Today's Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz - 4th January 2020

Chris Scholtz previews the Randwick meeting on January 4 with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

RANDWICK KENSINGTON January 4

RACE 3: (3) Geo

RACE 6: (6) Jen Rules (EW)

RACE 7: (8) Reflectivity

RACE 9: (3) Rare Episode (EW)

RACE 1: 5-4-1-3

RACE 2: 9-1-7-2

RACE 3: 3-9-1-6

RACE 4: 2-7-1-8

RACE 5: 6-5-4-2

RACE 6: 6-9-3-5

RACE 7: 8-4-9-2

RACE 8: 3-7-4-10

RACE 9: 3-6-1-11

REFLECTIVITY
REFLECTIVITY Picture: Steve Hart

RACE 3 (3) GEO: Promising son of the multiple G1 winner Samantha Miss carried high expectations at his first start when beaten as a long odds on favourite at Newcastle but made amends with an impressive maiden performance over 1250m on this track on December 18 when he surged through the line in the style of a horse certain to get better as his distances increase. Has the potential to win good races.

RACE 7 (8) REFLECTIVITY: Jumps into open company off a narrow win when third up in a BM 76 over 1550m at Canterbury but there was merit in that effort as he fought gamely under 58.5kg after having to do plenty of work over the last 500m. Maps to control the pace in this field and rates highly getting in under the limit after apprentice Brock Ryan takes at least part of his 3kg claim as his listed riding weight is 50kg.

RACE 9 (3) RARE EPISODE: Wide barriers have gone against him in both his starts over 1000m since resuming, adding merit to his game performances under big weights to finish just off the placings in good form races at Kembla Grange and Randwick. This time he is drawn to get all the favours from an inside gate with his stable making an astute move to utilise a claim that sees him drop 3kg in weight from his last start sixth in this same class at Randwick when he was only 1.5 lengths from the winner Sophiella after his tough run.

JEN RULES
JEN RULES  Picture: Steve Hart

TRIAL WATCH REPORT

NOTED RUNNERS January 4

RANDWICK KENSINGTON: Osamu (R1); Formentera (R1); Lashes (R4).

GOLD COAST: Czarson (R1); Beaufort Park (R8).

WYONG SUNDAY: Monstrosity (R1); Queen Snip (R1); Judicator (R5).

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Napster; Quantico; Private Thoughts;  Riverside's Cash; Hussonibis; Classic Gaming; Return With Honour; Bound To Win; Rejinsky; Rocha Clock; New Offer; Thanks To You; Wild Ruler; Diamond Thunder; Fashchanel; Kiaria.

BLACKBOOK REPORT

ELIGIBLE BLACKBOOK RUNNERS – January 4

RANDWICK KENSINGTON: Word For Word (R8); Cinquedea (R8)

GOLD COAST SATURDAY: Rothenburg (R1)

AWAPUNI (NZ) SATURDAY: Probabeeel (R4)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Leviathan; Luvaluva; Sir Pippin; Taniko; Danon Roman; Matowi; Tahitian Dancer; Mr Reckless; Red Stina; Mandela Effect; Rock Beat; Cellarman; Nudge; Vow And Declare; Warning; Asterius.

Probabeel
Probabeel  Picture: Trish Dunell

BLACKBOOK REPORT

Blackbook Horses to follow – Selected December 26/28

(Selected horses be followed at next three starts)

CHAT: Working up to a win.

NATIONAL GUARD: Improving import. Ready for 2000m.

INVINCIBELLA: Primed for another Magic Millions.

SUPERIUM: Had excuses. Stay with him.

PRIMITIVO: Going well since resuming.


Racing and Sports

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 racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.