With reputations and premierships on the line, mid-week racing has never been so important! With seven competitive races on the Warwick Farm program, find out who our experts are keeping their eyes on.
Warwick Farm Race 4
#3 Miss Dior
Miss Dior turned heads fresh at Randwick. The Brazen Beau mare will appreciate the drop-in class on Wednesday, and she looks perfectly placed meeting easier opposition. Her record at the distance is exceptional, and she looks ready to explode after a recent barrier trial. The Snowden camp is training winners for fun, and there has been a flood of money since markets opened. Hard to toss!
Narito can bounce back after a disappointing performance for his new stable. The Maurice gelding traditionally races well second-up, and the drop back to the 1000m could prove the winning difference. From barrier eight, he will drift back and watch the race unfold, and if he doesn’t get too far out of his ground during the middle stages of the race, I expect him to make his presence felt late. His winning record is the primary concern.
Secret Revolution is too consistent to dismiss. The Russian Revolution gelding is always thereabouts, and he caught the eye last start at Randwick in a hot-form race. The rising four-year-old can sit midfield with cover, and if Reece Jones presses the go button at the right time, he can loom to win when the whips are cracking—the length of his preparation may be his undoing.
Suggested Bet: Miss Dior @ $14.00
Warwick Farm Race 5
#7 Mystic Mermaid
Mystic Mermaid is ready to win! Both runs this preparation have been full of merit, and I expect her to peak third-up from a spell. The step out to the mile is advantageous, and she can get the run of the race from the perfect inside draw. The Fastnet Rock mare has further natural improvement to come, and I suspect she is ready to produce a career-defining campaign. Big watch!
Mascaret has been good without threatening this preparation. The Dubawi mare strips fitter, and she finds her pet distance on Wednesday. The Chris Waller polish must be respected, and the rising five-year-old boasts the best-exposed form in the race. From the wide gate, she will drift back and find her feet, and if she can find an extra gear from the tail, she can greet the judge before her rivals. Her recent winning record is the primary concern.
Lovetheinvasion was rock-solid fresh at Randwick. The Time For War mare will appreciate the step out in distance, and she has raced well second-up previously. From the middle gate, she can jump positively and contest for the lead, and if she can find the pole position during the race’s early stages, she may prove hard to run down. The length of time spent out of the winner’s circle is the biggest deterrent.
Suggested Bet: Mystic Mermaid @ $7.50
Warwick Farm Race 6
#6 Ruby Flyer
Ruby Flyer is having a breakthrough campaign. The Flying Artie mare was a dominant last-start winner at Newcastle, and she deserves her shot at this level. The apprentice claim puts her into all winning conversations, and her record at the mile is exceptional. From barrier six, she can sit midfield with cover, and if she is presented to the middle of the track at the right time, I expect her to fight out the finish. This is her acid test!
Olympic Gaze can bounce back after a disappointing performance first-up from a spell. His record at the distance is too good to ignore, and he traditionally performs well at this level. The inside draw will allow him to sit closer to the speed, and if the gaps appear as the field enters the home straight, he can figure at a decent price. His second-up record is the primary concern.
Alfano was an impressive last-start winner at Kembla Grange. The Rubick gelding is ready for the step out in distance, and if he can handle the sharp class rise, he can continue on his winning ways. His racing style and pattern will always require luck in transit. Over the odds!
Suggested Bet: Ruby Flyer @ $3.20
Warwick Farm Race 7
#6 Powerful Peg
Powerful Peg is ready to win third-up from a spell. Both runs, this preparation has been good without threatening, and she looks well placed dropping back to mid-week company. The form around her has stood up all campaign, and she has been crying out for the 1400m. She will ping From the wide alley to the front, and if they allow her to dictate the tempo throughout, it could be curtains a long way from home. The inform Dylan Gibbons takes the mount, and I expect the Kris Lees factor will attract further market support.
Strombus is in winning form. The Territories gelding made a mess of his rival’s last start at Randwick, and he has been freshened since with a recent eye-catching barrier trial. From barrier fourteen, he will drift back and look for some cover, and if he can find a spot in the running line without spending too much petrol, he can figure late. His fate may be determined early.
Able Willie is too consistent to dismiss. He rarely misses a place and is a must for all broader multiples and exotics. From the middle alley, he will push forward in search of the lead, and if he wins the speed battle early, he may prove hard to run down. The allocated weight and his recent winning record are among the primary concerns.
Suggested Bet: Powerful Peg @ $5.50