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Randwick Racing Tips: Sunday, December 26th

Billy Bestford previews every race on a big Boxing Day meeting at Randwick.

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What better way to spend Boxing Day than getting stuck into some cracking races at Randwick!

The track is currently rated a soft 6 while the rail position is as follows: +6m 900m-W/Post, +4m Remainder.

Billy Bestford has once again cast his eye across the meeting and previews every race on the card today.

Best Bet: Race 8 – (7) Tamerlane

Best Value: Race 5 – (3) Greek Hero

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Race 1

Drinkwise Plate (1100m)
12:40pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Drinkwise Plate (1100m)
12:40pm (AEDT)

1. Command Approved (19) J: Ms Rachel King (57kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
665.5
2. Extremaarty (20) J: (57kg) T: Kacy Fogden
3. Hard To Say (6) J: Christian Reith (57kg) T: J C Deamer
6.577.1
4. Lasting Promise (3) J: Jay Ford (57kg) T: Joseph Pride
618165
5. Missiles Armed (1) J: James Innes Jnr (57kg) T: Mark Cross
201201261
6. Monastery (17) J: Keagan Latham (57kg) T: David Payne
9110179
7. Narnia (11) J: Brodie Loy (57kg) T: Annabel Neasham
171715.4
8. Secret Revolution (16) J: (57kg) T: Peter & Paul Snowden
9. Shalailed (18) J: Hugh Bowman (57kg) T: J A O'shea
10109.2
10. Wealthy Investor (15) J: Chad Schofield (57kg) T: D Lane
10109.1
11. Russian Conquest (5) J: Regan Bayliss (55kg) T: P & P Snowden
4.64.45.1
12. Snitcat (12) J: Tyler Schiller (55kg) T: G Portelli
999.1
13. Time To Leave (8) J: Jean Van Overmeire (55kg) T: R & M Freedman
343436
14. Veravino (14) J: Andrew Adkins (55kg) T: D Lane
15. Willinga Beast (13) J: (55kg) T: Kris Lees
16. Hellavadancer (7) J: Glyn Schofield (55kg) T: K A Lees
182019
17. Field Commander (9) J: Tom Sherry (57kg) T: David Payne
515145
18. Mills (4) J: Jason Collett (55kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
6.56.56.6
19. Semper Invictus (2) J: Ms Kacie Adams (57kg) T: S Spackman
20. Dolly Bird (10) J: Brock Ryan (55kg) T: Matthew Smith

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 12:42pm (AEDT)

(11) Russian Conquest was a good winner on debut when sitting wide the trip but still finishing too strong. Beat Uncorked there who’s since come out and run another good 2nd.

(7) Narnia has looked handy enough at two trials and everything the stable produces at the moment is turning to gold.

(3) Hard To Say was very good over the closing stages of a good race up in QLD. Looks suited rising in trip slightly and is ready to win now.

(9) Shalailed will need luck from the draw but started favourite on debut and should take a bit of improvement from that.

Tip: (11) Russian Conquest - $7.50 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 0.5u WIN Russian Conquest

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Race 2

Tab Highway Hcp (C3) (1100m)
1:15pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Tab Highway Hcp (C3) (1100m)
1:15pm (AEDT)

1. Midsummer Rain (6) J: Campbell Rawiller (60.5kg) T: Cameron Crockett
262627.5
2. Air Marshal (4) J: Chris Williams (59.5kg) T: Mark Schmetzer
201920
3. Anethole (3) J: Tom Sherry (58kg) T: Cody Morgan
77.56.9
4. To The Nines (12) J: Keagan Latham (57.5kg) T: Tash Burleigh
191717
5. Casino Lord (8) J: Hugh Bowman (57kg) T: Cody Morgan
2.72.72.75
6. Tags (9) J: Nick Heywood (57kg) T: Ms G Williams
9.59.59.9
7. Lady River (18) J: Jean Van Overmeire (56kg) T: S I Singleton
312625.5
8. Ranuncula (2) J: Ms Rachel King (55.5kg) T: S C Jones
212625.5
9. London Gal (15) J: Jay Ford (54.5kg) T: Scott Collings
10. Katgully Red (17) J: Andrew Adkins (54.5kg) T: Ms J Butler
313126
11. Underground Music (20) J: (54kg) T: Kurt Goldman
12. Zakor (5) J: Regan Bayliss (54kg) T: Ms J Bowen
9.5109.7
13. Titration (19) J: (54kg) T: Aiden St Vincent
14. No What To Keep (14) J: (54kg) T: Michael Sparrow
15. Mr Cruise (7) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (54kg) T: S I Singleton
344137
16. Important Product (13) J: Tyler Schiller (54kg) T: Kurt Goldman
414132
17. Clifton Springs (1) J: Ashley Morgan (54kg) T: B F Cavanough
18. Poetic Miss (10) J: Brock Ryan (54kg) T: Warren Ganderton
19. Miss Ostend (11) J: Unknown (55kg) T: N F Gardner
111111.2
20. Smuggler's Bay (16) J: Unknown (58.5kg) T: R Weston & J Nisbet
111111.2

