BOWERMANS COMMERCIAL FURNITURE PLATE Tips (Race 1)
Randwick-Kensington Next Best Bet - Race 1 No. 2 Cat D'oro
By Medaglia D'oro and out of the popular grey mare Catkins is Cat D'oro, a returning galloper from the Chris Waller yard and following teasing performances over two campaigns, the decision was made to geld this three-year-old.
Defeated in stirring battle with Tiny at start two where they put five lengths on third, he was sent out as a $1.55 favourite via his third outing as a result when narrowly defeated by Black Duke, a galloper with handy subsequent form lines at city and Stakes level.
From their June 9 clash, there isn't much separating Barrichello and Silly Point in this line-up while with the benefit of two trials ahead of Wednesday's return, this is the fresh runner on the scene with prior form that reads well.
HARRY ANGEL @ DARLEY PLATE Tips (Race 2)
Randwick-Kensington Best Bet - Race 2 No. 4 King Of Sparta
A $700,000 Magic Millions purchase in 2020 is this son of I Am Invincible, who was very competitive twice at Stakes level prior to being tipped out and he's another runner returning on Wednesday with the ultimate gear change.
He made his debut over the 1100m at Randwick Kensington back in February where he looked all over a winner before being swamped late by the very handy Hilal, a Hawkes-trained colt that was runner-up twice at Group One level to end his autumn campaign.
That form speaks for itself and with two strong trial wins in June now as a gelding, the main query is with Tommy Berry riding first starter Military Expert off a nice trial victory, but with the better draw and the runs on the board, King Of Sparta is still the one to beat.
VINERY STUD HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Randwick-Kensington Value Bet - Race 6 No. 11. Yangarra Rose
Over her first two preparations, this filly was very honest with the only flop coming in January where the post-race veterinary examination revealed multiple cuts to both hind fetlocks and a slow recovery.
While it was at Provincial level, the daughter of Zoustar had no luck in two prior spring attempts when caught wide first-up at Gosford and followed that with another second via a leader dominated affair over the Wyong 1200m.
We were with Yangarra Rose as our Value Bet via her resumption where she was third (next to Kinloch who bolted following that and was good last Saturday) and ridden too warm second-up (along with pulling up lame), she bounced back with a Class 1 kill on June 19.
TAB HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Randwick-Kensington Roughie - Race 7 No. 11 Riverstock
A lightly raced five-year-old who defeated a handy country galloper in Power Me Up to break the Maiden only last spring, she was the strongest through the line in the June 12 Highway from Randwick after only balancing up at the 150m.
Given this mare was only first-up, she is one with upside going into this winter period and while Riverstock is likely to improve again off Wednesday's assignment, she's no stranger to performing well over similar trips with her runs spaced, which evident in December.
Although up in class for this Metropolitan 72, many of this field do like taking their turns and with just 52kg after the Brock Ryan claim, who will look blend into this late, she's not without an each-way chance in a very open race.