NEWS PREVIEW

Sydney Specials: Randwick – June 24

A drop back to 6 f on a testing track could be ideal for Sir Bacchus in the Can Assist Winter Dash Open Handicap.
The grey was luckless last start over 7 f at Rosehill when badly held up for a run in the straight before surging late for a second behind Royal Tudor.

Three weeks later he appears well suited.
The son of Sebring rates highly amongst this field on weight adjusted figures.
Furthermore, he ticks the right boxes in terms of winning on both a Soft 7 and Soft 6 surface.
The second leg of the quaddie appears thin on depth with a majority of these either needing further or struggling for form.
Sir Bacchus on the other hand is heading in the right direction and should be peaking fourth run from a spell.
The first leg of the quadrella is the Racing To Win Open Handicap (1600m).
Fourth up and out to a mile, Old North should be ready to deliver.

As well as being gelded prior to the commencement of his latest prep, the son of Lonhro had a number of gear changes last start when running third in the same race as Sir Bacchus.
He was winding up well out wide late on that occasion suggestive of a four-year-old who is right on track for this.
The opening leg of the quadrella has a similar makeup as Race 7 in the fact a number of runners are struggling for form and don’t appear particularly suited.
Old North and Brenton Avdulla can capitalise on this.
Considering his best career efforts came beyond a mile as a three-year-old, rising from 7 f to a Randwick mile on a testing track tomorrow could prove ideal.
A couple of slight queries against Old North however is the lack of early speed on paper and his minimal experience on wet tracks.
The addition of Sydney’s present leading rider Brenton Avdulla helps negate the first issue while Old North’s full brother Bryneich and full sister Ida are each proven on rain affected ground.
There appears to be a sense of timing about Old North on Saturday and therefore, his each way quote is certainly appealing.
Sydney Specials: Randwick – June 24
Best Of The Day: R7; #6 Sir Bacchus @ $4.00
Each Way Play: R6; #5 Old North @ $6.00

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