THE BLUEBIRDS HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Randwick-Kensington Best Bet - Race 3 No. 5 Green Flash
A younger sibling to stakes winners Havana and Diplomatico is this $1 million-dollar purchase from the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale who won on debut as a short priced favourite at Newcastle on March 11.
While the winning margin wasn't a large one in what was a rather weak race, the victory had plenty of merit given he solely did it on ability, doing everything wrong throughout the run but still got the job done.
Green Flash was a month between runs and was completely unsuited staying at 1200m along with racing on a tighter circuit at Canterbury, but was still only beaten half a length despite not fully balancing up while now up to 1550m in an event that is no harder, this is good placement.
COLONEL T.L.F RUTLEDGE HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Randwick-Kensington Value Bet - Race 4 No. 5 Perfect Radiance
By Snitzel and out the dam Altair's Glow, who is a full sister to Group One winner and highly influential sire Northern Meteor, Perfect Radiance is a superbly bred filly that showed genuine Stakes class ability early days.
She's still only had the six career starts and looked to be building quite strongly last Spring before being sent out as favourite in the Group Three Spring Stakes at Newcastle, but was soundly beaten then tipped out as a result.
There were excuses for that failure with the three-year-old pulling up lame and while she was disappointing again first-up in the PJ Bell Stakes, the tongue-tie now goes on (Possibly choked down) and she did trial well six days later.
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Randwick-Kensington Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 11 Pesto
Scratched from a 1600m assignment at Caulfield on Saturday where he had drawn barrier 15, Team Hawkes have made the right call coming north on what is generally a more favourable circuit to make ground on.
Pesto had trialled in Sydney prior to the Melbourne debut and he was impossible to miss in that April 3 event, where after he was a little tardy away, settled at the rear before sustaining a wide run, recording the fastest last 400m/200m as the eventual runner-up.
His racing pattern isn't exactly the kindest if that Caulfield attempt was the true indication, however, they do often angle wider on this Kensington card as it wears on and dropping 3kg for the rise in trip, he can get away with this.
THE LAST POST HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Randwick-Kensington Value Bet - Race 7 No. 7 Yamazaki
She's not exactly the easiest runner to catch, hence the each-way odds, but all the way back to Benchmark level on Sunday after two solid Melbourne efforts at Group level, this looks a great option for her.
Yamazaki was 40/1 when resuming in the Tressady stakes at Flemington and while they were never beating the impressive Chaillot that day, she was strong late into an eventual fourth-placed finish before contesting the Group Two Sunline Stakes on March 19.
On that Moonee Valley program which was heavily biased to those runners on the rail, she was almost exactly where you didn't want to be but again, wasn't beaten far and freshened-up with a good Warwick Farm trial on April 16, is better suited back in trip to this easier event.