Tips and race by race preview for Wednesday’s meeting at Warwick Farm.
|Race 1 - 12:50PM TAB REWARDS HANDICAP (1400 METRES)|
The two year old colts and geldings kick off the meeting over 1400m with only two in the field having raced over the trip in their short careers, Gerald Ryan-trained 1. Bandersnatch was a dominant winner over 1400m last start when the blinkers went on for the first time which seemed to switch the horse on, went to the front and showed a brilliant turn of foot to put them away with ease. The gelding will roll forward from barrier 9 which will suit the way the track is predicted to play and has the run at 1400m under his belt.
Dangers: Chris Waller-trained 3. Antonio Padre ran well behind Creator at the Hawkesbury stand-alone meeting getting cramped for room coming into the straight before finding clear air late to hit the line well and the step up to 1400m suits. Corey Brown takes the ride on 2. Mocambo having finished powerfully when stepping up to 1400m last start, will get back from the wide draw and be storming home late.
How to play it: Bandersnatch EACH WAY ($6.50 TAB Fixed Odds)
Bandersnatch bolting in at Newcastle last start
|Race 2 - 1:25PM RANVET SALKAVITE HANDICAP (1300 METRES)|
Very competitive bunch of three year old’s to tackle the 1300m and found it hard to split the. Have settled on 3. Plenty to be ridden by James McDonald. The gelding over raced badly for most of the race first up at the track with the jockey unable to restrain him for any part of the race , the most impressive part of the run was even though he went too quick he was still fighting on to the line to be beaten a length and a half by Reelem In Ruby. If McDonald can get him to settle early he will run a strong trip here and be hard to run down.
Dangers: The unbeaten 2. Bergen for trainer John O’Shea steps up to city grade and has been impressive at both starts over 1300m, the gelding will get a beautiful run right behind the speed and given every chance to figure in the finish once again.
How to play it: Plenty WIN & 3,2 Quinella ($4 TAB Fixed Odds)
|Race 3 - 2:00PM STAR TURN @ VINERY HANDICAP (1600 METRES)|
Tricky race to asses with may differing form lines and a race that has plenty of early pace with many that profile to be right on the speed. Newcastle trained 4. Time Raid for Jason Dreamer was unlucky last start after looming up to win and getting bumped late by another runner at a crucial time, stays at the 1600m which is ideal and should get a nice run midfield.
Dangers : 5. Rexx finally broke its maiden status last start and did it in fashion leading all the way for a convincing win over the 1600m at Gosford, if he can hold them out early and get to the front without too much pressure for the first half of the race he will be hard to run down. Jenny Graham trained 7. Foxys Foxinator could run a bold race at nice each way odds, makes its own luck handy to the speed.
How to play it: Time Raid WIN ($3.30 TAB Fixed Odds)
|Race 4 - 2:35PM ANZ BLOODSTOCK NEWS HANDICAP (2200 METRES)|
Very open race here over the 2200m with many having the required form to go close. James McDonald retains the ride on the Chris Waller trained 1. Bajan Gold, who has been ultra-consistent at his last three runs, he was flying home late at Hawkesbury last start after getting along way back. Steps up to in distance which is ideal and in a race with plenty of early speed it sets up nicely for the gelding to finish over the top of them.
Dangers: Anthony Cummings trained 9. Mrs Madrid has been very good at his last two runs, two starts back at Randwick the filly was only 1.8 lengths off Aliferous in the Group 3 Adrian Knox over 2000m, she will enjoy the drop back in grade and should be handy to the speed from a wide barrier.
How to play it : 1. Bajan Gold to WIN ($3 TAB Fixed Odds)
|Race 5 - 3:10PM THE AGENCY REAL ESTATE HANDICAP (1200 METRES)|
Very keen on unbeaten three-year-old filly 3. Nangami trained by Ron Quinton, she has shown above average potential at both starts displaying very good tactical gate speed and a nice turn of foot when asked. From barrier 3 Sam Clipperton who rode her on debut should find a great position right behind the leaders and looks suited up to 1200m.
Dangers: 5. Leami Astray had to sit wide without cover last start and battled on well to the line, will take a lot of improvement from that effort and runs well second up. 4. Echo Gem tried to lead over 1300m last start at Randwick and was only run down late, if she is given an easy time up front she will be hard to get past coming back in distance.
How to play it: Nangami WIN ($3.60 TAB Fixed Odds)
Nangami making it two from two at Gosford last start
|Race 6 - 3:45PM WINTER RACING HANDICAP (1600 METRES)|
New training partnership Richard and Michael Freedman trained 8. Vontaine will appreciate the step up to the 1600m. Apprentice Billy Owen will take 3kg off the mare's back and in a race which lacks early pace should be able to roll forward and get the race run to suit.
Dangers: John Thompson trained 10. Primitivo got along way out of its ground last start over 1600m and recorded quick late sectionals, will get back here and be storming home late. 4. Cape Wickham is one at each way odds that could run a bold race from the inside draw.
How to play it: Vontaine EACH WAY ($6 TAB Fixed Odds)
|Race 7 - 4:20PM AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB HANDICAP (1400 METRES)|
Like the chance of lightly-raced three-year-old 5. Charretera for the Snowdens. He kept his unbeaten second up record intact last start at Randwick showing a nice turn of foot late, gets a gun run behind the speed and will appreciate the step up to 1400m here.
Dangers: James Cummings-trained 10. Guipure was solid first up over 1400m at Randwick, will take big improvement from that effort and gets a nice run midfield. 1. Destinys Own ran well behind Ronstar first up over the unsuitable 1200m first up, will appreciate the 3kg claim of Billy Owen and out to 1400m here looks ideal.
How to play it: Charretera WIN ($2.80 TAB Fixed Odds)