Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz - 25th January 2020

Chris Scholtz previews the Carrington Stakes meeting at Randwick with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.


RACE 2: (8) Hey Dude (Value)

RACE 7: (5) Redouble (EW)

RACE 8: (10) Pandemic

RACE 9: (5) Superium

PANDEMIC Picture: Steve Hart

RACE 1: 2-3-1-5

RACE 2: 8-2-5-1

RACE 3: 1-2-4-3

RACE 4: 5-1-3-2

RACE 5: 7-2-9-8

RACE 6: 5-3-4-9

RACE 7: 5-11-7-6

RACE 8: 10-8-11-6

RACE 9: 5-2-13-3

Redouble  Picture: Racing and Sports

RACE 7 (5) REDOUBLE: Returns to Sydney from an excellent Magic Millions second at the Gold Coast over 1500m that came after a third placing over 1400m at this course that added to his strong track and distance stats. He's now at his peak and is an excellent each-way gamble in an open affair.

RACE 8 (10) PANDEMIC: Classy prospect resumes off two super trials that have him ready to build on the potential he showed in his first four starts that yielded two wins and a black type placing in an impressive first preparation. Perfectly drawn and his trial form must have the Godolphin camp confident about his first-up prospects.

RACE 9 (5) SUPERIUM: Set to make up for a wasted trip to the Gold Coast when vets ordered his withdrawal from his Magic Millions event. He was quickly back home to trial at Warwick Farm last Tuesday where he was given the quietest ride with the intention of having him in top shape for this assignment. His form has been excellent since resuming – note his efforts against Embracer - and he has been crying out to get to 1400m on a big track.  

Superium Picture: Racing and Sports


NOTED RUNNERS January 25-27

RANDWICK SATURDAY: Mission River (R1); Mount Fuji (R1); Rulership (R1);l Sea Boss (R1); Rose Sauvage (R1); Mugatoo (R5); Cellarman (R7); Gaulois (R7); Safado (R8); Sir Elton (R8); Pandemic (R8).

PANDEMIC (Randwick January 9): Lightly raced Sepoy gelding is already a stakes placed two-time winner from four starts and is ready to build on that record after surging home from last for an impressive win in his 1050m heat (63.41; 34.20).

SIR ELTON (Newcastle December 30): Rising talent has won three from four and looks ready to build on that record after working well within himself to record a soft win in his 800m heat in a sharp 46.83 (32.37). Fitter again when he cruised to an easy Wyong trial win on January 13.

NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Lucian (R2); Navy Commander (R2); Front Money (R2); Riccardo (R3); Antonio Padre (R5); Blazing Sunrise (R7)

FRONT MONEY (Rosehill January 14): Impressive second trial from this unraced Charge Forward filly as she dictated the terms and put excellent time on the board (53.84; 34.70) recording a soft win her maiden heat over 900m.

WYONG SUNDAY: Pure Faith (R1); Atherton (R3); My Fire Phoenix (R6); Turnstyle (R6)

WARWICK FARM MONDAY: All Time Legend (R1); Favra (R1); Quiet Riot (R1); Penang (R3); Shuhood (R3); Picaro (R7); Off Shaw (R7); Autocratic (R7); Kentucky Wildcat (R8

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Superbellaa; Texas Forever; Embracer; Cellsabeel; Phemonoe; Prague; Paavo; Belluci Babe; Gironde; Café Royal; Acumen; Able Hill; Tailleur; Heart Of The Oak; Travest; Katalin; Lashes; Napster; Quantico; Private Thoughts;  Riverside's Cash; Hussonibis; Classic Gaming.

RAQEEQ  Picture: Steve Hart



RANDWICK SATURDAY: Seles (R6); Redouble (R7); Sambro (R7); Superium (R9)

SUNSHINE COAST SATURDAY: Raqeeq (R1); Crack Me Up (R9); Spectroscope (R9); Skate To Paris (R9)


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Lord Von Costa; High Bridge; Cellsabeel; Boomtown Rat; Primitivo; Invincibella; Chat; Probabeel; Leviathan; Luvaluva; Sir Pippin; Taniko; Danon Roman; Matowi; Tahitian Dancer; Mr Reckless; Red Stina.

Blackbook Horses to follow – Selected January 18

(Selected horses be followed at next three starts)

RIVER BIRD: Strong return. Consistent mare.

RAQEEQ: Ready to improve on a dry track.

COSTELLO: Excellent first-up in difficult conditions.

MONTENEGRO MAN: Had excuses. Going well.

NEVER AGAIN: Should find a suitable midweeker.

IMPASSE: Set for a good campaign as distances increase.

NAVAL STRIKE: Improver. Can win in town.

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.