This Saturday’s Sydney meeting will be held at the Randwick-Kensington track. The course proper was rated a Good 4 on Wednesday and with further showers forecast for Sydney over the next couple of days, Kensington is likely to be racing on a Soft track on raceday.
The very consistent L’Cosmo looks the good in the Sky Racing Active Handicap (Sydney Race 4, 1000m). This Team Snowden-trained filly has only ever missed a place once from 11 career starts and she has never been unplaced from 4 starts at the Kensington track. L’Cosmo has no problem handling the Soft condition and she is nicely drawn in barrier 2. Kerrin McEvoy will settle somewhere mid-field on the fence and L’Cosmo will finish off strongly.
John O’Shea and Hugh Bowman can combine with Rocha Clock to take out the Ranvet’s Power Formula Handicap (Sydney Race 6, 1300m). This 3YO filly is a winner having won 3 races from 5 career starts and she won her only start at the Kensington track. Being by Pierro and out of an Encosta de Lago mare, Rocha Clock should be able to handle the anticipated wet condition. With a fair bit of pace in the race, Bowman is likely to take a sit behind the leading bunch and Rocha Clock is the one they all have to beat.
With a handy 1st up record, Hightail can claim the Quincy Seltzer Handicap (Sydney Race 7, 1250m). In his last preparation, the Team Snowden-trained 3YO did a good job to finish 4th in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas behind that boom horse Alligator Blood. This gelding has won once and placed twice from 4 first-up runs and he also won his only start at Kensington. Hightail can handle any track conditions and regular rider Hugh Bowman knows the horse well. From barrier 7, Bowman is likely to settle towards the tail in transit and with a good turn-of-foot, Hightail is going to overpower this field.
By Owens Wong, Editor