Randwick-Kensington Preview – Wednesday 21st October


Randwick-Kensington will host Sydney’s Wednesday metropolitan meet this week.

The rail will be set out four metres around the entire course and the track is likely to be rated in the soft range.

Race 1 - 2pm AEDT

Josh Howe Big Sports Breakfast Plate (1100m)

I don’t usually go in for a runner on debut, but the well-bred Sirens has shown excellent potential at the trials and is up to winning this race.

By Exceed And Excel and out of Solicit, Sirens has had two official trials in the lead-up to his debut, winning both in eye-catching fashion.

At around the $4.50 mark, I’m happy to have something on.

2 Units Sirens

Race 2 - 2:30pm AEDT

Sam Flanagan Big Sports Breakfast Handicap (1400m)

Fortune Seeker puts an undefeated record on the line in Race 2 at Randwick-Kensington and can continue her rise through the grades.

The Written Tycoon filly showed promise at the trials prior to making her debut and has so far lived up to the hype, winning at Canberra and Goulburn.

This is a decent rise in class, but she has plenty of upside and can win again.

2 Units Fortune Seeker

Race 3 - 3:10pm AEDT

Heineken Handicap (1550m)

Bethencourt will take winning form into the third at Randwick-Kensington on Wednesday and looks the runner to beat again.

The Puissance De Lune gelding has made only three appearances at the races so far, winning twice and finishing second on the other occasion.

His first-up effort to win in BM64 company at Wyong was the best of his career so far, and he’ll only improve into this race.

4 Units Bethencourt

Race 4 - 3:50pm AEDT

City Tattersalls Club Handicap (1550m)

Le Gai Soleil looks set to jump an odds-on favourite in the fourth at Randwick-Kensington today and while I do think she is the runner to beat, I’m going to take her on at the price.

California Salto will enjoy good improvement into her second campaign task and at around the $10 mark, she looks a touch of overs.

The Fastnet Rock mare raced well in tougher company than this last time, and finished four lengths off the pace in BM72 when resuming.

Timmy Clark rides and the horse is certainly up to the class, at her best.

1 Unit E/W California Salto

Race 5 - 4:30pm AEDT

Quayclean Handicap (1800m)

Satin Rain is another horse that faces a rise in class at Randwick-Kensington this week, but he last-start effort and win was excellent, and the $10 available for her at publish looks over the odds.

The Wandjina mare has continued to improve with each of her three starts back from a spell, culminating in a comfortable win at Gosford last time out.

She looks to be at peak fitness for this contest and could enjoy the run of the race from barrier 6.

2 Units E/W Satin Rain

Race 6 - 5:10pm AEDT

Happy 30th Hawk @ ANZ_News Handicap (1000m)

Belluci Babe has recorded two wins and a second placing from her three career starts so far, and will take further improvement into this contest.

I can’t find one to beat her, but I also can’t dive in at the $1.80 that is available at publish, and I am happy to watch.

No Bet

Race 7 - 5:50pm AEDT

Long May We Play Handicap (1400m)

Enchanted Heart was a little flat here second-up, but her resuming effort was good and I am happy to give her another chance in this contest.

The four-year-old daughter of Shamus Award finished a credible sixth in the Provincial Championships Final most notably last time in, and anything close to her best form would put her into the finish of this race.

1 Unit E/W Enchanted Heart

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