Inside Goss

From Bjorn Baker

Fri 23rd Oct, 2020

Horse: Ocean Emperor
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 3, Brian Crowley Stakes) There’s no doubt we are throwing him in the deep end on Saturday. The top two on benchmark ratings are standouts but he is well and he had a soft trial after his win, he has a good gate and Jason (Collett) is riding so well. I think he will get to this level but whether he is quite ready for it is the big question mark. The horse can take advantage of a favourable draw. We’ll leave it up to Jason and see how he jumps, he has tactical speed but eventually I think he will be better just relaxing and switching off.

Horse: Positive Peace
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 7, The Nivison) The five-year-old is back sharply in trip from a mile. She was disappointing the other day but since then she’s worked really well. She had the tongue tie on in her work on Thursday. She’s a class horse, she was unlucky in the Golden Pendant the start before, the 1200m is a little on the short side but it’ll set her up well for the Hot Danish (Stakes). We will roll forward and hopefully she can put herself in the first three or four and be strong at the end.

From Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou

Fri 23rd Oct, 2020

Horse: Peltzer
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Bondi Stakes) He has a perfect record at Randwick where he is undefeated in three starts. He has contested one $1 million race (Golden Rose) and he will win the next $1 million race (Bondi Stakes). The 1500m of the Stan Fox was a distance test for the three-year-old and he will face another when he extends to a mile for the first time on Saturday. And the colt has been strong enough at the end of shorter races so there is confidence he can run the journey strongly. If they want to lead, they can lead. If they don’t want to lead, we’ll take it up.

From John Thompson

Thur 22nd Oct, 2020

Horse: Cuba
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 4, Robrick Lodge Filante Hcp) Cuba resumed with a gutsy 2nd behind subsequent Epsom winner Probabeel in the Group 3 Bill Ritchie then he beat two home behind Windstorm when second-up at Caulfield two weeks ago. His whole career second-up he’s been horrendous. Once again he went terrible but his third-up record is very good and he usually bounces back. Expects Cuba to take up his usual forward position from barrier two.

Horse: Sweet Deal
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 7, The Nivison) With 10 days out on a farm and ticking over via the water walker, Sweet Deal returns in The Nivison. She came back refreshed, looking amazing and ready to go again. We just gave her a freshen up, she’s a month between runs, it’s been good for her mentally. At her last couple of runs she’s drawn the car park and just had horrid runs. From barrier one (on Saturday) she’s going to get the gun run so I’m rapt with that. Under the set weights and penalties scale, she’s very well weighted with 56.5kg.

From John Sargent

Thur 22nd Oct, 2020

Horse: Elizabeel
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Bondi Stakes) Elizabeel is rock-hard fit. The filly had recovered superbly from her narrow 3rd to Forbidden Love in the Reginald Allen Quality last Saturday and there’s no concerns about a quick back-up. I don’t think this race is overly strong and it should suit her getting out to the mile now. We won’t have to do much this week, just a bit of pace work and it’s all systems go. Saturday will be grand final day then she’ll go for a break and hopefully we’ll have a good horse in the autumn. Robbie Dolan, who has ridden the filly in six of her seven starts, is back on board for Saturday’s feature.