Randwick, Saturday 15 Feb, randwick guineas, sydney cup

The Sydney Cup is a time-honoured Group 1 staying race held at Randwick Racecourse during The Championships, Sydney’s major autumn racing event. First run in 1862, the Sydney Cup is a handicap over 3,200 metres, with prize money of $2 million.

Sydney Cup: Key runners

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SOUTHERN FRANCE had no luck last start and I think that will have tuned him up nicely for this. The trip is fine and I think he’ll go well, JMac on is a plus.

RONDINELLA presents some value on the back of her solid last start second in the Chairman’s. If she can hold that up to 3200m she’s right in this.

MIAMI BOUND is a hard one to judge. She won the Moonee Valley Cup on a Soft 7 in the Spring really well, then failed badly in the Melbourne Cup and the Sandown Cup. She was better in the Tancred last start and the 3200m has always looked like it would suit.

SHE’S IDEEL is coming home well in her races and looking like the 3200m will suit her. She’s bred to stay it and should be ready to peak.

REALM OF FLOWERS put in a big run last start when wide throughout. This is her toughest test to date but she’s on the up and should go well

FAVORITE MOON won well at his first start in Australia last start and can improve off that again. He has strong 2800m form in Europe and might have a bit more upside than some of these

CHAPADA looked great in the Australian Cup three starts back but has failed to hold it since. This is his first look at 3200m It’s looked like he’ll be okay at the distance, but he’s bit of a tricky one to work out

SOUND is an eight-year-old and he can mix his form quite a lot, but can still pull out a good run on his day, too. A chance on his best form.

SACRAMENTO is a hard one to mark. He was in good form earlier this prep and the trip shouldn’t be an issue as he is a St Leger winner. It just depends on which version of him shows up.

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