NEWS PREVIEW

Sydney Specials: Randwick – December 16

After a six week stint at Rosehill, racing in Sydney on a Saturday returns to Randwick for Villiers Stakes Day.
The race prior to the Villiers is the Right2Drive Benchmark 84 Handicap (1600m) where Sedanzer can make it three wins from as many starts this prep.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare returned this campaign following an autumn preparation where she held her own at stakes level and also defeated Interlocuter who is favourite for the Villiers Stakes.
Sedanzer has recorded two wins in clinical fashion this time the latest of them in similar grade over 7 1⁄2 f at Rosehill a fortnight ago.

Rising to the Randwick Mile third run from a spell should be ideal and the daughter of Sebring profiles as extremely tough to beat.
While having impressed in two runs since returning, Sedanzer is still yet to reach a peak Timeform figure she achieved in the Schweppes Oaks (2010m) at Morphettville last autumn.
It highlights there is still room for the mare to improve.
In the prior event, Secret Trail profiles as a strong each way hope contesting the Catanach’s Fillies and Mares Benchmark 84 Handicap (1200m).
Secret Trail was excellent on resuming, settling back and finding the line well in a Benchmark 80 Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill three weeks ago.
Form out of the race has since been franked with the placegetters Test The World and Bon Amis running the quinella in a Benchmark 89 event at the track last Saturday.
The daughter of Denman will be fitter for that run and from barrier 2 is drawn to enjoy a cosy run in transit.
She returns to Fillies and Mares grade here and Lee Magorrian’s 4lbs claim help offsets the five-year-olds big weight.
It is also worth noting Secret Trail’s impressive second up record.
From six prior second up outings, Secret Trail has amassed three wins and two placings.
Sugar Bella is a clear cut favourite for the event after impressive first up at Canterbury however it is Secret Trail at her current each way quote who represents the value play.

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