LAST WEEK'S COLLECT: $0
2014 COLLECT: $28
RACE OF THE DAY
It's all about the two-year-olds again this weekend. A week after Unencumbered proved too good in the Magic Millions Classic, it's time to see how the Inglis babies rate in the Inglis Classic at Randwick. A race for horses sold at the Inglis sales, punters often get it right in this $250,000 race. The past five winners have all been well backed but have struggled to progress into stronger races. Anyone remember Chance Bye? Saturday's edition looks no different. Boomwaa is the standout. He won the group 2 Maribyrnong Plate two starts back at Flemington and was excellent when finishing a half-length second to Fighting Sun, one of the early favourites for the Golden Slipper. Boomwaa has drawn well and could run away with this race. But there is a lot to like about the unbeaten Kiwi, Vinnie Eagle. He will have to work a touch from the widest gate but his last win at group 3 level has to be respected.
DON'T FORGET …
There's black-type racing south of the border with the Kensington Stakes at Flemington. The track has been criticised over the summer months for bias against frontrunners and let's hope we see a more even affair on Saturday. If the leaders struggle again on Saturday, it could hurt pre-race favourite Kaiser Sun - watch for Pocket Rockets to be charging late.
BET OF THE DAY
Last week's Magic Millions Classic showed that more often than not, especially in two-year-old races, class prevails. Boomwaa has race experience on his side, he's shown he can win at group level, and he's run a very good time behind a very good colt in Fighting Sun last start. He has the talent to win this.
LAY DOWN YOUR LOBSTER
$10 win Randwick race 4, No.1 Boomwaa
He's drawn an ideal barrier (two) to jump and run. With his main rival Vinnie Eagle starting from the car park, Boomwaa should get a comfortable run to the first turn, will more than likely lead and should run out the 1200m.
$5 win Randwick race 8, No.3 Inside Job
He's racing in career best form, running a course record on the Kensington track over 1000m two starts back. He then accounted for Kencella, who has since come out and won a similar ratings race. The form lines stack up and with the claim he's a big hope.
$5 win Flemington race 6, No. 4 Pocket Rockets
Makes his return this preparation at his favourite track and distance - he's unbeaten at Flemington up the straight. Drops a couple of kilos from his previous preparation and gets Damien Oliver on top. If there is any bias against the leaders, watch for Pocket Rockets to storm home.