Randwick and Moonee Valley Previews with Chris Scholtz - 26th October 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley and Bondi Stakes meeting at Randwick on October 26 with selections for all races.

RANDWICK October 26

RACE 2: (3) Fast Talking (EW)

RACE 4: (5) Greyworm

RACE 5: (9) Reelem In Ruby

RACE 6: (7) Master Of Wine

RACE 8: (12) Coterie (EW)

RACE 9: (6) Final Award (Value)  

RACE 1: 5-2-3-8

RACE 2: 3-5-9-4

RACE 3: 3-1-8-2

RACE 4: 5-6-9-3

RACE 5: 9-7-6-1

RACE 6: 7-6-4-8

RACE 7: 2-5-1-3

RACE 8: 12-4-3-9

RACE 9: 6-5-3-11

Master Of Wine
Master Of Wine Picture: Racing and Sports


RACE 2: (4) Esperance

RACE 7: (4) Downdraft (EW)

RACE 8: (10) Sikandarabad (EW)

RACED 9: (12) Mystic Journey (EW)

RACE 10: (5) Amangiri

RACE 1: 4-9-3-2

RACE 2: 4-5-2-1

RACE 3: 1-3-5-6

RACE 4: 3-6-1-4

RACE 5: 2-7-1-4

RACE 6: 1-5-9-2

RACE 7: 4-6-7-5

RACE 8: 10-1-13-3

RACE 9: 12-9-10-8

RACE 10: 5-4-6-1

Mystic Journey
Mystic Journey Picture: Racing and Sports


RACE 5 (9) REELEM IN RUBY: Progressive mare is facing her biggest test with the rise to Group 3 company but will be hard to beat from a good draw with her scope for improvement from her luckless first-up second over this course and distance on October 5 that kept intact her perfect in the money record in eight career starts. Home track advantage and she won second up under a big weight last prep.

RACE 6 (7) MASTER OF WINE: Promising German-bred import is ready to measure up to this class after trouncing a weaker field over 2000m at this course two weeks ago for his first Australian win and just his second in 11 starts. He does rise 2.5kg in weight but the way he easily rounded up his rivals last time to forge clear over the last 200m points to him being even better over this longer trip.

RACE 8 (12) COTERIE: Can see good improvement in this gelding after he resumed from a seven months break with a strong fourth over 1100m on the Kensington track October 9 that points to him being well suited over this extra trip on the bigger main course with the benefit of a 5kg drop in weight. He's got the course and distance that makes him a good value bet at the each way odds.

REELEM IN RUBY Picture: (Mark Evans/Getty Images)



MOONEE VALLEY SATURDAY: La Falaise (R3); Chief Ironside (R8); Music Bay (R10)

RANDWICK SATURDAY: McCreery (R4); Improvement (R4); Nicci's Gold (R5); Bottega (R7); Kooweerup (R7); Poised To Strike (R8)

EAGLE FARM SATURDAY: Cellarman (R4); Red Stina (R7); Keen Array (R9); Sharpe Hussler (R9)

SALE SUNDAY: Mandela Effect (R7)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Designated; Cascadian; Handle The Truth; Spanish Reef; Fierce Impact; Flit; Park Chinois; Surprise Baby; Kings Will Dream; Come Play With Me; Verry Elleegant; Still Single; Ranier; Shadow Hero

ESPERANCE Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images


NOTED RUNNERS – October 26-28


ESPERANCE (Warwick Farm October 8); Godolphin 5YO has been off the scene for 12 months but he's ready to go again after putting in an impressive effort to win his 802m heat in the fastest of the five trials over the trip (47.23; 33.80), surging strongly between runners in the last 100m. He's now had two strong trials and is shaping as an excellent summer horse for the top stable.

RANDWICK SATURDAY: Anders (R1); Close To Me (R1); Diamond Thunder (R3); Luvaluva (R4); Black On Gold (R4); Pretty In Pink (R5); Nicci's Gold (R5); Sir Pippin (R9)

KEMBLA GRANGE SATURDAY: Stock Up (R2); Antonio Padre (R6); Derbari (R6); Sedona (R6); Military Magic (R7); Rocha Clock (R7); Shuwaamekh (R7)


CESSNOCK MONDAY: Diddly Dee (R6)  

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Wicked Wench; Suave; Knickpoint; Montserrat; Fierce Impact; Bowery Breeze; Faretti; Willowheart; Daddy Cool; Signore Fox; Brutal; Vox Populi; Still Single; Renewal; Mir; California Zimbol; Manicure.

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.