THE GOOD OIL
Front Page Special For Saturday 14 December 2019
You needed to be up on the speed or near the fence that day and she was back last into the straight.
She made up good ground there but was never a winning chance however the favourite here Kylease is under half her price on Saturday yet started longer than the Snowden mare three weeks ago.
Handspun has already come out of that race to win last week as did The Party Girl while Jen Rules did the same the week prior so the form has stood up nicely.
Her wins have come on wet tracks but they will have pumped the Randwick surface with plenty after the week of hot weather and having first use of it is when it will be at his best.
We think you can't miss on Misteed at around the $5 mark.
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5 State Plays
MAIL AROUND AUSTRALIA
Find below the best betting plays of the weekend from around the country. A more expansive explanation can be found in the Read More Links in each State's assessments.
For anyone playing at the top end of town, Rosehill proved very tough last weekend with just one favourite saluting. Read More
For all your Sydney form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here
MELBOURNE MAILWe return to Flemington for a twilight Saturday card that looks like playing its part in shaping the summer period of racing in Melbourne. Read More
For all your Melbourne form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here
BRISBANE BESTA good day's racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday with some quality fields and big prizemoney on offer. Read More
For all your Brisbane form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here
SAY FROM SA
The Christmas Handicap is the highlight on the Morphettville program this weekend. Read More
For all your Adelaide form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here
BEST FROM THE WESTThere is a bit of a lull after the Masters Series events at Ascot with only eight races on. Read More
For all your Perth form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here
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Chris Scholtz - Early Thoughts
R&S contributer Chris Scholtz takes a look at tomorrow's Sydney racing.
Added to her growing record when a game winner in a strong BM 78 over 1200m at Kembla Grange on November 23 when having her first outing for seven weeks.
A subsequent easy trial win has her well placed to take another progressive step as she is back to her own sex and remains well weighted in yet another example of her smart stable continuing to place her in winnable races.
Back home after a luckless Brisbane outing in the Listed Recognition Stakes over 1350m at Doomben on November 23 that came six weeks after an excellent first-up win over this course and distance in October when carrying a big weight (58.5kg).
He'll enjoy the return to his roomy home course and the harder they go in front the more he will like it.
Set for this and ready to peak after a well-planned prep that sees him hit the testing mile off two excellent lead-ups.
Showed he was on song when beaten a nose in the G3 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill and will be better at Randwick where he has won three times from five outings.
The booking of big race specialist Glen Boss – the king of the Randwick mile - seals the deal.
BLACKBOOK UPDATE from November 30 - 7 December (Horses to follow at their next three starts)
Live And Free - Back in form. Set for the Villiers.
High Bridge - Ideal type for the summer staying races.
Matowi - Lost his chance at the start.
Qiji Express - Nice Sydney opener by this former Kiwi.
Danon Roman - Needs a big track.
Crack Me Up - Cracker run first-up under big weight.
Removal - Could win a good race over the summer.
Ingear - Her luckless run was a flashing light. Has potential.
Word For Word - Rider took too many wrong options.
Spectroscope - Best suited at Eagle Farm.
Rothenberg - Watch for a big riding switch.
Recent Blackbook winners - Tahitian Dancer; Mr Reckless; Red Stina; Mandela Effect; Rock Beat; Cellarman.
ELIGIBLE BLACKBOOK RUNNERS for 13/14 December
Doomben (Fri) - Ingear (R4)
Randwick (Sat) - High Bridge (R3), El Dorado Dreaming (R7), Live And Free (R7), Siren's Fury (R7), Bobbing (R7), Mushaireb (R7), Matowi (R8)
Flemington (Sat) - Mystyko (R5), Superhard (R5), Sir Pippin (R6)
Eagle Farm (Sat) - Alaskan Sun (R1), Pennino (R7), Removal (R8)
TRIAL WATCH HORSES for 13/14/15 December
Canterbury (Fri) - Battleground (R1), Nyami (R1), Arakwal (R3), Mimesis (R3), Nahuel (R4), Celer (R5), Roosevelt (R5), Echo Gem (R6), Meditate (R6), Savvy Ken (R7), Feather (R8).
