CrownBet Royal Randwick Report And Week End Overview

Invader winning the Sires Produce on Saturday. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Invader winning the Sires Produce on Saturday. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Horse To Follow: Invader, has the Champagne at his mercy if they go there.

Ride Of The Day: Zac Purton on It’s Somewhat, took control of the race by going to the lead and going at a tempo where no one took him on.

Run Of The Day: One word….. Chautauqua

Forget It Ran: Menari, just had a prep where nothing went right and pulled up shin sore. Look for him as a 3year old.

Royal Randwick – Saturday April 1

Race 1 – PROPERTY $5, won from CONDOR HEROES, SHEIKHA.

Property was the best supported runner opening at $7.50 before starting $4.80. Dissolution had good support being $18 into $10 with good specking also for From Within.

Race 2 – ACATOUR $10, won from THEANSWERMYFRIEND, VELADERO.

The one punters wanted was Theanswermyfriend who was $4.40 into a clear $2.40 fav, Screamarr was $34 into $17 before being a late scratching. All other runners drifted with Acatour being $7 out to $10.

Race 3 – BIG DUKE $2.45, won from ALOFT, ROCK ON.

Big Duke was always solid in the market around the $2.45, Aloft had some support being $4.60 into $4.20 but best supported to bear the favourites was Alegria who was $9 into $5.

Race 4 – FREE STANDING $41, won from AFTER ALL THAT, NOT FOR EXPORT.

Free Standing had support opening at $51 before touching $26 and back out to $41. Favourite Perfect Dare was always solid around the $3.60 mark but the 2 best supported runners were Galaxy Warrior being $16 into $7.50 and Pelerin being $15 into $9.50.

Race 5 – DIDDUMS $21, won from PROMPT RESPONSE, SMART AMELIA.

Diddums opened at $31 getting out to $34 before very good late support to start at $21. Both placegetters were specked in the market with Prompt Reponse $9 into $7 and Smart Amelia $41 into $26. Raiment was easily the best supported runner before finishing unplaced opening at $4.20 before starting at $2.50.

Race 6 – INVADER $8, won from SUMMER PASSAGE, TRAPEZE ARTIST.

Invader was the best backed supported runner in the race opening at $15 before starting at $8. The unplaced favourites both also received good support with Frolic $4.80 into $3.80 and Tulip being $6 into $4.60.

Race 7 – JON SNOW $7.50, won from HARPERS CHOICE, HARDHAM.

Gingernuts was easily the best supported runner opening at $3.50 before starting $2.65. The winner was $6 out to $7.50 with placegetters unwanted starting at $41 and $51 respectively after being a lot shorter in the market.

Race 8 – CHAUTAUQUA $6.50, won from ENGLISH, FELL SWOOP.

All the money was for Russian Revolution who was $7 into a very clear $3.20 favourite. Chautauqua opened at $4.60 before starting at $6.50. Most other runners drifted from the opening prices.

Race 9 – IT’S SOMEWHAT $34, won from HAPPY CLAPPER, SENSE OF OCCASION.

It’s Somewhat opened at $26 then got out to $51 before late support saw him home at $34. Best supported runners were Happy Clapper who was $10 into $7 and Redkirk Warrior who was $12 into $6.

Race 10 – WALKING MOMENT $26, won from PERFECT RHYME, FALLACY.

The winner had some support opening at $31 before starting at $26. Baysa started clear favourite at $4.60 after opening at $8. Others that had specking were Almalita, Face Like Thunder, Dancing Hare and Blanco Cara.

The Money Was Right: Invader in the Sires opened $15 before saluting at $8.

Left It In The Bag: Theanswermyfriend, Russian Revolution and Redkirk Warrior were costly for supporters.

Friendless: Chautauqua got the money despite a drift of $4.60 to $6.50.