Rari has improved for two starts this time and is ready to break his maiden on the Kenso course this afternoon. The Greg Hickman-trained gelding showed ability during his short debut prep but has returned to the races a better horse this time and only just missed when flying home late for second at Rosehill a fortnight ago. Tommy Berry retains the ride and gets the opportunity to go one better.
Aquitaine will take winning form into the third at Randwick-Kensington today and is the horse to beat again. The Godolphin filly returned two pleasing efforts from as many starts during her debut prep and was far too good for a field of maidens when resuming at Rosehill. This is obviously tougher, but it is the next logical step and she looks to have conditions to suit. Anything even money or over looks a lovely bet.
Voila hasn’t been seen at the races since August, but she has typically stepped out in stronger company than she finds on the Kensington course today and she is up to winning at a nice price ($7 at publish). The Choisir mare has been a good horse for the Waller stable throughout her racing career and each of her three wins to date have come over 1100m. She’s drawn ideally and has the benefit of a claiming apprentice in the saddle.
Twentyfour Carat didn’t fire last time out, but his first-up win was nothing short of outstanding and he is primed to bounce back on the Kenso course today. It is fair to say that he was quite luckless when caught wide at Warwick Farm last time out, but Nash Rawiller should be able to navigate to a nice position from an inside draw and will prove tough to hold out.