She didn’t show a lot when resuming in the Golden Topaz, but Rainbiel has an outstanding second-up record, and this looks a very winnable race for her.
The Toronado mare has been outstanding for the Chibnall yard since debuting and has picked off some nice races, including the Listed Black Pearl last time in.
She has recorded two wins and as many placings from four previous second-up attempts, and she’ll enjoy some relief in the weights this week under Thomas Stockdale, and the $19 about her at publish is overs.
I concede that the classy favourite Inundation will be tough to toss, but I am a big fan of Squid Game, and this looks the perfect race for him.
Squid Game hit the ground running and stamped himself as one to watch with consecutive wins at Sandown and Flemington when debuting in spring, and he went to the paddock after filling the minors in another strong Saturday race.
He’s improved for two starts back this time and only just missed beaten Dragonstone earlier this month, who has since franked the form by winning at Listed level.
Chayse ‘N’ Artie clearly has a lot of talent, and he’s the one that I want to be with in the seventh at Eagle Farm today.
The Flying Artie gelding has made just three appearances at the races, but broke his maiden in style at the Sunshine Coast before returning an outstanding effort for fourth in The Phoenix last time out, having enjoyed absolutely no luck in running.
He steps out today in peak order and will take beating.
Mamaragan has flown under the radar in three starts back this time, but he has improved noticeably with each hit-out, and I am going to give him another chance in the penultimate race at Randwick.
He famously filled the minors of the Golden Slipper during his two-year-old season, and while Mamaragan hasn’t returned to those peaks, he’s still been a credible Saturday galloper.
I thought that he was very tough when third behind Dragonstone in the June Stakes a fortnight ago, and this is a drop in class from that contest.