PREVIEW: WARWICK FARM
BACK to Warwick Farm for our midweek metro meeting in Sydney this Wednesday. Strong card, some tricky races and a few challenges for us to sort out:
$40,000 2YO PLATE. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 7 STEALTH SNIPER; 9 Couvre Lit; 3 Dio D’Oro; 11 Venom.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 BLACK HAZE.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 2 – 3 – 7 – 9 – 11.
STEALTH SNIPER beautifully-bred Redoute’s Choice colt making debut. Has trialled very well on two occasions. Expect forward showing. COUVRE LIT Godolphin 2YO, impressive trial winner Randwick two weeks ago. Looks to have very good ability. DIO D’ORO ran 2nd Randwick on debut before 4th of 5 Performer, G3 Canonbury. Clearly has ability, respect.
$40,000 MAIDEN HANDICAP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 PRIMITIVO; 3 Pretentious Man; 2 Touch Of Mink; 4 Decroux.
BEST ROUGHIE: 5 KAFFKA.
SUGGESTED BET: PRIMITIVO to win.
PRIMITIVO ran good 2nd Warwick Farm maiden on debut in August before 3rd G3 Spring Stakes, Newcastle. Spell into this, clearly will be tough to beat. PRETENTIOUS MAN well-bred Denman 3YO making debut, has trialled impressively, sure to run well. TOUCH OF MINK has been placed 4 of 7 starts all in good company. Not raced since 3rd Banish G2 MV Classic.
$40,000 TAB HANDICAP. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 SHEIKHA; 3 Deity; 4 Ready For Love; 5 Tarabai.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 DREAMY BELLE.
SUGGESTED BET: SHEIKHA to win.
SHEIKHA has a win and 3 placings from just 6 starts, last time close 3rd Charlayne, Rosehill. Form looks very good for this. DEITY ran 2nd Kembla on debut before strong winner Wyong maiden. Nicely bred colt with Godolphin, hard to beat. READY FOR LOVE and TARABAI both have claims in tricky race.
$40,000 BENCHMARK 74 HANDICAP. 2200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 10 MAZAZ; 1 Hurricane Harbour; 11 Just keep Giving; 9 Firebird Flyer.
BEST ROUGHIE: 9 FIREBIRD FLYER.
SUGGESTED BET: CITY OF KIRKWALL each-way.
MAZAZ Irish import, has solid Queensland form before last start 3rd The Gavel. Good gate and well-weighted here, hard to beat now. GURRICANE HARBOUR followed solid 3rd Beijing Board, Warwick Farm, with Canterbury 5th when carried big weight. Drops 1kg here, chance. JUST KEEP GIVING won well Wyong last time and FIREBIRD FLYER can improve on recent outings.
$40,000 BENCHMARK 75 HANDICAP. 1600-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 AQUATIC; 8 It’s A Lottery; 1 Sir Barb; 5 Vaniloquio.
BEST ROUGHIE: 5 VANILOQUIO.
SUGGESTED BET: Anchor AQUATIC in multiple bets.
AQUATIC is in great form, 2nd at Randwick and Warwick Farm before strong winner Canterbury when odds-on favourite. Hard to beat again. IT’S A LOTTERY racing well, ran 4th at Rosehill two runs back before last start 3rd Kembla was good effort. Can win. SIR BARB and VANILOQUIO both have some chance now.
$40,000 BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 ARTEMIS ROSE; 2 Once More A Lady; 3 Phoebe’s Lass; 4 Its Time For Magic.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 ITS TIME FOR MAGIC.
SUGGESTED BET: ARTEMIS ROSE to win.
ARTEMIS ROSE is resuming here, has a win and two seconds from 4 starts, resumed with 2nd Best Guess, Canterbury in October. Spell and good trial coming in. Go well. ONCE MORE A LADY enjoyed run of race first-up when on-pace winner Warwick Farm. Ran fast time and was impressive but risers 7kgs here. PHOEBE’S LASS has good claims in this race as well.
$40,000 BENCHMARK 73 HANDICAP. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 4 NOSEY; 3 Raiden; 2 Miss Liffey; 4 Centro Superior.
BEST ROUGHIE: 7 SKY MISSION.
SUGGESTED BET: NOSEY each-way.
NOSEY looks well placed here, has won 4 of just 8 starts including last three, latest impressive winning a ‘69’at Scone. Spell, good trial leading in. Go well. RAIDEN won a Class 2 at Scone before 5th to In Excess, Warwick Farm last time. Spell and two trials leading in here. Can win. MISS LIFFEY has won 8 with 4 seconds from just 21 starts. Good galloper, last start 2nd Perizada, Canberra is very good form. Chance.
$40,000 BENCHMARK 78 HANDICAP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 GHOSTLY; 7 Witches; 10 Mahalangur; 5 Miss Ballantine.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 THE PHAROAH.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Trifecta: 1 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 10.
GHOSTLY, Godolphin runner, has 3 wins and 4 placings from just 12 starts, ran 3rd Sugar Bella, Randwick before strong win in a ‘78’ Canterbury. Hard to stop. WITCHES Randwick win was very strong three runs back before Warwick Farm 3rd and 4th Rosehill last time. In good form. MAHALANGUR enjoyed good prep last year before break, 2nd Rosehill trial before resumed and 4th Tswalu, Warwick Farm. Fitter, can win.