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Classique Legend winning the Group Two Shorts at Randwick on Saturday. (Getty)
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Our Sydney racing expert Alex Marsh gives us the eyecatchers after the September 19 card at Randwick.
Randwick Blackbookers September 19
Bound To Win (Eighth): She was out of winning calculations at the beginning when making a meal of the start but it was still a very credible performance under the circumstances.
Bound To Win lost at minimum six lengths when rearing in the barriers and despite obviously being well held, still rattled off a the fastest last 600m of the opener (33.33) when making good inroads from an impossible position.
This was her first run as a four-year-old after a strong finish to the winter which included two wins before a second-placing when looking home on June 13 but still has plenty of upside and this was a complete forgive.
Classique Legend (First): He was clearly still immature in the spring of 2019 when tackling these hot events in just his second racing preparation but now having been given plenty of time, we're starting to see what he's capable of,
It's quite amaizing to think he went around in this race as a $3.10 chance last year when splitting Pierata and Redzel at just career start number five but he just wasn't able to quite put it together that campaign when later tackling both the The Everest and Golden Eagle.
Classique Legend could now well be one the rising sprint stars of Australia and in a strong Shorts field where he's only got off heels approaching at the 200m and delivered a scintillating finish (33.05 last 600m), he's firmly put himself in the picture for further Spring success.
Shared Ambition (Second): Although he's starting to become a little costly. it's clear that this Chris Waller-trained import is screaming out for a staying trip which he looks likely to find in the Group One Metropolitan (2400m) next start.
Following a down the track finish over 1400m on a Heavy 10 first-up, he has been slowly building into this campaign and did manage to record the fastest last 600m (34.30) of this Kingston Town Stakes where he had to sustain a long and wide run.
With now a good fitness base behind him, I'm confident we'll see the best of Shared Ambition over 12 furlongs and further now.
Criaderas (Third): Although it was his first career loss at start number four on Saturday, this Godolphin gelding was one of the eye-catching performances of the whole card and clearly has the ability to reach much further heights.
He was in front not far after line when launching from the rear in the fastest last 600m of this event and produced one of the slickest last furlongs of the whole card when charging late in his first attmept over 1400m.
They haven't had much luck to date having drawn out in all starts to date and as Criaderas showed in his August 17 trial leading into this campaign, he's not hopeless out of the gates and is capable of settling handier if afforded a good gate.