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 1:17pm (AEDT)

Not often I’m super keen on a Highway runner but (5) Casino Lord looks a cracking bet here. He’s been enormous in two runs this prep and just hasn’t helped himself with the way he races. There looks to be plenty of speed on in this 1100m sprint so he should be suited and 3rd up now is ready to peak. Ran the fastest L200 of the entire meeting at Randwick first up and then reeled off very quick closing splits last start as well. Is airborne and he is ready to win.

(3) Anethole was very good first up over a shorter sprint trip. Looks to have come back in top order and just got too far back last start. 2nd up record is good.

(12) Zakor looks ready to win again following a few good runs this time in. Beat Anethole two back.

Tip: (5) Casino Lord - $3.00 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 2u WIN Casino Lord

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Race 3

Bowermans (Bm88) (1600m)
1:50pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Bowermans (Bm88) (1600m)
1:50pm (AEDT)

1. South Pacific (4) J: Chris Williams (62kg) T: Richard Litt
414143
2. Criminal Code (8) J: Tyler Schiller (61kg) T: C J Waller
9.5109.9
3. Our Candidate (5) J: Jason Collett (61kg) T: K A Lees
263132
4. Kirwan's Lane (2) J: Tom Sherry (59.5kg) T: J A O'shea
4.24.64.4
5. Wheelhouse (7) J: Hugh Bowman (59kg) T: C J Waller
4.84.84.25
6. Dynamic Impact (1) J: Ms Rachel King (54kg) T: Bjorn Baker
666.1
7. Five Kingdom (6) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (54kg) T: Matthew Dale
4.44.24.55
8. Solar Apex (3) J: Chad Schofield (54kg) T: C J Waller
6.56.56

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 1:52pm (AEDT)

(8) Solar Apex is just a 1600m horse and his record shows that. Think keeping him at the mile is the key and he’s well down in the weights off the last start win.

(4) Kirwan’s Lane was coming off a 6 week break into the Villiers and ran well there. Will take a stack of improvement out of that and is probably the class horse in this field.

(7) Five Kingdom was too good over 1800m at Flemington and has been in good form this prep. Will be up on speed and tough to run down with 52kg.

Tip: (8) Solar Apex - $6.50 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: No Bet

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Race 4

Midway (Bm72) (2000m)
2:25pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Midway (Bm72) (2000m)
2:25pm (AEDT)

1. Pecuniary Interest (9) J: Hugh Bowman (58.5kg) T: J G Sargent
5.565.9
2. Made By Khan (15) J: Regan Bayliss (58kg) T: Adam Duggan
6.567.1
3. Rebel Rama (14) J: Tom Sherry (57.5kg) T: M C Conners
777.1
4. Avion Fury (3) J: Jean Van Overmeire (56.5kg) T: I B Finn
151614.2
5. Sepulchre (11) J: Ms Rachel King (55.5kg) T: Joseph Ible
151515.2
6. Legend Has It (5) J: Jay Ford (55.5kg) T: L J Bridge
171614
7. Spaltet (13) J: Jason Collett (55.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
4.854.75
8. Microna (6) J: Tyler Schiller (55kg) T: J A Steinmetz
9.598.7
9. Trust The Process (10) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (55kg) T: Bryce Heys
192118.4
10. Apache Belle (8) J: Brock Ryan (54.5kg) T: Wayne Seelin
161818
11. Al Sahara (4) J: Ashley Morgan (54kg) T: J G Sargent
131312.4
12. Stolen Glance (7) J: Glyn Schofield (54kg) T: Ms G Markwell
13. Power Of Attorney (12) J: Andrew Adkins (54kg) T: Peter Robl
616147
14. Schoona The Better (1) J: (54kg) T: Allan Kehoe
15. Travest (2) J: Unknown (60kg) T: G D Hickman

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 2:27pm (AEDT)

(7) Spaltet is lightly raced and still has a bit of upside in comparison to many of the key rivals here today. He’s been building nicely this prep and is sure to enjoy getting out to 2000m.

