Expert tips: Randwick - 09/03/24

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RACE 1 - MAHAGONI (3) at his top for this and a win looks imminent after ranging up strongly when fourth over this track and trip behind Redstone Well in BM88 grade on February 17. Drop in grade suits and looks over the odds at his current each way price. Hard to hold out. PHAROAH'S REIGN (11) has a sound third-up record and happy to overlook latest flop from the wide gate when 14th over 1500m at Rosehill on February 24. Inside gate can see her bounce back strongly with the winkers added. DIMAGGIO (13) fifth-up today and trip suits from the better gate after running an even eighth over 1500m at Rosehill in this class at latest. Parr sticks and looks great value. INVINCIBLE LEGEND (2) up in trip and never comfortable in the going when a disappointing last of 11 over 1900m at Canterbury in stronger company on February 23. Claim suits and won well this track and trip two back.

RACE 2 - TOO DARN LIZZIE (1) returns from a let-up after scoring a strong all-the-way win over 1000m at the Gold Coast on January 13. Returned good figures on that occasion and since fitted with two sharp trials. Will go out hard today and take catching. Group 2 placegetter ERNO'S CUBE (2) returned with an even third over 1100m in the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on February 24. Jason Collett stays aboard and the 1200m suits. Look for her late. Group 2 placegetter EXTREME DIVA (6) is holding form well without having much luck at her last two outings. On the quick back-up after motoring late when third in the G2 Sw Embrace over this trip on March 2. Will race closer here and stays in the mix. SILMARILLION (8) sound debut in the soft (5) going when rattled late from the wide gate to finish third to Gatsby's over 1100m at Canterbury on February 23. Ready for this trip and should get the right run.

RACE 3 - Group 3 placegetter CANBERRA LEGEND (10) stalked the speed on resumption with an even fourth over 1900m at Rosehill in the LR Parramatta Cup on February 24. Strips fitter now and should be able to slide across and take holding out. Multiple Group 3 winner DIAMIL (4) disappointed as favourite second-up when plugged late to finish ninth over 1900m at Rosehill in the LR Parramatta Cup. Best form is over this track and trip and no surprise to see him return to winning form. REDSTONE WELL (12) backs-up quickly after being anchored with the 59.5kg when a gritty sixth over this track and trip on March 2. Has plenty of upside and looks great value. Group 1 winner SERPENTINE (5) returns from a three-and-a-half month break after finishing a courageous fifth in the LR Christmas Cup over 2400m at Rosehill on December 2. Since fitted with two searching trials and will give them something to catch.

RACE 4 - Multiple Group 2 placegetter FACILE (7) will relish the drop in grade and trip second-up after sticking on well when fifth behind Kimochi in the G2 Lightfinger over 1200m here on February 17. Goes just as well second-up and lone win is over the 1100m. Expected to go close. Group 3 winner RED RESISTANCE (2) resumes from a lengthy break after being nailed late when second to Cylinder in the G2 Todman over 1200m here last March. Has impressed in two recent trials and looks primed for a first-up victory. Group 2 placegetter BLANC DE BLANC (6) finally drew an inside gate when resumed with a disappointing 13th in the G3 Peter Le Grand Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield on February 10. Worth another chance here and has the ability to finish over the top of these with the good tempo anticipated. CONFESS OUR DREAMS (9) nice Brad Widdup-trained filly undefeated in three runs. Keeps raising the bar at each run and worth a throw at the stumps today.

RACE 5 - SWITZERLAND (6) remains unbeaten after two runs and drawn to get all the map favours today. J Mac keeps the ride after rounding them up effortlessly when a solid winner of the Pierro over 1100m here on February 17. Ready for the 1200m now and looks the value play. Group 3 winner ESPIONAGE (5) stalked the good speed on resumption when a sound second to Straight Charge over 1100m in the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on February 24. Has the ability to turn the tables today over the 1200m. Go close. Group 2 winner STRAIGHT CHARGE (3) is building a nice record and showed good speed from the wide gate when leading throughout in the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill. Final 50m the only query today. Group 3 winner BODYGUARD (4) is undefeated in two runs and created a big impression when resuming with a dominant victory over 1100m in the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) at Caulfield on February 10. Has reportedly overcome an injury setback and market moves must be monitored.

