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.
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
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