Race 1 - 11:00AM ACY SECURITIES HANDICAP Tips (1100 METRES)
9. SIR CRACKLE is on debut, a gelding that has won three public trials including two easy heat wins ahead of this return (has run good time in all). There's plenty of speed here in a very open race, which is the query from out wide, but this doesn't appear to be a vintage line-up and he has early toe. The betting late could tell the story.
4. Dragonstone has the benefit of race experience, pulling away late for a handy win at start two on a Heavy 9. The times for that Maiden stacked up very well for that June 30 program, especially for the class. He'll look to pounce late off a strong tempo.
7. Vianello was a big drifter first-up at Caulfield and ran accordingly, putting in a rather plain effort fresh albeit they were all outclassed by the handy Jigsaw. The Mallory and Stay Inside form from the summer reads very well, however.
8. Governor is the other first starter, a smooth moving Hawkes-trained colt that arrives off a soft Canterbury trial win, but the time was average and we're yet to see him off the bridle.
Race 2 - 11:35AM RANVET HANDICAP Tips (1500 METRES)
9. ALLINTHISTOGETHER is the one I like in this field going forward, a lightly raced filly who will get over ground in time and after racing a little greenly on debut, she saluted like a good thing should via a Provincial Maiden. The daughter of Shocking will be much better next campaign, but confident she'll end up the classiest runner among these in time.
1. Kobe Rocks is starting to become a little tricky to place, now being forced to carry weight in these 72's and a step to 78 level seems a stretch. He is very honest, however, and thrives on heavy going. His best chance is staying around this distance range.
3. Go Troppo wasn't far off Maranoa in the Wagga Guineas two starts back and has won either side of that with the latest of those coming at the Provincials off a good freshen-up. Seems to handle all conditions and he's tactically versatile.
4. Oakfield Prince chases wet tracks and arrives off back-to-back Country wins, the last of those being an easy all the way win over the mile on a Heavy 8. He'll roll forward under Tommy Berry and conditions under foot will suit.
Race 3 - 12:10PM TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 3 HANDICAP Tips (1400 METRES)
2. FROM THE BUSH was strong fresh behind Scream And Shout and Maccomo before being unsuited back to 1200m, but sticking on as runner-up to Henschel. All of those runners are classes above Highway grade and third-up last winter, this gelding was three-wide throughout but still won over 1400m with 60kg. There are a few chances here, but he's an each-way price.
4. Charvet was set a task on June 12, settling in another postcode early before making her move where she was inconvenienced in the straight. Blinkers go back on and there was merit in both of her prior victories. Can bounce back from a better draw.
1. Casino Kid has been up a long time, but is improving if anything and bolted in with the Randwick Highway on June 12. He carried a similar weight three starts back and isn't badly treated with 57.5kg considering a senior rider now goes on.
6. Birdonawinningpost won three races in her first campaign for young trainer Will Freedman, handling all conditions in the process. Hard to fault her quiet Gosford trial leading into this return and she maps for a soft run from gate three.
Race 4 - 12:45PM HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP Tips (1100 METRES)
1. DUNBRODY POWER is classy on her day and with the claim, is well in coming back to a Mares's 78 albeit any of these could lob without surprising. Her heavy track stats are a little misleading (only beaten 4.4 lengths combined from three attempts) and four of her five wins have come on soft decks. Her fresh effort was decent and this is easier.
4. De Grawin is clearly your map horse with this daughter of Snitzel expected to have no trouble finding the lead, while all of her four wins have come on soft or heavy going and the blinkers go on. Her two runs this preparation have been ordinary, however.
7. Van Giz is the default fav as the fit and in-form runner of the field. A mare that never seems to put in a poor run, she's adept on most surfaces and with the drop to a 78, finds herself carrying 57kg as opposed to the 61kg impost via her most prior outing.
9. Zoumist returns for Ryan & Alexiou, a stable that often have their sprinters wound up fresh and she is the sole filly in this line-up. Although she's the most untapped runner in the field, this three-year-old is a complete unknown on a heavy track.
Race 5 - 1:20PM SCHWEPPES HANDICAP Tips (2000 METRES)
10. SPANISH POINT has run as our Value Bet via his last two where he's run top three each time, the last of those being a second June 30 where he was three-wide the trip and spotting 6kg to the winner who had the saloon run. This is harder, but he drops in the weights and is improving with every run. He draws well for Nash Rawiller.
3. Harpo Marx is a consistent import that produced the flashing light run behind Steely last Saturday and that followed a good fresh effort. Would prefer him on firmer going although he's not a complete slouch in the wet.
