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The Randwick Wrap: March 10

The Randwick Timeform recap featuring a race by race analysis of the Randwick Guineas Day meeting on March 10.

The Randwick Wrap: March 10

The Randwick Wrap featuring a race by race recap of key performers and ones to watch from Randwick Guineas Day at Randwick on March 10.

Kementari stole the show with an emphatic success in the Randwick Guineas, the highest rated victory of the event’s history.

Kementari
Kementari Picture:Steve Hart


Favourite for the Doncaster Mile in four weeks time, the stage could be set for the colt to take on Winx Horseform in the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) next fortnight as his final lead up run.

Another Godolphin colt worth following deeper into the autumn is Viridine Horseform who caught the eye late contesting the Challenge Stakes won by Redzel.

Race 1: Karavali - Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m)

Karavali Horseform is a very consistent mare and was rewarded for it. She’s run to a Timeform rating of 103.

She’s got the black type win now and you’ve got to respect her versatility as well. She’s won over 1000m up to 2000m.

The Epona Stakes over 1900m at Rosehill will be next for her.

It also profiles as a race The Pinnacle Horseform and Nettoyer Horseform should go to as well.

Nettoyer was extremely unlucky in third. She was forced to travel wide but to her credit, kept fighting.

Race 2: I Am Excited - Listed Fireball Stakes (1100m)

I Am Excited Horseform has come back in fantastic order. She ran to a Timeform rating of 110 on Saturday.

It’s her first black type win. She can chase more of it over the next month contesting races like the Darby Munro (1200m) at Rosehill on March 24 then Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) during The Championships.

Going into those races third and fourth up will be ideal.

I Am Excited
I Am Excited Picture:Steve Hart

Acqume Horseform is racing well this prep. She’s found a new level.

Houtzen Horseform was disappointing. Toby Edmonds post race said she was short of a run.

Realistically though, she was very well placed in that race. More was expected from her.

Race 3: Estijaab - Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m)

Estijaab Horseform had to work harder than most of her backers would have liked but she still got it done. We gave the run a Timeform rating of 109. That’s six pounds below her Silver Slipper performance.

It’s full steam ahead to the Golden Slipper for the blueblood now. She’ll look to become the first filly since Overreach Horseform in 2013 to claim the Reisling Stakes - Golden Slipper double.

The placegetters have come from nowhere - Pure Elation Horseform and Sister Sledge Horseform.

Estijaab
Estijaab Picture:Steve Hart

Their chances of a Golden Slipper berth are slim however may not be out of place in a Sires’.

Race 4: Aylmerton - Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m)

Aylemerton was given a beautiful ride by Andrew Adkins. He saved every conceivable bit of ground possible and got there late.

We’ve given the win a Timeform rating of 113+. That is on the low side in terms of Todman Stakes successes.

Aylmerton
Aylmerton Picture:Steve Hart

Regardless, it’s the form line you want heading into the Golden Slipper. Five of the last ten winners of the Golden Slipper have come through the Todman Stakes.

That bodes well for Ef Troop Horseform as well.

Third placegetter Tchaikovsky Horseform probably profiles as a Sires’ type now. He is likely out of time to qualify for the Slipper however is nominated for the Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill this Saturday.

Race 5: Redzel - Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m)

Redzel Horseform has returned to the winner’s circle. Super Too Horseform threw down the gauntlet but in the end he made them look pretty second rate and broke the track record for good measure.

We’ve given the run a Timeform rating of 124. That’s the highest ever winning figure of a Challenge Stakes. Easy Rocking in 2000 and Redzel’s Dad Snitzel in 2006 each ran to 123.

The Team Snowden-trained sprinter is off to the TJ Smith Stakes in four weeks time. He’ll be extremely hard to beat.

Redzel
Redzel Picture:Steve Hart

Jungle Edge and Super Too did well to grab the placings.

Viridine Horseform in fourth produced a strong first up performance. The Arrowfield Sprint next month at Randwick on April 14 is his race.

He’s currently $26 with William Hill. Most bookmakers have him $15 or shorter after Saturday.

Race 6: Happy Clapper - Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m)

What a return! Happy Clapper Horseform was the class horse of the race. He won with a Timeform rating of 124 and gave Pat Webster his first Canterbury Stakes win since At Sea in 1989.

It was Happy Clapper’s first win over this trip. As a rising eight-year-old, a lot of people thought that might be a bit too sharp for him.

He’ll clash with Winx in the George Ryder next start, likely run second there and pocket $190k.

Happy Clapper
Happy Clapper Picture:Steve Hart

Then he’ll be fighting out the finish of a Doncaster Mile two weeks after that.

The Kris Lees duo of Invincible Gem Horseform and Clearly Innocent Horseform were each finding the line nicely. Their preps have kicked off well.

Race 7: Kementari - Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m)

That was brilliant. Kementari has beaten a strong field of colts and won it eased down on the line.

We’ve got him running to 125p. That’s the highest winning figure of the race ever.

Mentality Horseform was the highest rated winner before that.

