Flemington - Race 5 2:35pm AEST
No. 3 King Of Sparta
King Of Sparta resumed a winner first-up in the Bletchingly and it’s no surprise to find a much shorter quote on offer heading into the Aurie’s Star.
The barrier and the wet-track were against him a couple of weeks ago, but he should appreciate a kinder draw and a slightly firmer track with Mark Zahra riding for the first time.
The son of I Am Invincible won the Magic Millions Guineas second-up from a spell, and in a field lacking depth, he’s the obvious one to beat.
Randwick - Race 7 2:55pm AEST
No. 12 Alcyone
Alcyone has burned punters in the past, but based on his dominant first-up win at Rosehill, there’s no reason he can’t go on with it.
The Godolphin five-year-old flew home out wide to score by over two lengths, and he now gets out to a much more suitable distance with some big relief at the weights.
He loves racing on rain-affected going, and as his form last year suggests, he’s a horse worth watching as we head towards the spring.
Randwick - Race 8 3:35pm AEST
No. 10 Belluci Babe
Horses resuming in the Missile Stakes have a good recent record, and there’s plenty of value around Bjorn Baker’s mare, Bellucci Babe.
The daughter of Per Incanto was honest right throughout the autumn, winning the Wenona Girl Quality over the track and distance before running fourth to Nature Strip in the TJ Smith Stakes two starts later.
The form out of that race reads well and she does have a winning first-up record to match her wet-track ability. James McDonald jumps back in the saddle and the pair should get a lovely run off the speed.
Randwick - Race 10 4:50pm AEST
No. 2 Jai Lei
Jai Lei is a promising mare out of the John O’Shea yard that is well-deserving of another win.
The Sebring four-year-old made up a stack of late ground to be denied right on the line at Kensington last time out, a run she can only improve on fresh.
She’ll likely race to a similar pattern after drawing wide, while the booking of James McDonald third-up commands enormous respect.