RACE 6 - Group 3 winner REMARQUE (3) resumes with a dynamite fresh record and best form is over this track and trip. Ran fifth in a tight finish in the G2 The Shorts over 1100m here on September 16. Since fitted with two slick trial wins and gets every chance from the inside gate. Group 1 winner PRIVATE EYE (1) returned with a slick on-pace second over 1000m behind Imperatriz in the G1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington last time out. This easier but may need further now. Group 1 winner MAZU (2) resumes from a four month break for new trainer Joe Pride. Has a sound fresh record and two recent trials have him forward enough to run a big race. Group 2 winner AFT CABIN (4) is a talented entire resuming after having no luck when ninth behind Think About It over 1400m in the G1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm last June. Two trials have looked good and expected to be strong late. Market best guide.

RACE 7 - Coolmore Classic winner ESPIONA (6) resumed with an eye catching third over 1000m at Flemington in the G1 Lightning on February 17. Has come back even stronger this time in and her second-up record is when she's at her most lethal. Go close. Stradbroke Handicap winner THINK ABOUT IT (1) is back after a break of four-and-a-half months. Undefeated first-up and at this track in four attempts. Has the class to overcome the outside gate with two sharp trials under the belt. Hard to hold out. Multiple Group 2 winner PERICLES (2) has fitness on his side third-up and much better run when second to Mr Brightside in the G1 Futurity Stks over 1400m at Caulfield on February 24. Drawn to get the right run and looks the value play. Group 2 placegetter COAL CRUSHER (3) backs-up quickly after running fifth in the G3 Liverpool City Cup at this track and trip last Saturday. Will hold a forward position and can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 8 - Golden Rose Stakes winner MILITARIZE (1) resumed over 1400m last time out behind Fangirl when hit the line late to run second in the G2 Apollo Stakes at this track. Goes just as well second-up and ready for this trip and further now. Hard to hold out. Spring Champion Stakes winner TOM KITTEN (2) is third-up here after drifting back before closing off nicely when fifth over 1400m in the G2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill on February 24. Ready for the mile now and will be powering late. Group 2 winner CELESTIAL LEGEND (3) is a progressive Dundeel colt with an exciting future. Showed a good turn of foot when a slick 2 len winner over 1400m in the G2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill second-up. First time at the mile today and will need a good ride from the outside gate. Group 2 placegetter LES VAMPIRES (6) will go forward again with stablemate Ganbare after sticking on well when third in the G2 Hobartville Stakes last time out. Trip shouldn't pose a problem and can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 9 - Group 2 placegetter OSMOSE (3) resumes from a spell after finishing off last prep with a gritty second in the G2 Matriarch over 2000m at Flemington on November 11. Since fitted with two searching trials and will prove hard to run down with the blinkers added. Group 3 winner LEKVARTE (4) is racing in a rich vein of form and has sound figures this track and trip. Resumed with an even fifth over 1300m in the G2 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill on February 24. Will drift back and launch late. HOWGOODAREYOU (12) tough mare who will get plenty of on-speed favours here third-up. Unsuited over the shorter trip when tenth over 1300m in the G2 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill last time out. Desperate for the mile and looks up to this. Group 3 winner THALASSOPHILE (1) made a solid return when finished off late to secure fifth over 1400m at Rosehill in the Jamesruse Bm100 on February 24. Ready for the mile now and will need luck from the sticky gate.

RACE 10 - TINTOOKIE (13) has race fitness on her side and backs-up quickly after having no luck when a close-up fifth to Tashi over this track and trip last Saturday. Kerrin McEvoy sticks and will take holding out on the limit weight. Group 1 placegetter C'EST MAGIQUE (3) returned with a fighting third over 1200m here in the G3 Triscay on February 17. Easy in betting on that occasion and strips fitter now. Group 3 placegetter RAZETA (8) is an underrated mare resuming. Had no luck from the wide draw when 15th over 1500m in the Golden Eagle at Rosehill last November 4. Looks to have come back well judging by her two sound trials. Value runner. MISS HELLFIRE (11) returns from a 56-day let-up with the right figures to win this. Drop in weight suits and latest second behind Lady Laguna over 1300m at the Gold Coast MM F&M on January 13 was full of merit. Since fitted with a recent trial and can hold a forward position.