BACK to business now Santa has gone and we’re back to normality – the traditional Boxing Day meeting at Randwick is our task at hand now.
View our tips and selections for today’s Boxing Day Races at Randwick below.
RACE 1. $50,000 2YO MAIDEN HANDICAP. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 8 VAINITY: 7 Lilith; 6 Into The Abyss; 2 Commissioner.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 BOUDICEA BELLE.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 2 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 8.
VAINITY is a Denman filly on debut for Mark Newnham, impressive Randwick trial winner coming in, sure to run well. LILITH Hinchinbrook filly trained by Allan Denham, has trialled twice for two strong wins, go close. INTO THE ABYSS Foxwedge filly on debut won a Randwick trial nicely coming in here. Respect. COMMISSIONER ran 3rd in the Listed Phelan Ready on debut, well beaten, winner might be a star.
RACE 2. $50,000 BENCHMARK 74 HANDICAP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 INTUITION; 1 Calculated; 6 Star Galaxy; 3 Island Missile.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 ROYAL PHOENIX.
SUGGESTED BET: Quinella: 1 – 2.
INTUITION is a Godolphin runner, spelled after first prep, two trials has returned in great form two wins Gosford and Newcastle. Hard to beat again. CALCULATED spelled after good prep, trialled well before resuming with 2nd Savatiano, Randwick. Fitter, go close. STAR GALAXY has run 2nd Canterbury and 3rd Warwick Farm two runs since a spell. Racing well and worth thought again.
RACE 3. $50,000 TAB HANDICAP. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 7 DON’T TEASE ME; 2 Petrossian; 8 Nonpariel; 1 Princefamous.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 JOHNNY ROO BOY.
SUGGESTED BET: DON’T TEASE ME to win.
DON’T TEASE ME has 8 wins and 10 placings from 36 starts, took good form into last start when won Rosehill. Marginally up in weight, same gate and same rider. Chance. PETROSSIAN good galloper this level, drew wide when 5-length 9th Listed Razor Sharp, Zestful last start. Run very well here. NONPARIEL Godolphin runner resuming, trialled well coming in, has handy record, respect in this field.
RACE 4. $50,000 BENCHMARK 80 HANDICAP. 2400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 CORDERO: 6 San Francisco; 4 Coonawarra; 1 Great Glen.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 SAN FRANCISCO.
SUGGESTED BET: CORDERO each-way.
CORDERO was impressive winning last time, ran favourite and very strong through the line. This trip no issue, hard to beat. SAN FRANCISCO rode the speed and battled on well last time. Drops in weight here and trip would appear no issue. Chance. COONAWARRA lightly-raced Snitzel 4YO has now won his past two, Musswellbrook and Hawkesbury. Improver and can measure up here.
RACE 5. $50,000 SCHWEPPES HANDICAP. 1600-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 BAYSA; 6 Ladder; 4 Queen Misty; 7 Royal Stamp.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 HEAVENLY ANNA.
SUGGESTED BET: BAYSA to win.
BAYSA looks ready to win again, strong winner Canterbury in a ‘73’ before charging late just missed 2nd Jaunty, same venue. Looks very hard to beat. LADDER has a win and two seconds from just three starts, very progressive, resumed with very good 2nd Newcastle, then trialled again, fitter so respect. QUEEN MISTY followed Canterbury 3rd with solid 3rd Noire, Rosehill last start. Not the worst on last two runs.
RACE 6. Group 3 $150,000 SUMMER CUP. 2000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 RED EXCITEMENT; 3 Testashadow; 5 Dark Eyes; 8 Black On Gold.
BEST ROUGHIE: 5 DARK EYES.
SUGGESTED BET: RED EXCITEMENT each-way.
RED EXCITEMENT looks well suited here, ran on hard 3rd G3 Festival Stakes before closing 7th Crack Me Up, G2 Villiers. In good form, ready for this, go close. TESTASHADOW had the run of the race when won G3 Festival Stakes before close 6th G2 Villiers last time. Can win. DARK EYES drew wide and caught wide last time, forgive, won Goulburn Cup previous run. Gate 1, serious chance at odds. BLACK ON GOLD failed on wet last time, total forgive, previous form very good.
RACE 7. $50,000 BENCHMARK 74 HANDICAP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 4 MONTREAL; 6 Radcliffe; 2 Akasaki; 1 Reach For Heaven.
BEST ROUGHIE: 3 MON PERE.
SUGGESTED BET: MONTREAL to win.
MONTREAL has won 2 of only 3 starts, won a Randwick trial then resumed with huge win in a Class 1 at Wyong. Fitter, tough to beat in better field. RADCLIFFE has mixed his form Melbourne and Sydney and shown good ability. Resumed from spell with closing 3rd Hawkesbury when favourite. Chance. AKASAKI has won 5 of 17 with 5 placings, nice horse, last start 2nd Warwick Farm on heavy ground. Competitive.
RACE 8. $50,000 TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 11 THE HIPSTER; 9 Gitan; 4 Smartedge; 8 Dawn Raid.
BEST ROUGHIE: 5 FEELIN THE LOVE.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 4 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 11.
THE HIPSTER lightly raced, very promising. Debut winner before 2nd in a 66 at Hawkesbury, started fav last time ran very well 4th Drachenfels, Rosehill. Go close. GITAN followed close 4th Schedule, Rosehill, with last start 2nd Magic Choir, Rosehill in a TAB Highway. Rates highly. SMARTEDGE won a Warwick Farm maiden before spell, resumed with an impressive win Kembla in a 67. Go very well again now fitter.
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