Ranvet Stakes (SR6)
– Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady
has won both of her races this preparation including a Group one over this trip at her last start and can record a third win in four Australian starts here. She has a good turn of speed and will get a good run from the inside draw. Australian Cup winner Manighar
has been racing in fine form this campaign and warrants respect, as does Southern Speed
, who finished just behind him at Flemington. Shoot Out
were both good in the Chipping Norton Stakes and are the best of the Sydney horses.
Selections: Scarlett Lady, Manighar, Shoot Out, Rangirangdoo
Coolmore Classic (SR7) **TattsBet $33,647 Trifecta Jackpot**
is the best three year-old filly in Sydney but is yet to tackle the older horses, so could be worth risking at a short price. Steps In Time
has done nothing wrong during this preparation, winning each of her three starts. Although she will have a tough task getting to the front from barrier 12, she is sure to run well. Triple Group one winner Yosei
excels three runs into a preparation and could belie her big odds, while Secret Admirer
and King’s Rose
also warrant respect as winners at the highest level. Red Tracer
has missed a place only once in her career and will again be in the finish, particularly if she gets a favoured wet track.
Selections: Steps In Time, Red Tracer, Yosei, Streama
**TattsBet $946 Daily Double Jackpot (SR8 & SR9)**
Phar Lap Stakes (SR8)
– Wild And Proud
backs up just seven days after flopping in the Randwick Guineas and is the key runner in this race. If he jumps well from barrier one and goes straight to the front, he will be tough to run down. Fontelina
meets Wild And Proud
much better at the weights for a narrow defeat here last month and can be easily forgiven for a poor run in the Australian Guineas when draw wide. That’s The One
ran well in that race and looks well placed here under the set weight conditions, while Rekindled Alliance
should go well although he prefers a firm track.
Selections: Fontelina, Wild And Proud, That’s The One, Rekindled Alliance
Maurice McCarten Stakes (SR9) **TattsBet $10,199 Exacta Jackpot**
- Karuta Queen
is a real speedster and looks well placed in this race to record a seventh career success at just her fifteenth start. Despite having to contend with an awkward draw, she should run well. Riva De Lago
went through the grades at the end of last year and should be running on strongly in a contest that appears to have plenty of pace. Parables
is another that will appreciate a good tempo, while Title
are other place chances.
Selections: Karuta Queen, Parables, Riva De Lago, Title