Sydney Specials: Randwick - 26th June 2021

It was a swing and a miss last weekend but looking to hit back at Randwick on Saturday.

Can't say it's a meeting I'm overly enthused about but such is the case this time every year, it's the middle of Winter we can't expect too much.

GREAT HOUSE winning the Agency Real Estate Handicap at Rosehill in Australia.
GREAT HOUSE winning the Agency Real Estate Handicap at Rosehill in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

The Chris Waller trained Great House did a good job to win first up and should be much better suited getting out to 1800m on Saturday.

Can't say he comes out of a strong form race, but don't want to drag him down because he met moderate opposition first up.

He was easily the best close in the race and returned a new career peak in the process.

Loses Tommy Berry but looks to get all the favours for Avdulla and looks well treated down in the weights.

Great House is unbeaten second up (2/2) and will have no concerns with the prospect of a wet track.

At his last two second up runs he has improved nine and 10 pounds (close to ~4L), if he does so again on Saturday he is sure to take plenty of beating.

HULK winning the Evergreen Turf Australia-Bm78
HULK winning the Evergreen Turf Australia-Bm78 Picture: Racing and Sports

Sticking with the same jockey/trainer combination in the last with Hulk.

Rock solid in all three starts this time in he appears much better suited stepping up to 1100m on Saturday.

He was an eye catcher behind Malkovich last start and looks well graded in this company.

Can't say I love the inside draw, Avdulla will need to weave some magic in the straight but with clear air he should prove hard to hold out.

The Waller stable is in good form at present striking at 18 per cent from his last 50 runners and hoping he can bring up a winning double on Saturday.

Simon Dinopoulos' Tips:

Race 7 #10 Great House @ $3.00

Race 9 #6 Hulk @ $4.00


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Simon Dinopoulos

Senior Handicapper

Sydney-born Simon Dinopoulos joined Racing and Sports' as a form analyst in 2012.

Under the tutelage of Gary Crispe and Adam Blencowe, Simon has quickly established himself as a respected member of the R&S ratings team, with a key focus on NSW, Western Australia and Singapore.

As a journalist he contributes stories for the R&S website, while also priding himself on being a part of the data management sector. Simon has helped establish and maintain Racing And Sports’ global database – the most comprehensive privately owned racing database in the world.

Simon can be heard on Sky Sports Radio - Racings HQ (Friday/Saturday mornings) giving his selections for the weekend's racing.