Expert tips: Randwick - 13/03/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - ROSELYN'S STAR (1) will find this easier after running into what looks a smart one on debut, only beaten 0.8L. Will benefit from the race experience so a big run is anticipated. Leading player. HEZDARNHOTTOO (3) is a nicely bred Too Darn Hot colt stepping out on debut for Bjorn Baker. Has impressed at the trials and is drawn favourably. Can make a bright start. AFTER MATCH (2) and PERSPIRATION (4) are other debutants who have shown positive signs in their lead up work. Will pay to watch for market support.

RACE 2 - Tricky race to assess with a stack of first starters engaged. LUNAITE (7) is a filly by Deep Field stepping out on debut for Chris Waller. Has had the benefit of two trials and gets the key booking of James McDonald from an inside alley. Bright start anticipated. SHIVERMEPINK (11) is a Zoustar filly facing the starter for the first time from the sharp Waterhouse & Bott partnership. Has impressed at the trials and is expected to be giving herself every chance up on the speed. Worth serious consideration. Her stablemate HALLETT (5) has also shown positive signs in her lead up work. Should have enough early dash to offset the wide alley and the booking of Tim Clark is a good push for her chances. Don't take lightly. ZEITUNG (13) is a daughter of Exceed And Excel stepping out on debut for the Blue Army. Has been hitting the line nicely in her lead up work and is drawn to get the soft run from the inside draw. Can give this a big shake. LILAC (15) next best.

RACE 3 - LITTLE JEANIE (9) resumes and makes her stable debut for Chris Waller, after making the switch from across the ditch. Strips fitter for two sneaky trials in readiness. The booking of James McDonald reveals the hand. Can make an immediate impact. RIP OFF (12) finds the maiden win elusive but it certainly hasn't been without trying. Cherry-ripe now and is expected to make her presence felt. MAKENA (10) wasn't able to live up to market support fresh when finishing towards the rear. Willing to give another chance on prior performances. PESCHIERA (11) has chased gamely into the placings in her first two starts, without placing. Blinkers going on should have him sharpened and more focused. In the mix.

RACE 4 - ARMED FORCES (3) returns a gelding for Chris Waller. Has shown plenty of promise in his early career without breaking through, beaten a lip in the G2 Spirit Of Boom Classic in his debut prep. Strips fitter for two trials in readiness and is drawn to get the gun run from the inside alley, with the best in the business in McDonald piloting. A lot to beat. DARLING DOWNS (10) resumes for Ciaron Maher. Wasn't able to live up to market support on debut here before being sent straight back to the paddock. Looks to have taken the necessary steps forward during the break but will need a smart steer from the draw. BUNDELLA (5) is a Deep Field colt stepping out on debut for the Hawkes stable. Has impressed at the trials and is expected to make his presence felt.

RACE 5 - CIGAR FLICK (6) is a promising type resuming for the Waller camp. Is unbeaten first up and will be looking to emulate her win at Randwick at the beginning of last prep. Looks to have a slight class edge on these. INTRODUCING (4) is the main danger. He was met with solid support when resuming last start over at Warwick Farm but could only manage fourth, behind a much fitter one. PORTRAY (3) resumes and usually runs well fresh. 1/1 over this course and distance and strips fitter for two solid trial placings in readiness. Capable of threatening. O'TYCOON (9) was no match for a tearaway winner at the latest when sent out public elect. Kicked off this prep in better order and is capable of a top-three finish if he can recapture that form.

RACE 6 - FOR VICTORY (8) progressed sharply second up when rattling home into the placings at Canterbury. Strips fitter third up and gets weight relief. Gets his chance to break a long run of outs. THE YEARS (6) finished a length back from For Victory last start, after giving backers a bold sight. Is another that gets weight relief and should be nearing his peak third run in. Expect him to give another bold sight and prove tougher to reel in. INFINITIVE (4) was denied narrowly of resuming a winner at Warwick Farm and then followed it up with a strong chase into fourth at Randwick. Comes in on the fresh side but has kept the legs ticking over with a trial placing between runs. McDonald reuniting is a good push for her chances. FRENCH BONNET (2) shoulders a handy record third up and is sure to be giving herself every chance again up on the speed. Don't take lightly. SPALTET (3) is one to watch for late.

RACE 7 - MISS COUVER (10) was thrown in the deep end fresh when tackling the G2 Guy Walter Stakes at Randwick. Couldn't feature fresh but is sure to find this a lot easier. Bold showing anticipated. ANGEL FUND (1) was a determined winner two back, then followed it up with an eye-catching finish at Randwick last time out. Cherry-ripe now but could find herself in a sticky spot from the inside gate. AMOREAUX (6) couldn't quite follow up her dominant maiden win but didn't do a bad when finishing midfield at Canterbury last time out. Drops back to a wining trip and is drawn nicely with McDonald sticking. Right in this. The resuming WAIKIKI (5) next best.

RACE 8 - EARTH DANCE (7) resumes a gelding in his stable debut for Peter & Paul Snowden. Found the line nicely in his sold lead up trial and has McEvoy sticking. Drawn sticky but is expected to be climbing over their backs late. STYLISED (9) has been freshened after turning in poor one at Warwick Farm (slow to recover). Has proven a capable type and can turn things around quickly. FIRESTORM (10) has been shipped across the ditch and makes her stable debut for Chris Waller. Two trials in were good without impressing but the booking of McDonald from the inside pillar is a strong push for her chances. ROMEO'S CHOICE (2) carries the fitness edge over many of these and is racing in good order. Have to include.