It’s a cracking Wednesday of racing today highlighted by the Geelong Cup as well as a strong card at Randwick-Kensington to get stuck in to. Billy Bestford highlights his best bets throughout the day.
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Horse Racing Tips: Wednesday, October 20th
Randwick-Kensington Race 2
I think (6) Kiss Sum looks pretty hard to beat here 3rd up off the back of an unlucky run last time out. He’s clearly a horse with a bit of an X factor about him and I like the setup for him today. Should be nearing peak fitness now and he arguably should be unbeaten this prep. Barrier 4 is ideal for the in-form Jason Collett and I expect this horse to be right in the finish.
Randwick-Kensington Race 4
(1) Delexo is flying this prep and comes into this off a good 2nd in stronger grade. He stuck on well there behind the flying Fox Fighter who has since come out and run well again on Saturday. Expect Collett to go straight to the lead from the inside draw and I think he will take some running down while super fit.
Randwick-Kensington Race 5
(9) The Denzel finally shook his tag as one of the better maidens going around with an emphatic win last start. He’d been competitive in stronger grade his whole career leading into that I’m hoping he might be able to go on with it now. Barrier 1 means he can take up a prominent spot in the running and if the gaps come at the right time I expect him to be winning.
Geelong Race 7
(8) Tralee Rose looks extremely hard to beat here in the Geelong Cup and comes into this in flying form. She was originally set on a Melbourne Cup path but unfortunately just fell short of sneaking in. She now tackles this much easier asisgnement 4th up following some impressive performances behind the elite stayers. Her 2.4L 3rd to Nonconformist and Delphi looks very good form for this.
Geelong Race 8
Keen to be with (3) How Womantic 2nd up following a very good fresh run which you couldn’t miss. She got a little too far out of her ground there over 1000m but she absolutely flew home in some very good sectionals. Yes to 1200m now and she has a strong 2nd up record. She’s been a winner here at Geelong in the past and I think she looks extremely hard to beat.