Randwick Race 3, No.6 Miss Royale
Miss Royale is a very smart mare says The Wolf. She won with authority racing out of her grade first-up before going down narrowly to Selita. Meets that runner 5kg better off at the weights and gets out to 1400m. Tipping she’ll love Randwick too. There are big raps on young apprentice hoop Andrew Adkins. Here’s your chance to endear yourself to The Wolf early in the career. In the all-conquering Chris Waller stable, don’t be surprised if Miss Royale eventually measures up in Stakes company.
Flemington Race 6, No.4 Hellbent
The Wolf’s faith in this boom colt has waned marginally but the big tick ahead of his assignment in the rich 250k Inglis Dash is the blinkers going on first time. Had every possible chance at his latest outing but when punters expected him to dash away, he just batted to the line and was nabbed on the post. Has trialled up since then in the shades and went very nicely. He’ll be all the better for his Coolmore outing down the straight too.
Sunshine Coast Race 2, No.11 Three Sheets
This horse is very close to another win. The Wolf expected him to be tried over 1400m at his next outing after running on for second at the Gold Coast. Stays at 1200m at his fifth run in this campaign but gets the long Sunshine Coast straight to wind up. Tegan Harrison rides, barrier 8 and 54kg. Very happy to be shopping at around the $4 quote.
Randwick Race 4, No.6 Emerald City
Looks ready to win third-up out to the 2000m. Won well third-up last campaign and with a similar preparation, can repeat the dose. Did enough first-up before striking traffic second-up. Drops to 54kg and handles the sting out.
Randwick Race 9, No.14 Cabeza De Vaca
Looks a very open race to close the meeting at Randwick and this four-year-old in the Waterhouse yard ticks a few boxes. He’ll lead, give a kick and dig in for the fight. Expect him to look under siege in the straight but he’s got ticker this galloper. Has built a record of 5:2-1-2 at the provincials and looks ready for town now. Won well last start at Kembla but still looked in need of the run. Impressed third-up last campaign.
1,4 / 1,2,8 / 4,10,11 / 2, 4,5,6.
1,3,5,6 / 1,2,3 / 2,6,11 /1,2,14.
Chester Manifold Stakes (Flemington)
Sarajevo is the early favourite which creates plenty of opportunities according to The Wolf, as he’s a galloper he’s always keen to take on. Has only won two from 12 and is suss at the trip. The Wolf expects Tried And Tired to be fighting out the finish. He looks ready to fire third-up after two nice runs and gets out to his pet 1400m trip (11:3-3-1). Tudor looks the only natural leader in the race which should give Zahra the chance to push up to be on his shoulder and get all of the on pace favours.
Summer Sprint (Randwick)
Diamond Oasis comes off a dominant win in the Bat Out Of Hell at the Gold Coast . Gets the services of J-Mac here too. Hard to knock anything other than the $3.40 price. Boss Lane drops back to 1000m but don’t think that’ll worry him and he loves Randwick (13:4-1-2). All that said, The Wolf wants to have a ticket with Big Money’s name on it. Has won nine from 19 and although he went winless last campaign he didn’t have much luck and it was deeper grade. The 3kg claim sees him in okay with 60kg.