|Royal Randwick Racecourse – Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
|Wednesday, August 10, 2022
We are starting to see a few good horses return ahead of the spring, and Wednesday’s seven-race program on the Kensington track at Randwick is proof of that. HorseBetting’s New South Wales racing analyst presents his best bets and quaddie numbers for the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 1:25pm AEST. The track is rated a Good 4, while the rail is in the true position for the entire course.
Best Bet at Kensington – Perfect Thought
Since Perfect Thought’s debut at Flemington on ANZAC Day, we have been excited to see him step out again. The striking son of So You Think finished fourth in Listed company in his first and only race start, and his two recent trials in Sydney have certainly suggested that he has come back well. The three-year-old colt showed tactical speed in his recent trial at Randwick when leading from barrier one under Tommy Berry and travelling sweetly throughout, only to be beaten on the post under lock and key. While we don’t expect the John Sargent-trained galloper to lead from the inside alley on Wednesday, Berry can be positive on him and try to take bad luck out of the equation. This horse could be really smart, and this looks the perfect stepping stone ahead of the Caulfield Guineas and Victoria Derby.
Race 1 –
3yo Colt | T: John Sargent | J: Tommy Berry (57.5kg)
Next Best at Kensington – Pretes
Chris Waller and James McDonald combine with a dominant last-start Doomben winner in Pretes, who heads back to Sydney following runs at Grafton and Doomben. The four-year-old had been plain in her first three career starts, but after running second at Grafton two starts back, she really went to another level over 1650m at Doomben, racing away to win by over five lengths. The mare by Zoustar should appreciate the dry track, aiding her chances of going back-to-back. From the inside alley, McDonald will use it to poke through and hold a position in the first few, before building the revs upon straightening. It was an impressive win last start, albeit in maiden company, but if she can repeat that, she will be going close to winning again.
Race 4 –
4yo Mare | T: Chris Waller | J: James McDonald (57.5kg)
Best Value at Kensington – Lepreezy
Lepreezy was our value bet at Doomben on Saturday, but Annabel Neasham opted to scratch her and send her back to Sydney for this race. The six-year-old by Better Than Ready ran a much better race at Eagle Farm on July 16, closing off well behind Osamu and Fleet Dove over 1000m. The nine-time winner gets in well on Wednesday after Ellen Hennessy’s claim, while barrier one is going to see her ping the lids and hold a spot on the speed. The dry track is going to be an advantage for this consistent sprinter, while a return to the ‘Kenso’ should be well received, given that in her only start at this track she finished a very good second in a tougher race than this. She hasn’t won since March 2021 when leading throughout in open company at Rockhampton, but this is winnable.
Race 7 –
6yo Mare | T: Annabel Neasham | J: Ellen Hennessy (a3)(60kg)
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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