Today's Racing Preview with Chris Scholtz : 9th January 2021

Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Randwick and Gold Coast meetings on January 9 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

ALL TIME LEGEND Picture: Steve Hart

RANDWICK January 9

RACE 3: (4) Zing

RACE 4: (5) All Time Legend

RACE 6: (4) Bandersnatch (EW)

RACE 7: (11) Fulmina (EW)

RACE 8: (1) Kiss The Bride (EW)

RACE 1: 3-7-1-2

RACE 2: 4-9-3-8

RACE 3: 4-9-2-5

RACE 4: 5-10-4-3

RACE 5: 4-6-1-7

RACE 6: 4-2-11-6

RACE 7: 11-2-6-3

RACE 8: 1-6-3-5

RACE 9: 10-6-16-12

BANDERSNATCH Picture: Racing and Sports

GOLD COAST January 9

RACE 2: (9) Swift Witness (EW)

RACE 4: (8) Unconditional (EW)

RACE 6: (15) Redoute's Image (EW)

RACE 7: (10) Yao Dash (EW)


RACE 6: 15-2-7-1

RACE 7: 10-1-5-16

RACE 8: 10-2-4-1

RACE 9: 3-14-15-17

YAO DASH Picture: Racing and Sports


RACE 3 (4) ZING: Gets to this suitable 1600m third-up and must be allowed improvement on her two placings since resuming. Went from her resuming third over 1300m to finish second in this class over this course and distance two weeks ago when it was evident she peaked on her run after looming as the winner. Track conditions are no concern and must be fitter.

RACE 4 (5) ALL TIME LEGEND: He was in a different class putting his rivals to the sword when resuming in a BM78 over 1200m at this course two weeks ago to take his impressive record to four wins from six starts. Not only was he visually impressive with the way he powered to the line after a wide run, his figures were excellent and point to him going on to much better things. Only has to maintain that form to add to his unbeaten record on his home track.

RACE 6 (4) BANDERSNATCH: Returns to Sydney off two excellent Melbourne performances where he overcame issues to win first-up over 1200m at Moonee Valley before a luckless effort over 1410m at Flemington that has to be ignored. Boast some excellent Sydney performances for this class and like his set up for this race with a month between runs to freshen for this trip. His early price is appealing as he's been in the money in both his Randwick starts and handles soft tracks well.

KISS THE BRIDE Picture: Steve Hart


Noted Trial Runners – January 6

RANDWICK SATURDAY: Subedar (R4); Handspun (R6); Thy Kingdom Come (R6)

GOLD COAST SATURDAY: Character (R2); Stolen Jade (R6)

FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: Telluride (R1); Chameleon Choice (R1)


NOWRA SUNDAY: Rocketing By (R1); Vivenzo (R3); Carlisle Bay (R3)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Estrado; Barossa Rosa; Velorum; De Grawin; Four Moves Ahead; Go For Gold; April Rain; Nosey, Forbidden Love; Exceltic; Shaik; Fifteen Aria; Ranch Hand; Vreneli; Solvo.


WARWICK FARM December 30 (Polytrack): Talented mare STOLEN JADE strung together a trio of wins in November and her easy 1175m trial win showed she is in the right form to head to the Gold Coast and perform well at the Magic Millions meeting.  She did it easily to win the fastest of the four 1175m heats (71.11; 35.15) by 4.25 lengths under a soft ride. Godolphin 2YO TELLURIDE was having his second trial and let down strongly from off the speed for a promising win (44.32; 34.09).

PARADEE Picture: Racing Photos


Eligible Blackbook Runners – January 6

GOLD COAST SATURDAY: Profit (R8); Paradee (R8)

FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: Double You Tee (R6); Spirit Of Aquada (R9); That Girl (R9)

RANDWICK SATURDAY: Greek Hero (R5); Sacramento (R8); More Prophets (R9)

Blackbookers – Selected January 1/2

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DISCHARGED: Game after a tough run. Fitter next time.

QUANTUM MECHANIC: Tragedy beaten.

SUPER EFFORT: Ready for his right grade.

MORIOKA: Nice youngster with scope for improvement.

GRINZINGER ALLEE: Luckless. Best over more ground.

OSCAR ZULU: Worked to the line. Will improve.

WILD VIXEN: Good mare well placed in Queensland.

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Bella Tiara; Montepulciano; Sword Of Mercy; New Arrangement; Hard Empire; Ellsberg; He's A Hotshot; Ballistic Boy.


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 as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.