Royal Randwick Mounting yard report….by Matthew Howard

Royal Randwick Mounting yard report….by Matthew Howard

Kementari is Matthew's horse to follow this week. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Kementari is Matthew’s horse to follow this week. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Matthew Howard of Mounting Yard Mail was at Royal Randwick over the weekend running his eye over all the runners. For his online followers, Saturday Matthew found them a winner with a top fluc of $26. Matthew’s thoughts on his Facebook page and his twitter handle each Saturday prior to the race to assist with finding some winners.  Below is this week’s report:

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Royal Randwick: Australian Turf Club Saturday 27, May 2017    
     
Race 1 – 11:10AM SEVEN NEWS PLATE (1400 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
ARRESTAR Fit enough but quite anxious in the yard. Not for me. 9th
PADRAIG (NZ) Probably 85% fit but not focusing enough in the yard. 10th
SAMBRO Coat in good order and moving well. No knocks. 3rd
PIERATA SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
LORD CECIL Lovely tall leggy Animal Kingdom gelding. Good type, very fit. 6th
ALLIED POWER Coat in good order and quite fit however starting to get a little warm late. 12th
ICON OF DUBAI Quite plain in the coat today. 5th
EASY GO EASY WIN (NZ) Really nice horse this. Can’t fault. Should run very well. 2nd
KEMENTARI great style of horse. Impeccably bred, coat in great order and fit and focused. 1st
CRUZE Still got a lot of growing to fill its frame. 11th
HELIOSPHERE Good moving animal, coat ok with some improvement to come but a little anxious. 4th
MADAME MOUSTACHE Best roughie in the field. Coat looks great and strong filly. 7th
AFRICAN RAINBOW Moves ok but quite plain in the coat. No. 8th
     
Race 2 – 11:45AM TONY SLEIMAN MEMORIAL TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1100 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
NARDOO Doing everything wrong in the yard today. Frothing at the mouth and has the scary eyes on today. 8th
PORTATORIO Parading very well today. Another with a very tricky gate to contend with. 7th
CONNIVING Fit and coat in good order. 6th
SOMEBODY Best roughie in the race. Very strong mare maybe half a run short. 9th
MAJOR SHARPE Horse looks fit, coat about 90% there. 3rd
UNDER THE THUMB Coat has a lot of improvement to come. 13th
L’ELU Displays some behavioral negatives for mine in the yard. Looking for others. 11th
TIGER BY THE TALE Think this horse has gone backwards since I saw it last. 5th
SUNCRAZE Best style of horse in this race but tricky gate to contend with. 2nd
CLIPPER Nice horse, moves well and mapped to get a perfect run. 1st
LOVES A HASSLE Really awkward moving animal. No. 10th
SNAPPY ONE Needs this run and really plain in the coat. 4th
TRUSTEE God no… 12th
     
Race 3 – 12:25PM EML HANDICAP (2000 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
SIZZLING BULLET Coat in great order. Should run well. 5thg
WU GOK SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
OBSCURA Good moving animal, the drier the track the better. 8th
OCTAVIAN AUGUSTUS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
TUMULTUOUS Good order today, fit, relaxed and moving well. 10th
GARBHAN Tall leggy stayer, don’t have it in my top numbers but parades ok. 7th
LORD MACAU Another without major knocks. 12th
MONASTERIO (NZ) Will appreciate the cut in the ground today although I have others parading better. 1st
MANDALAY BAY Nice style of horse but not sure about the 2000m. Looks a miler to me 4th
PROMETHEUS best style of horse here by a country mile but does have a tricky gate to contend with. Great long barreled horse with a long stride. Can get very warm in the yard, much more relaxed today. 6th
VALENTINO ROSSA Plain. 9th
CROSS STITCH (NZ) Not the worst. Looks good fitness wise, has improvement to come in the coat. 12th
THE HARROVIAN Big awkward looking horse. No. 11th
LORD KINGSLEY Getting quite warm in the yard. Not for me. 3rd
     
Race 4 – 1:05PM MARK TAYLOR OUTREACH PROGRAM HANDICAP (1600 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
SIGNPOSTED (IRE) Terrible. Still quite fat and coast looks awful. 5th
SO WILLIE Top selection here in a tricky race. Will go back which is not ideal but he is parading well again today. 1st
IT’S A SHAMOZZLE Looks outclassed here. Very plain. 8th
MULTIFACETS (NZ) Looks fit 2nd up and focusing well. 6th
ENCOSTA LINE The horse I want to follow from the race if he runs well today. Half a run short should be spot on next start. 10th
SUPPLY AND DEMAND Getting warm again in the yard. Short priced favourite but I don’t have it in my top 4. 2nd
DEVIL HAWK little brother of Hawskpur but parades nothing like his brother who was one of my favourites. Coat looks terrible and nowhere near fit enough. 11th
KINGSGUARD (NZ) Really wanted to like this horse in the yard as I rated it on top doing form but I cant have it from the yard. Needs this run. 3rd
PIRATE BEN Has only had one hoof on the ground at any one time. Getting all worked up in the yard. 9th
CHANDANA I’ve seen this horse parade much better than today but with a lot of these runners parading poorly I have it rated 4th from the yard. 7th
SALSONIC From a coat perspective probably the best in this race but not 100% focused. 4th
     
