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Randwick Betting Tips for April 20, 2024 - Race-By-Race preview for All Aged Stakes day

Last updated: 18 Apr 2024
Alex Marsh 18 Apr 2024
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  • Get our tips and best bets for the Randwick Races
  • Two Group 1's will be run on the final day of the Sydney Autumn Carnival
  • The track is currently a Good 4, but there's a chance of downgrades
  • Our race-by-race preview for April 20 is included below
Randwick Tips for 20.04.2024
The All Aged Stakes & Champagne Stakes headline Saturday's Randwick card. (Getty)

Two Group 1's headline the final day of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, while a decent support has been assembled at Randwick, with competitive races throughout the card.
  • Randwick Tips April 20
  • Race 1 - 11:25AM Midway Handicap Tips (1400m)
  • Race 2 - 12:05PM TAB Highway Handicap Tips (1400m)
  • Race 3 - 12:40PM Mostyncopper James H B Carr Stakes Tips (1400m)
  • Race 4 - 1:15PM Gow-Gates Frank Packer Plate Tips (2000m)
  • Race 5 - 1:50PM TAB Hall Mark Stakes Tips (1200m)
  • Race 6 - 2:25PM Toyota Forklifts JRA Plate Tips (2000m)
  • Race 7 - 3:00PM Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes Tips (1600m)
  • Race 8 - 3:40PM Schweppes All Aged Stakes Tips (1400m)
  • Race 9 - 4:20PM Catanach's Jewellers Handicap Tips (1400m)
  • Race 10 - 4:55PM Petaluma Handicap Tips (1200m)
  • Randwick Quaddie Tips:

Our preview for all ten races on April 20 can be found below.

Randwick Tips April 20

Race 1 - 11:25AM Midway Handicap Tips (1400m)

Best: 6. Silvanito. He was no match for Commemorative when on stable debut for Nathan Doyle, however. it was still a solid return over 1200m from this ex-Godolphin runner.

A galloper who is proven on all surfaces, Silvanito had completed two good trials ahead of that March 20 resumption and getting up to seven furlongs suits now.

The form around that Wyong has been standing up at midweek level and the four-year-old kid won his last try over this trip, and he did settle closer from a low draw on that occasion.

Value: 11. Peak. 1400m is the main query, as he has only saluted over short sprint trips, however, Peak has been building well for the new yard and he's seemingly looking for further.

The son of Per Incanto was off the scene for the best part of four years after taking out a BM64 at Sandown in 2020, so he's needed plenty of racing to come to hand.

He caught the eye with a wide searching run in the March 16 midway at Rosehill and off that slashing performance, the seven furlongs should suit him now.

Race 2 - 12:05PM TAB Highway Handicap Tips (1400m)

Best: 2. Shipshape. Another ex-Godolphin runner who has recently changed hands is Shipshape, who is ready to do something now fourth-up over a more suitable journey.

The son of Astern was luckless on stable debut for Richard Jackson on March 10 and while he was a little disappointing following that at Scone, he was back to five furlongs there.

Shipshape arrives off a third behind two good country sprinters and in his last 1400m run, he split Furious and Willinga Freefall, which reads very well for a Highway.
Value: 11. Occhiata. She's been in terrific form since joining the Matthew Dale stable, with three wins and two seconds recorded from five starts for the Moruya trainer.

Those victories include a last start triumph over this trip at Nowra, where she appreciated chasing a stronger tempo after being unsuited in a slowly run affair on March 3.

The mare has relished this trip as the prep has wore on and she's been well looked after over a spaced out prep, with this Highway a logical placement off current form.

Race 3 - 12:40PM Mostyncopper James H B Carr Stakes Tips (1400m)

Best: 12. Scarlet Oak. The safest selection in this Group 3 fillies event is arguably Miraval Rose, an honest Victorian who should improve at the 1400m second-up off a decent return.

Scarlet Oak is the most fascinating runner in the field, a Kiwi who was purchased by powerful Australian connections after a brilliant debut victory in March.

This is a giant step in class off a New Zealand maiden, however, it's not the strongest of stakes races and this placement by Waller yard following an excellent trial does warrant respect.

Value: 8. Konasana. I've always had plenty of time for Konasana, who was effectively completing another barrier trial over a short trip first-up, but it was still a solid performance.

Although she's more than five weeks between runs, the daughter of Dundeel steps up to a more suitable journey and she carries 5.5kg less from that fresh effort.

