Selections and Best Bets for Randwick on December 16

Race tips, selections and best bets for TAB race meeting at Randwick on Saturday December 16.

Selections and Best Bets for Randwick on December 16

Selections and best bets for Viliers day at Randwick on December 16 plus Blackbook Update.


RACE 1: (5) Awesome Pluck

RACE 4: (3) Logan River (EW)

RACE 4: (3) Secret Trail (EW)

RACE 7: (7) Crack Me Up (Value)

RACE 8: (7) Calanda

RACE 9: (9) Malaise (EW)

RACE 1: 5-4-1-7

RACE 2: 6-5-9-4

RACE 3: 3-1-5-4

RACE 4: 3-5-2-9

RACE 5: 3-12-7-9

RACE 6: 2-10-3-15

RACE 7: 7-11-8-10

RACE 8: 7-14-10-1

RACE 9: 9-6-4-2

RACE 5 (3) SECRET TRAIL: Reeled off impressive sectionals at her first start for four months when finishing strongly for fourth over 1100m at Rosehill on November 25. She’s obviously come back in good form and it’s easy to conclude she will make good progress off that run in view of her excellent record of three wins and two placings when racing second up. Sure to play a big hand under these favourable conditions from a soft draw with the benefit of a 2kg claim for the strong apprentice Lee Marjorian.

RACE 6 (10) VALENTINO ROSSO: Has improved steadily in his four starts since resuming and makes strong each-way appeal after finding the line late on a hot leaders track for a luckless third in the Goulburn Cup over this distance at his latest start on November 26. Boasts a strong 1600m record and counting on a strong early pace to break them up early and help him overcome his awkward barrier draw.

RACE 8 (7) CALANDA: Ramornie Handicap winner is back home and ready to win after racing in strong company in Melbourne and Brisbane in his three starts since resuming without much going his way. He is a winner of his only start at Randwick and should be at his peak after being nosed out in the G3 George Moore Stakes over 1200m at Doomben December 2 when he just failed to run down the leader.


BLACKBOOKERS - Horses to follow at next three starts. Selected December 2

DIVINE UNICORN Horseform: Not disgraced after tough run. Plenty of improvement in him.

MISS BALLANTINE Horseform: Another strong placing from a mare looking for more ground.

FLOW Horseform: Can’t condemn on this defeat after engaging in early speed duel.

LANCIATO Horseform: Surged home to just miss. Probably wins with a clear run.

TORPENHOW Horseform: Eye catching first-up effort. Looks set for a good prep.

WILLI WILLI Horseform: Can be placed to advantage after excellent first-up placing.

KHARTOUM Horseform: Must have a future after Pakenham Cup placing. Eligible for Class 1 races!

Eligible Blackbook Runners – December 15/16

SUNSHINE COAST FRIDAY: Invincible Express (R4).

RANDWICK SATURDAY: Calculated 9R1); Awesome Pluck (R1); Under The Thumb (R2); Prince Cheri (R3); Secret Trail (R5); Vaucluse Bay 9R6); Mister Sea Wolf (R7); Zestful (R8); Level Eight (R9); Savvan (R9).

CAULFIELD SATURDAY: Mactier (R3); Thelburg (R7).

DOOMBEN SATURDAY: Cellargirl (R7); Snoopy (R8).

TE RAPA SATURDAY: Lizzie L’Amour (R6).

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS Urban Ruler; Dia De Reyes; Shillelagh; Inspired Estelle; Jorda; Machinegun Jubs; Glenall; Payroll; Miss Dubois; Dreamforce; Imperial Aviator; Realing.

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