BOWERMANS COMMERCIAL FURNITURE PLATE Tips (Race 2)
Randwick-Kensington Best Bet - Race 2 No. 8 Trifaccia
ANZ BLOODSTOCK NEWS PLATE Tips (Race 3)
Randwick-Kensington Value Bet - Race 3 No. 1 Echo Point
Tim Clark has stuck with this three-year-old throughout all three career starts where following a fair debut for third behind the multiple stakes-placed Elizabeel, he did put in quite an ordinary effort on September 16 and was sent to the paddock as a result of that Warwick Farm failure.
The jockey did suggest to geld him following that second start, a request that connections did follow through on and off a fair but quiet trial, there was good money him fresh ($12.00-$7.50) over the 1150m here on March 10, where he hit the line well but also found the distance and the smart Rainbow Connection a little too slick.
His last 600m was only bettered by the winner while given he's by Sebring and out of a 2200m Listed winning dam, Echo Point should only improve over more ground again but the step up to 1300m on a testing track should be a plus and they now put the blinkers back on.
HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Randwick-Kensington Best Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Jojo Was A Man
It's still early days but after some strong trials, this three-year-old was able to back up that work with an excellent debut victory over this track and trip on March 10, indicating that he may well be South Australian/Queensland Derby type should he get deeper into this first racing preparation.
Being a son of Al Maher and out of the Reset mare Jo Jo Girl, who was a multiple winner over 2500m, his breeding suggests he'll get a staying trip but being certainly sharp enough for seven furlongs, they stay at that distance for this Thursday's assignment, where he's jumping straight to a Benchmark 72.
That's never an easy feat to achieve coming from Maiden company, however, his closing figures and overall time stacked up better than the two races in this grade on that same program, so now needs to tick the wet track box, another factor that shouldn't be a stretch off his breeding.
SKY RACING ACTIVE HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Randwick-Kensington Value Bet - Race 7 No. 5 Lackeen
With just the four starts in Europe and with only a Maiden win to his name, it does mean he can be taken through the grades by James Cummings and off a very good trial on February 5, was sent straight to the races on February 20 where he was heavily supported late ($4.20-$2.80).
While that wasn't surprising on paper given, he did look the most progressive runner in that line-up, it was somewhat of a shock given he mapped to be almost exactly where you didn't want to be on that Rosehill program, back, wide and with ground to make-up, which is how it panned out.
It visually looked ordinary but as mentioned above, there were excuses with how that track was playing and sent back to the trials where he caught the eye on March 11, Lackeen should be better suited by the swooping nature that the Kensington circuit can throw up when it's wet while there does good speed up front.