Sydney Specials: Randwick – 10th April 2021

It is finally here – Day 1 of The Championships – and you can’t get a better lot of fields featuring four superb G1s.

SKY LAB winning the The Agency Real Estate (Bm78)
SKY LAB winning the The Agency Real Estate (Bm78) Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

It's hard to know where to look given the amount of elite horses but the Newcastle 3yo Sky Lab is a huge chance in the Australian Derby and we'll make him the best.

The Tulloch Stakes has been the race the last four years but that looks very doubtful as the right form given the bunched finish on a leader's track with a 200-1 shot beaten under 2L.

Is the New Zealand Derby also the right race this year as the three placegetters were a head apart and the beaten two have run below par here since?

That gets back to the Rosehill Guineas and with the winner running in the Doncaster, happy to backing the runner up who made a long run and was just headed.

That one is bred to love the mile and a half and the wet track which will prevail in some capacity suits him to a tee. He is a lovely stayer in the making.

Betting on the race has been going for a long while and he's been so solid the entire week suggesting he could be the one backed on Saturday.

Onto the value play and in the TJ Smith Stakes, there are quality horses galore with much of it based around those who will be contesting the front.

No one doubts Nature Strip, Eduardo and Bivouac will be commanding much attention before the jump and through the run.

SEPTEMBER RUN winning the G.H. Mumm Cap D'Antibes Stakes.
SEPTEMBER RUN winning the G.H. Mumm Cap D'Antibes Stakes. Picture: Racing Photos

But one who has had it quiet all week is the filly September Run and she is great odds with the light weight.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes winner was superb first up in the Lightning, just behind Nature Strip and well in front of Bivouac. Then things went skewiff in the Newmarket.

No hope on a biased track at the Valley, she was wide and flashed home and the gap between runs is perfect.

She will be out the back minding her own business but if they are swooping, her finish will be hard to hold out.

At double figures, she is a top play both totes.

SYDNEY SPECIALS

BET OF THE DAY: Race 7 #3 Sky Lab @ $5.00

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 8 #11 September Run @ $11.00


Racing and Sports



Randwick

Saturday, 10th April 2021

7
15:15
(local)

Bentley Australian Derby (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $2,137,500
2400m TURF SOFT
7
15:15
(local)
AUD $2,137,500
2400m SOFT

Bentley Australian Derby (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) 3yo C
JAKKALBERRY (IRE) - EXTRA EXPLOSIVE (NZ)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$16.00
56.5kg
M Johnston, Mrs A J Johnston, T A Ginnane, Madica, Mrs B E Porter, Miss J L Porter, Miss M Porter, D J O'Connor, N Matthews, D J Canny, A E Ronalds, J H McInnes, The Kov & A S Ingersole

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2nd 7. YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) 3yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - ROMANTIC TIME (NZ)
TOM MARQUAND
DANNY O'BRIEN
$15.00
56.5kg
D T O'Brien, Mrs J O'Brien, B A Ainsworth, T H Rourke, J F Hardwick, A C Lennen, S W Bruhn, C Kopacz & Salter Pastoral Company (Mgr: R C Salter)

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3rd 1. LION'S ROAR (NZ) 3yo G
CONTRIBUTER (IRE) - MINNALEO (NZ)
BRENTON AVDULLA
JOHN O'SHEA
$8.50
56.5kg
Champion Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J Abrahams), R Hodge, Mrs S Codner, G Koneski, Ms V Sheils, J Denny, S Brown, Mrs L Miller, S Miller, H Bayliss, J Codner, Lotave (Mgr: D O'Neill), M McIntyre, Ms M Lambert, Mrs D Fisher, G Lamont, Mrs F O'Shea, Sedgewyn (Mgr: J Abrahams), J Purtell & D Steffel

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4th 16. MONTEFILIA (AUS) 3yo F
KERMADEC (NZ) - BANA WU (GB)
JASON COLLETT
DAVID PAYNE
$3.25
54.5kg

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5th 8. KHOEKHOE (AUS) 3yo C
TURFFONTEIN (AUS) - WALVIS BAY (NZ)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
MATT CUMANI
$10.00
56.5kg

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6th 12. FAVREAU (NZ) 3yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - LADY KIPLING (NZ)
TOMMY BERRY
J G SARGENT
$21.00
56.5kg

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7th 5. THE FRONTMAN (NZ) 3yo C
MAKFI (GB) - IMPOSINGLY (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$41.00
56.5kg

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8th 2. ROCKET SPADE (AUS) 3yo C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - AFFAIROFTHEHEART (NZ)
KERRIN MCEVOY
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
$13.00
56.5kg

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9th 15. OLYMPIC GAZE (AUS) 3yo G
OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE) - WINGSTACK (AUS)
DAMIAN LANE
PAUL PERRY
$201.00
56.5kg

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10th 11. TOSCANINI (AUS) 3yo C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SOUBRETTES (NZ)
JAMIE KAH
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$41.00
56.5kg

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11th 14. ZAKSPEED (AUS) 3yo G
SPIRIT OF BOOM (AUS) - KEEP THE CHANGE (AUS)
ANDREW ADKINS
WENDY ROCHE
$201.00
56.5kg
12th 13. RONDINO (AUS) 3yo G
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) - LITTLE LESS LIP (AUS)
KEAGAN LATHAM
GREGORY HICKMAN
$151.00
56.5kg

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13th 4. MILFORD (NZ) 3yo C
SAVABEEL (AUS) - ETIQUETTE (NZ)
DAMIEN OLIVER
STEPHEN MARSH
$51.00
56.5kg

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14th 3. SKY LAB (AUS) 3yo G
REAL IMPACT (JPN) - GOLD MISSION (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
PAUL PERRY
$4.25
56.5kg

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15th 6. YALETOWN (AUS) 3yo G
VANCOUVER (AUS) - MARIANNE (NZ)
TIM CLARK
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$21.00
56.5kg

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16th 9. PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) 3yo C
MORE THAN READY (USA) - ALLEZ WONDER (AUS)
MS RACHEL KING
EDWARD CUMMINGS
$61.00
56.5kg

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