Randwick Tips July 31

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Randwick Tips Royal Randwick Racecourse

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Our form analysts give you the best bets for a profitable day of punting.

Royal Randwick is one of Sydney’s premier racecourses and is home to many prestigious Group 1 races throughout the autumn and spring.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington.


Never really thought of the main Randwick track as typically favoring leaders in any way. We are expecting this track to quicken up, which can make things a little harder for the back-markers. That’s more particularly towards the latter part of the day as the surface is expected to continually dry throughout. Add to this, the rail being 12m, and it probably is worth looking for those in the forward half of their fields. KNIGHT DRIVER (Best Odds Currently $9 with Sportsbet) will most likely be leading her Highway event early in the day. Suspect we’re getting the good quote as punters shy away from her stepping up to the 1200m for the first time. She was coming off a short break when nabbed at Rosehill by Hellenism in the shadows. Knight Driver does do plenty of things right, and at the price, we’re happy play.

One of the major form references we love is horses coming back in trip. We’ll often highlight these sort who are 2000m back to 1600m type thing, or even just a 1400m back to 1300m. The latter example would likely be a horse at his third or fourth run into a prep, and not fully seeing out the seven furlongs. CANASTA (Best Odds Currently $2.90 with Bet365 ) is fit, and coming back to the 1500m from the 1800m. Yet to win this distance, though has finished second twice in two goes. Slight negatives are the relatively short break between runs for the fit horse to be fresh enough to come back. 61kg is also a fair weight to lump, as he’s the sort to get rolling, so we don’t mind seeing that too much. Canasta should find the front, and he does seem to improve on these firmer tracks.

Blinkers first time for SIXGUN (Best Odds $4.60 with Unibet) tells us they want to use him out of the barrier. This in addition to using claiming apprentice Tom Sherry, and it’s a pretty fair bet they want to stoke the fit horse up early. We’d have more confidence had his win record been slightly better than one win from eight starts. They can also miss the kick a little when in blinkers for their first go. Sixgun can be flexible, so if he doesn’t cross then Sherry can still be confident in coming back on the horse. Has more ability than his record shows, and we’ll be backing Sixgun to improve on that today.


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