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Randwick Racing Tips for 28.7.2021 - 4 Best Bets

  • Four selections for midweek racing at Randwick
  • Follow Kiwi jockey James McDonald
  • Track has been upgraded to Good 4
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Randwick hosts quality midweek racing on Wednesday. (Getty)

Randwick Racing Tips for 28.7.2021 - 4 Best Bets

James McDonald is the jockey to follow at Randwick on Wednesday. The Kiwi rides three of our four picks and they are all on Saturday-level thoroughbreds, so punters get value runners to bet on at the midweek meeting.

Race 2 1:00pm AEST – No. 2 Mount Fuji

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt owns only one placing from three starts, but the three-year-old should appreciate running in midweek company. He finished second fresh up last preparation before running fourth, and those efforts are good form guides. The well-bred son of Snitzel was purchased for a huge price, and although connections are yet to get their money back, he’s a chance of breaking maiden grades.

Getting the inside draw with James McDonald in the saddle is a bonus and we’re not surprised by the odds. He opened at $3.10 and a steady flow of money has come since. Punters should expect his odds to firm on race day.

Race 4 2:10pm AEST – No. 8 Sepoy Star

Looking to remain unbeaten is Sepoy Star, who scored a quality debut win at Kembla Grange. The Brad Widdup-trained three-year-old settled back and reeled them in easily to score by 2.3 lengths, so it was a professional effort. She had solid betting support on that occasion and punters get better odds this time around, so the daughter of Sepoy is a value pick.

It’s another plum ride for James McDonald and he gets the inside draw again. We expect the filly to track the speed before pulling wider in the straight and making her run. She will need a good ride to get off the inside, but McDonald is the man for the job.

Race 6 3:20pm AEST – No. 5 Matterhorn

We loved the way Matterhorn hit the line to score at Canterbury last start, and although he defeated only a field of five, the field was a quality lineup. The Kris Lees-trained son of Swiss Ace defeated Seleque by 1.3 lengths and he stays in the same grade for this race, so he’s not going to find it any harder than two weeks ago.

The five-year-old now owns three wins from five starts and he is rising through the grades in fine style. Drawing barrier nine won’t make it easy on Wednesday, but it’s another top-level ride for James McDonald, and he’s a jockey worth following at Randwick. We expect his odds to hold steady on race day and punters are getting fair odds for a quality midweek type.

Race 7 3:55pm AEST – No. 4 Jungle Book

Jungle Book finished second behind Miss Einstein last start and he gets another chance to turn the tables on the favourite. The Clare Cunningham-trained five-year-old is a nine-time winner from 51 starts, so he’s not lacking experience and he gets a chance to turn around his poor race record at Randwick. He has had three starts for no wins or placings, but punters get odds worth taking for the risk.

Having Hugh Bowman in the saddle helps and Jungle Book loves racing on rain-affected tracks. He owns two wins and five placings on a slow track and six wins on a good surface, so no matter what the track condition, he is well-suited.


Our four best bets for Randwick on Wednesday:

Best Bet: Mount Fuji Race 2 @170 at BlueBet - 3 Units
Best Bet: Sepoy Star Race 4 @400 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Best Bet: Matterhorn Race 6 @170 at Neds - 4 Units
Best Bet: Jungle Book Race 7 @750 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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