He’ll take beating in the Doncaster next month with just 51.5kg on his back.

That’s four weeks from now though so it will be interesting to see if he’ll go straight there or have another run.

The George Ryder Stakes in two week’s time would be the logical path. That would mean a clash with Winx Horseform which is a tantalising prospect.

Ace High Horseform was great from a Rosehill Guineas perspective, so were Kaonic Horseform and D’Argento.

Race 8: Sugar Bella - Group 3 Wenona Girl Quality (1200m)

Sugar Bella Horseform was stepping right up in grade for that run and she took it in her stride.

She produced a Timeform rating of 101p.

The mare is a rising five-year-old with just seven runs so the time was right to chase some black type. She’ll likely head toward the Queen Of The Turf from here.

Miss Que Horseform in second is a well bred mare so getting that black type is great for her.

Perizada Horseform in third is as honest as they come. The Canberra-trained mare looked to have the race won at the furlong however simply peaked on her run late.

Race 9: Emperor’s Way - Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m)

Emperor’s Way is flying. That was his fourth straight win. The race unfolded beautifully for him. He was able to land second outside a slow early pace.

From there the Team Snowden runner could just grind it out. He’s run to a Timeform rating of 103.

The four-year-old goes out to the paddock now as a stakes winner and will come back for the spring. A race such as the Craven Plate at the same track and trip could be ideal.

Alward Horseform was unlucky but brave in defeat. The Chris Waller-trained import travelled wide early and that cost him the race.

Racing And Sports




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R7 RANDWICK 10 March 2018
Mostyn Copper Grp R'wick Gneas 3 , 1600m
Race Synopsis: Kementari is now unbeaten in all three starts this preparation and he capped his very promising young career by taking out this Group One race at his ninth start. He was settled nicely back in seventh place (one off the rails) behind a strong pace (first 1000m 59.00) before improving rounding the home turn. He then sprinted quickly, dashed to the front on passing the 200m and went on to score impressively. Pierata settled in fifth place on the rails from his inside barrier (1), improved between runners in the straight and kept fighting gamely for a very good second. Trapeze Artist showed good early pace and crossed to settle outside the leader (Condor) at a solid tempo (first 1000m 59.00). He briefly got to the front at the 300m and then did well in holding on to take third after his early efforts. Ace High settled in sixth place, one off the rails, made a wide move from the 600m to challenge at the 300m. He then kept battling on very well to finish (2.3 lengths) fourth in a good performance at his third start since winning the Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) in November. Siege Of Quebec settled in fourth place, made a wide move approaching the home turn and battled on well for (2.5 lengths) fifth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
3. KEMENTARI (AUS)
4yo H
JAMES CUMMINGS
GLYN SCHOFIELD
56.5
$2.38
 
LONHRO (AUS) - YAVANNA (AUS)
Godolphin
2nd  
5. PIERATA (AUS)
4yo H
GREGORY HICKMAN
COREY BROWN
56.5
$5.50
 
PIERRO (AUS) - NOVEMBER FLIGHT (AUS)
G Hickman, R Wilson, W Clegg, G Clegg, C Clegg, A Gianesi, A Merritt, K Ayton, B Turton, T Bonello, J Zammit, M Aurisch, M Mathews, C Testa, V Sikais, A Carney, Miss T Powers & Steelies Racing Synd (Mgr: L Caff)
Jan 16, 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $160000, G Hickman, NSW
 
3rd  
2. TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS)
4yo H
GERALD RYAN
TIM CLARK
56.5
$10.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - TREPPES (AUS)
 Vieira Racing (Mgr: B Vieira), B Vieira, Mrs S G Vieira, T Vieira, Mrs C Vieira-Choy & J A Choy
4th  1. ACE HIGH (AUS)
4yo H
DAVID PAYNE
TYE ANGLAND
56.5
$21.00
5th  11. SIEGE OF QUEBEC (AUS)
4yo H
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
CHRISTIAN REITH
56.5
$41.00
6th  12. KAONIC (NZ)
4yo H
CHRIS WALLER
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$21.00
7th  10. D'ARGENTO (AUS)
4yo H
CHRIS WALLER
ANDREW ADKINS
56.5
$6.00
8th  13. CONDOR (AUS)
4yo H
PAUL PERRY
JOSH PARR
56.5
$151.00
9th  9. CAPITAL GAIN (AUS)
4yo Gelding
PAUL BUTTERWORTH
A HYERONIMUS
56.5
$201.00
10th  6. SULLY (NZ)
4yo Gelding
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$61.00
11th  4. AGE OF FIRE (AUS)
4yo H
S AUTRIDGE & J RICHARDS
JASON COLLETT
56.5
$51.00
12th  14. TANGMERE (NZ)
4yo H
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.5
$101.00
13th  7. PEACEFUL STATE (AUS)
4yo H
DARREN WEIR
BRAD RAWILLER
56.5
$9.00
14th  8. TANGLED (AUS)
4yo H
CHRIS WALLER
JAY FORD
56.5
$101.00


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