|Royal Randwick Racecourse – Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
|Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Metro racing returns to the Kensington circuit at Randwick on Wednesday afternoon for a competitive seven-race program. The rail is out +5m for the entire circuit, and with scattered showers predicted in the lead-up, the Soft 5 rating at the time of writing should hold. The opening event is set to get underway at 2:20pm AEDT.
Best Bet: Xidaki
Xidaki has found the minor money in all four career starts and now gets the ultimate opportunity to finally break his maiden. The son of Zoustar has simply found one better in his two most recent starts, his latest being a nose behind a gallant Ironton at this course on January 31. He draws to get a soft run in transit, and with the 1400m an optimal trip for Xidaki, he can finally jag his first win for the Snowden team.
Race 4 –
3yo Gelding | T: Peter & Paul Snowden | J: Kerrin McEvoy (59.5kg)
Next Best: Chateau Miraval
Chateau Miraval makes her debut for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott yard on the back of two eye-catching barrier trials. She was cruising through the wire in her latest jump-out at Warwick Farm on January 30, holding off all challengers when asked by Adam Hyeronimus. Tim Clark gets the nod on Wednesday and will look to employ front-running tactics from gate six, which will make Chateau Miraval hard to chase down.
Race 2 –
2yo Filly | T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott | J: Tim Clark (55kg)
Next Best Again: Balkans
Balkans makes his return in BM72 grade on the back of two barrier trials and a gelding operation. The Godolphin runner was a two-time winner before heading to the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m), where he was no match for the likes of King’s Gambit on October 7. His trials since appear to have the son of Lonhro ticking over nicely, and with a bit more focus and maturity on his side, Balkans can be competitive in the penultimate.
Next Best Again
Race 6 –
3yo Gelding | T: James Cummings | J: Zac Lloyd (57.5kg)
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024