Villiers Stakes

14/12/19 Randwick tips and best bets on Villiers Stakes Day

Best bets from Michael Gannon

Saturday racing in Sydney returns to Royal Randwick this weekend, as the Group Two Villiers Stakes headlines a competitive nine-race card.  

The early favourite for the feature event is the Mark Newnham trained Quackerjack, who has been well supported from $4.50 into $3.00.

With warm weather forecast in the lead-up to Saturday, punters can expect a dry racing surface.  

The rail is in the true position, which will give all runners their chance in the run. 


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Randwick Race 6 Razor Sharp Handicap 1200m

Tip #1 Irithea $9.50  

This mare from the Bjorn Baker stable arrives here first-up off the back of two solid trials in readiness for this race. 

Her best career runs have come when she's been fresh and following a 1250m trial where she's been asked to put in late. She's taken the same lead in here, which will have her cherry ripe for this first-up tilt. 

Drawn wide in barrier 12 is a significant plus, especially given there is only moderate speed engaged. 

Look for Parr to cruise across from the wide gate and lead them up on turning for home.

She looks set for an uncontested lead and with a record of 10:3-4-2 over the distance, she'll prove very hard to run down. 


Randwick Race 7 Quincy Seltzer Villiers Stakes 1600m

Tip #3 El Dorado Dreaming $8.50  

Meets the well backed favourite Quackerjack 1kg better from their last start and looks better suited by the speed-map this time around. 

After jumping slowly from barrier four in that race, the early pressure was poured on from out-wide with jockey Kerrin McEvoy opting to restrain the mare to near last. 

Her run home was solid and there is no doubt she was doing her best work late. That run would of brought her along nicely and I expect her to peak fourth-up here.

Her career strike rate is a serious concern, but she has competed at the highest level and looks to have found the right set-up to breakthrough for her second-career win. 

El Dorado Dreaming

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