8. Our Intrigue found the 1800m a little sharp on stable debut for Chris Waller, not having the turn of foot after being briefly held-up in the run home. The bigger expanses of Randwick suits as does the step to 2000m.
has recorded back-to-back wins, with last Saturday's triumph coming on the worst part of the track at Newcastle with 60.5kg. He placed over this trip/grade last spring and might be one for the exotics ($26.00 @ PlayUp
Race 6 - 1:55PM GEOHEX SPRINT (1100 METRES)
2. THE BOPPER is a talented sprinter resuming, but the heavy track is a big unknown. In a BM88 first-up in January, he opened as an odds-on chance and then drifted hard late in a race set up for a subsequent Group winner Tailleur. Has trialled well twice ahead of this return and the blinkers are off. He could well just be too classy for these.
3. Hulk is knocking on the door although he generally throws off them vibes, with three wins and 14 placings from 27 starts overall. JMac takes the ride on Saturday and if it comes down to fitness, he's a clear threat.
1. Lancaster Bomber was sound fresh behind Malkovich and Hulk, who he has a weight swing on. Drawing for a suck run, the son of Denman is ticking enough boxes (won three of five second-up and two of five on heavy).
7. Accelerato is finding consistent winning form as a rising eight-year-old, saluting in two of three this campaign and should be respected in any sprint on a wet track with speed on.
Race 7 - 2:35PM MIDWAY HANDICAP Tips (1300 METRES)
5. CUBAN ROYALE doesn't exactly win out of turn although to be fair, he generally just needs to find his right race and with the Midway 72's, is back to the level which brought about his last win (November). He's been competitive in 78's since then, including a good fresh run on June 26. Our Bellagio Miss launched off a similar platform last week.
13. Bazooka still needs to gain a start as the first emergency, but is the race favourite, backing-up from a good chasing effort behind Tycoonist last Saturday. The form around that winner should be stacking up here.
4. Royal Banquet has had two runs back and bolted in on a Heavy 10 third-up last campaign. Down in grade with the blinkers on, this could well be the setup albeit I would've liked to have seen a little more from those recent efforts.
2. Monegal won a BM78 first-up last spring in a campaign where she was competitive at Group level, so she certainly needs to respected here. This mare safely accounted for Tricky Gal on a heavy track last winter.
Race 8 - 3:15PM DRINKWISE WINTER STAKES Tips (1400 METRES)
6. RUBISAKI is looking to break a drought and a return to Randwick may well be the right recipe, a track that brought about back-to-back victories last autumn. She's undefeated in Sydney, two of those being comfortable wins on heavy tracks and hard fit off a good speed in a field with plenty of question marks, this mare looks the safest way to go.
returns as a gelding following a plain effort when well in the market via his Australian debut in February. His July 2 trial win at Canterbury on a Heavy 10 was excellent and he could well be the value here ($13.00 @ bet365
3. Countofmontecristo was cricket score odds on Australian debut, but the ex-Singapore galloper flew home in good time. Up to 1400m now suits and the James McDonald booking certainly warrants respect.
5. Order Again is getting costly although he continues to race well and this Waller gelding has his runs spaced these days. His Randwick record is poor, but the likelihood of a heavy track is a positive.
Race 9 - 3:55PM HEINEKEN HANDICAP Tips (1200 METRES)
2. FROSTY ROCKS won two in a row either side of a spell, then attempted a Stradbroke qualifier, but he didn't handle a firm Eagle Farm deck and then was tried at 1800m, a trip he doesn't get. The striking grey is much better suited bowling along out front on a wet track as a sprinter/miler, and he finds those conditions on Saturday.
12. Madam Legend will be further tested stepping to an 88 second-up although she drops in the weights and this four-year-old is flying, recording a big fresh win. Her last heavy track attempt resulted in an easy victory.
5. I Am Power is unknown on a heavy track, but the ex-Hong Kong runner is otherwise going superbly and he's trialled well off a freshen-up. That form around Blondeau and Rammstein is starting to look iffy though.
11. Zakat is a hard one to catch although she's generally thereabouts and the Godolphin mare is adept in most conditions. The July 2 Canterbury trial on a Heavy 10 was faultless.
Race 10 - 4:30PM THE AGENCY REAL ESTATE HANDICAP Tips (1400 METRES)
9. OFF SHAW was grabbed late by a stable mate he meets again although he's fitter now and has a weight swing on that runner. The five-year-old was ordinary last campaign, but with a good fresh effort in the worst ground at Warwick Farm and off that recent performance, he can give a sight here up front under Tim Clark.
5. Matowatakpe did land good bets for us in that last clash with Off Shaw, where he was dropping in grade after running fast closing splits at Rosehill. Might spot them a start, but otherwise there's no reason he can't again.
4. Blondeau produced excellent figures when winning first-up at Gosford and a repeat of those numbers would see him win this, but he's had chances since then. Talented, but a hard one to get a gauge on.
2. Ulysses produced one of the runs of the day at Randwick on June 12 and second-up, was about the flop of the card at Rosehill a fortnight later. Heavy track the query, but I can't dismiss him off that fresh effort.