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Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 16

Sydney Specials for Colgate Optic White Stakes Day at Randwick on September 16 featuring a best bet and each way play by Form Analyst Alex Steedman.

Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 16

It should be a case of third time lucky this campaign for Tom Melbourne who contests the Bill Ritchie Handicap at Randwick on Saturday.

Tom Melbourne
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Tom Melbourne has finished second in each of his runs this campaign, seconds which could have just as easily been wins had the gelding enjoyed the rub of the green on either occasion.

Transferred to Chris Waller over the winter, Tom Melbourne Horseform was luckless on resuming in an Open Handicap before finishing second to Happy Clapper Horseform in the Tramway Handicap (1400m).


The son of Dylan Thomas on that occasion was caught wide no cover throughout on that occasion and after striking the front a long way from home, fought bravely against one of the early Epsom favourites.

A fortnight later he drops back to Group 3 level contesting the Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m).

It looks a suitable race for a gelding deserving of a win on his way to an Epsom tilt in a fortnight’s time.

There is an abundance of value across the nine race program at Randwick on Saturday.

Goodfella Horseform is an example of this contesting the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m).

The son of Snitzel resumes after a two-year-old season where he was stakes placed and also produced a fast closing fourth behind Houtzen Horseform in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast.

He has trialled twice in readiness for this and returns to the races with a Tongue Tie applied.

It is also worth noting he’s also had a tie-back operation since that maiden campaign.

Goodfella off his Magic Millions run rates highly amongst this field and knowing he’s had a tie-back operation since then, there is the potential it has sparked further improvement.

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Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 16

Best Of The Day: R4; #3 Tom Melbourne @ $3.20

Each Way Play: R3; #3 Goodfella @ $16.00

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R4 RANDWICK 16 September 2017
Bill Ritchie Hcp 3U , 1400m
Race Synopsis: Comin’ Through came into Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) calculations by staging a game effort in winning here. He began well and settled outside the leader (Burning Passion). He put pressure on that runner on turning for home, then after quite a battle, got the upper hand to win narrowly but quite impressively. Tom Melbourne raced in fourth place, one out and one back, going a bit keenly in stages. He challenged at the 200m and kept fighting on well for second, beaten a head. Blazing Passion showed good pace to lead and battled strongly when challenged in the straight for a close-up third. Pajaro was last in the seven-horse field and caught the eye in running on late for fourth, beaten only a half length in a good first up effort.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
7. COMIN' THROUGH (AUS)
4yo H
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL WALKER
53.0
$2.25
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MICA'S PRIDE (AUS)
Go Bloodstock (Mgr: Sir O G Glenn)
2nd  
3. TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BLAKE SHINN
57.0
$3.25
 
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) - ROSHANAK (IRE)
O T I Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), Kiwiana, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, D & Mrs D Miller, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, W Bowker, J Higgins, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
3rd  
4. BURNING PASSION (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MARK NEWNHAM
TIM CLARK
56.0
$5.50
 
NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) - DEARNESS (AUS)
 S G Darby, P M Chilton, S A Mitchell, S W Boyd, M A Macrae, Ms L J Britton, J Bedford, Mrs S L Oldham, J D Porter, P R Clifford, R S Wallace, W Davis, D Harding, W Leong Mun, B D Oppy & Mrs S Leong Mun, U P T (Mgr: B R Frazer)
4th  6. PAJARO (NZ)
7yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
ANDREW ADKINS
54.5
$61.00
5th  9. NO DOUBT (AUS)
5yo H
A & E CUMMINGS
JEFF PENZA
53.0
$11.00
6th  8. NEW TIPPERARY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
JOSEPH PRIDE
BRENTON AVDULLA
53.5
$13.00
7th  2. HAVANA COOLER (IRE)
7yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
GLYN SCHOFIELD
57.0
$41.00


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