Race reviews for Randwick, May 27th 2017
Race 1 – Seven News Plate (1400m)
Kementari (1st) – Jumped well and sat behind the two leaders and other strong fancies in the betting. Into the straight he pushed out into the clear and sprinted very impressively to win by 4 lengths and was strong through the line. Keep following this son of Lonhro.
Notes – Sombero was well tried in betting ($7 – $4.6) and had every chance in the run, leading in a not overly quick tempo. Of the beaten brigade, Heliosphere was noticed making strong late ground after being last on the turn, and should improve further with that debut run now under the belt.
Race 2 – TAB Highway Handicap (1100m)
Notes – Clipper, who was well supported in betting, was given a peach of a ride and won well. Second favourite Suncraze found himself a long way back on the turn and hit the line very stylishly and looks ready to win. Those two drew away from the rest.
Race 3 – EML Handicap (2000m)
Notes – Not a race to get overly excited about with 1.3 lengths covering the first 6 across the line. I thought Sizzling Bullet, who was solid in the betting, was a touch disappointing after being given a soft run behind the speed. From a future viewpoint, not keen to jump into any shorties next start from this event.
Race 4 – Outreach Program Handicap (1600m)
So Willie (1st) – Settled a long way back in the run and turning for home was spotting the leader a big break. Hugging the fence he made up many lengths and in the final 150m peeled off heels to sprint quickly and score in impressive fashion. A winner of three from four this preparation. No need to jump off yet.
Notes– Favourite Supply And Demand ran a good race running second, and looks close to another win in the right grade. Salsonic also made up many lengths to just miss the placings. Forgive Chandana, who was trapped wide for the run.
Race 5 – Wilson Asset Management Handicap (1400m)
My True Love (1st) – Crossed to find the lead and was able to control the race. Once they had turned for home she kicked very strongly to put a good margin between her and the field, scoring by almost three lengths in a very impressive win.
Notes – Brulee, who was well in the market and had a nice run, was disappointing in the straight. Our Belisa raced wide and let down well in the straight to fill a minor placing. Seeblume just got too far back and made steady ground up the straight without threatening.
Race 6 – The Sporting Chance Golfers Handicap (1200m)
Notes – In Times Of War was very well tried and good in winning, as she was on the worst part of the track. Loves A Fantasy ran a huge race trapped wide and raced the hot pot to 0.2 lengths only second up, so should be fitter again. Sisken was sound but had her chance.
Race 7 – Mckell Cup (2400m)
Notes – Only two to be concerned about from this race. Broadside was good in his first attempt at the distance in what was a good pace up front, and battled away well. Allergic: the race was run to suit backmarkers and he ran as he should have, just be a bit wary of taking a short price on him next start – but is racing well.
Race 8 – Cancer Foundation Handicap (1100m)
Badajoz (2nd) – Sent out as favourite and sat just behind the speed. Peeled out to the middle part of the straight to commence run. Loomed up to look a winner however was swamped by Kudero late to run second. Fitter for that effort and was holding the rest of them on the line. Talented galloper and can be followed.
Notes – Big result here with Kudero flashing home first up to win at big odds after sitting wide in the run. It was a good effort. The Monstar battled away well and looks ready to win soon, and did win third up last preparation. Upscale was sound first-up and will be improved by that run.
Race 9 – One Solutions Handicap (1400m)
Notes – Favourite The Bull was very disappointing and gone a long way from home… may want to check the stewards report there. Level Eight raced wide and hit the line well as did High Mist. Not a race I’ll be getting overly excited about going forward as the winner, although good today, is limited in ability.
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