Ones To Watch: Randwick Saturday

masked crusader
Thu 13th August 2020

There may not be the depth of Caulfield’s P.B. Lawrence card in Sydney, but some potential stars of the spring are going around and are well worth having a look at. Here are a few:

Race 1 – Dancing Gidget (1)

This Waller mare went around last start as the $3.20 favourite against Montefilia, who won and was promptly installed as the second favourite for the VRC Kennedy Oaks ($13).

There was a bit of traffic out of the gates and she raced keenly as a result, and was unable to make ground in the middle of the track. With another Heavy track to contend with, it will be interesting to see how she fares at the $4 quote.

Race 3 – Masked Crusader (7)

Masked Crusader won with absolute arrogance last start and returns here after a 14-week spell. The Hawkes runner is a $15 chance in The Everest, and an $11 chance in the Golden Eagle. This looks a straightforward first up assignment for the $1.55 favourite, and is a must watch.

Masked Crusader’s last start win:

Race 7 – North Pacific (2), Smart Image (3), and Yardstick (6)

North Pacific (2) looks to be a very talented colt for the Hawkes yard, winning well on a Heavy track and has had a trial to keep it ticking over since. At $8 for the Golden Rose, he leads fellow runners Smart Image (3) at $15, as well as Yardstick (6), and Holyfield (1) at $21 respectively for that spring feature.

This race will most certainly reshape that market, and plot the course for these three-year-olds throughout spring.

Race 8 – Shared Ambition (1)

This lightly raced Waller import has been building slowly, winning 3 from 3 last spring before taking on some more stiff opposition in the autumn, contesting the Group 1 Doncaster and the Group 3 JRA Plate.

There’s plenty of improvement to come in this five-year-old, with the son of Born To Sea a $26 chance in early Melbourne Cup markets. On Saturday, he’s more than likely there for a run to keep him ticking over, but is well worth keeping an eye on.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.