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Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 15

Sydney Specials for Randwick on September 15 featuring a best bet and each way play by Form Analyst Alex Steedman.

Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 15

A highly impressive import should continue his march to Group 1 level contesting the Kingston Town Stakes.

Avilius Horseform contests the Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at Randwick as he looks to commence his time in Australia with three wins from as many starts.

Avilius
Avilius Picture:(Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)


The son of Pivotal impressed over the mile first up and then handled testing conditions to claim the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (1900m) at Rosehill three week’s ago.

While talented mare I Am Serious Horseform kept things sporting, there was a touch of class about his win.

Rider Glyn Schofield didn’t even pull the whip on the French import who let down beautifully once clear inside the final 300m and put more than three lengths back to third.

Rising to the 2000m third run from a spell appears ideal for the four-year-old who is still yet to reach the level he achieved when second to Cracksman Horseform in the Group 2 Prix Niel (2400m) 12 months ago.

Saturday’s Kingston Town Stakes certainly profiles as his toughest assignment in Australia to date however knowing just how far there is to go before the Godolphin import reaches his ceiling, he can be supported with confidence.

From there, it should be a case of full steam ahead to the Group 1 Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on September 29 for which he is currently a $4.00 favourite.

Single Bullet
Single Bullet Picture:Racing and Sports

In the final event of the day, Single Bullet Horseform at a near double figure quote contesting the Benchmark 88 E Group Security Handicap (1200m).

A winner of the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes as a two-year-old, Single Bullet’s three-year-old season promised plenty to begin with at Group level however went out with a whimper over the summer months.

Connections elected to geld the son of Not A Single Doubt who looked good resuming in a strong Benchmark 78 (1100m) at Rosehill a fortnight ago.

He ran third behind a pair of stakes performed mares in and will have no doubt taken good improvement from the run which came off a solid spell.

Trainer Gary Portelli has kept the four-year-old ticking over with a trial and finds a race where everything looks set to fall into place.

The gelding maps to get a charmed run in behind the speed from barrier 3 and carries zero deadweight after Sam Weatherley’s 2kg claim.

Single Bullet faces a formidable Godolphin duo at the top of the weights in the form of Trekking Horseform and Marsupial Horseform however with a 6kg and 5.5kg weight advantage over the pair, he can be fighting out the finish with them and even upstaging the pair.

Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 15

Best Of The Day: R8; #5 Avilius @ $2.40

Each Way Play: R9; #11 Single Bullet @ $9.00

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R8 RANDWICK 15 September 2018
Kingston Town Stakes 3U , 2000m
Race Synopsis: Now unbeaten in three Australian starts, Godolphin-raced import Avilius looks on track for The Metropolitan (Gr 1, 2400m) at Randwick on September 29 after another impressive win here. He was again ridden quietly by Glyn Schofield and settled back in 12th place, before improving (between runners) rounding the home turn. He then again produced his great turn of foot, hit the front at the 50m and went on to score comfortably. Brimham Rocks raced in sixth place, on the rails, got along the inner at the 200m and then fought well for a good second. I Am Serious raced in second place, got to the front at the 200m and she then held on well for third in another very honest performance. Patrick Erin battled on for fourth while Big Duke (fifth) ran on strongly from second last at the home turn, One Foot In Heaven (sixth) also made ground while Libran came from last in the 16-horse field to finish (3.4 lengths) seventh.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. AVILIUS (GB)
4yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
GLYN SCHOFIELD
56.0
$2.88
 
PIVOTAL (GB) - ALESSANDRIA (GB)
Godolphin
2nd  
18. BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
55.0
$8.00
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - COLIMA (IRE)
F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, J T C Lake, N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N R J Werrett), Milo Racing (Mgr: T J D Merlehan), F E Ferrari, The Estate Of The Late Lindsay Carrucan, M S Burn, Walker Racing & Bloodstock (Mgr: L A Walker), R Smith, I Bruce & K H Warriner
3rd  
15. I AM SERIOUS (AUS)
5yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
JAY FORD
53.0
$10.00
 
CHOISIR (AUS) - BUT I'M SERIOUS (AUS)
R J Haire, Mrs J M Haire & Ms R G Haire
 Apr 15, 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Scone, $30000
 
4th  11. PATRICK ERIN (NZ)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
TOMMY BERRY
55.0
$16.00
5th  1. BIG DUKE (IRE)
6yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
TYE ANGLAND
57.0
$31.00
6th  2. ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE)
6yo Rig
CHRIS WALLER
JOSH PARR
57.0
$31.00
7th  4. LIBRAN (IRE)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
56.0
$9.00
8th  6. TESTASHADOW (AUS)
7yo Gelding
GARY PORTELLI
JIM BYRNE
56.0
$101.00
9th  12. ALWARD (IRE)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
JAMES MCDONALD
55.0
$9.00
10th  3. CLASSIC UNIFORM (AUS)
6yo Gelding
GARY MOORE
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE
57.0
$67.00
11th  8. SEDANZER (AUS)
5yo Mare
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
TIM CLARK
55.0
$7.00
12th  9. SATONO RASEN (JPN)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
COREY BROWN
55.0
$51.00
13th  17. SALSONIC (AUS)
5yo Gelding
JASON COYLE
KATHY O'HARA
57.0
$101.00
14th  10. EMPEROR'S WAY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
ANDREW ADKINS
55.0
$31.00
15th  14. EMBLEY (AUS)
7yo Gelding
BJORN BAKER
JASON COLLETT
55.0
$151.00
16th  13. PRINCE CHERI (FR)
9yo H
JOHN O'SHEA
CHRISTIAN REITH
55.0
$201.00


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