Randwick (Sat) - Kylease (R1), Terminology (R1), Already Blessed (R4), Dubai Star (R4), Wild Ruler (R4), Goddodin (R5), Celer (R5), Splintex (R5), Savvy Ken (R9).
Terminology (Randwick 12 November) - Magic Millions Maiden winner had a point to prove as she was ordered to trial after a failure in July and really turned it on to lead by a big margin and coast home almost four lengths clear in her 742m heat (43.88; 33.22). Followed up with a much easier trial at Randwick on November 26. Obviously is being prepared to return to the Gold Coast in January.
Kembla Grange (Sat) - Altimeter (R7), Thanks To You (R7).
Hawkesbury (Sunday) - Dimitri (R2), Roosevelt (R3), Candy Bar (R5), New Offer (R6).
Recent Trial Watch winners - Diamond Thunder, Fashchanel, Kiaria, Circus, Sancy, Witherspoon, Big Parade, Lillemor, High Power, Spending To Win, Enfleurage, Adelong, Embracer, Zaniah.
Chris' final observations and full audio preview of all Sydney races will be available after 9.30am Saturday on the R&S website and tweeted by @ScholtzRacing.
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Hong Kong News & Form
We have all the news from Hong Kong and the form for the weekend's meeting
HONG KONG NEWS
Win Bright completed the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup and April's FWD QEII Cup. #HKIR
Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) and April's FWD QEII Cup (2000m) for trainer Y Hatakeyama and jockey Masami Matsuoka.
In doing so the steel-grey son of Stay Gold held off the late lunge of Ireland's Magic Wand to assure the 2019 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races meeting will be remembered as a standout day for Japan's horsemen, as Win Bright followed Glory Vase and Admire Mars into the Sha Tin winners' enclosure.
To no great surprise Time Warp got to the first bend a step ahead of his brother Glorious Forever, with Magic Wand and Win Bright making up the second rank of two.
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Timeform Ratings Leaders at the Christmas break
WHO HAS THEIR HEAD IN FRONT IN THE RANKINGS
The Timeform Ratings provide the ultimate guide to the talent and worth of the form for the season.
Here is the Top 3 (and ties) for each age category as of 13 December 2019.
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While Singapore ended their racing year, check out the review of last weekend
The racing season concluded at Singapore over the weekend with star sprinter Bold Thruster rounding it out on a winning note.
His first win for the Michael Clements stable, no doubt connections would have been thrilled to see him back in the winner's stall.
Formerly trained by Shane Baertschiger, Bold Thruster won seven of his first eight starts, before safely held in this year's Group 1 Lion City Cup [1200m].
Sent out at 3-1, it likely all came a bit too son of the son of Turffontein, before switching stables to join the Michael Clements yard.
In three starts since for Clements, Bold Thruster was yet to win, however his first two efforts were very game with the big weight.
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Timeform Review: Ascot Review with Simon Dinopoulos
IT WAS ALL SUNSHINE FOR KAY CEE
The Masters concluded at Ascot on Saturday with the Neville Parnham trained Kay Cee continuing the great record of 3YOs when reigning supreme in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic.
The seventh three-year-old to win the Kingston Town in the last 20 years, Kay Cee took full advantage of the inside draw and stamped herself the best filly in WA.
Sticking to the inside like glue, Kay Cee began well and tracked the speed in fifth.
With the majority fanning wide coming into the straight, Kay Cee got a dream run along the fence and set out after the leader Gailo Chop.
Although he gave a good kick, Kay Cee displayed a sharp turn of foot to quickly loom up to Gailo Chop inside the 100m.
Driven out to the line, she asserted her authority late to score by half a length with the James Cummings trained Best Of Days finishing third.
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