Expert tips: Randwick - 06/07/24

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RACE 1 - WINNING PROPOSAL (1) has race fitness on her side and showed plenty of tenacity from the wide gate when a solid winner over 1100m at Warwick Farm on June 26. Rawiller keeps the ride and will relish the inside gate. I AM A WINNER (5) went forward from the sticky gate on debut when holding on well to secure second over 1000m at Kembla Grange on June 20. Further improved and can run into the minor money. MAYFAIR (6) Fastnet Rock colt out of Cicatrix on debut for the Waterhouse/Bott yard. Won his last two trials in good order and just needs to handle the conditions. VALABING (11) resumes from a four-month break after contesting stronger company last prep. Taken to the front for the first time when a wilting eighth over 1200m in the G3 Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill on March 16. Ran fifth in a recent trial at Rosehill and sure to be strong late with the claim.

RACE 2 - UNTIL VALHALLA (2) progressive Maher-trained filly going nicely through her grades. Rounded them up effortlessly from off the speed when a slick 3 len winner over 1400m at Randwick Kensington on June 12. Form has since been franked and will be hard to stop again. LADY BOSS (5) another from the Maher yard with a tidy win record. Returned for an explosive on-speed victory over 1250m in easier company at Canterbury on June 10. Will appreciate the drop in weight and looks hard to catch. PATCHOULI DREAM (7) Wangaratta-trained filly desperate for a heavy track. Backs-up quickly after running on late when third over 1200m at Caulfield last Saturday. Can race closer and figure prominently. ART VOLANT (9) won two in a row in easier company before drifting back when eighth to In Flight over 1100m at Rosehill in this grade last Saturday. Extra trip suits and looks good each-way value.

RACE 3 - RUSH HOUR (7) strong through the line second-up when returning good final sectionals to go under narrowly when second over 1200m at Rosehill on June 15. Gets his chance to go one better here with the 3kg claim and can race closer from the good draw. Go close. NAVY BLOOD (1) just over a month between runs when launched late in the heavy (8) going for a fighting second over 1300m at Rosehill last Saturday. Blinkers go on and gets the services of Nash Rawiller. Will prove hard to hold out with the right run. SO GOOD SO COOL (4) raced in stronger company last time in and near his top for this third-up. Trapped off the track and did well to finish sixth over 1200m at Rosehill at the latest. Finally draws a decent gate and looks good each way value. CRIPPS TONITE (3) tough gelding with a sound win record. Indicated a win was imminent when sitting on the pace for a solid third at Rosehill in this company on June 15. Has the speed to get across from the wide gate and stays in the mix.

RACE 4 - CLEAR THINKING (10) well-bred mare undefeated in two runs facing her stiffest test to date. Stalked the speed with the 59kg when a dominant 2.25 len victory over 1200m at Scone on June 23. Should handle the rise in grade and can keep her good record intact. NIPOTINO (3) broke through for a well-deserved victory with the claim when powered late to score over 1100m here on the heavy (9) track on June 8. Kept fresh and Williams rides again with the 3kg claim. Genuine contender. TANGLEWOOD (1) returns from a 42-day let-up and total forgive from the wide gate when a tiring 14th over this track and trip on May 25. Since fitted with two strong trial wins and will relish the claim. Can return to form. SYRIAN STAR (5) returned good final figures first-up when a sound second over 1100m at this track on June 8. Kept up to the mark with a recent 1000m trial placing on June 26. Bar plates come off and look for her charging late.

RACE 5 - Group 3 placegetter LOCO (8) will appreciate the drop in weight after covering ground around the tight Canterbury track when fifth over 1900m at Canterbury on June 19. Schofield rides again and is hard fit for this despite taking on a deeper field. Will prove hard to hold out. STRATHTAY (7) progressive Preferment gelding who stretched out to the 2000m with ease when a slick 3.5 len winner at Rosehill in the heavy (9) going on June 15. Should handle the rise in weight and give a great sight again. PERFECT PLAY (5) former import having his fourth Australian start. Has finished in the minor money at all three runs, including latest tiring third over 2000m at Rosehill three weeks ago. Has genuine each-way claims. PRINCIPESSA (3) on the quick back-up after doing her best work late when fifth to GOLDEN PATH over 2000m in the LR McKell Cup at Rosehill last Saturday. Cross-over nose band comes off and will find this more to her liking.

