Nine races will be driven and won in Randwick on Saturday. The weather is good, the route is good (4) and the rail is twelve meters from the 900m Winning Post; ten meters for the rest.

Best bid

Race 4, No. 3 – Badoosh $ 4.40

He stuck to Badoosh after being held up at the wrong time on the last start and while he probably won’t beat the winner he should have gotten much, much closer. Positive jockey change this week with Hugh Bowman replacing the apprentice and he will also appreciate the firmer ground with the 1,800m run below the belt.

If you can afford an economical run out of a soft gate, he’ll take a look.

Next best

Race 7, No. 6 – Le Gai Soleil $ 5.00

Le Gai Soleil should really appreciate being back in class.

He ran in the Winter Stakes three weeks ago and was anything but out of favor on very tough terrain behind the formidable Bandersnatch.

A firmer deck will really help her, and her best is clearly good enough.

Best value

Race 9, No. 2 – I’m Power $ 5

Hardly worth it, but I am convinced that I Am Power drives well.

Mark Newnham trained the former Hong Kong gallop who won well in Rosehill Two Back. Then he had less than two months off before racing here, where he simply lacked that racing fitness when he was fourth in Our Bellagio Miss. Fitter, on tour, appeals.


Race 1: 9-1-4-5
Race 2: 2-13-9-6
Race 3: 3-1-2-4
Race 4: 3-8-1-5
Race 5: 6-2-8-10
Race 6: 2-3-11-9
Race 7: 6-9-2-7
Race 8: 8-9-3-2
Race 9: 2-5-1-10
Race 10: 1-3-11-7
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