Randwick hosts a race Wednesday meeting this week with a quality seven-race card.
Sandown joins the action with an eight-race card and although it’s a quiet period in Victoria, there is still some nice thoroughbreds in action.
Punters have plenty of value chances to choose from this Wednesday.
Randwick free tips & form
Race 1. (13:40) Maiden Plate (1000m)
#4 – Royal Witness @ $2.50 – BET NOW
There has been a sizable betting go for this runner and that’s always a good sign out of the Sargent stables.
The debutant finished sixth behind Performer in a recent trial and punters typically wouldn’t go for a runner with his trial form, but money speaks volumes.
He hasn’t been pushed out fully in his trials and it could pay to follow the markets with this son of Shamardal.
Race 3. (14:50) Tab Maiden Plate (1100m)
#7 – Ridicule @ $3.10 – BET NOW
Ridicule finished second on debut before being quickly sent out for a spell.
The Brad Widdup-trained three-year-old finished 1.5 lengths behind Memento at Warwick Farm and she has since been prepared with a trial placing at Rosehill.
The So You Think has been a good trials performer to date, winning one and placing in two. That’s a good sign for this and she looks to have a good amount of ability.
Race 5. (16:05) Tab Rewards (1600m)
#3 – Queen of Heights @ $3.80 – BET NOW
It was a long time coming for Queen of Heights when winning at Canterbury last start, but she looks good enough to kick on with it.
The Chris Waller-trained mare hadn’t won for 10 starts, but she had always been around the mark against some quality midweek opposition.
This race looks no harder and despite rising slightly in the weights, Brenton Avdulla sticks with her and she looms as a major winning hope against the field of eight.
Race 6. (16:40) Ranvet BM69 (2400m)
#10 – Lucky Legend @ $4.80 – BET NOW
The Les Bridge stable is in form and that continue when Lucky Legend won last start.
Punters took the each way odds on offer at Kembla Grange and they’re getting a similar price at Randwick on Wednesday.
A four-year-old by Medaglia D’oro, the gelding scored by a length in a dominant display and that form should carry over to this race.
This field is wide open, but Lucky Legend looks the best play.
Race 7. (17:20) ATC Benefit Card BM73 (1400m)
#9 – Kopi Luwack @ $3.60 – BET NOW
Kopi Luwack was scratched from the Highway Plate on Saturday and he lines up in a harder field here, but we love the trainers’ confidence.
The five-year-old had a long injury-enforced break and returned with a win at Moruya before running second to Acquittal last start.
The well-bred son of Snitzel had plenty of talent and although he’s facing the likes of Danzie and Tip Top, punters should be encouraged by his recent efforts and stick with him.
Sandown free tips & form
Race 1. (16:00) Clanbrooke Racing Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Matsuta @ $2.70 – BET NOW
Nick Ryan lines up the three-year-old which finished second on debut at Caulfield.
The son of Mastercraftsman finished within a length of Twilight Song and that form has stacked up very well through the summer.
He has been given a few weeks to recover from that run and we’re not surprised to see his odds shorten from $2.90 to $2.70.
Those odds will only be trimmed as the race gets closer.
Race 3. (17:00) Spicer Thoroughbreds BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Twilight Song @ $4 – BET NOW
Twilight Song has already dropped after opening at $5 and it looks like smart money.
The Lindsay Park-trained filly defeated Matsuta last start and the opening race on the card could be a great form guide for this.
She demonstrated plenty of class when winning on debut and despite drawing barrier 11 and rising up in weight, she has more upside than most here.
Race 5. (18:00) Ladbrokes BM64 (1200m)
#7 – Freehearted @ $2.60 – BET NOW
Freehearted didn’t have much luck at Morphettville last start when running second behind Miss Wahoo, but her form prior was stellar.
The Darren Weir-trained four-year-old was a winner at Kyneton before winning again at Sandown by 1.3 lengths.
Having that winning experience on this track is a big bonus and she will likely sit just behind the speed from barrier eight and loom halfway down the straight.
Race 7. (19:00) Mitavite BM70 (1300m)
#2 – Call Me Handsome @ $5 – BET NOW
Former Hong Kong runner Call Me Handsome scored his first Australian win last start and it was long overdue.
The Peter Gelagotis-trained five-year-old has plenty of talent, but he wasn’t getting all the luck in the world. That changed at Sale last start and he has enough ability to handle this field.
This is the same runner which finished third behind Pakistan Star at Sha Tin and the rest of this field doesn’t boast that form.