Sunday, June 16, 2024

Race-by-race preview and tips for Tuesday meeting at Kembla Grange

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Race 3 – 1:45pm: MULLET CREEK MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200m)

13. Major Look had three starts in October, November and December of last year, and finished third in the second of them at Wyong when an odds-on favourite. His other two runs were solid enough and since returning from the spell he’s had two trials and finished fourth in each of them.

Dangers: 5. Erotas is on debut here and has had two trials in which she’s performed well in each of them. She’s in a good stable and has drawn well, and should give a good sight. 8. Goodlucktome has won his two latest trials and is primed to run well here, while 2. Extremely Frilly has been placed in each of her five starts since resuming from a spell and she can figure in the money again here.

How to play it: Major Look WIN


5. Monte Kate had some solid city form to her name, including a solid eighth behind Spring Lee at Canterbury, before being beaten in the last stride here when second last time out. She can go one better here.

Dangers: 1. Runwiththetide was placed in a couple of Randwick runs at the end of last year when not beaten far in either of them. He ran second in a trial at this track before resuming with a seventh at Rosehill. He can improve on that here and take plenty of beating. 2. Undivided resumed at Gosford with a down-the-track effort, but is capable of sharp improvement. 3. Close Encounter won at this track before a solid enough effort at Hawkesbury last time out. He has the talent to give this a shake.

How to play it: Monte Kate WIN


8. Divine Ella was a trial winner at this track before debuting with a fourth at Wagga earlier this month. She followed that up with a good fourth on the Kensington track at Randwick and only needs to run up to that effort in order to be a leading contender in this.

Dangers: 5. Mega Flight has finished third in each of his two starts since resuming from a spell at this track, and he only needs to run up to those efforts to be a chance again here. 2. Coastal Groove was placed at Newcastle at his latest start, and he can show up again here with a repeat of that effort. 4. Irish Bliss has been placed in two of his three starts, both since resuming from a spell, and he can figure in the money again here.

How to play it: Divine Ella WIN

Race 6 – 3:35pm: UP YOU GO BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1600m)

6. Pink Baroque enjoyed a good run at Newcastle when last produced and hit the line well to score an emphatic victory. She’s shown plenty of talent in her career, and she now has three wins to her name. She can go on with the job here.

Dangers: 1. Toretto hit the line well in a couple of Canberra runs, including a second at that track two starts ago. He again ran home well when going down narrowly when fourth in the Parkes Cup last time out, and is ready to peak now. 2. McGeehan was close-up when fourth on the Kensington track at his latest start and can figure here with a repeat, while 8. Wild Calm won at Goulburn three starts ago and hasn’t been too far away since then.

How to play it: Pink Baroque WIN


5. Emmadella is a two-time winner, and she resumed from a spell with a handy effort when finishing fifth at Canterbury when hitting the line well. She backed that up with another solid effort when again hitting the line well to finish fourth at Scone. She should be hitting the line well again.

Dangers: 8. Headley Grange resumed from a spell and did the job well to score a first-up win at this track in March. He followed that up with a good second behind the handy Briasa and has since finished third on the Kensington track at Randwick. This looks well within his reach. 1. Herb hit the line well to score at this track last Saturday week, and only needs a little luck from the wide draw in order to be a leading chance again. 3. Epicus wasn’t beaten too far when running fifth at Wyong at his latest start and could figure in the placings here.

How to play it: Emmadella WIN

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