Analyst: Matt Buckland
Mar 12, 2018 12:55 AM
Saturday racing wrap. Who to watch from Saturday's racing action.
Randwick played very fairly but very fast. Track records were broken in numerous races and winners came from everywhere, so there was no bias, just a lightning quick track! Flemington had a highway up the rail as all winners came down the ‘road’ that emerged early in the day and it was very hard for anything to make ground outside that lane, except for one very special run from Redkirk Warrior.
Kings Will Dream is a beauty. His win in the second race at Flemington took his stats for this prep to four-from-four and he keeps jumping the bar. He won in nice style on Saturday and looks hard to beat.
Speaking of Kings, how good was King’s Command? He made it back-to-back wins in the following race at Flemington, as he booted home to win by 5L and didn’t give anything else a chance. The race was all over with 200m to go, a fantastic run.
Redkirk Warrior is a superstar, he absolutely loves running down the Flemington straight and was so tough to the line in the Newmarket. Two big wins in a row and it’s no wonder David Hayes says he’s the best straight racing horse he’s ever trained.
Redzel bounced back into the winner’s circle with another track record in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes at Randwick. He showed an awesome turn of foot to fly home over the final 200m and score in style, making the others look like they were in quicksand.
Happy Clapper underlined his credentials as a brilliant fresh horse with another impressive win in the sixth race at Randwick. He was too strong for them late and powered away to score. He’s in for another great prep and will be a force to be reckoned with in the Doncaster.
Not A Single Cent was brilliant in the fourth at Flemington. He was so unlucky first-up and all roads pointed towards a big run on Saturday and he didn’t disappoint. He was looking for a run and once it came he stormed home over the final 150m. There is only upside with this colt.
Ones to watch
Sister Sledge was awesome in her first start in the third at Randwick. She was so tough and to be able to get that close to a rock hard fit Estijaab means this filly is definitely one for the black book.
Tchaikovsky is another who is on the up after a good showing in the fourth race at Randwick. Two good runs now from this colt for a third and a fifth, a win won’t be too far away and I’m interested to see where the Snowden’s place him next.
Jungle Edge was huge! He’s a well renowned wet tracker so to do what he did in the Challenge Stakes, on that hard fast Randwick track means he’s come back in great order and if the skies open next time, he will be very hard to beat.
Ventura Storm has put two great runs together this prep. A solid third in the Australian Cup after a nice fourth first-up, he’s heading in the right direction and I’ll be backing him as he continues to get out over further in his next couple of starts.
Aylmerton is another who looks to be a very promising colt. Two wins from two starts, one on the soft and one on the good going proves that he can do it in all conditions. He had a big run up the rail on Saturday in the Group 2 Todman Stakes, where he was very tough to the line. I’m looking forward to seeing him in a couple of weeks in the Slipper if they head that way with him, the $20 we got yesterday won’t be around again though unfortunately!