Today's Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz - 20th April 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the final day of the Randwick autumn carnival on April 20 with selections for all races.

Today's Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz - 20th April 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the final day of the Randwick autumn carnival on April 20 with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

* Today's preview also includes selections for black type races at Doomben.


RACE 3: (5) Carif Horseform (EW)

RACE 4: (11) She'S Furline Horseform (Value)

RACE 5: (11) Abdon Horseform (EW)

RACE 7 (3) Pierata Horseform

RACE 8 (2) Home Of The Brave Horseform

RACE 1: 10-5-1-8

RACE 2: 12-6-13-2

RACE 3: 5-2-1-11

RACE 4: 11-5-4-9

RACE 5: 11-5-9-2

RACE 6: 1-9-4-11

RACE 7: 3-2-1-6

RACE 8: 2-5-8-4

RACE 9: 16-8-7-12


Home Of The Brave
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RACE 3 (5) CARIF: Confident the Packer Plate has been a target race for this lightly-raced So You Think 3YO from the Snowden stable, being a race with a reputation for launching its winners to much bigger things. He was a class above his rivals winning his maiden over 1850m at Newcastle before taking a big leap to finish fourth in the G2 Tulloch Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill when he could not be missed running home strongly from last in the heavy ground behind the two horses that went on to run first and second in the ATC Derby. He’s definitely on an upward spiral with the firmer track conditions giving him the chance to display his full potential.

RACE 5 (11) ABDON: Happy to make him the value play among the seven acceptors from the Waller stable in a wide open race as he only has to make the expected improvement from two excellent lead-ups in shorter events on wet tracks since resuming to play a big hand. He’s won third-up in the past with the better track conditions and step up in trip giving him the chance to progress from his last start when he made ground strongly along the inside to be beaten only a head in the G3 Doncaster Prelude over 1500m at Rosehill.

RACE 8 (2) HOME OF THE BRAVE: Easy to appreciate why the Godolphin stable has selected this race for the dual acceptor as the high class import is perfectly placed to resume under the set weights and penalties conditions. His two recent trials are strong evidence that he is in the right form to go on from his excellent first Australian prep when he was just pipped first-up at Flemington by Voodoo Lad before beating the G1 winners D’Argento and Trapeze Artist in the G2 Theo Marks over 1300m at Rosehill. Looks certain to push forward and at the weights he just wins if he brings that level of performance to this race.


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RANDWICK: Tribal Wisdom (R2); Test The World (R2); Problem Solver (R2); Murillo (R2); Major Wager (R4); Grey Lion (R5); Fortress Command (R6); Lanciato (R7); Home Of The Brave (R8); Viridine (R8); Easy Eddie (R8); Brave Song (R8); Trekking (R8); Camdus (R8); Take It Intern (R9)

MURILLO: (Randwick April 15): The Snowden stable has a quality sprinting import in Murillo Horseform who was impressive winning his heat from another good type in Tribal Wisdom Horseform. His time (62.37; 34.20) was just a tick outside the quickest (62.05; 33.70) of the 1050m heats but he was eased down late after giving a good kick off the lead at the 250m. This looks reliable form.

HOME OF THE BRAVE (Rosehill April 8): Cruised through his heat over 1030m, leading out strongly and having plenty in hand to run out a clear winner by 1.5 lengths. Definitely set for a successful campaign.

BRAVE SONG (Randwick March 14): He was the eye catcher in a solid open company heat over 1050m, motoring to the line from last to finish a close third. He’s always looked above average and could be in for his best prep as he looks in great fettle for a campaign that could take him to Brisbane.

DOOMBEN: Tangled (R5); Plague Stone (R7)

KEMBLA GRANGE: Highjacker (R5); Echo Gem (R7); Buffy (R7)

NOWRA SUNDAY: A Room Somewhere (R3)

RANDWICK KENSINGTON MONDAY: Czarson (R1); Human Nature (R1); Moreno (R1); Splintex (R1); Vaporizing (R1); SOmervell (R1); Le Figaro (R1); Fox Swift (R3); C’Est Davinchi (R4); Pop Girl 9R6); Pelorus Jack (R7)

SPLINTEX (Warwick Farm December 11): Breeders Plate winner Dubious won this 803m trial but there was a lot more to like about the third placing from this Sniztel colt in his first trial. He was last to settle before easily spearing between runners from the 500m to be sitting second turning for home. From there he was kept under a tight hold by Tim Clark and went to the line with plenty in reserve. He’s since had three more trials including a Randwick heat win, confirming the talent he showed here.

LE FIGARO (Warwick Farm April 12): A most interesting trial was the 2YO heat on the Pro Ride where leading country-based trainer Matt Dunn sent two youngsters Le Figaro Horseform and Bells Approaching Horseform from his Murwillumbah stable to contest the 740m heat. They finished 1-2 with the unraced filly Le Figaro, a Gold Coast trial winner in December, looking above average and ready to go the races. It will be interesting to see where she is produced first time out

MUSWELLBROOK MONDAY: Denman Unlimited (R3); Regimental Band (R3)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: White Moss; Seeingisbelieving; Estrado; Glamarama; Strome; Kylease; Re Edit; Santa Ana Lane; Sure Knee; Word For Word; Thiswilldous; Think It Over; Nature Strip; Trumbull; Traumatised; Easy Eddie



RANDWICK: Carif (R3); Eawase (R4); Into The Abyss (R4); McCreery (R5); Abdon (R5); Fortress Command (R6); Loving Gaby (R6); Osborne Bulls (R7); Pierata (R7); Youngstar (R7); Viridine (R8); Tyzone (R8)

DOOMBEN: Tangled (R5); Fit For Purpose (R5); Tyzone (R6); Light Up The Room (R8)

CAULFIELD: Graceful Storm ((R6)

GOLD COAST: Viral (R8)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Indian Thunder; Spin; Zoutori; Invincible Gem; Multaja; All Pluck; Widgee Turf; Pohutukawa; Tumbler; Star Missile; Mishani Vaidra; Renewal; Sikandarabad; Nakeeta Jane; In Her Time; Intuition; Reckless Choice


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