Winning Form brings us their best bets and tips for Randwick on Saturday 10 July 2021.
Best Bet: RUBISAKI (Race 8)
Value Bet: FROSTY ROCKS (Race 9)
Jackpot (race 7 – 10)
BAZOOKA is seldom far off the action and only saw daylight at the 380M mark when finishing strongly to end up in second place last time out over 1300M, failing by just a head to secure the victory. He jumps from gate seven and is trained by ex-SA jockey/trainer David Payne and could be the one that they all have to beat.
ROYAL BANQUET stayed on well when finishing fifth last time out over 1300M, 3.7L behind the winner. He will have to overcome a wide draw twelve, but on the plus side, he will get 1.5kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice. In addition, he gets a set of blinkers fitted for the first time today and hopefully, these will assist him to keep his mind on the task at hand.
GEMMAHRA is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she has finished third in her last two outings, the latest over 1500M, 2.7L adrift of the winner. She tried to go from jump to wire that day and from draw thirteen, she is likely to adopt similar tactics today.
The day’s best bet, RUBISAKI is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she has finished second in her last two runs over this trip, the latest when 0.8L off the winner. She was held tight between the 400M – 300M mark that day, but then finished her race off strongly. She will have to negotiate gate eleven, but with better luck in running here, she should give the boys a good run for their money.
BANDERSNATCH has posted two solid last runs over this distance, winning the latest by 0.8L when going from gun to tape. She jumps from gate eight and could emerge as the biggest danger to the top choice.
TRUE DETECTIVE has consistent formlines to his name and was denied a clear run between the 350M and 250M pole before finishing third over this c&d last time out. He has a kinder draw two and should be involved in the finish.
FROSTY ROCKS raced up with the pace before finishing third in his latest outing over 1500M, just over one length back from the winner, suggesting that the drop in distance will be to his liking. The form of that race has stood up well with three runners out of that contest subsequently winning. He returns from a 23-week break but has won both of his barrier trials to prove his fitness. From gate eight, he is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card.
VENTURA OCEAN has his first run since a shorter 16-week rest and has had the benefit of two barrier trials, finishing second in the latest. He goes for his hat-trick after wins over six furlongs and the latest over seven furlongs by a neck. The form of that race has been franked and from his handy draw three, he should be right up there when they hit the line.
MADAM LEGEND is a 4yr old filly taking on boys, but she won her last start over 1100M when returning from a 14-week rest. She stayed on well that day, so from her wide gate twelve, she is likely to be doing her best work late. She will also have 2kgs removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice to aid her cause.
BLONDEAU has consistent formlines to his credit and was some way back in the field when turning for home last time out over seven furlongs, but then finished strongly to end up in fourth spot, just over a length and a half behind the winner. The colt has pulled draw seven and should turn in another creditable performance today.
MATOWATAKPE showed solid improvement to win his last outing over seven furlongs by half a length, despite coming five wide into the home straight. He faces a wide draw eleven but should be closing down on the frontrunners over the closing stages of the race.
KATALIN is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over 1300M with a fifth spot finish last time out over 1300M, just under three lengths adrift of the winner. She overraced in the middle stages of that contest and if settling better today, she should keep the top two picks honest.