Thu, Dec 21, 2:58pm by Staff Writer
Sydney racing heads to Warwick Farm for a rare Saturday meeting where the rail will be in the true and even though some parts of Sydney copped storms during the week, the track should be in the good range.
The December Handicap (1400m) is the main race of the day and with New Universe an early scratching it leaves a field of ten.
Supply and Demand ($3.50) carries top weight of 61kg and he’s opened favourite for the race. The five-year-old gelding began this campaign with a second to Cabeza De Vaca at Randwick and a second to Hellova Street at Flemington during cup week before heading over to WA to contest the G1 Railway Stakes (1600m). He was solid in the market and well supported that day but failed to beat a runner home.
Gold Symphony ($8) was a Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) winner back in the winter and he’s second-up after a finishing fifteenth of 16 in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1350m) at Doomben nearly a month ago. The Snowden’s also saddle up Nancy ($11) who hasn’t won in a long time, likewise Coolring ($10) for Bjorn Baker who is also an acceptor in race eight.
Invinzabeel ($5.50) is looking to make it three straight wins and allotted 54.5kg, he’ll also get the 2kg claim of Lee Magorrian. Stable mate Japonisme ($15) was a G1 winner back in 2015 with his last win being back in April of 2016.
Moher ($8.50) was a winner two starts back over the Flemington 1400m when nosing out Duke of Brunswick but has finished at the tail of the field at all his other runs this time in. His stable mate, Morton’s Fork ($4.40) is second-up and he’s had a trial since his first-up performance when fourth to Invinzabeel.
Test the World ($2.50) is a last start winner and she’s opened the favourite in race six, a BM85 over 1200m. She’s won six from ten in total – and yet miss a place – and comes into this off a 0.2L win over the promising Bon Amis.
Sugar Bella ($4.20) is down on the 53kg limit and gets the services of Corey Brown as she looks to make it back-to-back wins – with three from her four career starts – while the Godolphin pair of Eusebio ($6.50) and Bratislava ($7) are the only other runners under double figures. Eusebio has three wins from his six starts and was a Listed Canberra Guineas (1400m) winner in the autumn before failing in the G3 Carbine Club (1600m) on a heavy-8 when solid in the market while Bratislav beat stable mate Malaise at Canterbury by 2L at the start of the month.
Chris Waller lines up with an amazing six of the ten runners in the staying race of the day, a BM80 over the unique distance of 2110m. Mornington ($4.80) opened as favourite but is a slight drifter while Carzoff ($5), Great Glen ($6.50) and Lead Choreographer ($6.50) have all had early support. Tumultuous ($10) is the only last start winner from the Waller camp while Cordero ($6) and Ticked ($14) look to make it two straight, with Ashkannd ($10) going for three-in-a-row.
Suggested Bet: Race three is a tricky affair with four runners coming out of a race that King Darci ($4.60) won a fortnight ago. He beat Cellarman ($2.80) and Bastia ($3.60) in a blanket finish but going with Bastia to turn the tables on Saturday. He and Cellarman are fighting out favouritism but with the weight pull, leaning slightly to Bastia.
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