RACE 6 - MOGO MAGIC (2) tough on-pace sprinter third-up here and yet to see a heavy track. Run down late by JEDIBEEL over 1100m at Canterbury on June 10. Will relish the 2kg claim and gets the winkers for the first time. One of the leading contenders. ONE DESTINY (8) racing in career best form and won't know himself with 52.5kg after the claim. Stalked the speed when a gritty winner over this journey at Warwick Farm on June 26. Tongue-tie comes off and handles all conditions. Each way. JEDIBEEL (1) progressive sprinter who sat off the hot tempo before rounding them up late with a tough victory over 1100m at Canterbury on June 10. Will drift back again with the claim and relish the good tempo. PLUNDERING (6) resumes here after disappointing when 13th over 1200m at the Gold Coast on March 9. Looked strong in a recent 740m trial at Randwick on June 14. Can take a hand in the finish. TRISTATE (3) is back from a long spell and fitted with two recent trials. Don't underestimate.

RACE 7 - WILD BOTANICA (8) two runs back have been encouraging and looks ready to win. Sat on the speed with the 57kg when a tiring third over 1100m at Rosehill in easier grade on June 15. Reunites with Jason Collett who won on her three-back. ACAPPELLA SUN (9) back marker who should get the right tempo here after surging late when a solid third over 1100m at Warwick Farm on June 26. Best form can see her take this out. MOLLY NAILS (7) Goulburn-trained mare fitter after two runs back. Gave her all with the 59kg when third to IRON MAN over 1250m at Canterbury on June 19. Raced well in this company last time in and has solid top-three prospects. SHEZANALISTER (1) speedy mare resuming from a four-and-a-half month break with a sound fresh record. Came to the end of her prep when a dismal sixth over 1100m at Rosehill on February 24. Has looked good in two trials and carries the big weights well.

RACE 8 - IKNOWASTAR (3) tough on-speed gelding with the three wins from four starts over the 1400m. Back in trip today after being nailed late when second over 1600m in the LR Tattersall's Mile at Eagle Farm on June 29. Meets a stronger line-up here, but will take a ton of catching. KING OF THE CASTLE (7) at his top for this and back in distance after running on late when fifth to Munhamek over 1620m at Flemington on June 22. Down in weight and should get the right tempo to play a leading role. TAMERLANE (1) goes well this track and trip and improvement anticipated after racing on the inferior ground along the inside when eighth over this trip in the LR Civic Stakes at Warwick Farm on June 26. Smart on his day and can turn it around. FLYING CRAZY (10) drifted back and never got a clear crack at them late when ninth over 1400m in the LR Civic Stakes at Warwick Farm just a week-and-a-half ago. Go on his solid second two-back here when assessing his prospects.

RACE 9 - DISNECK (14) holding his form well and looks to get the right tempo today after swooping late when an unlucky second behind IN FLIGHT over 1100m at Rosehill last Saturday. Drops 8kg in weight here and has the ability to take this out. Looks great value. ELSON BOY (8) tough Dubbo gelding who jumps in grade today and won't get things all his way in front. Gave them a galloping lesson when leading throughout to win over 1300m at Rosehill on June 15. Claim helps again and having his first start on the Randwick track. WITH YOUR BLESSING (7) fitter now and the drop in grade suits after failing to get into the contest when ninth over 1100m in the LR June Stakes at this track on June 28. Extra trip is in his favour and since fitted with a recent 1200m trial win. Must be kept safe. CONTEMPORARY (5) resumes today and chasing his third straight victory. Had plenty up the sleeve when third in a recent 789m trial on June 17. Sure to be strong late.

RACE 10 - PURE ALPHA (10) lightly raced gelding going quickly through his grades. Stalked the speed in the heavy (8) going when a slick 1.2 len winner over this trip at Randwick Kensington on June 12. At his peak now and should handle the rise in grade from the sticky gate. Go close. RHAPSODY CHIC (9) Victorian-trained gelding racing in career-best form. Chasing his third-straight victory after returning good figures when a commanding winner over 1300m at Sandown-Hillside on June 19. Undefeated over the 1400m and on a heavy track. Solid prospect. COOL JAKEY (3) underrated gelding who showed plenty of tenacity when a nose winner over 1300m in the heavy (8) conditions at Warwick Farm on June 26. Claim helps and can progress through his grades over the winter months. ANG POW (1) gets the gun run with the 3kg claim after fighting right to the line when third to ELSON BOY over 1300m at Rosehill on June 15. Fitter now and can run into the money again.