Expert tips: Randwick - 20/04/24

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RACE 1 - UZZIAH (2) classy gelding with good figures this track and trip. Comes out of a strong race after having to work hard early from the wide gate when a sound 1.75 lens fifth behind Terra Mater over 1400m at Newcastle in the Provincial WC Q on April 3. This is much easier and a 3kg claim is a bonus. Go close. SILVANITO (6) went through his grades quickly last time in and nice return when warmed up late to secure second over 1200m at Wyong on March 20. Maps to get plenty of favours and Koby Jennings keeps the ride. ELETTRICA (1) tough mare who scored a well-deserved victory fourth-up when a slick 3.5 len winner over 1500m at Rosehill four weeks ago. Up sharply in weight and will need everything to go her way back to the 1400m. BARANOF (18) looks set to peak for this fourth-up after running on late with the 59.5kg when second over 1350m at Wyong on April 11. Will take holding out if he gains a start.

RACE 2 - STORMY WITNESS (9) talented mare who will relish this easier contest after holding her ground to the line when 4.5 lens behind Olentia over 1500m in the G2 Emancipation Stakes at Rosehill on March 30. Racing at her top and look for her powering late from the sticky gate. BELVEDERE BOYS (3) promising Maurice gelding from the strong Matt Dunn yard. Reunites with Nash Rawiller after getting out late when third over this trip at Scone on March 22. Should get the right tempo to stake his claim late. SHIPSHAPE (2) underrated gelding with two wins over the 1400m. Rocked late over an unsuitable trip when third over 1100m at Wellington on April 14. Expected to figure prominently. MONTE OUTLANDER (10) raced well in this grade last time in and strips fitter after having no luck first-up when charged late to finish sixth over 1200m at Doomben on April 3. Will race closer and looks good each-way value.

RACE 3 - Multiple Group 3 placegetter INHIBITIONS (3) is at the top of her game for this after powering late from out wide when a determined winner over the 1200m at Caulfield on April 6. Drops significantly in weight here and placed twice this trip in similar grade. Tempo suits and sure to be strong late. FRENCH ENDEAVOUR (5) raced without luck this prep and gets the services of J Mac today from the wide gate. Knuckled down late over the unsuitable trip when third over 1200m in the G3 PJ Bell Stakes at this track two weeks ago. A repeat of latest will see her hard to stop. MIRAVAL ROSE (2) promising filly who disappointed when resumed with a battling seventh over 1200m here in the G3 PJ Bell. Desperate for this trip now and a firmer deck helps. KRISTILLI (1) has a fitness edge over most of these and drawn to get the right run today. Chased a fast speed from out wide when a tiring sixth over 1200m in the G3 PJ Bell Stakes at this track. No excuses here.

RACE 4 - Group 1 placegetter TANNHAUSER (1) showed a glimpse of what he's capable of when charging late from well back to secure second over 1600m in the G3 Carbine Club Stakes on a heavy (9) track here two weeks ago. At his peak now and will relish the 2000m. Group 2 placegetter KINTYRE (4) is a consistent gelding due for a change of luck. Dragged back from the wide gate when loomed strongly to finish third over 1600m in the G3 Carbine Club Stakes here two weeks ago. Gets map favours today and is a genuine top-three prospect. NOISY BOY (2) ranged up strongly in the G2 Tulloch to finish second two runs back before battling in the heavy (8) going when eighth over 2400m here in the G1 ATC Derby on April 6. Looks good each-way value. OUR GOLD HOPE (13) Group 3 placegetter. Finished fifth last start in the Vinery Stud Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill, beaten 4 lengths by Orchestral. In the mix on best form. Have to include.

RACE 5 - Group 1 placegetter FRONT PAGE (7) is undefeated at this track and should get total control early from the draw. Well supported on resumption when looked the winner 150m out before tiring late when a narrow third over 1100m in the G1 The Galaxy at Rosehill on March 23. Goes just as well second-up and all his wins have come at the 1200m. Group 2 winner AFT CABIN (2) is a talented entire who has frustrated the stable this time in. Disappointed when 12th behind Chain Of Lightning over 1200m in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes at this track. J Mac back aboard and worth another chance. Multiple Group 3 winner VILANA (3) resumes a gelding after disappointing when 20th over 1600m in the G2 The Ingham at this track on December 9. Fitted with two sharp trials and looks ready to win. Group 1 winner MAZU (1) looked good first-up before disappointing when 11th in the G1 TJ Smith over 1200m here at latest. Best figures can see him bounce back to form in this easier contest.

