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Ladbrokes Blog: Warwick Farm Preview – 6th December 2023

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We will be treated to a midweek metropolitan six pack this Wednesday at Warwick Farm. With fine weather forecast, racing should take place on a surface approaching the good range.

Racecourse : Warwick Farm (Australia)
Racecourse : Warwick Farm (Australia) Picture: Mark Evans/Getty Images

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Our best bets for each of the six races can be found below. 

RACE 1 - 2:20PM: Benchmark 72 Handicap (2400m)

Deniliquin (1) worked home fairly when finishing 6.43 lengths fifth over 1900m at Canterbury last start. 

The John Thompson-trained six-year-old gelding hasn't set the world on fire in his two runs this preparation, but he is a proven third-up performer that can turn things around quickly. 

There is no better example of this than last preparation when he won third-up after finishing nearly 12 lengths behind the winner at his previous start. 

He boasts a third-up record of three wins and a third from four races. 

1 Unit – Deniliquin (1)    

BET NOW: Warwick Farm Race 1

RACE 2 - 2:55PM: Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000m)

Infancy (7) is a lightly raced filly that is resuming for her second preparation. 

The Kris Lees-trained three-year-old won her first two races before going on to place third in the Listed Tatts Stakes at Eagle Farm at just her fourth start. 

She's warmed up for this with two trials with the most recent seeing her take good ground off Edmond in the closing stages who then won a stronger race than this. 

From barrier 2, Dylan Gibbons can give her a great run on speed. 

1 Unit – Infancy (7) 

BET NOW: Warwick Farm Race 2

RACE 3 - 3:30PM: Maiden Handicap (1100m)

Dazzle Legend (3) was unlucky not to win when resuming last start over 1100m at Canterbury. 

The Chris Waller-trained son of Zoustar looked to be full of running as they entered the straight, but he was pinned away on the fence behind the leader with nowhere to go. 

Despite that he still finished third by just 1.2 lengths. 

He'll strip fitter second-up and went within a nose of winning over 1200m here when having his second run back last preparation. 

Nash Rawiller retains the ride and should give him a lovely run from barrier 2. 

2 Units – Dazzle Legend (3)    

BET NOW: Warwick Farm Race 3

RACE 4 - 4:05PM: Benchmark 72 Handicap (1400m)

Lemaire (6) has come back this preparation in fine fettle and looks ready for a peak performance third-up. 

The six-year-old gelding had a chequered path when resuming with a 1.05 length fourth over 1200m at Rosehill. 

He was then held up last start before powering through the line once clear to finish third by just under a length at Canterbury. 

The rise to 1400m looks ideal third-up and he has won two of four races when having his third start in a preparation. 

Zac Lloyd should be able to settle in a handy position. 

1 Unit – Lemaire (6) 

BET NOW: Warwick Farm Race 4

RACE 5 - 4:40PM: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1200m)

King Of Naples (1) returns to racing for the first time since finishing a head second over 1200m at Randwick in August. 

The John O'Shea-trained son of Your Song finished last preparation in good form with two wins and two seconds, all in quality races. 

He's prepared for this first-up assignment with two trials and looked particularly good hitting the line strongly under his own steam in his most recent piece of work. 

Nash Rawiller should be able to settle in a handy position before letting him loose in the straight. 

1 Unit – King Of Naples (1) 

BET NOW: Warwick Farm Race 5

RACE 6 - 5:15PM: Benchmark 72 Handicap (1400m)

Tough way to finish the day at Warwick Farm with numerous winning chances. 

I'm going with Crystal Waters (5) who should be ready to show her best third-up. 

The Paul Murray-trained mare never got clear when first-up at Kembla Grange before running on strongly last start despite starting slow and then being held up to finish third by two lengths to Edmond at Hawkesbury. 

Anna Roper takes the ride and with her 3kg claim the six-year-old will carry just 53kg. 

She should be able to settle handy in the run. 

1 Unit Each Way – Crystal Waters (5)    

BET NOW: Warwick Farm Race 6


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