We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Randwick that features nine quality betting races.
The winter tracks have set in at Randwick but that doesn’t mean the racing gets any less exciting.
We have our best value bets for all nine races on the Sydney card.
Randwick horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:30) Magna Grecia to Coolmore Handicap (1500m)
#3 – Silhouette @ $2.60 – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up the two-year-old filly that stormed home to win at Warwick Farm last start.
The daughter of Teofilo defeated a talented field and although she rises in class for this race, she looks capable of handling it.
55.5kg and James McDonald on the back, so expect a top effort.
Race 2. (12:05) Tab Highway Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Keen Power @ $3 – Bet Now
Keen Power was huge in defeat last start at Randwick and he is every chance of going one better. The Matthew Dunn-trained gelding flashed home to finish second behind Princess Cordelia.
He has finished in the first two in all four career starts, so the consistency is there and punters should stick with him.
It is another good ride for James McDonald and that helps.
Race 3. (12:40) Grunt Standing at Yulong BM78 (1000m)
#9 – Acumen @ $6.50 – Bet Now
Acumen goes well fresh up and punters are getting value odds. The Cummings-trained gelding scored a win fresh up last preparation when scoring at Gosford and he’s a chance again.
He didn’t fire at his most recent start at Rosehill, but that came against a smart field which was taken out by Splintex.
Dropping in weight should see him right in the finish.
Race 4. (13:15) Castelvecchio BM78 (2000m)
#1 – Mount Popa @ $3.30 – Bet Now
Team Hawkes lines up the imported runner that finished fourth in his Australian debut at Flemington.
The son of Maxios made up good ground over 1400m and rising to 2000m is ideal. He scored a win in France over 2400m, so any rise in distance will suit.
Money is coming for him and that is a good sign.
Race 5. (13:50) Bentley Winter Dash (1200m)
#6 – Southern Lad @ $2.80 – Bet Now
Southern Lad is knocking on the door of a win after three consecutive placings. The son of Ocean Park finished second at Randwick last start and that came behind Classique Legend.
It is a strong form guide for this race and it’s another good ride for James McDonald. He should be able to get the most out of the five-year-old and be strong to the line.
Race 6. (14:25) Heineken 3 BM78 (1200m)
#9 – Threeood @ $3.40 – Bet Now
Threeood is a four-year-old mare that is coming off a 1.8-length win at Warwick Farm. Form out of that meeting is holding up well and she could win again.
The Joe Pride-trained mare relishes the wet conditions and she has remained steady in the betting since markets opened.
$3.40 is a good price and she could firm on race day.
Race 7. (15:05) Tab BM78 (1200m)
#3 – Superium @ $3.30 – Bet Now
Superium is getting close to a win after two solid efforts this time in. The three-year-old ran third behind Adelong last start and that is a good form guide.
The Pride-trained gelding is a three-time winner from 11 starts and he won’t take long to get back to winning form.
Tim Clark is a good tactical rider that should give Superium a peach of a ride.
Race 8. (15:45) Ranvet BM78 (1600m)
#4 – Mr Dependable @ $3.80 – Bet Now
Mr Dependable finds form early in his campaign and that was a nice effort for fourth fresh up.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained gelding scored back-to-back wins to open his account last time in work, so expect a solid effort on Saturday.
His best racing comes at Randwick and the $3.80 is worth snapping up.
Race 9. (16:25) Sky Racing Active BM78 (1400m)
#3 – Bandersnatch @ $3.50 – Bet Now
Bandersnatch has cost punters a bit of coin this preparation but we’re giving him one more chance.
The Gerald Ryan-trained three-year-old has four wins from 10 starts overall and he is worthy of sticking with.
It could pay to follow any positive betting moves on race day.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.