2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
Easy to find the champ in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Winx should be too good and is a good thing’s price at $1.10.
Religify leads. Minimal pressure behind. There was discussion WINX could have been vulnerable against some talented opposition heading into her namesake event, the Winx Stakes.
Those concerns were quickly put at ease soon after straightening as she drew clear for a two length success. Form out of the race has since held up extremely well through the likes of Unforgotten and Kementari. Will be fitter second up and now gets out to a more suitable distance. Go one out in the opening leg of the quaddie.
UNFORGOTTEN impressed taking out the Chelmsford a fortnight ago. Expected to be chasing her champion stablemate home into a minor spot.
EGG TART and LE ROMAIN coming out of the Tramway the logical selections for the last minor placing.
2018 COLGATE OPTIC WHITE (GEORGE MAIN) STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 6 Winx
2nd – 8 Unforgotten
3rd – 7 Egg Tart
4th – 1 Le Romain
2018 Tea Rose Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Tea Rose Stakes at Randwick on Saturday goes for one of the most inexperienced runners. Pretty In Pink was good in the lead up race and hence is $6.
Likely pacesetters drawn alongside each other. PRETTY IN PINK caught the eye first up when placing in the Furious Stakes a fortnight ago. Was giving most of her rivals a fitness edge who had resumed a fortnight earlier in the Silver Shadow Stakes. Also showed a lot of promise during her maiden prep late last season. Could be above average and looks well placed to fire second up.
EL DORADO DREAMING resumes. Won the Sires Produce as a rank outsider and was charging home into third a fortnight after that contesting the Champagne Stakes. Should be ready to go after a pair of trials in readiness. FIESTA the best of the rest having won the Silver Shadow Stakes and run second last start in the Furious Stakes.
2018 TEA ROSE STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 5 Pretty In Pink
2nd – 1 El Dorado Dreaming
3rd – 3 Fiesta
4th – 9 Madam Rouge
2018 The Shorts: Tips and Race Preview
Taking the tough nut in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 The Shorts at Randwick on Saturday. Redzel must be stuck with until he’s beaten and he is at $1.80.
Invincible Star dictates from gate 2. REDZEL reminded everyone just how good he was when becoming the first horse to claim consecutive victories in the Concorde Stakes. Being prepared for a title defence of his 2017 Everest. Looks well on track and is expected to account for this field.
BRAVE SMASH ran third in The Heath a fortnight ago behind Ball Of Muscle. Meets him 2kg better for the weights for just a one length defeat.
The Waterhouse-Bott duo of ENGLISH and INVINCIBLE STAR the best of the rest although it is worth noting they now have a combined record of eight losses when head to head against Redzel.
2018 THE SHORTS – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Redzel
2nd – 2 Brave Smash
3rd – 4 English
4th – 9 Invincible Star
2018 Bill Ritchie Handicap: Tips and Race Preview
Taking the favourite in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Bill Ritchie Handicap, Pierata should be stuck with and he is at $3.10.
Siege Of Quebec leads up to 1400m. PIERATA returns off a setback which followed his impressive first up win in the Missile Stakes last month. Edged out the classy Kementari who was a luckless second in the Memsie Stakes a fortnight ago and also put 3.4 lengths on Showtime who won the PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield in his next run. Hard to beat despite the setback.
TOM MELBOURNE resumed well in the Tramway Stakes a fortnight ago. Fitter and his second up record is strong.
FLOW is racing consistently and looks perfectly poised down on the limit weight. SIEGE OF QUEBEC back on firmer ground profiles as a sharp improver.
2018 BILL RITCHIE HANDICAP – SELECTIONS
1st – 2 Pierata
2nd – 4 Tom Melbourne
3rd – 7 Flow
4th – 8 Siege Of Quebec
2018 Kingston Town Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
A fit and in form horses heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Kingston Town Stakes, Avilius has thrived down under and he is the $2.40 elect.
Embley can utilise inside draw. AVILIUS has hit the ground running since arriving in Australia and lines up here searching for a hat-trick of wins. Currently favourite for the Group 1 Metropolitan on September 29. Should again show why that is the case here.
SEDANZER impressed on resuming when closing well in the Chelmsford to run fourth. Will be fitter for the run and is unbeaten from four prior second up outings. Chris Waller saddles up a strong team.
LIBRAN caught the eye late when running third in the Chelmsford Stakes. Much better suited out to ten furlongs where he has an excellent record.
ALWARD impressed first up contesting the Rowley Mile. I AM SERIOUS also in the mix. Meets Avilius 3kg better at the weights for just a slender defeat in the Premier's Cup.
2018 KINGSTON TOWN STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 5 Avilius
2nd – 8 Sedanzer
3rd – 4 Libran
4th – 12 Alward
Avilius, picture Stevehart.com.au