Wolf’s Group 1 Racing Guide – Saturday, 21 April

The Wolf has analysed the two Group 1 races at Randwick – The Champagne Stakes & The All Aged Stakes! The Wolf is confident that there is plenty of value around these Group 1 races and he is keen to play accordingly!

Champagne Stakes

Not A Single Cent caught the eye of The Wolf last start in the G1 Sires Produce after bolting for a run throughout which resulted in him finishing midfield. He had much more to offer that day and had he received clear room he would have finished much closer. He should get that today from barrier 5 where he can settle midfield before peeling out to give chase. His win prior to last start was full of merit and on that should be very competitive here. Blake Shinn stated “he was virtually untested in the straight which was unfortunate. Lovely horse, he’ll go to the Champagne and be very hard to beat”. Guerrier goes in for second off an outstanding debut win at Hawkesbury which he should have taken plenty of improvement from. The Jean Dubois stable is flying at present and from the inside draw he should be in the finish. El Dorado Dreaming was an eye-catching winner of the G1 Sires Produce last start and should be in the finish again. She’ll get back in the run which is a concern but if she can round them up as she did last start she’ll be in the mix. Outrageous will enjoy the step up to the mile and off his last start placing behind El Dorado Dreaming and must be included in the exotics.

All Aged Stakes

The Wolf is confident that it will pay to forgive Brave Smash as his best form could blow this field away. Prior to his midfield finish in the T.J Smith Stakes he placed in the CF Orr Stakes, then won the G1 Futurity and placed in the Newmarket Handicap, and The Wolf is supremely confident that if he can run up to any of these performances he will win. Mark Zahra takes the reins which is a positive and from barrier 5 he should be able to sit handy on the speed and give them something to run down. It’s Somewhat won the Doncaster Mile last year after electing to lead and if Tim Clark elects to lead from the inside draw he should be in the finish. He’s talented and off two trials should be fit enough to run a race first up from the spell. Hard to ignore the win of Trapeze Artist in the T.J Smith Stakes and he should be even better stepping out over 1400m. Tom Melbourne should run another consistent race without winning and from the draw should be finishing in the top four.