(1) Pecuniary Interest was a huge win first up, missing the start before running right over the top of a decent bm72 field. Bowman takes over today and he’s got a good record up at this trip.

(8) Microna is front running and very honest. Will once again be up on speed and should enjoy getting back onto a dry track.

Tip: (7) Spaltet - $4.60 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Spaltet

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Race 5

Bisley Workwear (Bm78) (1800m)
3:00pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Bisley Workwear (Bm78) (1800m)
3:00pm (AEDT)

1. Zegalo (2) J: Tyler Schiller (59.5kg) T: C J Waller
3.943.9
2. Solar Apex (5) J: Tom Sherry (59kg) T: Chris Waller
3. Greek Hero (3) J: Ashley Morgan (57.5kg) T: J C Deamer
191919.2
4. Travest (6) J: Keagan Latham (57kg) T: G D Hickman
212120.5
5. Kaapfever (11) J: Jay Ford (56.5kg) T: Joseph Pride
344139
6. Outlandos (8) J: Hugh Bowman (56.5kg) T: J G Sargent
999.1
7. Rousseau (9) J: Jason Collett (56kg) T: C J Waller
888
8. Dhakuri (13) J: Ms Rachel King (55kg) T: James Cummings
10109.8
9. Peekays Legacy (7) J: Regan Bayliss (55kg) T: P & P Snowden
111010.6
10. Niffler (4) J: Chad Schofield (54kg) T: C J Waller
3.83.83.75
11. Otyrar (12) J: Glyn Schofield (54kg) T: Chris Waller
12. She's All In (10) J: Quayde Krogh (52.5kg) T: B Joseph & P & M Jones
676173
13. Always On Show (1) J: Brock Ryan (52kg) T: K A Lees
111112

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 3:02pm (AEDT)

Have been on (10) Niffler last couple of starts and I see no reason to jump off just yet. Has been progressing nicely through the grades and I’ve always had the opinion she will be better over a trip. They stretch her out again today to 1800m and she gets well down in the weights. Barrier 4 means she can position up nicely in the run and this doesn’t look the strongest Saturday bm78.

(3) Greek Hero looks overs for mine. Been very good running on from the back this prep and looks ready for this trip now.

Tip: (10) Niffler - $3.40 at Ladbrokes

Value: (3) Greek Hero - $19/$4.60 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 1.5u WIN Niffler, 0.5u EACH WAY Greek Hero

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Race 6

Fujitsu General (Bm78) (1200m)
3:35pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Fujitsu General (Bm78) (1200m)
3:35pm (AEDT)

1. Selburose (8) J: Hugh Bowman (60kg) T: C J Waller
555.3
2. Steel Diamond (6) J: Tyler Schiller (58kg) T: C J Waller
666.3
3. I Say Hello (7) J: Chad Schofield (57.5kg) T: K A Lees
181515.2
4. In Lighten Me (14) J: Jean Van Overmeire (56.5kg) T: G Ryan & S Alexiou
191817.2
5. Kibosh (13) J: Ms Rachel King (56.5kg) T: John P Thompson
6. Centimental (2) J: Jason Collett (56kg) T: C J Waller
131512.2
7. Lady Banff (3) J: Ashley Morgan (56kg) T: M J Dunn
161715.2
8. Lady Of Luxury (1) J: Brock Ryan (55kg) T: Bjorn Baker
4.44.64.65
9. Forzanini (12) J: Glyn Schofield (54.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
10. Miss Baltimore (4) J: Regan Bayliss (54.5kg) T: Joseph Pride
131312.8
11. Leave Me Some (11) J: Jay Ford (54kg) T: Grant Marshall
343430
12. Miss Jay Fox (9) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (54kg) T: Bjorn Baker
7.57.57.2
13. Tejori (15) J: Unknown (53.5kg) T: N J Olive
14. Hasty Duchess (5) J: Ms Kathy O'hara (53kg) T: J C Coyle
101010.2
15. Girls Are Ready (10) J: Andrew Adkins (52kg) T: J M Cleary

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 3:37pm (AEDT)

(8) Lady Of Luxury is very consistent and should be thereabouts again today. Was winding up late last start and I’m happy to see them step up to 1200m again. Barrier 1 might mean they can be a bit more positive on her.

(9) Forzanini has come back in great order this prep, recording two very popular wins. Can’t knock on that winning form and will be in the finish again you would think.

(7) Lady Banff did a few things wrong first up but I think she’s good enough to run well here. If she can find the front and settle she can take some catching.

