STUD & STABLE STAFF AWARDS HANDICAP Tips (Race 1)
Warwick Farm Best Bet - Race 1 No. 1 Comporta
A half-sister to Group One winner Signify is this filly from the Chris Waller yard who although was no match for the winner Virgo in her New Year's Day debut, she stuck to the task well for second and like many of the Kermadec progeny have shown, a step out past the sprint trips should suit.
The time for that 1100m Canterbury Maiden stacked up very well on the clock for that January 1 program, going nearly two lengths faster overall than the Benchmark 72 taken out by Triple Ace (runner-up to Malkovich last Saturday) and at 35.52, her last 600m also measured up favourably.
Comporta showed speed in her last trial win prior that first run, a trait which should feature more over this longer journey in what isn't an overly strong field and Jason Collett now takes the reins, fresh off a winning double at Randwick on Saturday.
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IMPENDING @ DARLEY HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Warwick Farm Each-Way Bet - Race 3 No. 1 All Stand
With six wins and five placing's, this seven-year-old has a good record at 1000m and resuming with 65kg (after the claim), he didn't have much luck in that New Year's Day return at Inverell when on heels and restricted room in the run home.
All Stand is no stranger to Sydney, where off the back of a summer campaign in 2020 which included a run of four consecutive victories on the country circuit, he resumed with a solid fourth-place finish in a Benchmark 78 at Randwick and heavily backed second-up ($19-$10), had excuses with a slow post-race recovery when finishing down the track on a Heavy 9 surface.
This gelding has tactical versatility, so with enough speed drawn inside of him, the option is there for 3kg claiming apprentice Cejay Graham to take a sit in this field and with a tow into it late, he's creeping under the guard a little at a double figure quote.
RANVET HANDICAP - HEAT OF THE RISING STAR Tips (Race 4)
Warwick Farm Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 3 Constanzia
Racing under the Dynamic Syndications banner, this mare from the Jason Deamer stable had been working her way through the lower grades over two campaigns for the new yard before resuming with a nice win at Muswellbrook over a useful galloper in Free Rider.
The daughter of Pierro was luckless following in quite a strong Set Weights Class 5 at Newcastle, when badly held-up and inconvenienced at a key stage in the home straight and getting out when it was all over, still managed to find the line well in an event she should've finished much closer in.
Whilst Constanzia isn't proven in town, she finds a very modest city event against her own sex this Wednesday and drawn out which will suit her racing pattern, she can chime in late under Chris Williams who has ridden six winners in Sydney since the start of December.
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HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Warwick Farm Value Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Casino Mondial
Jockey Josh Parr is a superb judge of speed, especially when aboard on-pace runners and he takes the reins this Wednesday on this honest gelding, who was brave fresh without any favours at Wyong on January 2.
With two trials leading into that return (held-out the smart Criaderas in the last of those hit-out's), Casino Mondial had a good base for that first-up attempt but covered ground throughout a hard run affair and considering he doesn't handle heavy tracks, stuck on well under the circumstances.
There doesn't appear to as much speed in this 1400m assignment and from barrier four where they can lob handy without doing that early work, he can improve here which his good second-up record supports.