The Mark Newnham trained gelding progressed through the grades nicely last prep, with two wins and two placings from five starts.
Arguably the most impressive win of that campaign was when he carried 60.5kg on a Heavy 8 over the mile at Randwick, which ticks a few boxes for this run.
The following form stats for this galloper suggest he's a genuine winning chance:
Soft track: 3:2-1
Heavy track: 1:1-0-0
At Randwick: 7:3-1-0
Jumping from the wide barrier, regular jockey Josh Parr can push forward and sit on-pace. From there he'll have the option of either heading to the lead or taking cover, depending on how the track is playing.
Newnham has suggested that Quackerjack will be aimed at the Villiers Stakes later in the year. You'd think he would need to take care of these with that goal in my mind.
Royal Randwick Race 6 Tip #1 Noire $5.00
This Foxwedge mare has produced two solid runs this prep and is set to peak third-up.
At her first-up run in the Group Two Sheraco Stakes, she was forced wide in the straight before running on strongly in the worst going. She managed to finish 2.1 lengths off subsequent winner Mizzy, in what was a gutsy effort.
Her second-up run when stepping up sharply in distance, came in the Group Two Shannon Stakes. Sitting last on the home turn in that run, she made up significant ground to finish 2.2 lengths off the talented Mister Sea Wolf.
Now third-up, she'll be rock hard fit and is ready to produce a peak rating.
Her record on rain affected tracks is impressive, with two wins and four placings from eight attempts. Notably two of those placings came in Group Two company on Heavy tracks.
From barrier 11, expect jockey Nash Rawiller to sit at the back of the field before peeling wide in search for the best ground. Look for the mare to then fly over the top late.
She's the class runner in the race, who is well in at the weights. If the track conditions allow the back-markers to make up ground, she's the one you want to be backing.