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2020 Epsom Handicap: Tips And Race Preview

Hoping for a deserved winner in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Epsom Handicap, Star Of The Seas has been so close so many times and he is at $5.

Expecting a solid tempo in this year's Group 1 Epsom Handicap, they should all get their chance. STAR OF THE SEAS (3) arguably should be unbeaten this time in, just didn't get the right run at the right time last start when a narrow second in the George Main. Should be at his top now and love the booking of Rawiller. Inside draw a bit sticky, but should allow him to take up a more prominent position. Rates well at the weights and should prove hard to beat.

ROCK (13) destroyed them in the Cameron Handicap last start and looks to be this year's "weight" horse. Drawn to get into a lovely spot and should blend into it at the right time. Major threat. PROBABEEL (11) and FUNSTAR (12) have little between them and are both more than capable. 4YOs have a great record in the race and they both should run well.


1st – 3 Star Of The Seas

2nd – 13 Rock

3rd – 11 Probabeel

4th – 12 Funstar

2020 The Metropolitan: Tips And Race Preview

On the fav in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 The Metropolitan. Mugatoo has been racing so well and he is at $2.70.

Wu Gok looks the likely leader from wide out, expect a solid tempo with Hush Writer also pressing forward. MUGATOO (2) chases his fourth straight win and aims to be first since Glencadam Gold to complete the Newcastle Cup/Metropolitan Handicap double. Copped a 1kg penalty for his win last start, but still appears well treated and has drawn to get another lovely run. McEvoy sticks, he's yet to win this race, but this certainly looks his best chance.

BRIMHAM ROCKS (8) showed good improvement last start and should be right at his peak third up. No favours with the draw, but should relish the step up in trip and looms as a major threat. HUSH WRITER (9) has been rock solid in two runs back this time in and is another who has clearly been set for this. Should press forward and be in this for a long way. ZEBROWSKI (18) the best of the rest, though he may still need the sting out to show his best.


1st – 2 Mugatoo

2nd – 8 Brimham Rocks

3rd – 9 Hush Writer

4th – 18 Zebrowski

2020 Flight Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Flight Stakes at Randwick on Saturday suggest the tables will be turned. Hungry Heart should be peaking now at $2.30.

Only a small field in what shapes as a fair tactical affair. HUNGRY HEART (2) has finished second behind Dame Giselle in both runs back this time in, but should be right at her peak now and is expected to relish the step up to the mile. Drawn to get into a fairly prominent position and should prove very hard to hold out with JMac sticking aboard.

DAME GISELLE (1) is very hard to knock, she is unbeaten this time in, yet again could start second pick in the market. Drawn to get a lovely suck run and is sure to make her presence felt. MONTEFILIA (4) should be much better suited getting out to the mile and is a big watch from a Spring Champion perspective. VANGELIC (3) should lead and appears the next in line.


1st – 2 Hungry Heart

2nd – 1 Dame Giselle

3rd – 4 Montefilia

4th – 3 Vangelic

2020 Hill Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

The multiple G1 winner features in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Hill Stakes, Fierce Impact has been flying for 12 months and is $2.20.

Solid tempo where Just Thinkin' should be able to find the front. FIERCE IMPACT (1) arguably should have won the Winx Stakes first up, before too good in the Makybe Diva Stakes last start when holding off Russian Camelot. That is clearly the A1 form and he has since trialled very well in the lead up. Should be at his top third up and love the booking of Rawiller. Should prove hard to beat.

AVILIUS (3) was only plain last start, but notably gets the blinkers on for the first time and should be better suited out to 2000m. Bowman sticks and he has to be kept safe. KOLDING (2) did too well winning the George Main Stakes last start and while some query at the trip, he is back in good form and has to be respected. Stablemate LIFE LESS ORDINARY (6) the next in line.


1st – 1 Fierce Impact

2nd – 3 Avilius

3rd – 2 Kolding

4th – 6 Life Less Ordinary

2020 Breeders’ Plate: Tips And Race Preview

The impressive trialler heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Breeders’ Plate, Kalashnikov is a gun and is at $2.60.

Expect them to fly early in this year's Breeders' Plate. KALASHNIKOV (6) couldn't have been more impressive at the trials when coasting to the line to score easily by 5L. Looks very smart and while drawn out, he should prove very hard to beat with Bowman aboard.

Stablemate CONSTRUCT (4) also displayed good ability at the trials and is expected to measure right up from the favourable draw. MAURICE'S MEDAD (9) has had the two trials in the lead up, showing good improvement from one to the other. Drawn well and looms as a major threat. RETRIEVAL (11) is well-related and also has to be included.


1st – 6 Kalashnikov

2nd – 4 Construct

3rd – 9 Maurice's Medad

4th – 11 Retrieval

2020 Gimcrack Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Taking the fav in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Gimcrack Stakes, Enthaar is in the red at $1.75.

2020 Gimcrack Stakes: Final Field, Barriers and Market

2020 Gimcrack Stakes: Race History

2020 Gimcrack Stakes: Nominations


Expecting a genuine tempo from the debutantes in this year's Gimcrack Stakes. ENTHAAR (4) has easily been the most impressive at the trials and creates all the interest in her debut. JMac rode her in her trial and no surprise to see him stick here. Drawn the middle of the line and with even luck, she should put these away.

TOTAL BABE (12) has also trialled well and is certainly in the right stable to make her presence felt. Drawn to be prominent and should give plenty of cheek. Stablemate VACCINE (13) also won her sole trial, will just need a bit of luck from the outside draw, while stablemate MISS HOFF (9) appears the next in line.


1st – 4 Enthaar

2nd – 12 Total Babe

3rd – 13 Vaccine

4th – 9 Miss Hoff

Randwick hosts the Epsom Handicap meeting on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS