Sky Racing Forms Analyst Brad Davidson will run the rules at every race, including suggested bets, ahead of the Royal Randwick meeting on Saturday.
Forms: NSW Racing Thoroughbred complete forms. Includes video replays and everything you need to know about every horse, jockey and trainer. Find the winner here!
Tracking: Soft 6. rail: truth
Overview: Life Well Lived has tracked well in the easier races and found Hugh Bowman’s service here. Mirror Queen is impressive even on easy grades and maps, and you get all the benefits here. Zadig had a last start on the highway in his grade but is now climbing on the trip.
Betting Advice: The mirror queen looks like a horse on the map.
Overview: The much-desired last start was pretty impressive, but with Dylan Gibbons’ smart insistence, this looks like a good race for him again. Adios Steve has done a solid job at the Kensington track where he started last time and should do well this run. Nicochet is an honest galloper, and Segrir and Etheridge will be competitive here if they can get back to their best form.
Betting Advice: Not much between Highly Desired and Adios Steve.
Overview: Malakopa just loves Randwick, and he’s really finding consistency these days. He should be able to run well in transit and be strong in the final laps. Our contender jumped into Grafton on the last start and he has had a good campaign, Cadre Du Noir in the last preparation he came third and has tried well since the last start. So United is the next best thing.
Betting Advice: Indulge in Malacopa.
Overview: The Conqueror is hard to tip over here and looks like a progressive horse from Chris Waller Yards. His debut form was strong and his overall times were satisfactory. Cotton Fingers, Bean Tryin, Gracilistyla, and Coodarady should have their allies, but here at Conqueror he’s happy to flip his horse.
Betting Advice: Conquer the top, but don’t let the early price spoil you.
Overview: Pizarro was in great shape in this preparation and was given a super ride by Hugh Bowman at the last start. My only concern here is how the inside draw and fences are holding up, but it seems hard to beat him. It looks like there was an excuse for the previous start. Shiki returns as a gelding and can be finished as powerful as well.
Betting Advice: Indulge in Pissarro.
Overview: Van Giz stood out behind The Bopper’s first final prep. She pulls a good gate here and Dylan Gibbons’ claim is a big plus. Smirnova should have won first in the final prep and has tried well leading up to this. Will they let him ride quietly here? Leo has a great record at this track and distance and seems to be the next best.
Betting Advice: Value of Van Guise.
Overview: Lord Ardmore looks like a progressive middle distance horse and there’s no reason he can’t win here again. He is only 3rd in his place and I wouldn’t be surprised if he races better than this in the spring. Alcyone he was the dominant winner in 1st and still has the edge in Tripping 2nd. Francesco Guardi was no match for the last Lord Ardmore, but he must be respected as well.
Betting Advice: Lord Ardmore wins.
Overview: It’s a tough race to rate as most of these restart from rest. Forbidden Love stood out in the last preparation. Bellucci her babe has really grown up in the last prep and her latest ordeal has been satisfying. She’s just this fresh. The Embracer and Count de Rupee also have their admirers.
Betting Advice: Not much between Forbidden Love and Belucci Babe.
Overview: Open race as the market suggests. Bold Mac was the first winner and stepping up to 1600m looks like a logical step. Contributingfactor was dominant in the last start. He found Dylan Gibbons’ services here. Casino Kid leaves for a more proper trip and plans to return home late.
Betting Advice: There isn’t much difference between Bold Mac and Contributingfactor.
Overview: Jal Lei hit the line well in second and looks poised to peak third at his home track. Glittery has had a very good campaign and now she has to see the 1200m. I See Things was impressive at first, but now she’s getting her chance in the Saturday school year. Sunrise Ruby, Lady Brook and Marchiones are all possible.
Betting Advice: Boxed triplets: 1,2,7,9,10,11,13.
first published as Brad Davidson Investigates Every Race at Royal Randwick
Race Watch: Brad Davidson Finds Randwick Winner
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