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Wednesday’s Kensington Preview

Predicted Track condition:  Good 4    Rail Position: True

Weather:  Clear skies, 30C, 15-20km westerly breeze

Race 1

The meeting starts off with a low key maiden for 3 year olds at set weights. Interestingly there are 8 runners and Waller trains 6. No room for J Macdonald here?

Possibly interested No.1 Buillt, only because he races as a gelding now as well as the booking of claiming apprentice whos in good form.

Race 2

2 year old colts and geldings with 9 starters. 3 have raced and 6 unraced. At a midweek level for these babies youd think it’s a low key affair as most the best go around looking for richer pickings. However, I like No.5 Libertad for the red hot combo of Schofield/Neasham.  A middle gate allows a soft run off the early speed that could see him quicken as he did in his impressive last trial at Rosehill by quickening down the inside (which isn’t easy to do at RHill) The time wasn’t the fastest but the manner in which he won was good on the eye.

Race 3

2 year old fillies here with 12 starters. No. 1&13 have raced and faced each other that day at Hawkesbury. The Ryan/Alexiou trained No. 3. Ballroom Bella has impressed in both trials and looks ready to show up on debut. No. 8 Saikono looks to have natural early speed from a top yard that knows how to get them ready to win. MacDonald trialled and sticks with No.4. Captain Amelia but off only 1 trial and that being at Hawkesbury raises a concern.

Race 4

3 year old and up maiden. Mmmm. If No.8 Queen Yuna had trialled Id say it will win, but no trials are a worry. No.3 Chartwell looks to an improver from first prep to now so more improvement to come?? No. 5 Just An Upstart comes off a spell where he was a runner up twice.  He resumes off 2 good trials and will be there for a while but speed underneath him and a wide barrier suggest a tough run.

Race 5

No.2 Kokoro presents here 3rd up and from a good gate and up in distance looks ready to win. Beaten by a subsequent GR1 Randwick Guineas runner up in Lindermann last start, thats enough to hold these midweek’s out. No.s 1, 3 and 4 should feature in the multiples but should be chasing daylight here.

Race 6 

The Godolphin trained No.5 Arbitration brings good Saturday form here resuming from a spell. MacDonald is unbeaten from 2 rides on her and could make it a hat trick. No.4 Never Second won from off the speed 2 starts back then when up in trip and on pace failed last start.  quieter ride here should see her finish strongly again back in distance.

Race 7

No.10 Saveadateforme won by a big margin hen was disappointing at Group3 level next start. Spelled and 2 soft trials since. He is the horse with most improvement to come as most of these have been around for a while. No.2 Ka Bling just missed last time when given every possible and has a weight relief for the 2kg apprentice. No.14 Secaution is another with scope for improvement but comes out of maiden level after winning first up from a spell.

Race 8

A full field for the Get Out Stakes!! No.2 Billiondollarbaby presents 2nd up after a good effort to get 3.1L from the winner when well back in the running. A final 600m of 33.6 made it hard to win from where she was and a wide barrier again makes her task tricky again. No.5 Portray has natural gate speed and from a low gate should be hard to hold out. She’s resuming off 2 trials without threatening to win either of them. Super Bright has dropped from Saturday Midway level to this 3yold fillies and mares race. Beaten by stablemate Dalaalaat is no knock.

Bet of the Day
Race 5 #2 KOKORO

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