Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 30

It’s Epsom Day at Randwick on Saturday and the nine race program does not disappoint.
Three Group 1’s are conducted through the nine race card however the best bet of the afternoon comes in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).
Class looks set to prevail in the event with topweight Chautauqua shaping as hard to hold out.

The champion grey was solid on resuming, running seventh in The Shorts, beaten only 2.2 lengths.
He was hitting the line well late and now meets five of the same rivals on Saturday, three of them on better weights terms, Fell Swoop (1.5kg better), Ball Of Muscle (3kg) and Nieta (3.5kg).
A return to Weight For Age from Set Weights plus Penalties will suit the grey down to the ground as will rising to 6 f.
His second up record is solid and each of his three wins at this track have come over 6 f through three TJ Smith Stakes successes between 2015 and 2017.
$3.00 about a six time Group 1 winning sprinter who is presently a $5.00 favourite for the Everest shapes as an excellent wager to kick off the quadrella.

In the following event, Tom Melbourne is the clear weight horse contesting the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m).
The son of Dylan Thomas has finished second in each of his three runs this campaign and is admittedly developing a reputation as a bookmakers favourite.

Those willing to give him one last chance at each way odds could however be rewarded on Saturday.
In his last two runs, Tom Melbourne has recorded slender seconds to Happy Clapper and Comin’ Through, two rivals he again faces on Saturday in the Epsom.
For just slender defeats, the UK import now meets each of them 7lbs better at the weights.

With his success over middle distances, rising to the Randwick Mile fourth up should be ideal.
It is also worth noting the addition of Glen Boss who possesses a strong record in partnership with Tom Melbourne having combined for three wins and a placing from six starts.
The Chris Waller stable has won three of the last four Epsom Handicaps and again saddles up another strong team, all of which are presently quoted at each way odds.
Of the trio remaining after the scratching of Egg Tart, Tom Melbourne is the one who creates the most interest.
Sydney Specials: Randwick – September 30

Best Of The Day: #1 Chautauqua @ $3.00
Each Way Play: #9 Tom Melbourne @ $7.00

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