While she was raw last year, the three-year old showed above average ability and her spring form through Wings Of Song, Grinzinger Belle and Autumn Angel continues to stand up.

Race 4 - 1:15PM Gow-Gates Frank Packer Plate Tips (2000m)

Best: 1. Tannhauser. This Chris Waller-trained colt didn't come up over a short spring prep after campaigning as a late two-year-old, while his breakthrough win came at Randwick.

Tannhauser followed that up with a third in the Group 1 JJ Atkins and he has been building well this prep with eye-catching efforts over 1500m and 1600m.

The three-year old looks well placed out to 2000m fourth-up, where he can settle closer from a kinder draw and J-Mac jumping off Saltcoats (stablemate) is a decent lead in itself.
Value: 7. Anderson Bridge. At start three, the son of Savabeel won a Super Maiden at Hawkesbury before a spell and he has been ticking over nicely in three runs this campaign.

1400m was a tad short first-up, but Anderson Bridge still found the line in that return before just missing in a Gosford Class 1 over a mile and he arguably should have won that.

He was one of the unlucky runners from the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes over this trip on March 30, where the gelding was held-up at key stages, but he was strong late once again.

Race 5 - 1:50PM TAB Hall Mark Stakes Tips (1200m)

Best: 3. Vilana. Following a frustrating spring campaign, Godolphin have now gelded Vilana and the five-year-old resumes on Saturday off two terrific lead-up trials.

He won this race first-up last year on wet ground, albeit a weaker edition and while he was competitive in two Group 1 outings following that, he never progressed after that last win.

Vilana is often dangerous fresh, with three of his seven career wins recorded first-up and two of those return victories have come at Randwick (both have been by decent margins).

Value: 6. Kalino. Another good fresh performer is this gelding and the son of Pierro was hard to miss in his last trial when weaving a passage under a hold as runner-up behind Private Eye.

We'll get a gauge on his ceiling this time in, with Kalino likely being aimed towards the Brisbane Carnival and he ticked the stakes class box over seven furlongs in Melbourne last prep.

He's equally as effective over shorter sprints. especially early in his work, although he's a better horse on firmer ground and they may scratch if there's a lot of rain.

Race 6 - 2:25PM Toyota Forklifts JRA Plate Tips (2000m)

Best: 6. New Energy. This Australian Bloodstock import made our blackbook file in his Down Under debut for Ciaron Maher, where he flashed home for second over 1300m here.

New Energy was then specked at longer odds in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, however, he was too far off them from a wide draw in that last try before getting clear at the end.

He recorded the second fastest last 200m of the entire Golden Slipper Day meeting in the process and with J-Mac now aboard, he's a leading contender here should he run the trip.

Value: 7. Goldman. The five-year-old was one of the early Melbourne Cup favs 12 months ago after opening his Australian account with a winning hat-trick.

Goldman simply never came up in the spring that followed, with that prep getting worse as it wore on and he was spelled after a heavy defeat in the Caulfield Cup.

These Waterhouse & Bott runners can be hard to read from the trials, as they often have the kitchen sink thrown at them, although he responded to riding in his latest heat.

Race 7 - 3:00PM Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes Tips (1600m)

Best: 7. Manaal. After an unlucky Golden Slipper tilt, Manaal atoned in the Group 1 Inglis Sires', with the Michael Freedman-trained filly grabbing Traffic Warden late to land that 1400m feature.

That seven furlong event is the traditional lead-up to this feature, with 25 of the last 29 Champagne winners coming from the Inglis Sires and that includes Militarize (2023 winner).

Manaal was set a task in the Sires', as while it wasn't a strong run affair, coming from back and wide vs Traffic Warden (who had all favours) is nothing to be sneezed at.
Value: 1. Anode. The combination of heavy ground and a seven day back-up saw Anode race flat in the Inglis Sires' last start, however, his form prior to that 1400m failure was just about faultless.

He does look the one at the weights who can turn the tables on Linebacker, as the colt meets that key rival 3kg better off at the weights from what was a narrow defeat on March 30.

He went down a different path to the other Waterhouse & Bott-trained youngsters and given the Baillieu Stakes came at start two off a freshen-up, I suspect that this has been the aim.

Roughie: 8. In Her Eyes. One for the wider exotics is this Victorian visitor, a filly who hasn't done a whole lot wrong aside from a Blue Diamond failure and she was freshened up after that attempt.

