Group 1 stakes action from Royal Randwick!

The Champagne Stakes and the All Aged Stakes are basically “leftovers” from the Aussie autumn.  They are important but take a back seat to the Golden Slipper and TJ Smith, respectively, in both prestige and purse.  But hey, let’s try to get some winners!

Randwick Race 5B – Saturday 12:50 am EDT: CHAMPAGNE STAKES

PICKS are 8-6-3-1… Fillies have dominated the two year old races all season, and I see no reason for that to change.  #8 Veuvelicious beat colts last out WHILE GIVING THEM WEIGHT, drops 8 pounds for this effort and has daylight wins at 7.5 furlongs and one mile.  Solid pick.  #6 Peggy Jean has a sprinty pedigree and I think she will definitely not improve stretching out to one mile.  Obvious exacta horse.  #3 Bachman needs to improve, but did beat the top pick on April 5th.  #1 Scratch Me Lucky is a plodder/grinder type but seems destined to hit the superfecta somewhere.

Wager on the races ‘down under’ and get significant cash back with every wager.  Join today and experience Racing’s Best Kept Secret

Randwick Race 6B – Saturday 1:25 am EDT: ALL AGED STAKES

PICKS are 5-1-2-6…Trying to predict track conditions in Sydney is difficult, as Sydney gets soooo much rain.  The forecast is 80 degrees and cloudy for Saturday, so I am expecting a relatively dry track.

#5 Snitzerland is as tough as they come when the going is fast, and 8/1 on the morning line is enticing.  She despises wet tracks through (look at her last race), so if the rains come, stay away.  #1 Rebel Dane is a classy plodder/grinder, and was exposed quite a bit when he could not run effectively down the straight at Flemington, but he certainly fits here with these.  I won’t fault people for taking the 2/1 odds, but I am concerned he will be 6/5 at post time.  #2 Tiger Tees always puts in his race, and his chances improve greatly if the track is slow or heavy.  #6 Steps In Time is THE SPEED, and figures to be prodded by Snitzerland.  7 furlongs usually is a bridge too far for her, but if early speed is doing well in the other races she’s worth a throw at 12/1.

Leave a Reply