Sunday, April 5, 2015

4/5 Randwick (Australia B) Plays

Randwick Race 2: #5 Hi World
Moody trainee should relish the heavy ground at what is a suitable distance for him. He'll need a bit of luck from the gate in order to avoid being caught out wide without cover early, but should he get it, he'll be the right price to take a chance in this class test knowing there aren't any questions about how he'll get over the ground.

Play: #5 Hi World to win

Randwick R6: #7 English
English ran huge for us in the Golden Slipper. She's the class of this field, still lightly raced enough that improvement is within her reach (especially over this longer trip), and based on her breeding she should be fine over the wet surface. The race looks to set up well for both her and Odyssey Moon, who although he's yet to run over a heavy surface, has never finished outside the top three on soft ground and is bred to absolutely adore wet tracks. He ran a blinder in the Golden Slipper, looking every bit like he was heading in the right direction and would relish this trip.

Play: Exacta box with #4 Odyssey Moon and #7 English


Randwick R7: #3 Mongolian Khan
We went with him last time out when he struggled when he overraced a touch up just off a quick tempo when stepping down in trip. He steps back up to 2400m here though and the testing surface only helps as he's not only 4-from-4 over soft ground, but he is, in my opinion, the best stayer of this group.

Play: #3 Mongolian Khan to win


Randwick R8: #2 Terravista 
The well-regarded Terravista has gone well over wet tracks in the past, having won 2-from-4 over soft, as well as, his only attempt over heavy ground. He ran well enough behind Brazen Beau and Chautauqua in a race where he was found to have suffered mild heat stress. He tends to go well second up, as is the case here, over what is his ideal trip (he's undefeated in three starts over course and distance).

Play: #2 Terravista to win


Randwick R9: #8 Puccini
He doesn't enter here with the nicest of recent form, but there are some positives about the Kiwi galloper in this spot. Not only is he better suited to 1600m then the 2000m he ran two starts back, but he looks like he can get a nice run from midfield from his gate. The testing ground definitely suits and while he'll have a bit to find, we're taking the risk he finds his form over these more suitable circumstances at a massive price.

Play: #8 Puccini win/show

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