Kensington Tips December 18 – 2 best bets for Kensington on Wednesday
Wednesday’s thoroughbred racing in NSW comes from Kensington with a seven-race card to be run on a Good 4.
Here are my best bets for Kensington today:
Race 1 – 2:20PM PLUCK @ VINERY HANDICAP (1250 METRES)
The Kris Lees-prepared GEO was beaten on debut as the $1.30 favourite, and he can bounce back here. He’s by Medaglia D’oro and out of Lees’ star mare Samantha Miss – hence the very short quote on debut. But it was just race fitness – or a lack of – that saw him beaten on debut. The three-year-old colt jumped well and sat just off the leader before taking over at the 300m mark and looking the winner. His legs started to tire in the final 100m and he eased up considerably in the final 50m as a more conditioned Shamamour claimed him in the last couple of strides. Geo will take plenty of improvement from that run and the drop back from 1300m to 1250m won’t hurt either. The opposition look average at this stage, and with Nash Rawiller jumping in the saddle, Geo can hit back.
Race 2 – 2:55PM SKY RACING ACTIVE PLATE (1400 METRES)
Usually, a front runner crawling has the advantage, but I think Nash Rawiller went too slow to suit INDIGENOUS last start. Rawiller really stacked them up and went 16 lengths below BM to the 600m which should have given his filly every chance. But she looked a bit flatfooted in the straight and was passed by Nishka before coming back near the line. She went 13 lengths quicker in the early part on debut, and her overall performance rated more than 10 lengths better. If Rachel King gets her rolling early and gives the opposition something to catch, Indigenous can improve out of sight and score here.