It’s a big day at Randwick with the running of the $2,000,000 Invitation and the $1,000,000 Bondi.
The BetDeluxe best bets for the Randwick card find plenty of value.
Randwick race 3
#5 Able Willie
As far as debut wins are concerned, not much more could have been asked of Able Willie after he trotted in over 1250 metres at Randwick Kensington in his first race start.
The fact Chris Waller has taken him straight to the black-type Saturday race speaks volumes of the stable’s opinion of this galloper.
His turn-of-foot and acceleration when he is slipped a bit of rein looks far superior to anything this field has to offer.
Map looks a little bit awkward, but even if he ends up midfield and three wide without cover, he should travel comfortably enough in the run to still be able to use the dash he showed on debut.
Suggested Bet: Able Willie win at $2
Randwick race 5
Loves doing his racing when he has the freshness in his legs first-up from a spell.
He is a two from two when racing at his first run for a campaign and looks like he will make it three-from-three after some nice barrier trials leading into event.
Barrier five is perfect for him and he has good acceleration off the mark which is going to hold him in good stead here.
The dry Randwick weather will ensure we get a good track on the day which will only give us more confidence with his best form coming on top of the ground.
Suggested Bet: Criaderas win at $3.5
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 1, 2, 4
Randwick race 8
Returned to winning ways in the Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) and looks set to go on with it.
He hit the line hard and was running away from his opposition and his main rival in this race in the form of Coastwatch.
After the post he was further ahead and it suggests the rise to the mile is going to be perfect for him.
The race looks like it is going to suit his running style with a hot lead speed to be set by Dufresne, which allow Hilal to get into stride, find a spot with cover and then fly home over the top as he did last start.
Suggested Bet: Hilal win at $2.35
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 1 & 2
Randwick race 9
The Punter’s Prince has got Entriviere on top in the runner-by-runner preview, which is justified.
But if you are looking for each-way value in the race, Vangelic looks a fantastic bet.
She gets the lead in this race with Tim Clark aboard and can control the speed.
She was super unlucky in the Silver Eagle (1300m) at Randwick last start and can atone for that luckless at nice each-way odds.
Suggested Bet: Vangelic each-way at $9 the win and $3 the place.