VINERY STUD PLATE Tips (Race 1)
Randwick-Kensington Favourite - Race 1 No. 1 Construct
There was a decent opinion of this colt early days, and catching the eye with a debut second behind the subsequent Magic Millions winner Shaquero, was tipped out with a Blue Diamond preparation in mind.
Construct had some excuses when shuffled back in the Blue Diamond Prelude before a fair effort in the Blue Diamond, holding his ground for a midfield finish, but was ultimately outclassed behind the likes of Artorius, Ingratiating, Anamoe and Finance Tycoon.
Failing in the Black Opal before a spell, the two trials ahead of this return have been stronger than his prior work, winning two heats ahead of this resumption without the blinkers, which have also been removed for race day.
TAB HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Randwick-Kensington Best Bet - Race 4 No. 5 Jungle Book
While he is rather well exposed as a rising six-year-old that is set for start 48 on Wednesday, he does have a reasonable strike rate and at longer odds, recorded his first ever second-up victory on June 2.
After a fair return over the 1550m on the Kensington circuit, it was expected that this gelding would still be a run short via that latest attempt, but he sprinted sharply in the straight for what was quite a soft win on the line.
His main threat in So Wicked is coming down in grade off a poor run, but has drawn wide with 60kg and Jungle Book defeated Wairere Falls third-up last campaign before a narrow defeat behind Mubariz, with that form standing out for this event that does lack depth.
HEINEKEN HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Randwick-Kensington Value Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Spanish Point
Although the son of Frankel is big odds for this third-up assignment, you can tie his recent form in through both of the race favourites here as he wasn't far off Olympic Legend fresh before finishing next to Reinvest in his second-up attempt.
From off the speed, that first-up performance certainly had merit given it was over 1300m, a trip that is too sharp for Spanish Point and via his June 2 performance, was set an impossible task when eased back to the rear before making some inroads late.
He does rise in the weight, but senior hoop Hugh Bowman going on is a big plus for this six-year-old who will be much better suited with the rise to 1550m and some sting out of this surface won't hurt his chances.
CHINA HORSE CLUB HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Randwick-Kensington Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Gin 'N' Bitters
Queensland visitors can often go under the radar in Sydney, especially when visiting for an off-season and trainer Bill Healey wouldn't be leaving the 'Sunshine State' for a holiday in early June.
The lightly raced Gin 'N Bitters had promised to be at least Saturday class in Brisbane over her short career to date, winning her first three in a row before moving sharply up in the grades, with a Benchmark 72 victory recorded last campaign.
Prior to that win, Gin 'N' Bitters was runner-up to Niedorp, a Listed winner only two starts later and scratched from an event last week with 61kg, she carries 59kg here as arguably the most progressive runner in the field and James McDonald takes the ride.