bet365 Sydney Specials: Randwick – Saturday 16th of September

It’s apparently 7 Stakes day at Randwick this Saturday, with The Shorts and the Tea Rose playing a fine supporting act.

The 7 Stakes replaces the George Main and attracts a well known field. Fangirl ticks most of the boxes, gets a dry track over the Randwick mile but is going to be back again and J-Mac to K-Mac simply has to be a knock.

We'll pass on that and look to the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) for the best of the day which looks to be In Secret.

Her return over an unsuitable 5 f was excellent, closing off in the fastest last 1 f of the race when unsuited at the weight scale and looking to be right on track for The Everest.

She drops to 123lbs now, the extra 0 suits, she draws well, my only query would be intent. Perhaps the stable wanted to see she'd come back very well first (likely) lock her in for their Everest slot and can use this as a bridging run. That's probably reading into it too much though and I think she goes close.

I will be having a saver on Private Eye who can sprint very well fresh. He ran to 121 with Timeform in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m), giving 14lbs to In Secret and 123 first up the preparation before. 5 1⁄2 f is probably a bit sharp but he's very capable on his day and there will be plenty of intent to win and audition for a slot.

Bit of rinse and repeat for the value play with Tamerlane scratched last week to pave the way for Golden Mile to win the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m).

He comes here to the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) and again looks to be well Our weight-adjusted ratings have him high up in the pecking order and once again he looks to find a race with minimal tempo where he should be able to sit in the first couple and give a big sight with 54kg.

Olentia was huge first up but didn't improve at all second up and drawn wide, her SP is going to anchor her a bit. Happy to be with Tamerlane each way.


Bet of the day: Race 8 #5 In Secret @ $3.00 with bet365*

Each-way play: Race 9 #8 Tamerlane @ $9/3.10 with bet365*

*Odds correct at 11:30am, 14/9/23

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