Race 1 - 12:55pm AEDT
Kirkham Plate (1000m)
Eight juveniles will step out in the first on Bondi Stakes
Day and of those runners, only one has exposed form.
This race is not for me and I am happy to wait until the
second to begin my day.
Race 2 - 1:35pm AEDT
Highway Handicap (1800m)
Black Wand was probably a run short when he resumed for fourth
in a Highway race a fortnight ago, but he’ll enjoy good improvement from that
effort and can win this. The Trusting gelding has been a strong and consistent
performer for Matt Dunn throughout his racing career and won over 1800m at
Rosehill most notably last time.
2 Units Black Wand
Race 3 - 2:10pm AEDT
Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m)
The first black type race of the day has drawn eight
three-year-olds and the resuming Diamond Thunder looks over the odds at his opening
quote ($8 at publish). The Dawn Approach gelding was nothing short of
outstanding for Mark Newnham last time in; recording three wins and a placing
from his four starts, including a Listed race. He’s had the benefit of a couple
of trials and has options from the rails draw.
1.5 Units E/W Diamond Thunder
Race 4 - 2:45pm AEDT
Robrick Lodge Filante Handicap (1400m)
Greyworm has returned to the races in typically strong form this
time and will take beating in the fourth on Bondi Stakes Day. The Master Of
Design clearly needed the run when he did nothing to threaten first-up, but he
has since recorded two dominant wins in three subsequent starts and is
rock-hard fit for this contest. He’s drawn well on the inside of this field and
there’s nothing to suggest he won’t be in the finish again.
4 Units Greyworm
Race 5 - 3:20pm AEDT
Group 3 The Nivison (1200m)
Reelem In Ruby will take good improvement into the second
start of her campaign and is primed to win. The Team Snowden-trained mare does
not know how to run a bad race and has recorded three wins and five placings
from only eight career starts. She ran on late to finish second in BM88 company
here at Randwick first-up and this looks the perfect black type race for her.
2 Units Reelem In Ruby
Race 6 - 3:55pm AEDT
Listed Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m)
Rapido Chaparro has returned to the races in career-best
form this time and is up to winning the Tattersalls Club Cup. The five-year-old
son of High Chaparral hasn’t finished worse than second at his last four starts
and was last seen leading all the way in the Port Macquarie Cup. This is a rise
in class, but he has continued to improve as Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
have lifted the bar and he’ll give what is only a fair field something to
2 Units Rapido Chaparro
Race 7 - 4:35pm AEDT
Bondi Stakes (1600m)
Kubrick failed to fire in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas, but he is an excellent horse and is up to winning the inaugural running of the Bondi Stakes. The Shooting To Win colt returned two pleasing efforts to finish on the placegetters’ heels in his two starts prior to the Caulfield Guineas this time, and he looks to be at peak fitness for this race. Brenton Avdulla has options in transit from the rails draw and will take beating.
2 Units Kubrick
Race 8 - 5:20pm AEDT
Kogaroo Handicap (1200m)
The eighth race looms as the most open on Bondi Stakes day
from a betting perspective and at publish we’re faced with around $5 the field.
Roosevelt has drawn a potentially sticky barrier (13), but he
has continued to strip fitter with each start this time and looks a chance here
at a nice price ($7.50 at publish). The Godolphin-trained four-year-old has
finished fourth at each of his last three starts, including a dash down the
straight at Flemington last time out, and a return to the Sydney way of going
should suit. His best form has him up to a race of this quality.
1 Unit E/W Roosevelt
Race 9 - 6pm AEDT
Daily Press Handicap (1500m)
Sausedge faces a rise in class into the last on Bondi Stakes
Day, but she has the runs on the board and is up to winning at a price ($8 at
publish). The four-year-old daughter of Shamus Award dusted off the cobwebs
with a fair effort over 1200m at Warwick Farm first-up and has won each of her
two subsequent starts, including a decent BM87 race at Canberra last time by
1 Unit E/W Sausedge