Shuffle Up has improved for each of his four starts back this time, and he is ready to win at Randwick-Kensington today.
The Redoute’s Choice gelding missed more than two years of racing after finishing second behind Ringerdingding in the 2019 Carbine Club Stakes, and while he clearly needed his first couple back this time to tune up, he has finished in the placings at his last two.
He strikes this race in peak fitness, gets some relief in the weights under Jean Van Overmeire and is drawn to receive every chance from barrier 2.
No Laughing Matter looms as a key winning chance in the fourth at Randwick-Kensington this afternoon.
The Kris Lees-trained filly stripped fitter with a couple of fair efforts first and second up, but charged in to score at Warwick Farm late last month, before finishing second in BM64 company last time.
She looks to be at peak fitness for this contest, she’s drawn to receive a lovely run and will get some relief in the weights under Tom Sherry.
Miss Einstein will take winning form into the penultimate race at Randwick-Kensington today and looks well placed to make it two in a row.
The Bjorn Baker-trained mare only just missed in Saturday company at Rosehill when returning from a let-up in June, and while she never got into the race two starts back, she couldn’t have been more impressive last time.
I think that these midweek BM72 races are about her level and with even luck, she’ll take plenty of beating again.
This is a drop in class for Exotic Ruby and I am happy to give her another chance.
The Snitzel mare doesn’t win out of turn, but she also rarely races poorly, and she has typically contested tougher races than this one recently.
She’s rock-hard fit and her claims on winning have been enhanced with the booking of James McDonald.