Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz - 5th October 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the Epsom Handicap meeting at Randwick on October 5.


RANDWICK October 5

RACE 3: (7) Got Unders (Value)

RACE 5: (2) Classique Legend

RACE 7: (4) Te Akau Shark (EW)

RACE 8: (12) Brimham Rocks (EW)

RACE 9: (4) Beau Ideal (Value)

Te Akau Shark
Te Akau Shark Picture: Trish Dunell

RACE 1: 3-2-9-11

RACE 2: 4-10-7-3

RACE 3: 7-4-5-6

RACE 4: 1-2-3-4

RACE 5: 2-1-6-5

RACE 6: 6-9-3-1

RACE 7: 4-14-9-1

RACE 8: 10-8-7-11

RACE 9: 4-8-10-13

Classique Legend
Classique Legend Picture: Racing and Sports


RACE 5 (2) CLASSIQUE LEGEND: Few if any horses in Australia have as much untapped talent as this exciting 4YO. He has got better with every race in his short five start career, underlined by his terrific first-up second on a slow track in The Shorts over 1100m at this course two weeks ago when he proved he was up to the top grade splitting the crack pair Pierata and Redzel in a driving finish. It was obvious he was going to take a lot of improvement from that outing and his tactical speed gives him an edge on his rivals in this small field.

RACE 8 (12) BRIMHAM ROCKS: Classy import was narrowly beaten in this race as favourite 12 months ago before going on to strong Group placings against quality staying opposition at the Melbourne carnival. Found his winning form again when third up over 2000m at Caulfield on September 21 and suggest that form will hold up well against an even lot of stayers who have contested mediocre lead up races in Sydney. Well weighted from an ideal draw and the big bonus is he gets Kerrin McEvoy, arguably the best rider of stayers in Australia.

RACE 9 (4) BEAU IDEAL: Imported sprinter has been finding his legs in two local starts and should prove hard to beat under these conditions when rated on his form in Group and Listed races in France. Improved off his first-up effort on a wet track when a closing fourth over 1100m at Rosehill on September 14 when he was forced to finish off on the slower inside section over the last 200m and his scope for improvement on a good surface makes him a sound each-way gamble at value odds.

Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks Picture: Racing and Sports


RACE 2: (7) Music Bay (EW)

RACE 3: (10) Wayupinthesky

RACE 4: (6) Angelic Ruler (EW)

RACE 5: (2) Independent Day (EW)

RACE 7: (3) Mr Quickie

RACE 1: 3-2-6-5

RACE 2: 7-6-8-12

RACE 3: 10-12-1-13

RACE 4: 6-8-7-5

RACE 5: 3-2-9-5

RACE 6: 7-1-4-9

RACE 7: 3-6-4-1

RACE 8: 9-3-4-12

RACE 9: 7-11-6-8



RANDWICK: Probabeel (R4); Classique Legend (R5); Youngstar (R6); Verry Elleegant (R6); Gem Song (R7); Mr Marathon Man (R7); Cascadian (R7); Star Of The Seas (R7); Come Play With Me (R8); Scarlet Dream (R8)

FLEMINGTON: Music Bay (R2); Mr Quickie (R7); Kings Will Dream (R7); Surprise Baby (R8); Supernova (R8); The Good Fight (R8)

EAGLE FARM: Bold Assassin (R7); Brains (R9)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Still Single; Ranier; Shadow Hero; Loving Gaby; Twinspier; Finche; Kolding; Enterprise Prince; Tofane; Veranes; Exceedance; Adana; True Detective; Dalasan; Endless Drama; Tokoriki Lad; Sweet Deal.


NOTED RUNNERS – October 5-7

RANDWICK SATURDAY: Osborne Bulls (R5); Land Of Plenty (R5); Brutal (R5); Miss Fabulass (R9); Signore Fox (R9); Strome (R9); Reelem In Ruby (R9)

NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Citrouille (R2); Vox Populi (R2); Vulcan (R3); Rainbow Man (R8); Tombstone (R8)

WARWICK FARM MONDAY: Easy Eddie (R5); Multaja (R5); Bergen (R8); Foreign Territory (R8); Soldier Of Love (R8) 


RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Still Single; Renewal; Mir; California Zimbol; Manicure; Regimental Band; Mirra Vision; Buzzoni; Arcadia Queen; Sally's Day; Sangria; Grimoire; Dreamforce; Redzel; Magnificently; Head Spins. 

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.