Randwick Preview & Best Bets – Saturday December 24

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Randwick Tips 24/12/2022

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



Race 7:  No.6  DEMOCRACY MANIFEST  ($2.30 with bet365)

The Chris Waller-trained DEMOCRACY MANIFEST is in white-hot form this preparation and ticks most boxes for this contest to be worthy of bringing up career-win number six here. Last start, the Flying Artie gelding came from well back to easily account for a BM78 Hcp, here over 1400m. He covered his last 600m, 5.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here. He also clocked the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the event. James McDonald returns (from injury) for the ride here after having saluted twice previously with the four-year-old. Drawn to do no early work in gate three, he will get back early but be storming home in his usual fashion. He looks the best of the day.



Race 9:  No.3  SAINT OF KATOWICE  ($5.50 with Unibet)

The Maher & Eustace-trained SAINT OF KATOWICE is second-up here and seeing Randwick for the first time, looks in the mix in this company. Last start, the Elzaam gelding resumed off a lengthy seven months off the scene and wasted no time when winning a BM70 Hcp over 1400m at Sandown. He ran the trip out, 5.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and that was the best last-start effort here as well. He sees Randwick for the first time here and is already a winner when second-up. Ben Melham has the reins for the first time and boasts a 27% strike rate with the stable. He maps to settle in the first half-dozen and fitter for that first-up win, looks set to give this a real shake.



Race 3:  No.7  THIS’LLBETHEONE  ($12 with Palmerbet)

The John O’Shea-trained THIS’LLBETHEONE is in great touch this time in and looks well placed here to bounce back to the winner’s circle. Last start, the Exceed And Excel gelding came from back in the field to beat all but Lekvarte home in a BM72 over 1400m, here last week. He ran that trip, 9.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and the best in this field by 9 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 200m sectional for the race. He is now four starts into this preparation and the step-up to the mile here looks ideal for him. Reece Jones retains the ride and no doubt, the four-year-old will be storming home again at good odds.