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Randwick Tips for Saturday, September 30

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 7:  No.2  THINK ABOUT IT  ($2.15 with BoomBet)

The Joe Pride-trained THINK ABOUT IT boasts the longest picket fence of the meeting with seven-straight victories to his name and first-up here, looks all set to make it eight in this contest. Last start, the So You Think gelding ended his short (three-start) campaign by bringing up the hat-trick when he easily accounted for them in the Group 1 Stradbroke Hcp at Eagle Farm. Sam Clipperton made it seven-straight winning rides as he guided the five-year-old across the line, 1.5 lengths ahead of the field that day. He has returned to work since then, finishing top-two in two recent trials. Unbeaten at Randwick and is three from three in first-up appearances as well, coming from gate two here, surely just bad luck prevents him from winning this event.

 

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 6:  No.7  MOLLYNICKERS  ($7.60 with BoomBet)

Victorian galloper MOLLYNICKERS pays her first visit to Sydney this weekend and winning two of her three starts this time in, looks a serious contender to victory here. Last start, the Pierro filly was shooting for the hat-trick when she had no luck, finishing a close-up fourth in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley. Missing the start by three-lengths, she was still last on the turn and simply ran out of track in the run home, beaten just 1.5 lengths on the line. The mile looks ideal for her here with plenty of home straight to work with as she gets the gun-run from gate one as well. Jamie Kah is the pilot for this assignment and with more luck at the start, she could prove hard to hold out in her first Group 1 event.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 8:  No.16  DEMOCRACY MANIFEST  ($15.20 with BoomBet)

Chris Waller saddles-up almost one third of the field here as we run with DEMOCRACY MANIFEST who looks a good chance of taking home the bacon at great each-way odds. Last start, the Flying Artie gelding was second-up when he destroyed the Group 3 Cameron Hcp field at Newcastle. With Tyler Schiller on board for the first time, he could see them all on the turn, but sticking to the fence, he was given a dream split passing the 200m mark where he left them all in his wake, crossing the line 2.5 lengths ahead of the field. A win of that nature shouldn’t be ignored and already a three-time winner at Randwick, he is a genuine contender for this trophy. Eight career-wins from 20 starts can become nine and he is well worth an each-way ticket here.