2020 George Main Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
Easy to find the last start G1 winner in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 George Main Stakes, Verry Elleegant can only improve and she is at $2.30.
Only a small field in this year's Group 1 George Main Stakes with Dreamforce the expected leader. VERRY ELLEEGANT (6) did a great job first up when forced to overcome a wide run in transit to win narrowly ahead of her stablemate. Suspect she only improves off that and is sure to appreciate the step up to the mile. Should be more prominent and is clearly the one to beat.
AVILIUS (1) has finished behind the former their last three meetings, but did beat her comfortably in this race last year. Caught the eye late fresh and should be very strong late. DREAMFORCE (2) looks to get all the favours on-speed and should give plenty of cheek with Nash in the saddle. IMAGING (4) is in career best form and appears the next in line.
2020 GEORGE MAIN STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 6 Verry Elleegant
2nd – 1 Avilius
3rd – 2 Dreamforce
4th – 4 Imaging
2020 The Shorts: Tips And Race Preview
An Everest slotholder heads up the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 The Shorts, Classique Legend holds that spot.
What a race! Both Eduardo and Ball Of Muscle have plenty of early speed and are expected to take up the running.
CLASSIQUE LEGEND (3) only went down narrowly in this race last year and looks in good order following his recent trial win at Newcastle. No favours with the draw, but looks well treated at the weights and shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
STANDOUT (7) won very well fresh last time in, before failing at his next two starts. Is unbeaten over this trip (3/3) and is 2/2 first up. They find JMac and he's drawn to get a lovely run. Major threat. BIVOUAC (1) can mix his form, but when he is on, he is on. Has trialled well and should make his presence felt. DIRTY WORK (10) went very well first up and if he can build on that further, he has to be kept safe.
2020 THE SHORTS – SELECTIONS
1st – 3 Classique Legend
2nd – 7 Standout
3rd – 1 Bivouac
4th – 10 Dirty Work
2020 Kingston Town Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
A last chance for one in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Kingston Town Stakes, Shared Ambition is now suited at $4.80.
Genuine tempo early with Taikomochi, Sikandarabad and Wu Gok taking the lead from the outset. It's D-Day for SHARED AMBITION (9) but he is much better suited stepping up to 2000m and should be nearing his peak third up. Looks well placed at the weights and JMac sticks. Not a great deal of depth to his opposition and he should prove hard to beat.
ANGEL OF TRUTH (1) wasn't beaten far last start and is another who should appreciate the step up in trip. Expected to settle closer and shapes as one of the hardest to beat. ZEBROWSKI (14) closed off well late last start and it's a big push with Bowman now going back aboard, he should be ready. SIKANDARABAD (10) is flying for his new stable and appears the next in line.
2020 KINGSTON TOWN STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 9 Shared Ambition
2nd – 1 Angel Of Truth
3rd – 14 Zebrowski
4th – 10 Sikandarabad
2020 Tea Rose Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
It’s a changing of the guard in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Tea Rose Stakes. Hungry Heart can take over the mantle and she is at $2.
Just an even tempo anticipated with Every Rose and Vangelic the likely front runners. HUNGRY HEART (3) was always going to be vulnerable first up and while beaten, her effort held plenty of merit and she should improve sharply second up getting out to 1400m. Drawn to get into a lovely spot for McDonald and should prove very hard to beat.
DAME GISELLE (1) overcame a wide run throughout to win the lead up and remain unbeaten this time in. On an upward spiral and likely settles ahead of Hungry Heart. Should prove hard to get passed. MONTEFILIA (8) brings different form and was an impressive winner at Rosehill over 1500m last start. Since kept fresh (42 days) and has trialled well. Bowman on a further push, she should measure right up. VANGELIC (6) stuck on fairly well fresh and can improve sharply here.
2020 TEA ROSE STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 3 Hungry Heart
2nd – 1 Dame Giselle
3rd – 8 Montefilia
4th – 6 Vangelic
2020 Bill Ritchie Handicap: Tips And Race Preview
Going for one who hasn’t won for a while in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Bill Ritchie Handicap, Reloaded only needs some luck at $4.40.
Both Quackerjack and Cuba have good early speed and can set a genuine tempo. RELOADED (7) only went down narrowly first up when closing off well behind Dreamforce. Hasn't won in over 500 days, but looks to be back better than ever and should show good improvement second up. Will need some luck from the draw, but still shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
PROBABEEL (5) should have won first up and has since been kept fresh (28 days) with a nice trial in-between. Much better suited at 1400m and looms as a major threat. ROHERYN (8) is in career best form and while creeping up in the weights, he continues to race well and has to be included, while BRANDENBURG (2) also holds claims second up.
2020 BILL RITCHIE HANDICAP – SELECTIONS
1st – 7 Reloaded
2nd – 5 Probabeel
3rd – 8 Roheryn
4th – 2 Brandenburg
Randwick hosts the George Main Stakes meeting on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS