Selections, best bets, Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports for Randwick & Flemington - 02nd March 2019

Selections, best bets, Trial Watch and Blackbook Report for Randwick and Flemington on March 2.


RACE 2: (10) Looks Like Elvis (EW)

RACE 7: (12) Pohutukawa (EW)

RACE 8: (4) Bella Martini (EW)

RACE 9: (8) Renewal

RACE 1: 10-7-5-2

RACE 2: 10-9-1-4

RACE 3: 1-3-2-7

RACE 4: 1-3-2-7

RACE 5: 5-1-9-3

RACE 6: 5-1-6-7

RACE 7: 12-7-4-1

RACE 8: 4-1-12-2

RACE 9: 8-3-5-4


Pohutukawa Picture: Steve Hart



RACE 3: (7) She’s So High

RACE 6: (9) Violate (Value)

RACE 7: (11) Theanswermyfriend (EW)

RACE 8: (14) Amphitrite (EW)

RACE 1: 2-7-1-3

RACE 2: 5-2-6-3

RACE 3: 7-8-4-6

RACE 4: 8-5-6-3

RACE 5: 4-9-6-8

RACE 6: 9-12-13-7

RACE 7: 11-5-4-1

RACE 8: 14-15-4-8

RACE 9: 14-8-9-1


RACE 2 (10) Looks Like Elvis: Queensland trainer Brian Dais has covered some territory with this very fit 4YO in recent times and gets his best chance to cover his travel expenses in this suitable 2000m event after his latest effort in Melbourne where he ran a close second to the highly rated import Shabau at Flemington when having his first start over this trip. His previous efforts in solid form races in Sydney pointed to him wanting this distance and he makes a lot of appeal in this class with the positive booking of Kerrin McEvoy as his rider. Any give in the track will enhance his chances.

RACE 7 (12) Pohutukawa: This big filly could be one of the most progressive horses in the Godolphin stable this autumn following her enormous first-up third in the Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at this course when she reeled off outstanding closing sectionals after a poorly judged ride cost her a certain win. She’s obviously come on from her classy wins in the spring and with the key riding switch to James McDonald seems certain to put in a big finish over this extra trip.

RACE 9 (8) Renewal: Much has been made about his barrier habits in his last prep but he was perfect in his recent impressive trial win at Rosehill on soft track and you have to respect his big fresh record of two wins and a placings from three attempts. Astute stable gave a big lead by holding him back for an extra week when he could have contested a winnable race on his home course last Saturday, noting that he was placed in a black type event in his only Randwick start last autumn. Well placed under these conditions on that form.


Renewal Picture: Racing and Sports



Noted Trial Watch Runners on March 2

RANDWICK: Kaonic (R5); Salsonic (R5); Dixie Blossoms (R8); Dyslexic (R8); Epidemic (R9); Piracy (R9); Renewal (R9); SIgnore Fox (R9)

Dyslexic (Rosehill February 11): Talented mare stood out in the 900m heats, sitting three deep in midfield before rounding up her rivals that included Redzel with ease under a hard held ride from Tommy Berry. She put the fastest 900m heat time and sectional on the board (54.44/34.30) in her first trial since November and suspect she will take plenty from this strong hitout.

GOULBURN: Sakura (R3)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Ariege; True Detective; Villami; Baaed; Baller, Adonis Victorious; Think Free; Tuesday Special; Classique Legend; Miss Antares; Winx; Archedemus; God Of Thunder; Gem Song; Fiesta; Carambola; Trope



RANDWICK: Hursley (R2); Frolic (R5); Brimham Rocks (R6); Pohutukawa (R7); Renewal (R9)

DOOMBEN: Fighting Teo (R2); Xebec (R6); Tumbler (R8); Mishani Vaidra (R9)

FLEMINGTON: Secret Vega (R5); Stars Of Carrum (R8); Performer (R8); Dealmaker (R8); Adana (R8); Sheezdashing (R9)



RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Sikandarabad; Nakeeta Jane; In Her Time; Intuition; Reckless Choice; Rock; Andy’s A Star; Heptagon, Bons Away, Naantali; King Lear; Amercement; Harmattan; Sure Knee; Teodora; Gresham; Military Zone

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Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.