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Kensington Best Bet - Will the Duchess make amends?

Alex Marsh has previewed the midweek meeting from Kensington.
Kensington tips for Wednesday, October 9
Kensington hosts an eight race midweek meeting this Wednesday (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Kensington Best Bets & Predictions For Wednesday, October 9

Midweek racing heads to the Kensington circuit again with an eight race program on Wednesday afternoon.

The rail shifts out 3m from the true position last week and there's a chance of rain on Tuesday so monitor for any track downgrades.

Kensington Best Bet

Race 4 No. 5 Duchess Of Lennox

Four-year-old mare by Reliable Man who arguably should have won a stronger race first up here on September 4 before somewhat of a perplexing effort at Canterbury as a drifting favorite.

She never settled from the start after bumping a stable mate and hung out rounding the turn as McDonald made his move, she still managed to balance up late and finish into fourth.

Comes back to a benchmark 70, the step up in trip looks to be in her favor and James McDonald sticking is a decent lead, who'll aim to settle her into a rhythm early off the speed.

She showed potential last preparation against more talented opposition and we'll give her another chance.

Kensington Best Bet: Duchess Of Lennox - $3.40 via Bet365

Kensington Next Best Bet

Race 8 No. 2 Coterie

Resuming from the Gerald Ryan stable is this Your Song gelding who generally comes to hand early in a campaign and has looked right up to the mark in his two trials leading in.

He wasn't able to bring up win number three last time in but was competing in stronger races which was evident first-up in the $1 million dollar Inglis Sprint when fourth behind three black-type performers.

This was before a similar scenario on February 23 at Rosehill for third behind a subsequent group three winner along with a group one placegetter.

The blinkers come off again which did the trick prior to last spring where he won two in a row and whilst drawn out, he does have tactical speed, Nash Rawiller sticks from the trials and any rain around shouldn't hurt. 

Kensington Next Best Bet: Coterie - $4.20 via BetEasy

Kensington Best Each Way

Race 5 No. 3 McCormack

This son of Eurozone looks well placed with the drop in grade and stepping up to 1400m third-up following his Canterbury effort on September 25 when getting home for third albeit safely held.

No real excuses there but would've gone past the runner-up in a few more strides and first-up on his home track at Wyong as favorite, was set an impossible task from a wide alley on that tight circuit.

The tempo is perhaps a little suspect here and with the step up in trip, Grant Buckley can take much closer order on settling against a field where a lot are resuming and early in their campaigns.

It's a very winnable race and he's a decent each way price.

Kensington Best Each Way: McCormack - $8.00 via Bet365

What time is the first race at Kensington?

Race 1 begins at 1.25pm.

Where is Kensington?

The Kensington track is the inner circuit of the Royal Randwick racecourse, the headquarters for Racing NSW.

It is in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney and roughly 5km from the CBD.

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Giving one more chance to Duchess Of Lennox in Race 4 who should be suited by the step up in distance.

He'll need a bit of luck early but Coterie in the last is otherwise well placed in a thin BM70 first-up.

McCormack should be right in the mix again third-up in the fifth and looks the each way value.

Best Bet: Duchess Of Lennox @3.40 at bet365 - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Coterie @4.20 at Beteasy - 7 Units
Best Each Way: McCormack @8.00 at bet365 - 3 Units

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