Who To Put In Your Blackbook - horses to follow from Saturday, August 24

Our expert Joshua Reed has taken a look at who you should follow from the weekend of racing.
Kings Will Dream
Kings Will Dream goes into the blackbook after his performance on Saturday at Randwick

Mark Them Down: Horses For The Blackbook From Saturday, August 24

Randwick raced this Saturday and there were a number of standout performances on Sydney's premier track.

Here's a few of the runners that might not have won but still ran well enough to suggest success isn't far away.

Flit: Randwick Race 5

The Silver Shadow Stakes for the three-year-old fillies may have ended up a lopsided event thanks to the sheer brilliance of Libertini, but there is a horse I would like to follow down the track.

Coming off a 133-day break, the Godolphin filly Flit hit the line in a flashy 32.54 for her last 600m. She drew a poor gate and went to the back of the field which wasn’t overly ideal due to the slow early pace.

There is plenty of improvement to come, even though she fought on well day against some fitter opponents like Let It Pour.

Her other sectionals were brilliant running the fastest sectionals from 800m to the 600m in 10.72, 600m to the 400m in 10.94 and 400m to the 200m in 10.51. Even though Libertini was only in second gear, these sectionals are impressive.

Being a relation to Speedway and another Godolphin runner in Flow, she is going to relish the step up in distance this preparation where I think she is going to be doing her best work.

She is nominated for the Golden Rose (1400m) and she wouldn’t be out of place in the race.

Kings Will Dream: Race 7

The unknown on Saturday was how good he was going to come back after a long lay-off due to injury.

In the Cox Plate last year, Kings Will Dream pulled out early in the race with what was found to be a fractured pelvis.

He ran very well, clocking a nice time whilst running into fifth right behind Avilius and finishing 1.7 lengths behind the winner Samadoubt.

We know what Kings Will Dream is capable of after watching him go around last preparation. He placed in three group ones behind the likes of Humidor, Grunt, and Winx before starting the Caulfield Cup favourite. He was not disgraced there running a credible sixth.

He isn’t nominated for anything down the track, probably due to the unknown about him, but if all is right with him, there is a treasure map right there for him.

In a fortnight, the Group Two WFA Chelmsford Stakes is a brilliant option over the mile before another two-week break into the Group Three Kingston Town Stakes over 2000m. All going well, the Metropolitan on Epsom Day would be an ideal target for him.

Keep him in the black book, cause at his best, he is lethal.

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