By Ray Hickson
Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Wednesday’s Warwick Farm meeting. Selections based on a heavy track.
|Race 1 – 12:50PM CASINO PRINCE @ VINERY PLATE (1100 METRES)|
5. Radiance has looked the part in her recent trials and you’d expect her to revel in the wet conditions. She’s a full sister to Pohutukawa and could have easily won her latest trial on a soft 7. Sure to take beating.
Dangers: 2. Escape Artist has won both her recent trials and the latest was a narrow win over Radiance, though looked to be under more duress. Looks can be deceiving though in trials and what she does appear is very professional and that will take her a long way. 1. Bourbon Rose hit the line well on debut as favourite then didn’t seem to relish racing outside the lead at her only other start. Latest trial was handy enough and while the jury’s out on a heavy track with her it’d be no surprise to see her run well. 7. Zero To Hundred is an interesting runner. She hasn’t worn blinkers in her trials but they appear on race day. Needed some encouragement but warmed up late in her June 5 trial and bears close watching.
How to play it: Radiance WIN ($2.30 TAB Fixed Odds). Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Radiance runs second in a Warwick Farm trial on June 2
|Race 2 – 1.25PM 2020 YULONG STALLIONS PLATE (1100 METRES)|
2. Dance is knocking on the door for a win and he’s bumped into a couple of progressive types so far this time in. Chased home nicely late when second to Armatree last time and likely to enjoy a run just behind the lead. Good chance to break through.
Dangers: 1. Beyliks has been disappointing and you do have to question him on a heavy track especially at the short price. No match for Rothfire in Brisbane and really didn’t make any impact there. Same when placed behind Cellsabeel in January on a heavy. This is his best chance to win but still a risk. 3. Edmond was on the pace all the way and looked the winner at Canterbury on debut before being reeled in late. Had a mishap which forced him out last week but proven in the conditions and can give a sight. 8. Squanto hasn’t raced since March when a fast finishing second here on debut. Worked home okay in his trial two weeks ago and could surprise.
How to play it: Dance E/W ($6.00 TAB Fixed Odds); Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Dance runs second at Kensington on June 2
|Race 3 – 2:00PM TAB HANDICAP (2140 METRES)|
6. Divine Eleven stretches out in trip but is a horse still on the way up and there’s a bit to like about his chances. Strong late at Newcastle behind a handy one then battled on okay on the inside at Randwick on a soft 7. Racing well and any tempo would assist him.
Dangers: 3. Continuation has had excuses at both starts this time in, the latest he raced wide at Canterbury and kept battling away to the line. Fitter for that heavy track run and drops 3.5kg which should help. One pacer but entitled to another chance. 2. All Things is another lightly raced type on the up and he sustained a reasonable run to score at Wyong over a similar trip last start. Small question on a heavy track but wasn’t disgraced on a soft 7 two runs ago. Include. 1. Tolemac has won three of his last four and controlled things in front at Gosford on a heavy last week as favourite. Possible leader here and could give a sight.
How to play it: Divine Eleven E/W ($4.80 TAB Fixed Odds). Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Divine Eleven runs fourth at Randwick on June 6
|Race 4 – 2:35PM DRINKWISE MILE (1600 METRES)|
3. Lewis has a few questions to answer but kept coming back to him. First-up at a mile on a heavy track isn’t great but you’d imagine Chris Waller wouldn’t run him if he thought it was too big an ask. Trialled nicely leading in, gelded this prep and gets on pace favours. Has to go well.
Dangers: 8. Azarmin hit the line nicely enough when resuming at Kensington and this race isn’t any harder. Run probably peaked a bit late but fitter here and she’s run well enough on soft 6 and 7 tracks to suggest a heavy isn’t beyond her. 2. Proletariat is a likely improver on his first run for Joe Pride where he made some ground without threatening at 1400m. Mile on a testing track suits and wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the finish. 1. Dalmatia Prince is generally a very good wet tracker and he might have just found 1300m too slick first-up for three months at Rosehill. This is more to his liking and he did win second-up last prep (off a better fresh run). Each-way.
How to play it: Lewis WIN ($3.70 TAB Fixed Odds). Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Lewis runs second in a Rosehill trial on June 5
|Race 5 – 3:10PM BOWERMANS COMMERCIAL FURNITURE HANDICAP (2400 METRES)|
5. She’s So Savvy is a progressive mare with some good form around her and this looks well within her reach. Nice effort at Newcastle two back, and the form ties into this race, then solid again behind the smart Stockman on a heavy track here. Subtle gear change and she gets her chance.
Dangers: 7. Misty Summer was doing little prior to a dominant performance at 2100m at Gosford on a heavy track and that brings her into calculations. Imagine she’ll settle back and look to hit the line in similar fashion. Keep in mind. 2. He Runs Away has had a few chances of late but he is back from Saturday company where he was a solid enough fourth behind Costello. Runner-up here two starts back and won’t be far away again. 6. Shangani Patrol is a good wet tracker coming off a Sandown placing and might get some control up front so that gives him a shot.
How to play it: She’s So Savvy WIN ($3.10 TAB Fixed Odds). Odds & Evens: ODDS.
She’s So Savvy runs second at Warwick Farm on June 8
|Race 6 – 3:45PM BLUE POINT @ DARLEY HANDICAP (1200 METRES)|
9. L’Cosmo only has the one win but she’s always around the mark and while she ran seventh at Rosehill on a heavy track last time she did run the fastest last 600m of the on pace dominated race (35.06, Punter's Intelligence). Back sharply in class, will need the right run but is a good each-way hope again. Read trainer Peter Snowden's comments here.
Dangers: 2. Great Danger is often overlooked and he battled on well into third at Kensington two weeks ago behind a boom horse. Another consistent performer who will be around the speed here and can feature. 3. He’s A Hotshot is rarely too far away and resumes with a heavy track trial win to his name. Only unplaced run last prep was on a heavy track and he had every chance so there’s still a small query but stable in form and he should give a good account up front. 6. Accelerato loomed up early in the straight but his run flattened out when resuming at Kensington so he will be fitter here. Yet to miss a place when second-up and is a good wet tracker. Must be considered.
How to play it: L’Cosmo E/W ($4.40 TAB Fixed Odds). Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
L’Cosmo’s last start at Rosehill on May 30
|Race 7 – 4:20PM RANVET HANDICAP (1300 METRES)|
1. Darleb looked a bit stiff not to finish even closer than his length third at Canterbury last time and if barrier one is no disadvantage come this race he’s a big chance. Impressive enough three back then just touched out in a handy race at Scone prior to last start. In top form and go close.
Dangers: 9. Seventh Seal absolutely romped in at his only heavy track start, albeit at Goulburn, and he was game up on the back on a drying track at Newcastle last time. Will relish this ground and is not without an each-way hope. 8. Travest produced a booming finish to score narrowly at this track in January at his only start. Fitter for three trials and the latest was in heavy ground where he responded to a dig to run second. Likely to get back and be running on late again. Read trainer Greg Hickman's comments here. 14. What A Girl is an interesting runner. Drifter on debut at Newcastle back in April but got the job done. Quiet trial at Rosehill a couple of weeks ago. Watch betting.
How to play it: Darleb E/W ($5.50 TAB Fixed Odds). Odds & Evens: ODDS.
Darleb runs third at Canterbury on May 27