Distance: 1100m | Condition: 2YO Set Weights | Rail Position: True | Track Condition: Soft 5
The Inglis Millennium Stakes over 1100 brings a very nice bit of prize money for the 2-year-old’s at Randwick this Saturday. There’s a bit of rain about but the track should be fine on the day with it being warm. Let’s try and find the winner.
Very hard to predict here with little data to go off for many of them. Facile, Perfect Proposal and Celui all get the inside barriers with positive jockeys so you can expect them to lead or be on speed. A strong tactical ride will be needed to win the race. Keep an eye on the pattern if those drawn wider will be advantaged or not.
1. Arkansaw Kid
Was a nice winner at the Valley off a slow tempo. Was wide in the race and lost a plate also. The wide barrier doesn’t help at all here, especially if it’s a disadvantage by this time in the day. Happy to monitor the betting and follow.
Three barrier trials for this so should have his mind on the job with a few gearchanges as well. Would need to bring a significant improvement to win this, but so do many others. Seems fairly priced.
Brings the third best overall peak figure to this race which was last start over a few of these runners. That was two months ago however. Hard to get a read on how she’ll go here but wil be better for the run. Maybe a place chance.
8. Learning to Fly
The current favourite, and the favourite for the Golden Slipper after a good debut two weeks ago off three trials. Schofield sticks which is interesting and a good show of faith. Can win well and looks a top winning chance, but no value in betting on the filly.
Was 2nd in that race behind Saltaire last start. Gets barrier 1 here with an opportunity to kick up and hold a nice spot. Jut off the map alone, looks like a good winning chance. Market watch.
Pike comes back from WA and jumps on board. An ok win on debut but they went very slow to the 600m in that race and the sprint home suited. Unlikely to get those conditions here. Happy to risk based off what we’ve seen.
11. Blanc De Blanc
Was $1.12 in her debut where she won by less than 0.5 lengths, and thought was entitled to do a bit better last start. McDonald sticks which is a good indicator of the ability of the horse. In an open race, the price didn’t look any value outside the jockey. Happy to risk.
Was a massive run last start behind Don Corleone, who runs around in R1 at short odds. Had the 2nd fastest last 800,600 and 200 of the entire meeting that day off an even tempo. Anything similar here, and she’ll be pretty competitive. Looks a top winning chance and good each way odds.
*Happy to risk the rest, including emergencies with little to go off and well out in the market.*
Obviously a lot of unknowns in a race like this and we’ll learn a lot from it. Happy to spec something on Kundalini who went close to beating one of the top Golden Slipper hopes.