There are four Group 1 races on the card at Randwick, but there’s also six other quality betting races this Saturday.
It’s going to be a great Day 1 of The Championships and we have free tips, form and odds for every race on the Randwick card.
Randwick free tips & form
Race 1. (12:10) Widden Kindergarten Stakes (1100m)
#8 – Athiri @ $2.15 – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up the talented juvenile which has finished just behind some smart types throughout her career.
The daughter of Lonhro was a two-length winner on debut before running behind Lyre in the Blue Diamond and then behind Kiamichi last start, which subsequently won the Golden Slipper.
54.5kg helps and she looks a great bet in the opening race of the day.
Race 2. (12:45) Cactus Imaging Carbine Club (1600m)
#1 – Ringerdingding @ $2.40 – Bet Now
Ringerdingding could make the Doncaster Mile field but it’s unlikely, which is good news for punters in this race.
The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old has run behind Alizee, Winx and Mystic Journey at his last three starts. That’s red-hot form and although he hasn’t won since November, he has been knocking on the door.
This is a big drop in class and he should be able to take advantage.
Race 3. (13:20) Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m)
#6 – Amangiri @ $2.50 – Bet Now
That was a booming win from Amangiri last time out and although she has drawn barrier 19 for this, her class could get her over the line.
The three-year-old filly scored by 5.3 lengths at Hawkesbury last start, which followed a 3.3-length win at Randwick.
She’s low-flying and if jockey Tommy Berry can somehow find some cover, which is possible over the 2000m distance, then she should be finishing off best down the outside.
Race 4. (13:55) Country Championship Final (1400m)
#1 – Noble Boy @ $2.40 – Bet Now
Noble Boy hasn’t done much wrong to date after winning five of his six starts. The Todd Bowles-trained gelding has been winning in style throughout his career and he deserves to be favourite here.
Two of his wins came at Rosehill and Warwick Farm, so he has experience on the bigger city tracks and his turn-of-foot was better than most on those occasions.
Hugh Bowman sticks with the four-year-old and it’s tough to find any faults with Noble Boy. He should be an odds-on chance but punters are getting a good price.
Race 5. (14:35) Schweppes Chairman’s Quality (2600m)
#19 – Supernova @ $3.80 – Bet Now
The Hawkes-trained import has made a good impression since arriving in Australia with a second-placed finish at Rosehill before winning by 2.3 lengths last time out.
He drops from 59.5kg to 53kg with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle here and although he’s facing a much better field than last start, he’s a very dangerous type at such a light weight.
He could be a rising star in the staying ranks and we’re happy with the odds on offer.
Race 6. (15:15) Inglis Sires’ Produce (1400m)
Race 7. (15:55) Harrolds Australian Derby (2400m)
Race 8. (16:35) Aquis T J Smith Stakes (1200m)
Race 9. (17:15) The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m)
Read our full preview of The Doncaster Mile here.
Race 10. (17:50) Official Memorabilia PJ Bell (1200m)
#6 – Prophet’s Thumb @ $16 – Bet Now
Prophet’s Thumb can be a tough horse to follow but she has a stack of ability when she has her mind on the job.
The three-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible scored a good win two back at Randwick and although she couldn’t muster behind Krone at Rosehill last start, she rarely puts two runs together.
Better suited here at the weights and her barrier draw of 21 won’t be an issue as she drops back and storms home late.
The odds on offer make her worth the risk.