Azkadellia (Randwick Race 8, No.3)
Azkadellia will be crowned Queen Of The Turf says The Wolf. This mare has been brilliant all autumn with a win and three placings to her name. She was very game in defeat in the Doncaster last week behind Winx and was pipped for second by Happy Clapper who she only got half a kilo off. She’s on the quick back-up and the only previous time she’s run off a seven-day turnaround she turned in that monster Myer Classic run in the spring against the bias. Wet track. Mile trip. Ollie back on. Middle gate. Her race to lose.
Prized Icon (Randwick Race 1, No.1)
Think the Baillieu form will reign supreme in the Fernhill to open the meeting at Randwick. Crown Him and Obscura were both eye catchers in that race but they’ll give away a tactical edge to Prized Icon who’ll be up near the front dictating. Blinkers back on is a big tick as is the step out to the mile. Hugh Bowman back aboard too.
Kenjorwood (Sandown Race 9, No.1)
He was enormous last start behind He Or She and the QE favourite The United States. He set a red hot tempo in the Blamey but was somehow still thereabouts at the finish with his fellow leader capitulating. Won’t lose anything from being transferred from Moody to Maher and the month between runs is a big tick. It ensures he won’t be flat after such a monster run.
Griante (Randwick Race 10, No.2)
Got her dues in the Galaxy last start after a luckless duck egg in the Oakleigh Plate. Goes up 7kg for her Galaxy win but drops back to her own sex and to Group Two company. Fell Swoop, Dothraki and English all franked the form in the TJ Smith. Has run well with big weights in the past so it’s of little concern here. She ran a terrific second to Avoid Lightning in this race last year (was also wet) and she’s going even better at the moment.
1,3 / 3 / 1,2,5,12 / 2,6,9.
1,2,4 / 2,3,7,9 / 1,2,6 / 1,10.
Better Not Blue (Randwick Race 3, No.2)
Five different provincial qualifying races come together for the Championships Final and The Wolf is banking on the Wyong leg to prove strongest. For one, they broke the track record! There was nothing to split Supreme Effort, His Majesty and Better Not Blue but like the way BNB surged again on the line. The swap from Wyong to Randwick looks right up his alley and the wet track suits.
Australian Oaks (Randwick)
Happy Hannah put the writing on the wall in the Vinery. She hammered the line and will be doing the same in her grand final. Can run outstanding sectionals. Snownde polish and Shinn steers. Must include Honesta and Capella in everything off their Vinery runs too. Jameka is the class runner but there is a big risk she could be flattened by her Derby run.
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (Randwick)
Japonisme brings far superior form lines into this. Thought he was outstanding in the G1 William Reid charging to the line behind Holler and Flamberge. Bowman sticks and the wet track won’t be to blame if he goes under. Think Petits Filous is a star filly and wanted to be in her corner but 1200m is a genuine query, especially on wet, and don’t think it’ll play out for her from barrier 13. Counterattack and Spill The Beans next best.