Daily Racing Tips – Wednesday, May 20

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Randwick-Kensington: Race 4 (2:35pm)
No. 3 Flinders

Flinders has been a model of consistency this time and is ready to win at Randwick-Kensington this afternoon.

The Adelaide gelding has only recorded one win from his nine career starts but has placed on a further five occasions and has run into some talented horses along the way.

He’s rock-hard fit ahead of what will be his fifth campaign start, he’s drawn ideally in barrier 3 with James McDonald aboard and he is my best bet of the day.

Randwick-Kensington: Race 6 (3:45pm)
No. 11 Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber will take winning form into Race 6 at Randwick-Kensington today and is primed to make it two in a row.

The Richard Litt-trained gelding ran home to finish a respectable fourth when resuming at Kembla Grange, but was far too good for his rivals at Newcastle last time out and will only improve from that effort.

He’s drawn a peach in barrier 3, will have the bonus of in-form hoop Tim Clark in the saddle and with even luck, can fight out the finish again.

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Randwick-Kensington: Race 7 (4:20pm)
No. 4 Mangione

Mangione didn’t show a lot when first-up from a spell, but he’s a horse that typically enjoys sharp improvement with a run under his belt and I’m eager to have a play at a big price ($17 at publish).

The Fiorente gelding returned the Waller stables some terrific performances and results last time in, winning at Gosford at this point of his prep and filling the minors of a tougher race at Rosehill in the wake.

This is a decent drop in class from his resuming effort, the small rise in trip will suit and I like that he has trialled in the lead-up to this contest.

Ballarat: Race 8 (4:30pm)
No. 13 Persan

This is a rise in class for Persan, but he was an impressive winner in maiden company last time out and does look capable of continue his rise through the grades.

The Pierro colt showed fair ability without setting the racing world on fire during the early stages of his career, but he has clearly returned to the track a better horse this time and will only improve third-up.

He’s another horse that is drawn ideally (barrier 4) and weighted to win today.