The best mid-week racing in New South Wales comes to us from Kensington this Wednesday. The small but competitive meeting will play an important role in determining the jockey and trainers’ premierships. As we head into the pointy end of the racing season, can anyone catch James Mcdonald or Chris Waller, who look home and hosed in the race for the Sydney Premiership?
Kensington Race 3
Demitasse is flying this campaign! The Shalaa gelding caught the eye late at Gosford before proving too strong at Randwick at his latest. From a middle gate, he can drift back and find his feet during the early stages, and if he doesn’t get too far out of his ground, he can gobble up his rivals late. He has a massive engine and turn of foot, and if he is presented at the right time, I expect him to figure in the finish. The rise in class is his biggest challenge.
Ready To Humble is racing better than his form suggests. He wasn’t disgraced first-up and looks dangerous jumping from the perfect inside barrier. He is a winner second-up previously, and the step out in distance is ideal. I expect him to roll forward in search of the lead, and if he is left to his own devices on top of the speed, this race could be over before the final furlong. His recent winning record is the primary concern.
Victory Lane was game in defeat at Rosehill at his latest outing. The Invader gelding strips fitter here, and he should get the run of the race jumping from barrier three. If the leaders spend their pennies early, he could be Johnny on the spot late! He is a must for all wider exotics and multiples.
Suggested Bet: Demitasse @ $2.45
Kensington Race 4
#2 Sky Out
Sky Out is racing in great spirit. The Adlerflug gelding savaged the line last start at Ballarat, and he meets easier opposition here. From barrier three, the Maher and Eustace trained five-year-old should get the gun run in transit, and if he runs out a strong 2400m, he is the one to beat. The 1.5kg apprentice claim is advantageous, and the inform Dylan Gibbons could ride a broomstick to victory at present. Hard to toss!
Herself can make a winning debut for her new trainer John O’Shea. The Redwood mare was ok without threatening last-start at Rosehill, and she is ready to produce a peak performance for the preparation. She handles the sting out of the ground, and if she doesn’t get too far out of her ground during the middle stages, she can round up her rivals late.
California Grass is winning for fun at present! The Al Maher Filly was impressive at Newcastle before producing a professional performance at Wyong. She is ready for the step out in distance at this stage of her campaign, and with even luck in transit, I expect her to figure. The class rise is her biggest challenge.
Suggested Bet: Sky Out @ $4.00
Kensington Race 5
#1 Sophia's Magic
Sophia’s Magic is set to fire first-up from a spell. The Charm Spirit mare has performed well fresh previously, and her two recent barrier trials will have her cherry ripe for this event. From barrier three, the rising six-year-old can camp on the leaders back, and if she is fully wound up for a first-up tilt, she can take the winning gap. It may pay to watch for any significant market moves.
Star Impact is racing well. The Mikki Isle mare was an impressive winner at Wyong at her latest outing, and her record over the journey must be respected. From barrier two, she will roll forward and take luck out of the equation, and if she can catch her rivals napping mid-race, it could be curtains a long way from home. She will give a good sight!
Principessa is knocking on the door! The Vadamos mare has finished in the quinella her past three starts, and her next win is just around the corner. A middle gate provides her options; if she can get some cover in transit, I expect her to charge home like a freight train late. She will always need luck with her pattern and style of racing.
Suggested Bet: Sophia’s Magic @ $8.50
Kensington Race 6
#3 Impactfull Miss
The undefeated Impactfull Miss can extend her winning streak on Wednesday. The Real Impact filly has been clinical in both victories, and she looks well-placed to notch up another win. The Annabel Neasham-trained three-year-old will roll forward and control the tempo, and if she can pinch some cheap sectional throughout, the fat lady will be singing before they straighten. The 3kg apprentice claim is advantageous, and the early market support indicates another forward performance.
One Destiny is flying at present. The Super One gelding has recorded back-to-back wins and looks well-placed to record a hat trick. His record at the distance must be respected, and he should be rock-hard fit at this stage of his preparation. If he can find a spot in the running line from the wide gate, I expect the big boy to be savaging the line late. His fate may be determined during the first furlong.
Secret Revolution is too classy to dismiss. The Russian Revolution is racing consistently this campaign, and he was a dominant winner last start at Muswellbrook. He looks dangerous jumping from the perfect inside draw, and the Peter and Paul Snowden polish must be respected. The grandstand weight is the primary concern.
Suggested Bet: Impactfull Miss @ $8.50