MAOTAI is in great touch this time in and third-up here looks a genuine winning chance. Last start, the Not A Single Doubt gelding came off a good win here when he beat all but one home in a BM88 Hcp over 1200m at Rosehill. He drew wide that day and was slowly away, forcing him to settle at the rear. He did well (in the run home) to get as close as he did, taking home the silver medal. He jumps from the middle of the pack here and maps to settle near mid-field with cover. Tommy Berry has his first ride on the four-year-old and with a trouble-free run, he looks a serious player in this field.



Race 3:  No.2  KISS THE BRIDE  ($7.50 with Unibet)

The Bjorn Baker-trained KISS THE BRIDE loves racing at Randwick and third-up here, looks the testing material. Last start, the Savabeel gelding was unwanted in the market ($15) and yet still managed to plough through the heavy 10 track here and take out a BM94 Hcp over the mile. He ran that out, 5.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. He is a four-time winner at Randwick and has two wins and as many minor placings from four starts over the track and distance. He is also a two-time winner when third-up while five of his career wins have come on wet tracks. All boxes look pretty well covered here. He looks a little overs in this contest and well worth an investment.