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Randwick Racing Preview For February 29th 2020 - Flit to soar in Group One Surround

  • Group One racing kicks off in Sydney for 2020 with the Chipping Norton and Surround Stakes
Randwick Racing Preview for freetips for 29.02.2020
Champion mare Winx has won the last 4 editions of the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes. (Getty)

Randwick Racing Preview For February 29th 2020

The Group One Chipping Norton and Group One Surround Stakes headline a big feature program from Royal Randwick in Sydney this Saturday.

The track is currently in the Good range.

Randwick NAP: Race 6 No. 1 Flit - @ $3.80

From the Godolphin operation is this filly who resumed in 2020 with a strong victory in the Group Two Light Fingers Stakes at Royal Randwick on February 15.

Flit wasn't fancied in the betting that day as it was expected she'd need the hit-out ahead of these longer journeys in mind but it mattered not as she recorded a comfortable victory under Hugh Bowman.

The step up to the seven furlong nature of this Group One Surround Stakes should only suit more and under the set weights conditions of the race, she's the class animal of the field.

With her biggest threat in the market being Funstar who has the talent but has drawn poorly and only performed on wet tracks to date, Flit gets the nod and is our NAP on the Randwick card this Saturday.

Next Best Randwick Bet: Race 4 No. 3 Imaging @ $5.00

This consistent ex-European galloper has accepted for this Liverpool City Cup assignment in what's set to be his first run on Australian soil.

Now under the care of master trainer Chris Waller, this son of Oasis Dream has had two public trials in readiness for his down under debut and the signs have been promising in both pieces of work.

The last of these was at Rosehill earlier in the week in what was sharp time for the morning where he was reeled in by the promising and lightly raced Standout, who's one of the more talented runners in Sydney at the present.

Imaging has the speed to be prominent with star jockey James McDonald to steer and with a good record of performing early in his campaigns, he's expected to be in the mix via the fourth at Randwick.

Randwick Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Randwick on 29.2.2020?

The first race at Randwick is scheduled for a 1:55am GMT start time.

Race 1 is a Class 2 Handicap to be run over 1000 metres.

What time is the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes?

The Group One Chipping Norton Stakes is scheduled for a 5:30am GMT start time.

This $600,000 feature will run as Race 7 on the Randwick card.

What time is the Group One Surround Stakes?

The Group One Surround Stakes is scheduled for a 4:50am GMT start time.

This $500,000 event will run as Race 6 on the Randwick card.

Who's the best jockey at Randwick?

With 21 winners, Tommy Berry has ridden the most victories at Randwick over the last 12 months.

He has 8 rides on this program.

Who's the best trainer at Randwick?

With 42 winners, Chris Waller has trained the most winners at Randwick over the last 12 months.

At 24.53%, Anthony Cummings has comfortably the best strike rate and he has 2 runners entered on this Randwick card.

What's the best long shot at Randwick?

Goldfinch is somewhat of an unknown at the six furlong distance hence the huge odds available for her in Race 9 at Randwick but all of her form is on good tracks and she resumed on an unsuitable wet surface two weeks ago.

She's likely to lead or be very prominent early in the run and currently at odds of 40/1, isn't without a rough top three chance.

Verdict

Flit was a dominant last start winner and she'll run as our NAP on the Randwick card in Race 6.

The work leading in by Imaging suggests he's ready to produce in his Australian debut via Race 4.

NAP: Flit To Win @3.80 at bet365 - 7 Units
Next Best Bet: Imaging To Win @5.00 at bet365 - 3 Units

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