Chris Nelson’s Randwick Best Bets

RACE 2 No.7 Golden Queen

Waterhouse/Bott trained filly having her second run back from a break. She had the benefit of two barrier trials leading into her first up run at Scone in Listed company when beating all bar the winner In Secret who looks a promising type. Racing up on the speed she looked under a little pressure at times however held her ground and was clearly doing her best work at the end of the race. The step up in trip tomorrow although sharp (300m) may well work in her favour.

RACE 7 No.9 Mamaragan

Huge ‘throw at the stumps’ with this 4yo who is nearer $50 than $15 as I type! Showed good promise as a young horse winning the Group 2 Skyline on debut before placing in the Golden Slipper and Sires Produce. Fair to say he went off the boil soon after and has only added one placing to that early tally in 11 subsequent starts. I’m going on his first up 4th at the Gold Coast recently running home strongly. Worth a small spec each-way.

RACE 10 No.7 American President

In outstanding form of late he gets his chance to ring up another first placed finish in the final race on Saturday. Three consecutive victories before narrowly beaten at Scone last time out when giving his all right to the line. This field is no stronger yet with Reece Jones’ claim he gets in 1kg lighter and as a result far better off at the weights then some of the runners he beat home at Scone. Handles all conditions, looks the one to beat.


3, 9, 13

10, 1, 8, 13

12, 4, 9, 5

7, 2

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