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Kensington Racing Preview for 4th March 2020 - Extra distance to suit Reaching


  • Australian racing expert Alex Marsh details his best bets for the Kensington program from Royal Randwick this Wednesday
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The Kensington track at Royal Randwick will stage the Sydney meeting this Wednesday in Australia. (Getty)

Kensington Racing Tips For 04.03.2020

The Kensington circuit is the inner race course at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia and it will host a strong eight race meeting this Wednesday.

The track is currently in the good range, however there is rain expected on Wednesday in that area, so it'll pay to monitor for any track downgrades.

Kensington NAP: Race 3 No. 4 - Reaching @ 3.60

By the Japanese champion stallion and racehorse Deep Impact and out of the four time group one winning mare Alinghi, this superbly bred filly returned with an eye-catching second over the seven furlongs on this circuit.

Finishing with easily the fastest last 600m of that race (34.22) after getting back and coming from the back of the field, it was a big flashing light run and a performance that indicated the extra 150 metres of this event would be ideal.

The form has already stood up from that maiden event with that winner in Olympic Legend producing a prior runner-up effort to Sea Of Life, a talented young three-year-old who's aiming for three wins in a row later in this program.

Under champion jockey James McDonald who'll be looking to time his run late, Reaching looks ready to breakthrough and will run as our NAP on the Kensington program from Royal Randwick on Wednesday.

Kensington Next Best Bet: Race 5 No. 2 - Hilo @ $2.60

This resuming Godolphin three-year-old brings safely the best form lines for this benchmark line-up.

Now racing as a gelding, Hilo produced immediately last campaign with two victories which included a win over Southbank (Group One Thousand Guineas placed) before attacking Caulfield and Flemington on feature spring days.

Was thereabouts in every performance at the back-end of that preparation with the highlight being a runner-up to Alabama Express (Group One WFA winner this campaign) and was competitive in other attempts.

Both trials leading into this assignment have been very professional and providing he can get through what could likely be wet ground (has already won on a soft track) then Hilo is clearly the one to beat in the fifth from Kensington

Kensington Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Kensington on 04.03.2020?

The first race at Kensington is due for a 2.35am GMT start.

Race 1 is a two-year-old Handicap to be run over 1100 metres.

Where is the Kensington Racecourse?

The Kensington track is the inner circuit of the Royal Randwick racecourse, the headquarters for Racing New South Wales.

It's in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney and roughly 5km from the Central Business District.

Who's the best jockey at Kensington?

With 12 winners, Nash Rawiller is the best jockey at Randwick Kensington this season.

He has 4 rides on this program.

Who's the best trainer at Kensington?

With 7 winners at a strike rate of 29.17%, James Cummings is the best trainer at Randwick Kensington this season.

He's the head trainer for Godolphin in Australia and has accepted with 5 runners at this meeting.

What's the best value bet at Kensington?

Whilst it's a competitive last race at Kensington (Race 8) Maroch was a strong finisher last time out and can improve with that run under his belt.

He's a leading chance at around 7/1 currently with most bookmakers.

Verdict

Reaching is well placed with the step up in distance in Race 3 and she'll go around as our NAP on the Kensington program.

We have to respect the class of Godolphin's Hilo in Race 5 who clearly has the best form in that event.

NAP: Reaching To Win @3.60 at bet365 - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Hilo To Win @2.60 at bet365 - 4 Units

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