Today's Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz : 20th June 2020

Chris Scholtz previews the Randwick meeting on June 20 with best bets and selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook selections.

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RACE 1: (3) Silhouette

RACE 2: (11) Bad Boy For Love

RACE 3: (10) Star Of Harada (EW)

RACE 4: (6) Elaborate (EW)

RACE 5: (6) Southern Lad

RACE 6: (9) Threeood

RACE 7: (9) Monte Ditto (EW)

RACE 8: (7) Travancore (Value)

RACE 9: (11) Bigboyroy (EW)

RACE 1: 3-4-5-7

RACE 2: 11-12-4-3

RACE 3: 10-3-1-8

RACE 4: 6-1-14-10

RACE 5: 6-1-2-5

RACE 6: 9-5-1-12

RACE 7: 9-11-3-8

RACE 8: 7-12-10-4

RACE 9: 11-1-3-13


RACE 8 (7) TRAVANCORE: In a race of many chances this accomplished wet tracker should appreciate a strongly run 1600m after his latest effort over 1500m behind Soldier Of Love at in a tougher BM88 affair at Rosehill on May 30. Placed in both his previous starts over this course and distance and can figure prominently if he runs to his best under these favourable conditions.

RACE 9 (11) BIGBOYROY: Will have plenty of admirers who would not have missed his luckless last start performance over 1550m at Canterbury when he was virtually untested after apprentice Louise Day found all sorts of trouble over the last 400m. That was only his second run back from a spell after a close first-up second under a big weight at Warwick Farm and he looks ready to peak with a 2.5kg drop from his last start and the return of James McDonald as his rider.



RANDWICK SATURDAY: Zaniah (R3); Korcho (R4); Poetic Charmer (R7); Bandersnatch (R9) 

NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Garrison (R5); Mission Bravo (R5); Oakfield Hiawatha (R5); Tectonicus (R5); Able Hill (R7)


SCONE MONDAY: Muscadelle (R2); Two Gems (R2); Royal Banquet (R8)

NEWCASTLE June 10: The standouts came from the smart ZANIAH dominating her 800m open heat in the fastest time (45.69; 33.01) and a sharp win from the unraced Street Boss filly MUSCADELLE in the fastest of the five 2YO heats over 800m (49.87; 33.66).

ROSEHILL June 5: BANDERSNATCH has been costly in recent starts but he will be given another chance on the strength of this trial, working strongly to win the fastest of the five 900m heats (54.39; 34.38).

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Travest; Lewis; Ashra Jahre; Iconic Star; Lady Banff; Ruby Tuesday; Straight Torque; Sixgun; Ajaayeb; Blaze A Trail; Lexi's Choice; In A While; Isalute; Snazz 'N'Charm; Classique Legend.

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RANDWICK SATURDAY: Viridine (R5); Redouble (R5); Charretera (R7); Spencer (R9)

FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: So You Swing (R3); Coolth (R4); Montenegro Man (R5); Koonunga (R5); I Am Eloquent (R7); Milwaukee (R9)


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Harbour Views; Tyzone; Vassilator; Knight Mariner; Crimson Ace; Wapiti; Super Titus; Love You Lucy; Trekking; Soldier Of Love; Bottega; Realm Of Flowers; Tofane; In His Stride.

BLACKBOOKERS - Selected June 13

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NIGHT OF POWER: Never comfortable in the going.

INANUP: Promising return. Consistent sprinter.

HIGH LOW BET: Capable of sharp improvement.

ACROSS DUBAI: Should do better on firmer ground.

FRANKELY AWESOME: Nice conditioning run. Ready for longer trips.

DOUBLE YOU TEE: Positive improvement. Strong stayer.

KNOWLES: Bigger track will suit.

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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.