2019 The Everest: Tips And Race Preview
The TJ winner is the one in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 The Everest at Randwick on Saturday. Santa Ana Lane tries for the big double and is at $4.40.
Easily the main highlight of the afternoon with this year's Everest. Speed drawn wide with Nature Strip/Ten Sovereigns, expect a strong tempo.
SANTA ANA LANE (1) did enough first up when closing off well late behind Sunlight. Expected to elevate sharply second up and anywhere near his effort in the TJ and he is sure to take a power of beating. Inside draw a bit sticky, but trust in Zahra to get it right.
PIERATA (2) is back better than ever and should be right at his peak racing third up. Drawn to get first run and should make his presence felt. ARCADIA QUEEN (11) is the big unknown, will she be sharp enough at 1200m? It remains to be seen, however no question she has the talent.
TEN SOVEREIGNS (7) is the early overs. Crazy price ($26) for a horse with his talent, not to mention the trainer/jockey combination.
2019 THE EVEREST – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Santa Ana Lane
2nd – 2 Pierata
3rd – 11 Arcadia Queen
4th – 7 Ten Sovereigns
2019 Sydney Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
The best horse is on top in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Sydney Stakes, Brutal sets up for the Golden Eagle here and he is at $1.85.
Doesn't appear a lot of depth to this line up with the leading market hopes tipped to fight out the finish in this year's Group 3 Sydney Stakes. Expect a solid tempo with a few go forward types.
BRUTAL (1) returned in a big way last start when too strong in the Premiere. Marked up to his peak on that occasion and is expected to improve further racing second up. Stays at 1200m which is some concern, however he is all class and very well placed at WFA. Clearly the one to beat.
HOME OF THE BRAVE (2) returned to form last start behind the former and has to be respected off the back of that. CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES (12) hasn't been far off the mark and has to be included with Nash aboard, while expecting BRAVE SONG (3) to show sharp improvement.
2019 SYDNEY STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Brutal
2nd – 2 Home Of The Brave
3rd – 12 Champagne Cuddles
4th – 3 Brave Song
2019 Craven Plate: Tips And Race Preview
Race book order in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Craven Plate, Happy Clapper would thrill the crowd if he won another race and is at $3.10.
Small but competitive staying contest with a number of these set to peak over the 2000m journey. Just an even tempo anticipated.
HAPPY CLAPPER (1) has been below his best in two runs back this time in, but still good enough to be winning here. Looks like he's looking for this trip now and like him kept fresh (28 days). Berry takes over and the old boy should take some beating.
SAMADOUBT (2) was beaten by the wet-track last start, much better suited here and should prove hard to get passed. Horse is flying. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (3) did enough in the Hill Stakes last start to suggest he is right on track and with Bowman sticking aboard, he has to be kept safe. STAMPEDE (4) continues to race well, next best.
2019 CRAVEN PLATE – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Happy Clapper
2nd – 2 Samadoubt
3rd – 3 Life Less Ordinary
4th – 4 Stampede
2019 ATC St Leger Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
The Metrop form looks the way in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 ATC St Leger Stakes, Gallic Chieftain can get some revenge here and he is a at $4.80.
A field of 14 faces the starter in this year's St Leger Stakes with just the two last start winners engaged. Expect an even tempo.
GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (3) looked home and hosed in the Metropolitan last start only to fall just short. May have been one-run short there and should be right at his peak racing fourth up. Berry sticks and he appears very well placed at the weights. The one to beat.
COME PLAY WITH ME (1) dug deep to win the Metropolitan last start, but does rise 5.5kg - never easy! Nonetheless he's fit, in-form and should see out the trip. CARZOFF (5) comes here on the fresh side (28 days) and sets up well off the Kingston Town. Major threat. YOUNGSTAR (6) next best with Bowman back aboard.
2019 ATC ST LEGER STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 3 Gallic Chieftain
2nd – 1 Come Play With Me
3rd – 5 Carzoff
4th – 6 Youngstar
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