Warwick Farm Preview – Wednesday January 15th


Race 1 - 2:20pm AEDT

Territories @ Darley Handicap (1400m)

The first race has drawn ten entries, four of which will be making their competitive debut. The six with raceday experience have shown some ability, but I’d prefer to see all of them doing it before I back them and for that reason, I am happy to wait for Race 2.

No Bet

Race 2 - 2:55pm AEDT

Casino Prince @ Vinery Handicap (1600m)

Snips has continued to improve with racing this time and looks well placed for a return to the winner’s stall at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The David Pfieffer-trained gelding won in Class 2 company when resuming at Kembla Grange; progressing to a credible performance in a better race at Warwick Farm and has since finished in the minors in BM70 company at Randwick-Kensington. He looks to be at peak condition for this contest and getting out to a mile looks ideal at this point of his preparation.

2 Units Snips

Race 3 - 3:30pm AEDT

Venue Mode Handicap (1400m)

This is another reasonably difficult race to analyse given the limited form of most of the confirmed sixteen starters, but I was impressed by the performance of April Thunder on debut and she looks a filly with plenty of upside. The daughter of Sebring showed some ability at the trials prior to debut and mustered a decent turn of foot to finish third behind the like of Rari at Randwick on Boxing Day. She’s drawn to receive a nice run in behind the early speed and will be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy.

1 Unit E/W April Thunder

Race 4 - 4:05pm AEDT

Sky Racing Active Handicap (1400m)

It’s fair to say that Chapelco hasn’t shown his best form this time in, but he should be at peak fitness for his appearance in the fourth at Warwick Farm on Wednesday and this does look to be one of the weaker races that he has contested in some time. The Northern Meteor gelding has returned several pleasing efforts and results throughout his entire racing career and finished two lengths fourth over 1300m at Rosehill Gardens three back, most notably this time.

2 Units Chapelco

Race 5 - 4:40pm AEDT

Schweppes Handicap (1200m)

Crafty Tycoon has a fitness edge over his major rivals at Warwick Farm on Wednesday and looks well placed to make it two wins in a row. The Written Tycoon gelding has continued to improve with racing since resuming and mustered an eye-catching turn of foot to salute in a similar race on the Kensington course at Randwick last time out. The performance suggested that he has found peak condition, and he can go on with the job here.

1.5 Units E/W Crafty Tycoon

Race 6 - 5:15pm AEDT

Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1000m)

Mossman Gorge is a classy galloper and is ready to win third-up at Warwick Farm this week. The Matt Dale-trained gelding rarely runs a bad race and was unlucky to just miss a place when resuming at Kembla Grange on The Gong Day, before finishing a close-up second Canterbury last time out. He has a class edge over the lion’s share of these rivals and will take beating.

4 Units Mossman Gorge

Race 7 - 5:50pm AEDT

Grunt @ Yulong Australia Handicap (1400m)

Voila has returned three competitive efforts since resuming and is another horse that is ready to win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The Chris Waller-trained mare hasn’t missed a placed in three starts; stripping fitter via two competitive efforts for third before just missing on the Kensington course last time out. She’ll get a relief in the weights thanks to Billy Owen’s claim and with even luck, can fight out the finish.

2 Units Voila

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