Race 2 – 1:40PM TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
5. Danger And Reward was posted large all through first up in a Freeway Handicap behind gifted speedster Sei Stella. The four-year-old knocked as much as run sixth however he can bounce again from that. Drawn 2, he’ll have the posh of tucking in behind the leaders this time. He may even lead this discipline himself. There are alternatives there that he didn’t have first up anways. This gelding’s final 5 runs have all been in Highways and though he’s but to crack one, a few placings alongside the way in which suggests his time will come. Jockey Jason Collett is aware of the horse nicely now too, having ridden him in his final 4 outings for coach Terry Robinson.
Risks: 13. Andy’s A Star continues to be studying his commerce however there’s loads of uncooked expertise for Cameron Crockett to work with. He by no means seemed seemingly at Mudgee final begin till the ultimate 100m when the afterburners kicked in and he surged to seize an unlikely second. The large draw ensures he’ll be freely giving an almighty begin right here although. His stablemate 2. Ori On Fireplace felt the pinch late at Mudgee first up after being closely supported. He’ll come on from that and might enhance sharply. It’s an identical case for the free rolling 11. Miss Fisher. She led and drained first up. May nab a spot.
The best way to play it: Danger And Reward EACH WAY.
Race three – 2:15PM EVENTS BY ATC HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
There is no such thing as a pure chief on this which can seemingly see eight. Bondi go straight to the entrance. The three-year-old hit the road laborious at Wyong first up behind Drawback Solver within the Magic Tens of millions function, working straight previous Invincible Star. With 53.5kg on Bondi’s again, I’d think about that Corey Brown will likely be eager to maximise that weight benefit by driving him aggressively early to take management. All through his two-year-old profession he confirmed does possess the velocity to make the working. His file of 1 win from 9 begins doesn’t actually do his expertise justice however that is the proper race for him to begin including to his win tally.
Risks: 6. Onslaught returned to kind at Rosehill final begin chasing dwelling Irithea and Smartedge to run third. The five-year-old is the opposite seemingly chief on this discipline, so he’ll get each likelihood. three. Candy Deal has received two on the trot and the most recent of these was zipping dwelling off a mild tempo in order that bodes nicely for her probabilities right here. Punters Intelligence reveals her 1400m race was the slowest run of the day over the early phases. 2. Redouble is buzzing however simply doesn’t win usually sufficient.
The best way to play it: Bondi WIN.
Race four – 2:55PM VALE JOHN MARSHALL (1400 METRES)
three. Mister Songman is the banker of the day at Randwick. He ought to be profitable this comfortably. The 2 runs in Sydney from this ex-Tassie galloper have been excellent over 1100m. The four-year-old is determined for 1400m and will get that right here. Final begin he was left flatfooted staying at 1100m second up however Punters Intelligence reveals he surged once more working his final 200m in 11.60s to complete third to Deprive. Previous to that it was Kapajack that collared him on the road. There are a lot extra wins for this son of Your Tune as he strikes by means of the grades. Blinkers go on for the primary time right here too. Supremely assured he’ll make it win quantity 5.
Risks: 1. Generalissimo comes out of more durable races than this. He by no means seemed seemingly behind Irithea final outing however he wasn’t crushed far and that kind will stack up right here. Coach Garry White has whacked the blinkers on for the primary time to spark up the five-year-old, having been a very long time between drinks. 9. Fuchu brings profitable kind right here having received two on the bounce on the provincials. Suspect he’ll measure as much as this stage however can’t see him troubling the favorite. Can’t see any of them troubling the favorite to be sincere although.
The best way to play it: Mister Songman WIN.
Race 5 – three:35PM HYLAND BOXING DAY SALE HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
There is no such thing as a velocity on this race in any respect so benefit 2. Turnberry. What you see is what you get with this decided four-year-old. He discovered the precise race to win at 1400m first up earlier than being run down by Napoleon Solo at Rosehill after which collared by Reflectivity final begin, once more at Rosehill. In that newest run he held a slight margin over three. Asterius however there was nothing between them. There’s a really minor zero.5kg swing in favour of Asterius right here. As talked about on the high, it’s the on tempo favours that Turnberry seems to be positive to get that give him an enormous edge. He’s robust, match and as sincere because the day is lengthy. Don’t suppose he’s a real stayer however 1800m will likely be superb.
Risks: 12. Nai’a ran on behind Turnberry and Asterius in that very same race final begin with Punters Intelligence revealing her final 600m of 34.13s was the quickest within the race. She will be able to settle a pair or two nearer from the higher draw right here. Asterius seems to be determined for this journey however cautious given he’ll be out the again and wishes time to click on by means of his gears. Hugh Bowman will should be at his very best. One other win isn’t far-off for eight. So You Win whereas 9. Zip A Dee Doo Dah will come into his personal over this journey. Don’t let him slip beneath your guard at double determine odds. He can win.
The best way to play it: Turnberry WIN and Zip A Dee Doo Dah WIN.
