Front Page Special For Saturday 14 December 2019

Randwick Race 1 - 8 Misteed  Coming off a run at Kembla when not much went to plan, we reckon Misteed can bounce straight back and win the opener on Villiers day.

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


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.


Signore Fox can win in Sydney

For anyone playing at the top end of town, Rosehill proved very tough last weekend with just one favourite saluting. Read More

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 1 - 8 Misteed  @ $4.80

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 6 - 8 Signore Fox  @ $3.50

For all your Sydney form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here


We 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

BET OF THE DAY: Race 5 - 7 Halvorsen  @ $2.75

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 3 - 8 Gelignite Jack  @ $17.00

For all your Melbourne form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here


A good day's racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday with some quality fields and big prizemoney on offer. Read More

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 2 - 10 Ziemba  @ $2.80

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 4 - 12 Jeweliana  @ $3.20

For all your Brisbane form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here


Lagerfeld brings in different form to Adelaide

The Christmas Handicap is the highlight on the Morphettville program this weekend. Read More

BET OF THE DAY: Race 7 - 2 Lagerfeld  @ $4.20

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 5 - 1 Meli Melo  @ $9.00

For all your Adelaide form, stats, neurals and state of track Click Here


There is a bit of a lull after the Masters Series events at Ascot with only eight races on. Read More

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 6 - 12 Inspirational Girl  @ $3.50

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 8 - 8 Flower Of War  @ $2.20

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.


Randwick Race 1 - 6 Kylease  

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.

Randwick Race 6 - 8 Signore Fox  

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.

Live And Free can run a race in the Villiers

Randwick Race 7 - 7 Live And Free  

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.


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

Terminology could be in for a good prep

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

WIN BRIGHT winning the Longines Hong Kong Cup

We have all the news from Hong Kong and the form for the weekend's meeting


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.

Click here for the full story

Sha Tin form for Sunday is available right here

Click here for all the Hong Kong News

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Timeform Ratings Leaders at the Christmas break


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.

Timeform Ratings – 2yos
Rank Horse Age/Sex TF Rating
1 Dame Giselle 2F 109
  Global Quest 2C 109
3 Muntaseera 2F 105+
  Postcode 2C 105
  Russian Camelot 2C 105


Timeform Ratings – 3yos
Rank Horse Age/Sex TF Rating
1 Exceedance 3C 125
  Yes Yes Yes 3C 125
3 Bivouac 3C 124
  Castelvecchio 3C 124


Timeform Ratings – 4yos
Rank Horse Age/Sex TF Rating
1 Cross Counter 4G 124
  Kolding 4G 124
3 Mer De Glace 4H 122


Timeform Ratings – 5yos+
Rank Horse Age/Sex TF Rating
1 Nature Strip 5G 128
2 Pierata 5H 126
  Redzel 7G 126
  Te Akau Shark 5G 126


Click here for all the Timeform details

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Singapore Racing

Bold Thruster

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.

Click here for the full Review of last weekend's races

Click here for the full Singapore News

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Timeform Review: Ascot Review with Simon Dinopoulos

Kay Cee winning the Kingston Town Classic


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.

Click here for the full Timeform Review

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