The Melbourne two-year-old form has stood up over the Sydney Autumn Carnival and it's worth noting that she was more than five weeks between runs at Cranbourne last start.

That was only a narrow win in a small field, although the runner-up has franked the form and with blinkers going on now, she's not hopeless as far as top three/four claims go.

Race 8 - 3:40PM Schweppes All Aged Stakes Tips (1400m)

Best: 10. Sunshine In Paris. The Annabel Neasham-trained mare was only narrowly defeated in the TJ Smith Stakes, although the daughter of Invader didn't appear to relish heavy ground in that outing.

Sunshine In Paris was enormous prior to that in The Galaxy, where the four-year-old worked home on what clearly the inferior ground on Rosehill's Golden Slipper Day program.

That could have left her a shade flat in the TJ Smith Stakes, however, she was snagged back early in that 1200m feature and she'll get a softer run in transit here from gate two.

Next Best: 12. Southport Tycoon. He will have his admirers off a last start Australian Guineas victory, as the form through that race has stood up strongly, with Veight and Riff Rocket both subsequent Group 1 winners.

The Ciaron Maher-trained colt was scratched from the Doncaster Mile due to a heavy surface and he also drew wide there, while Southport Tycoon draws kinder in the All Aged Stakes.

Given the gap between runs since his last appearance on March 2, the son of Written Tycoon has been back to the trials twice and he has worked well on each occasion.

Value: 13. Encap. Encap took out a Group 2 fourth-up last campaign over this trip before a narrow defeat in the Golden Rose and he was building into the autumn well before the Randwick Guineas.

He was held-up for most of the straight there and that form has not only stood up through Celestial Legend, but Militarize, Ceolwulf and Ducasse have also come from that Group 1.

After receiving a bump at the start, Encap was chasing a long way out in a decent George Ryder effort and from a middle draw on Saturday, they will aim to settle him closer.

Race 9 - 4:20PM Catanach's Jewellers Handicap Tips (1400m)

Best: 9. Waterford. This is one of the most open races on the program and complicating things even further is the inclusion of Jimmysstar, with that enigmatic galloper heading the market.

Although he hasn't progressed after showing plenty of promise early in his career, Waterford was still mostly competitive throughout last spring and he looks forward going off his trials.

All four of his wins have come under Tommy Berry, who stays aboard from his lead-up work and with conditions not a worry either way, he's more than capable at this level.
Value: 11. Flying Crazy. He's always going to need a pinch of luck given his racing pattern, although Flyng Crazy does look suited getting onto a bigger track in Randwick now third-up.

The Team Hawkes runner has been ticking over okay without threatening in Melbourne and his closing sectionals support that, while both Caulfield outings were not run to suit.

He's one of the few hard-fit horses in this lineup, who is also over his pet journey at 1400m and with a stronger tempo this time around, he has at least blowout claims.

Race 10 - 4:55PM Petaluma Handicap Tips (1200m)

Best: 12. Kazou. It's not a bad race for BM88 standards, however, I feel this sets up very well for Kazou, a resuming four-year-old who arrives off a slick trial win in good time.

The daughter of Zoustar is a dynamite fresh performer, with a victory over this track/trip last time in a race that she nearly threw away vs Commemorative, who she gave 7.5kg to.

I'm happy to forgive the second-up miss as an odds-on fav at Cranbourne, as lameness was detected along with a slow recovery, while the subsequent form through Revoultionary Miss is strong.
Value: 2. Wategos. This Bjorn Baker runner improved out of sight last campaign, having recorded a winning hat-trick last winter and he worked through the grades in the process.

Although he didn't salute after his Murwillumbah Cup win, Wategos was still competitive at a stronger level and he was spelled after sixth-of-twenty finish in the Big Dance.

He's a versatile galloper in regards to distance, given he's a multiple winner over 1000m, while he also won over six furlongs last time in, so he has to be respected off two trial wins.

Randwick Quaddie Tips:

Race 7: 1,2,3,7,8
Race 8: 1,6,9,10,12,13
Race 9: 3,5,9,11,12
Race 10: 2,12

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Best Bet1: Tannhauser To Win @9/5 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Kazou To Win @27/11 at betfair - 3 Units
Best Bet3: New Energy To Win @38/11 at Boombet - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Shipshape Each Way @47/2 at Boombet - 1 Unit
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