Race 6 – four:15PM CHRISTMAS CLASSIC (1200 METRES)
Ways will likely be essential right here on 1. Alizee. It’s one other race devoid of stress. Alizee is a flexible mare and will settle simply as comfortably exterior of the chief as she would out the again. The seemingly chief right here is 2. Fell Swoop and if he’s handed the race to him from the entrance, he received’t be straightforward to peg again. We’ve seen sufficient of Alizee to understand how she tendencies. The tank of a mare, weighing in at some 600kg, sprints nicely recent earlier than flattening off at her second and third runs earlier than fourth and fifth up she peaks. The twin Group One profitable four-year-old resumes from a bleed however her trials have been good.
Risks: Fell Swoop broke a protracted drought within the Razor Sharp final begin however Punters Intelligence factors to it being a win that’s straightforward to poke a number of holes in. Primarily it was run in slower total time than Star Reflection’s 1200m race. Sure, the monitor had copped some rain in between races however Fell Swoop went deceptively fast within the early phases so was entitled to run quicker when beating underperforming favorite Cradle Mountain. Nonetheless, we all know his class and it is likely to be the win that sparks the seven-year-old into rediscovering that TJ Smith kind. eight. Drawback Solver subsequent greatest however ought to be getting extra weight off Alizee.
The best way to play it: Alizee WIN.
Race 7 – four:55PM TAB REWARDS HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
eight. Reflectivity did an excellent job to win final begin, overcoming a bungled begin. It was a peaceful experience from Brock Ryan, who maintains the experience, as he punched as much as settle third within the run. Regardless of utilizing that further early fuel the four-year-old stored discovering to get previous Turnberry and maintain off Asterius out wider. Punters Intelligence reveals that he ran his final 200m in 11.88s, which ranked third. Not dangerous going given the way in which the race panned out. With out the identical drama this week, count on a clear getaway which can see him camped exterior of 10. Arraignment. Reflectivity is fantastically positioned right here with 50.5kg by Staff Hawkes and now he has discovered profitable kind, count on him to carry it.
Risks: 2. Sir Plush is a horse that thrives on racing and extra particularly, fast again ups. It’s labored loads of occasions with him up to now. Be very forgiving when assessing his failure at Warwick Farm final week on a moist monitor. The son of Pins is far more dynamic on high of the bottom. three. Tip Prime is a galloper I’m loath to miss once more having crushed Organza final begin. He has received three of his previous six and all of these defeats have been in unsuitably run races. He has by no means gone higher. 7. Gresham will likely be thereabouts once more however that’s simply him. Laborious to again with any confidence.
The best way to play it: Reflectivity WIN.
Race eight – 5:35PM AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
four. Deprive lastly delivered on the promise all of us knew he had final begin with Punters Intelligence highlighting that the four-year-old clocked the quickest final 600m break up of the complete day (33.76s). We’ll know the place the shape out of the race stands come this race too, with Army Zone working at Gosford on Friday and Mister Songman going round at brief odds in an earlier race at Randwick. There ought to be sufficient tempo out in entrance for Hugh Bowman to experience a really related race to the one he rode final outing. With three wins from six begins, we nonetheless haven’t seen the most effective of this Godolphin sprinter but.
Risks: 5. Kapajack seemed very new at Warwick Farm final week, failing to again up his massive debut win at Rosehill which noticed him run the quickest final 200m break up of the complete day at 11.05s (Punters Intelligence). The moist monitor was blamed. This horse is making Staff Hawkes do belongings you don’t usually see from the steady. First off debuting in a BM78 and now backing up at simply begin three. 5. Junglized has been given three weeks to recover from a brutal first up fourth. He was courageous to complete the place he did given the tempo.
The best way to play it: Deprive WIN.
Race 9 – 6:15PM SUMMER RACING HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Don’t let the strike charge of 1. Savvan put you off, she is a mare able to win once more. The five-year-old has received three from 23 however her first up run behind Star Reflection and Seasons was a magnificence. Regardless of having to make a large, sustained run she was nonetheless working to the road with Punters Intelligence revealing a final 200m of 12.13s, solely bettered by the winner Star Reflection (12.10s). She’ll come on from that with a second up file that reads four:1-2-1. Being the very best rated runner on this BM78, she’ll carry 59.5kg however she seems to be to have this lot coated. Particularly drawn 1, which ought to see Christian Reith punch as much as be within the first 4 in working.
Risks: three. Charlayne labored dwelling pretty first up at Randwick in the identical race as Savvan. She is healthier than that and can discover this simpler. The large draw doesn’t do her any favours although, guaranteeing she will get a good distance again. 9. Taniko has returned in good order this time in, profitable at Canterbury final begin. Suspect that is about her proper stage which has her someplace within the combine. 13. Zizzis is an attention-grabbing runner up from Melbourne for Patrick Payne. Appears nicely positioned again from Listed firm with 52kg after the declare.
The best way to play it: Savvan WIN.
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