Randwick Saturday December 26
Race 1: 1200m 2YO Set Weights plus Penalties
Track: Soft 6
A field of twelve that includes four first-starters makes up this intriguing affair for the two year-olds to kick off the day at Royal Randwick.
Randwick has been posted as a soft 6 this morning. With the rail in the +6m position it will make it hard for horses to make ground from the back. I’m looking for horses who will be in the first half of the field here.
Detective: The return of Detective who finished second to Golden Slipper winner Capitalist on debut. He’s never been overly impressive at the trials but his debut run (also at the track) has to put him right in this. Once again, he trailed well but not great this time in.
Highland Beat: Great front running debut at ‘The Valley’ and was really strong on the line. Randwick will be more testing though and will have to lift again to win this.
Jeanneau: Impressive on debut when a luckless second to Calliope. She returned with a lack luster fifth placing in the Inglis Nursery. She’ll strip fitter but needs to lift.
Overreactive: She’s had two trials this time in after a plain performance on debut to Calliope. Those trials will give her a good base and was equally as impressive as So Serene who ran a bold second on debut in the Inglis Nursery.
It looks a tight market at present but should Detective ease I think we can make a nice book.