Selections and Best Bets for Randwick : 25th March 2021

Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Randwick Kensington meeting on March 25 with Trial Watch and Blackbook runners.

Picture: Steve Hart


RACE 2: (4) Naples (EW)

RACE 6: (9) Nicci's Fling (EW)

RACE 7: (12) Easifar (EW)

RACE 1: 4-7-1-8

RACE 2: 4-7-9-1

RACE 3: 3-9-5-6

RACE 4: 2-4-3-1

RACE 5: 4-5-1-2-8

RACE 6: 9-4-3-12

RACE 7: 12-10-8-14

RACE 8: 2-4-10-2


Eligible Blackbook Runners – March 25-27

RANDWICK THURSDAY: My Swashbuckler (R7)

ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Prague (R1); Collide (R2); She's Ideel (R3); Icebath (R3); Mo'Unga (R5); The Elanora (R5); Dawn Passage (R6); Tricky Gal (R9); Wandabaa (R9)

BENDIGO SATURDAY: Zayydani (R5); Rock (R8)

DOOMBEN SATURDAY: Better Get Set (R4);

Blackbookers – Selected March 19-20

(Follow for next 3 starts)

BLACK PENN: Progressive. Will appreciate a big track.

RIGHTS OF MAN: One to follow through the 3YO classes.

MONTEZ: Working up to a win in right class.

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Translator; Dom To Shoot; Masked Crusader; Mount Popa; Gem Song; Chaillot; Subedar; Scorched Earth; Nimalee; Emanate; Bonaparte; Marsannay; Poetic Charmer.


Noted Trial Runners – March 17-20

RANDWICK KENSINGTON THURSDAY: Best Side (R1); Kalino (R1); Socialist (R2); Yearning (R2); Al Sahara (R3); Pretty Elsa (R3); Think High (R3); Switched (R4); Lackeen (R7) 

ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Artorius (R7); Dirty Work (R8); Fabergino (R8); Haut Brion Her (R8); Air To Air (R9)

BENDIGO SATURDAY: Military Parade (R7); Superium (R9)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Tidal Impact; Anagain; Star Cherie; Mugatoo; Majestic Shot; Rainbow Connection; Najmaty; Jojo Was A Man; Gemmahra; Eduardo; Savatiano; Marboosha; Wild Ruler; Mr Mozart; Lost And Running; California Cible.    

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ROSEHILL March 15: Crack Melbourne speedster FABERGINO showed her class in her first outing for her new trainer Chris Waller to lead her 900m trial with ease and maintain a clear advantage over the chasers to score by two lengths in the fastest of the 14 heats over the trip (54.72; 34.99). DIRTY WORK worked quietly behind the pace and was not asked for an effort in another 900m heat. BEST SIDE, a Not A Single Doubt colt from the Chris Waller yard, looked the part recording the fastest time in the seven 2YO heats (54.74; 35.07). Waller also won a 2YO heat with the good type KALINO (55.38; 35.04) and also sent out some nice maidens with the previously noted unraced filly PRETTY ELSA recording her best performance in three trials, working well within herself for a soft three lengths win (56.19;35.35).

RANDWICK March 11: Blue Diamond winner ARTORIUS topped off his Golden Slipper preparation with an impressive second in his 1050m heat (63.50; 35.62). Ridden with no urgency from the gates, he settled at the rear and was still last at the 300m before peeling to the outside where he made up 10 lengths on a tearaway leader in great style to be beaten a neck on the line, showing he had adapted well to the clockwise direction. He easily ran past another Slipper contender CAPTIVANT. SWITCHED took the honours in the open heats over 735m (43.77; 33.60)

ROSEHILL February 11: Top class mare HAUT BRION HER is ready for a big autumn. Her 900m heat win in fast time (53.91; 33.92) was outstanding work as she pulled her way to the front after 200m, allowed the runner-up to rail inside her turning for home to take a clear lead and then had James McDonald swinging against her as she reeled him in with ease for a narrow but impressive win. Just as strong in her second trial when a hard held winner over 905m on a soft track at Canterbury on February 23.

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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.