Sydney Specials: Randwick - 3rd August 2019

After a week of respite from rain affected tracks, the mudlarks again come out to play at Randwick on Saturday.

One who has a genuine sense of timing about him is Cyber Intervention who contests the Indigenous Recognition Benchmark 78 Handicap (1800m).

Cyber Intervention has finished second in each of his two runs this campaign, the latest when a closing second to Curragh at Rosehill last start over 1500m.

The son of So You Think was winding up well out wide on that occasion before losing momentum as the winner Curragh shifted abruptly.

He picked up again well in the last 0 over a distance considered short of his best.

Third the gelding could take beating.

The Joe Pride-trained runner has won third up in the past, has finished second in each of his prior outings on heavy ground.

Furthermore, his lone visit to this track returned a win, saluting on Boxing Day in an event which proceeded to hold up well from a form perspective for the rest of the summer.

He will settle back from a wide draw for Tim Clark however the race looks set to have some early speed and the track by race eight should be playing into the hands of the swoopers.

In the race prior, Firsthand has good each way appeal in the Jockeys Reunion Open Handicap (1300m).

Firsthand had a forgettable day out in the Winter Stakes last start won by Eckstein.

From a wide gate, the son of Star Witness had to be used up early to land outside a solid tempo set by Cradle Mountain.

The early speed took its toll on those who were prominent early with the finish fought out by the swoopers.

Back noticeably in grade and in a field of just eight, Firsthand appears much better suited.

His narrow second the run prior to Gaulois in the Civic Stakes was excellent and with that effort in mind, has genuine each way appeal in Race 7 at Randwick tomorrow.


Sydney Specials: Randwick - August 3

Best Of The Day: R8; #7 Cyber Intervention @ $2.60

Each Way Play: R7; #1 Firsthand @ $8.00

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