Thu, Jan 11, 3:31pm by Staff Writer
Sydney racing continues at Royal Randwick this Saturday, it’s fifth meeting since Boxing Day. The rail is out four-metres and the track was a soft-7 at acceptances. Sydney copped some heavy rain earlier in the week and there is some rain forecast leading into race day but hopefully the track will improve.
Race six is an open handicap over the mile with a field of seven to line up. Top weight Supply and Demand ($4.40) is having his fifth start this campaign with his only blemish coming when last in the G1 Railway (1600m) in Perth when tailed off and beaten by nearly 50L. His three other runs this time in he’s finished in the placings and all within one-length of the winner.
Dreamforce ($2.40) is building a solid record with five wins and five minors coming from his 14 career starts with two victories from his last three starts – his most recent over this track and distance by 5.5L. Liapari ($7) was third in that race and he’s third up – and joined by stable mate Japonisme ($16) – while Morton’s Fork ($4.40) is also third-up with four wins and five placings from his 16 starts to date. The Godolphin gelding has contested plenty of black type racing during his career with his last win – back in November of 2016 – being at Group 2 level.
Race two is a BM71 for three-year-olds over 1000m with Kennedy ($4.80) to carry top weight of 61kg. The Godolphin-trained colt has had the two career wins – both over 1200m – with one win and two minors from his three runs this campaign. Last start he was third to Pendeloque ($5) who has won two from her five starts and the only time she’s missed a place was when fourth, beaten just over one-length.
This time last year From Within ($7) was near favourite for the 2YO Magic Millions race on the Gold Coast only to finish 13th of 16 with her only career win coming on debut when defeating subsequent G1 winner Invader. Now in the care of Ed O’Rourke, last start she ran a good third to Rose of Man over this track and distance. Goldfinch ($9) was sixth in that race and she’s second-up here.
We Have Lift Off ($5.50) and Another Sin ($7.50) are both having their third career start with Another Sin’s debut start being the subject of a good betting plunge in a Highway race and he’s had good early support leading into this. Puppet Master ($7) has won two on the trot with both those wins being at Newcastle over 900m when an odds-on favourite while Lightz ($14) has raced in black-type races as a 2YO but only has the one win from ten career starts.
Suggested Bet: Good luck if you were quick enough to grab the $2.30 for Sugar Bella ($2, race 8, number 5). She’s won four from five with two impressive wins this campaign and whilst she’s short, she’s not up against any world beaters here and looks hard to beat.
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