We take look at today’s Randwick meeting in which the G1 Epsom Handicap headlines the quality card of racing. View our Randwick tips and bets below.
Race One: 7 Lucky Louie
Race Two: 1 Bowerman
Race Three: 1 It’s Somewhat
Race Four: 1 Calabasas
Race Five: 1 Astern
Race Six: 1 Yankee Rose
Race Seven: 1 Palentino
Race Eight: 7 Sacred Master
Race Nine: 13 English
Best Bet: Race Nine Number 13 English
Next Best: Race Seven Number1 Palentino
Best Value: Race One Number 7 Lucky Louie
Until this week, Johan Victoire has not been a name on everyone’s lips.
But if punters are right, the French jockey could be the most talked-about rider at Randwick on Saturday.
Victoire will be aboard Fabrizio in the Epsom Handicap for trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott with the gelding now equal favourite leading into the race.
After opening at $9 on Tuesday, Fabrizio is now at $6 alongside Group One winner Palentino , Hauraki and McCreery.
“This has been a decent push for Fabrizio ever since Tuesday,” TAB’s Andrew Georgiou said.
“While Palentino has been easily the most popular runner in terms of money taken, constant specking for Fabrizio at what was a good price has seen it join the Weir runner along with McCreery and Hauraki for favouritism.”
Fabrizio has 50kg in the Epsom, a weight well within Victoire’s range.
Waterhouse has won the Epsom a record-equalling seven times with Bott looking for his first as part of their new partnership.
The ability to ride light has enabled Victoire to pick up another Group One ride aboard Amexed who has 51kg in the Metropolitan Handicap (2400m).