Bentley Choisir Hcp (BM100), 1100m
The feature race in Sydney on Cup day looks a very competitive affair with plenty of speed engaged.
Invictus Salute (3.30) (pictured above right and in below tweet) has been freshened after a couple of sound performances at Group level earlier in the spring with the mare only two lengths off the impressive Haut Brion Her in the Sheraco Stakes.
She’s been placed at all four of her starts on heavy tracks and should be there at the business end.
A @mark_mnracing quinella in Heat 3 @royalrandwick with Invictus Salute downing Splintex with a closing Dame Giselle third. And what about See You Soon in behind them! @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/o0oYVqUw4a
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) August 13, 2020
Spaceboy (2.20) started to put it all together last preparation with the Gary Portelli-trained bay stringing together three consecutive wins prior to heading for a spell.
Proven in the wet, he likes to lead and has eased through a couple of trials.
Topweight Spirit Of Valor (7.50) is a more than interesting runner who will be having his first start for Kris Lees having not raced since New Year’s Day.
Originally with Aidan O’Brien, the now 7YO went within a whisker of winning the 2018 Manikato Stakes prior to transferring to the Maher/Eustace team where he couldn’t quite reach the same heights.
— 7HorseRacing (@7horseracing) May 9, 2020
Spirit Of Valor is a definite market watch while the likes of Blazing Miss (3.00) (in above tweet) also have claims, the latter having already won on three occasions at headquarters.
My Tip: Invictus Salute (3.30)
ACY Securities Sprint (BM72), 1100m
Belluci Babe (1.60) defied a betting drift to win with some ease around the Kensington circuit in this grade a fortnight ago.
She has a bit of class and should go close again.
The unbeaten Never Talk (4.20) is an emerging filly who will be making her metropolitan debut having overcome a tardy beginning to win in style at Newcastle recently.
My Tip: Belluci Babe (1.60)