Best Bet - Aramayo
He's been on somewhat of a strange journey has this gelding, an ex-Godolphin galloper who looked a Derby/progressive staying type before being sold to Singapore.
Now back in Australia, Aramayo backed up a nice return behind Zaaki to produce easily the run of the Bill Ritchie Handicap, spotting weight to the winner and stable mate Atishu, who he has a 3.5kg swing on.
Sustaining a wide run behind a quinella who had every favour, he looks ready to peak now at the mile third-up and while Chris Waller has five chances in the Epsom Handicap, this looks the pick of them.
Next Best Bet - Icebath
This daughter of Sacred Falls has remained very competitive this spring, although is clearly lengths better on a wet track, conditions she may get on Saturday, albeit the forecast is inconclusive.
Her fresh run was good when spotting weight to Private Eye, backing that performance up with solid runs in the Theo Marks and Gold Pendant, but she just hasn't had the perfect set-up to win.
Icebath is the early insurance play if nothing else, as she's clearly going well enough and if the rain does come, I think she could well start favourite if Randwick gets into a testing Soft 6/7 (or worse) range.
Value Bet - Sky Lab
He arguably should've beaten Mo'unga in the Rosehill Guineas and carries 6.5 kg less than that top weight from that autumn clash, so there's a definite case for this four-year-old with just 50.5kg here.
Paul Perry is a savvy trainer and second-up with Sky Lab, it was a clear set play in the Cameron Handicap with plenty of bets launched early at good prices, but they had to settle for a very unlucky second.
Three-wide, without cover throughout and chasing a hot speed against the pattern, it was an enormous effort to go so close on September 17 and with any spike off that, he's a definite chance at big odds.