Sydney Specials: Randwick - 17th April 2021

We have 10 of the best at Randwick on Saturday with Day Two of the Championships set to rock and roll.

Surprisingly we find ourselves on a good track are we sure this is the Sydney Autumn Carnival?

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the key highlight with the much hyped rematch of Verry Elleegant and Addeybb.

Unfortunately for the pair, a good track is far from what they really want.

Both have performed well on good ground, but their peak performances have all come on rain affected tracks.

The same can be said for Sir Dragonet who while impressive in the Tancred Stakes, he beat the 'B' Graders and has to raise the bar again.

The Kris Lees trained Mugatoo arguably has the best set up coming through the Doncaster and while he lacks the class of the first two, he looks to get the dream run for Bowman and should be better suited at 2000m.

I feel it's hard to be overly confident either way, it should be a great race, but not a race I'd want to have my last on.

PROBABEEL winning the Tab Epsom
PROBABEEL winning the Tab Epsom Picture: Racing and Sports

The Queen Of The Turf sees the Jamie Richards trained Probabeel the early favourite and rightfully so.

Always happy to forgive a good horse one bad run and she obviously had clear excuses in the All Star Mile when she didn't go a yard on the heavy track.

Since kept fresh (35 days) she trialled very well at Randwick last Friday coasting to the line to score over 1200m.

Her two efforts prior to the All-Star Mile were top drawer and anywhere near that level of form on Saturday and I doubt they can go with her.

Looks to get into the perfect spot for McEvoy and with good speed on upfront, she should be able to get home over the top of them.

Have her marked even money, she should go very close.

Jockey : MS RACHEL KING legs back aboard Trifaccia on Saturday
Jockey : MS RACHEL KING legs back aboard Trifaccia on Saturday Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

The James Cummings trained Trifaccia should have won the Reisling Stakes last start and looks well placed to land the prize in the Percy Sykes Stakes.

Do respect the two early favourites Najmaty and Crystal Bound, though on our ratings confident Trifaccia is the best horse in the race.

Will need some luck as she is expected to get back to last, but with good speed on up front she can work her way to the outside and round them up.

Simon Dinopoulos' Three Tips:

Race 4 #7 Trifaccia @ $5.00

Race 9 #1 Probabeel @ $2.50

Race10 #8 Tricky Gal @ $13


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