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EXPERT RACING TIPS: RANDWICK

RANDWICK | EXPERT TIPS | 25TH MAY

RAIL: +8m 900m-W/Post, +5m Remainder | TRACK: Soft 5

Clear condition forecast though the day so potentially facing a drying track. Given these conditions and with the rail pushed out, the advantage looks likely to be with runners who will settle forwards of midfield in the run.

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Mitch Lewis

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BACK: 5. Iknowastar (WIN) for 3 units (Rated at $2.80)

IKNOWASTAR has been good this prep placing in all 3 starts. The set up for him is ideal today as he maps to push forwards and lead and the drying track conditions will suit him coming away from a heavy track. He should be out in front and hard to catch in these conditions.

Mitch Lewis

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LAY: 8. Silent Impact (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $6.50)

SILENT IMPACT was good when resuming last start, but I’ve got him a bit bigger in this market coming off the long spell. He has had a few extra days off from that 1st up run which may help but I would want to see him again off that long spell and especially given he has drawn a wide barrier here.

1. Pisces
2. Rag Queen
4. Mellifluent
3. Volatile

Betting Strategy

No Bet.

PISCES looks most likely in this after a nice win last start at Newcastle. Not confident enough to be having a bet in the race though with him floating around at his current price but should be tough to beat. No bet to start the day.

1. Navy Blood
2. Always Sure
10. Sumo Star
3. Dimaggio

Betting Strategy

No Bet.

Tough Midway grade race here. Not a huge degree of confidence to be backing NAVY BLOOD at his current price in what looks a more open field than what the market has it as. His first up run was strong and he maps well again here so I’m not going to be laying him will be preferring to leave the race alone.

3. Orient’s Secret
1. Tanglewood
13. Tai Lung
2. Ramones

Betting Strategy

LAY: 1. Tanglewood (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $6.50)

Feel this race is super open and TANGLEWOOD currently looks unders. Certainly a winning chance, but given his race map in the full field and from a wide barrier, I feel he could be vulnerable if he gets caught out wide on this track. Having a small play taking him on based on the race map query.

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4. Quantum Cat
9. Funambulist
1. Desperado
3. Farnborough

Betting Strategy

BACK: 4. Quantum Cat (WIN) for 2 units (Rated at $2.50)

European imported runner who has looked to be progressing nicely in his 2 Australian runs so far. Hit the line strongly last start over the 2000m so rising up to the 2400m today looks ideal for him and he looks likely to appreciate a drying track if we get that here also

4. Konasana
13. Miss Galore
1. Principessa
2. Missy Moola

Betting Strategy

BACK: 4. Konasana (WIN) for 3 units (Rated at $3.00)

KONASANA looks the class stand out of this race and dropping well down in grade today. She was a Group 3 winner 2 starts back defeating Scarlet Oak who has franked that form. Last start run at Hawkesbury was forgivable and while KONASANA may prefer a wetter track, her class should be able to see her through back at benchmark grade.

2. Invincible Spy
13. Piggyback
6. Socks Nation
3. Concello

Betting Strategy

No Bet.

Low confidence race given it looks exceptionally open this field. I have put INVINCIBLE SPY on top expecting that he looks likely to jump forwards and be out in front through the run but I’m not keen to be betting into this race given it is tricky enough.

11. Passeggiata
7. Mogo Magic
10. Our Bellagio Miss
14 The Black Cloud

Betting Strategy

No Bet.

This race has speed galore with more than a handful of runners in the field with the potential to want to jump and lead in the early stages of the race. It makes it a little tricky to map as there is potential the speedy types could cut each other up in the early stages. Liked the chances of both PASSEGGIATA & MOGO MAGIC but given the questions about the race map, I’m going to be having no bet here.

5. Iknowastar
10. Rise Of The Masses
8. St Lawrence
14. Ruby Flyer

Betting Strategy

BACK: 5. Iknowastar (WIN) for 3 units (Rated at $2.80)

IKNOWASTAR has been good this prep placing in all 3 starts. The set up for him is ideal today as he maps to push forwards and lead and the drying track conditions will suit him coming away from a heavy track. He should be out in front and hard to catch in these conditions.

6. Golden Path
5. Pesto
7. Speycaster
1. Point King

Betting Strategy

No Bet.

Low confidence race here, GOLDEN PATH goes on top, his recent form lines has been strong but would prefer a bit more value to get involved. Keener other races on the car so preferring to stay out of this.

2. Diamond Diesel
10. Starman
8. Silent Impact
21. Hellfire Express

Betting Strategy

LAY: 8. Silent Impact (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $6.50)

SILENT IMPACT was good when resuming last start, but I’ve got him a bit bigger in this market coming off the long spell. He has had a few extra days off from that 1st up run which may help but I would want to see him again off that long spell and especially given he has drawn a wide barrier here.

RANDWICK TIPS

Summary

Royal Randwick is located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and like Rosehill the racecourse is operated by the Australian Turf Club (ATC). Randwick hosts 20 time-honoured Group 1s each year but today its biggest raceday is The Everest, which at $15 million is the world’s richest turf race. For expert race tips and best bets on The Everest and every Randwick meeting, head to the Betfair Hub.  

Fast Facts

  • Considered the headquarters of Sydney racing, Randwick is on designated public land and is leased to the ATC. 
  • Randwick was given royal status in 1992, when Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to officially open the Paddock Stand. 
  • During his visit to Australia in 1970, Pope Paul VI held mass at Randwick. Some say racegoers have been seeking divine intervention ever since! 
  • Several scenes in the Mission: Impossible franchise were filmed at Randwick.

Key Events

Over two days each April, Randwick hosts The Championships which offer more than $20 million in prizemoney. Featuring several Group 1s, including the Australian Derby, Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup and Doncaster Handicap, The Championships are the climax of Sydney’s autumn carnival. With comprehensive Randwick tips and a proven track record, our team of tipsters have you covered.   

The feature race of Sydney’s spring carnival is The Everest, which was first run in 2017 and today is the richest turf race held anywhere in the world. The race attracts Australia’s best sprinters, and is the centrepiece of Randwick racing each spring. 

Track Profile

The Rosehill track has a circumference of 2,224m, with the home straight measuring 410m. In its early days Randwick was referred to as the ‘Sandy Course’ due to the poor condition of the track, but today it is considered Sydney’s premier racecourse. 

History

The site was first designated for use as a racecourse in January 1883, with a private raceday held there six months later. For 20 years between 1840 and 1860, the racecourse was only used as a training facility but racing resumed in May 1860 with a crowd of more than 6,000 in attendance. The ATC assumed control of Randwick in 2011, when the Australian Jockey Club and the Sydney Turf Club merged to form a new body. 

Best Bets

Mitch Lewis

Best Bet

Betting Strategy

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BACK: 5. Iknowastar (WIN) for 3 units (Rated at $2.80)

IKNOWASTAR has been good this prep placing in all 3 starts. The set up for him is ideal today as he maps to push forwards and lead and the drying track conditions will suit him coming away from a heavy track. He should be out in front and hard to catch in these conditions.

Mitch Lewis

Best Bet

Betting Strategy

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LAY: 8. Silent Impact (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $6.50)

SILENT IMPACT was good when resuming last start, but I’ve got him a bit bigger in this market coming off the long spell. He has had a few extra days off from that 1st up run which may help but I would want to see him again off that long spell and especially given he has drawn a wide barrier here.

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