Race 5 – 1:45PM WILSON ASSET MANAGEMENT HANDICAP (1400 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
SIREN’S FURY Top selection from the yard in a tricky race. Has the dappled coat on today and looks very fit. 8th
BRULEE fitness wise ok however not the loosest of walkers in the yard. 7th
JUST DREAMING SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MY TRUE LOVE Should get a soft lead here. Will improve with this run. Next run should be fit. 1st
ISTRIA Nice moving animal. Doesn’t carry a lot of excess condition so this could be its last start this prep. 11th
KAWAIKINI Holding condition well but do not like where its mapped. 9th
NOIRE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
HOW SWEET IT IS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
OUR BELISA Just average in the yard, others better. 2nd
CAN DREAM Moves well and is fit. Think this horse will be better on a firmer track. 4th
SEEBLUME Needs a meal or a Heavy 10 track. 5th
WILD AVA SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
HITTITE Moves well however is still carrying excess condition. 6th
FAST ARLI No chance. 10th
NETTOYER not the worst runner but is being led by the clerk of the course and not 100% settled. 3rd
CHADANA Horse is still quite fat and coat has improvement to come. Needs a couple. 12th
MADDISON AVENUE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
     
Race 6 – 2:20PM THE SPORTING CHANCE GOLFERS HANDICAP (1200 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
NUDIERUDIE I’ve got this horse mapped poorly however parades in very good order today. Third selection. 6th
HEAVENLY ANNA Horse is fit but quite anxious in the yard. Likely to over race. 7th
YUMA DESERT Horse keeps going backwards in the yard. Coat all patchy and putting on condition. 9th
IL MIO DESTINO parading ok but prefer this horse on a tight turning track. 8th
IN A WINK SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MAGIC OF DREAMS Carrying excess condition today. 11th
FLORELLE Looks outclassed and think this horse needs a track with a 4 rating or better. 13th
FEELIN THE LOVE (NZ) Very fit Lees horse however coat is just fair today. 3rd
KHALEESI No No no no no nope. 12th
SISKEN Good order, coat look great and moves really well in the yard. 4th
ROEINDA continues to parade better that its SP however hard to catch 10th
IN TIMES OF WAR Top selection from the yard here with the dappled coat on. Horse looks a treat. 1st
TENNESSEE HUSSY Horse looks plain with its winter coat on. 5th
LOVE’S A FANTASY Only 80% fit and looking for further. 2nd
     
Race 7 – 3:00PM FUJITSU AIR CONDITIONING MCKELL CUP (2400 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
ALLERGIC Rated the horse second when doing form however I have seen this horse parade much better than today. Only 80% fit. 1st
BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) Moving well in the yard but generally gets warm and today is again. 9th
BIG BLUE (GB) Coat in good order but getting keen to get out and race. Conditions should suit today. 8th
SLOW PACE (USA) Not parading well today. 11th
DANJEU (IRE) Still needs this run. Should be fit next start. 5th
BROADSIDE (NZ) Clear top pick here. Horses continues to parade well this prep. Expect it to win. 2nd
SOVIET COURAGE (IRE) Wet track type half a run short. 3rd
MY PSYCHIATRIST This horse needs the paddock. 4th
RICHARD OF YORKE (GB) Holding condition well and hard to leave out a Waller runner over these distances. 6th
MULTITUDE Parading well today so gets its chance to step up to Saturday grade. Not sure the same class but parading well today for this horse. 10th
LAUTARO (NZ) SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
PLOT TWIST (IRE) Very plain indeed. No chance. 6th
     
Race 8 – 3:40PM SPORTING CHANCE CANCER FOUNDATION HANDICAP (1100 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
BIG MONEY Think the horse needs the paddock. Going backwards each time I see it. 10th
THE MONSTAR Always gets up on toes in the yard. Uses too much energy before it gets onto the track. 3rd
BOSS LANE Probably the fattest horse all day. Looks Like it had little work put into it. 7th
LE CORDON BLEU Big fan of this horse however is carrying quite a bit of excess condition and I’d prefer on a Good track. 12th
INZ’N’OUT More forward 1st up this prep than last however has a lot of improvement to come in the coat. 5th
AOMEN (IRE) Fat. 11th
KUDERO Best roughie in the race for mine. Parading fit and relaxed. Pricing it at $9 from the yard and you can get over $20 on course. Worth a play. 1st
HIEROGLYPHICS Worst I’ve seen this horse parade. Really getting hot, not focusing at all and coat looks dull. 9th
MADOTTI Great in the coat. 90% fit so will improve off this run however does parade better than most today. 8th
PAINTE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
BADAJOZ Returned in good order. Soft track suits. Should run well. 2nd
MACHINEGUN JUBS Can miss the start which is proving costly for it however is holding condition between runs very well. No sign of training off yet. 6th
UPSCALE Was expecting this horse to parade better today. Normally looks spot on first up however today still carrying excess. 4th
     
Race 9 – 4:20PM ONE SOLUTIONS HANDICAP (1400 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
MAGICAL STANCE Needs this run and would prefer on drier. 1st
HIGH MIST Cracking type this animal. Personally a lot of people like 3YOs taking on older horses, I’m not so much a fan but this horse is parading spot on today. 4th
THE BULL Looks reasonably fit however displays 3 key behavioral negatives. Cant find it in my top 4. 12th
COOLCRAFT Next run should be spot on from a fitness perspective. 8th
ORIENT LINE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
QUICK DEFENCE (USA) SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
FIGTREE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
FINAL DECISION Doesn’t look interested in racing at all. 10th
WAYANKA Good order today. Possibly better suited on a tight turning track. 7th
LEVEL EIGHT Should be competitive today if the yard is a guide. Holding fitness well deep into its prep. 3rd
ORCYM SAM Displays key negatives and not fit yet. 5th
IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS In really good order today. Expect another solid performance today. 2nd
RUTHLESS AGENT (NZ) Looks outclassed to my eye. 6th
LUCKY FISH SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MASTER AGAR Still needs a couple runs. Quite fate. 9th
REINE HAPPY Parades like a highway horse. Outclassed. 11th
HYPERNICUS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
     
HORSE TO FOLLOW KEMENTARI