It’s Carrington Stakes Day from the Royal Randwick.
Our team of experts survey the race card to find the best bets of the day.
randwick Race 1
Silent Impact is the short favourite but the value just isn’t there for us. Winner of two in a row, before a disappointing outing at Kembla Grange, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained sprinter has trialed twice since then and looked improved in both.
But we’ll be siding with the value proposition of Subterranean. Son of Rebel Dane, Matty Dunn looks to have him ready to go after an indifferent spring.
Has won against better fields than this and at the price looks a great shot to return to winning form.
Suggested Bet: Subterranean each way at $7.50 the win and $3.20 the place
randwick race 6
On the back of some impressive racing, and an enthusiastic endorsement from Inside The Barriers’ Bryan Martin, Toomuchtobear is our best bet of the day.
Trained by Chris Waller and sired by Press Statement the gelding has four wins and four placings from nine starts.
Even the losses have looked good, last start at Kensington he was a bit too eager at the start but battled home bravely, showing heart and an appetite for distance.
Jason Collett gets the ride, and they’ve enjoyed success before. Will be fighting to the line and hard to beat.
Suggested Bet: Toomuchtobear $2.05
Suggest Exotic: Boxed Trifecta 4, 8, 11
randwick race 8
Been a bit unlucky this preparation but don’t let it distract you from how fine a racer this horse is.
Lost by less than a detached ear last week in Gold Coast and the fact that Annabel Neasham is confident enough to bring him down to Sydney for the Listed Carrington Stakes is inspiring.
Three places in a row, a strong record at this distance and positioned well, from barrier 11, to roll forward and control from in front, this race shapes nicely for him.
A $7 favourite shows how competitive this race should be but we’re happy to be behind Kathy O’Hara and Holyfield.
Suggested Bet: Holyfield $7
Randwick race 10
Looked quite good on presumption despite finishing 5th and should be much better for the ride.
The favourite here, Waihaha Falls, drops down a grade after breaking the hearts of punters on Boxing Day. The $3.6 price is far too short for our liking, in what we see to be an open field to finish off the day.
Matty Dunn and Hugh Bowman both know how to win at Randwick and at the $12 price the value is just juicy enough to warrant an each way ticket.
Suggested Bet: Badoosh each way at $12 the win and $3.8 the place