RACE 6 - Group 1 placegetter NEW ENERGY (6) had no luck again at his second Australian outing, after drawing out before catching the eye late to finish 14th in the G1 George Ryder over 1500m at Rosehill on March 23. Since fitted with a recent trial placing over 1207m at Warwick Farm. J Mac rides and looks desperate for the trip. FAWKNER PARK (12) peaked third-up when produced the best win of his career over 2000m in the LR Albury Gold Cup on March 22. This is stronger and almost a month between runs. Market best guide. BOIS D'ARGENT (4) looked good first-up before jumping in class and trip when a tiring seventh over 2400m in the G1 HE Tancred Stakes at Rosehill on March 30. This is his pet distance and he looks the value play. HEZASHOCKA (13) is improving with racing and strong through the line second-up when fifth over 2000m in the G3 Neville Sellwood Stakes at Rosehill. Drop in weight suits.

RACE 7 - ATC Sires' Produce Stakes winner MANAAL (7) boasts a strong overall strike rate and was rewarded for her tenacity after having no luck in the Golden Slipper two runs back. Finally draws a gate today and no surprise to see her settle closer out to the mile. The one to beat. LINEBACKER (2) is a progressive colt who showed good early speed and plenty of grit late when a nose winner over 1400m in the G3 The TL Baillieu Handicap at Rosehill on March 30. This is tougher but looks up to the task. BROADSIDING (3) is on the quick back-up after rounding them up effortlessly as fav in the LR Fernhill over 1600m here last Saturday. Stable happy to roll the dice and J Mac sticks. ANODE (1) worked hard early in the heavy (8) conditions and found wanting when a tiring seventh over 1400m in the G1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at this track on April 6. Firmer deck helps and sharp improvement is expected.

RACE 8 - ESPIONA (9) proven Group 1 winning mare at her lethal best this track and trip. Held up badly before getting out when the race was over to finish sixth over 1200m in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes here two weeks ago. Raced without luck at all three runs this time in and will take stopping today. CHAIN OF LIGHTNING (8) is racing in career-best form and chasing her third-straight victory after scoring a surprise neck win over 1200m in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes here. Has won at the 1400m and gets map favours again. Surround Stakes winner SUNSHINE IN PARIS (10) returned good final figures late from well back when fifth over 1200m in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes. Near her top now and looks up to this. PRIVATE EYE (1) steps out to this trip for the first time this prep and should get the right tempo to pounce late. Looked good when a recent 822m trial winner at Warwick Farm.

RACE 9 - WHINCHAT (16) progressive gelding who keeps raising the bar this time in. Returns from a five-week let-up after proving too classy for Tavi Time over this trip at Rosehill on March 16. Since fitted with a recent 1207m trial placing and will give them something to catch again. IKNOWASTAR (15) underrated gelding who looks destined for better things. Sat on the pace with the 61kg when resuming for a courageous second over 1400m at Rosehill on March 30. Goes just as well second-up and will be in this for a long way. JIMMYSSTAR (12) ugly watch from the inside gate when disappointing when seventh over 1400m in the G3 Newcastle Stakes on March 8. Kept fresh and looking for a much better showing today. KINLOCH (8) racing well without luck. Charged late from well back when second over 1500m at Newcastle in the Mwbk Cup on April 6. Look for him late if they overdo it up front.

RACE 10 - GENERAL SALUTE (17) classy gelding who looks placed to advantage in this gradeResumed from a lengthy break with a fast finishing sixth over 1200m in the LR Darby Munro Stakes at Rosehill on March 23. Races best fresh and gets the tempo to finish over the top of these. KAZOU (12) consistent mare resuming with excellent fresh stats. Has a good record at this track and trip and since fitted with a recent 900m trial win on March 18. Will go close from the draw. PEREILLE (7) comes off a 49-day let-up after powering late when second here in BM88 grade on March 2. Fitted with a recent 850m trial and tempo suits despite drawing out. RHEINBERG (6) is smart on his day and strips fitter now third-up. Had to be used up early from the wide gate when a wilting tenth over 1400m at Flemington on March 30. Regular rider back aboard for this and can add value to the exotics.