EXPECTED PATTERN: Rail +6M and a Good 3/4 expected. Light winds. Should be suitable for those on pace – but not impossible to run on. Hopefully a pretty fair surface.
RANDWICK EARLY PLAYS
R1 #3 Beau Geste – 4.5 Units @ $2.8 with Sportsbet (Happy to take $2.60+)
R3 #5 Muraqaba – 2.5 Units Each Way @ $6.5/$2.10 with all currently (Take $5.50+)
R2 #6 Wahng Wah – 1.5 Units
R2 #9 Roman Son – 1.5 Units
R4 #3 Super Star Bob – 3 Units
R4 # 4 My Tagoson – 2.5 Units
R4 #6 Bright Idea – 4.5 Units
Rand R7 #9 Life Less Ordinary (Place) / Hawks R1 #1 Augustus (Win) – 3 Units
R1 #3 Beau Geste (Early Play) – Have been waiting for this guy to resume – finds a suitable race and they do not trial much better than he has for this. Hopefully, has clean air and is the horse to beat. Certainly scared of Super Ex – going extra well and has the fitness edge on the favourite – Bowman certainly doesn’t hurt either – was hoping it would get to $5 and could save on him but that looks unlikely now. Devolving the wild card – especially if they decide to roll forward.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 4.5 Units Beau Geste (Early Play) – Save on Super Ex to get your stake back if get to $5.
R2 #6 Wahng Wah – #9 Roman Son – Just have to bet around Up’n’Romming at $1.55. Certainly not filled with confidence – but simply a value play about two horses that look well suited at much bigger odds.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 1.5 Units Wahng Wah @ $12 with Bet365 (Happy to take $10+) – 1.5 Units Roman Son @ $11 with Bet365 (Happy to take $10+)
R3 #5 Muraqaba (Early Play) – Just hoping this bloke jumps cleanly today and if he gets near the lead early without working hard will give a huge sight. Form much better than it reads and he is ready to run a strong mile now.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 2.5 Units Muraqaba Each Way (Early Play)
R4 #3 Super Star Bob – #4 My Tagoson – Another race where a favourite is taking up a large chunk of the market and looks vulnerable. Super Star Bob comes off a couple of lacklustre performances – back to the trials since and trust that Matthew Dale is way too good a trainer to have him here if not all is well. He should be up closer to the speed today out to 1400m and has plenty of class on his side. My Tagoson is had fit and racing very well. Not concerned about a wide gate for him and expect him to be strong late here. Schedule is the wild card – if he is ready to go – will be strong late.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Super Star Bob @ $7 with Bet365 (Happy to take $6+) – 2.5 Units My Tagoson @ $7 with Bet365 (Happy to take $6+)
R7 #9 Life Less Ordinary (Place) – Loved the return of this horse when fresh over the 1400 – the sustained sprint he has is ideal for WFA racing and he looks a very strong candidate for 2nd/3rd position behind Winx.
SUGGESTED BETTING: Use in Multi with Augustus
R1 #1 Augustus ($1.80) – Good thing beaten in town for mine last start (very arguable) – either way full of merit. Just needs to be allowed to find his feet here and he should be too strong for these horses down the running. Definite Saturday class animal.
SUGGESTED BETTING: Use in Multi with Life Less Ordinary
R4 #6 Bright Idea ($3) – Unlucky on debut when checked at a vital stage – hard trialled very well leading into that race – back to 1100m here – can be on speed and strong to the line in a very suitable race. First starter Caper looked to trial like a very hard going creature and happy to be against it on debut.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 4.5 Units Bright Idea @ $3.60 with various – Happy to take $3.20+
Life Less Ordinary (Place) – Augustus (Win) – 3 Units