Tip: (8) Lady Of Luxury - $6.50 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Lady Of Luxury

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Race 7

Schweppes Summer Cup (2000m)
4:10pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Schweppes Summer Cup (2000m)
4:10pm (AEDT)

1. Polly Grey (1) J: Jason Collett (59kg) T: C J Waller
999.1
2. So You Win (3) J: Hugh Bowman (57.5kg) T: C J Waller
111011.2
3. Stockman (7) J: Jay Ford (57.5kg) T: Joseph Pride
44.44.45
4. Attorney (10) J: Tom Sherry (56.5kg) T: Matthew Smith
171718.2
5. Order Again (4) J: Glyn Schofield (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
262126
6. Ho Ho Khan (11) J: Chad Schofield (55.5kg) T: Mitchell Freedman
212117.8
7. Criaderas (9) J: Ms Rachel King (55kg) T: James Cummings
4.64.64.85
8. Fun Fact (5) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (55kg) T: Bjorn Baker
161515
9. Lightning Jack (8) J: Tyler Schiller (55kg) T: Annabel Neasham
4.443.95
10. Parry Sound (2) J: Brock Ryan (53kg) T: Bjorn Baker
262121
11. Skymax (6) J: Andrew Adkins (53kg) T: Mark Newnham
616147

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 4:12pm (AEDT)

(7) Criaderas is an impossible horse to follow and never helps himself with how far back he usually gets. With that said there is clearly plenty of ability there and he regularly reels off very quick late sectionals. 2000m for the first time could suit and I’m giving him one more chance..

(4) Attorney looks very well suited getting to 2000m now onto a dry track. Was a pass mark first up in the Villiers but this is a race much more to his liking and I think he can run well here at an each way price.

(6) Ho Ho Khan is a very interesting runner and ex Hong Kong horse. Was good having first start in Aus when running on well to just miss in a tight go. Should enjoy a dry track here and rising in trip.

 

Tip: (7) Criaderas - $5.50 at Bet365

Also Backing: (4) Attorney - $14 at Ladbrokes

Value: (6) Ho Ho Khan - $21/$5.00 at TopSport

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Criaderas, 0.25u WIN Attorney, 0.25u EW Ho Ho Khan

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Race 8

Hyland Race Colours (Bm78) (1200m)
4:50pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Hyland Race Colours (Bm78) (1200m)
4:50pm (AEDT)

1. Animate (8) J: Tyler Schiller (61kg) T: K A Lees
121412.8
2. Shadow Crush (7) J: Tom Sherry (61kg) T: Mark Newnham
665.7
3. Impasse (5) J: Keagan Latham (60kg) T: M J Dunn
343136
4. Ranges (4) J: Regan Bayliss (59.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
131313.2
5. El Buena (11) J: Glyn Schofield (58.5kg) T: Chris Waller
6. Papal Warrior (9) J: Chad Schofield (58.5kg) T: C J Waller
202116.6
7. Tamerlane (13) J: Hugh Bowman (58.5kg) T: James Cummings
3.53.63.55
8. Loveplanet (1) J: Jason Collett (58kg) T: C J Waller
65.56.3
9. Super Effort (6) J: Jay Ford (57.5kg) T: G Ryan & S Alexiou
6.56.56.4
10. Savoury (2) J: Brock Ryan (56.5kg) T: Bjorn Baker
262622
11. Nictock (12) J: Ms Kathy O'hara (55kg) T: M C Conners
111311.6
12. Toro Toro (10) J: Ms Rachel King (55kg) T: S C Jones
13. Kennedy Choice (3) J: Jean Van Overmeire (54kg) T: David Payne
263129

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 4:52pm (AEDT)

(7) Tamerlane was impressive first up off a decent break. He ran on very well to record some good late sectionals and should take a heap of improvement out of that run. Might need a touch of luck from the wide draw but Bowman sticks for the ride and the horse will get back anyway. Will enjoy getting back onto the Randwick track and will get dry conditions to suit.

It’s pretty open outside of him but I would say (8) Loveplanet and (9) Super Effort look the main dangers while (1) Animate has to go in any exotics.

Tip: (7) Tamerlane - $3.00 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 3u WIN Tamerlane

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Race 9

Chandon Garden Spritz (Bm78) (1400m)
5:30pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Chandon Garden Spritz (Bm78) (1400m)
5:30pm (AEDT)

1. Two Big Fari (7) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (61.5kg) T: T S Howlett
161718.2
2. Holyfield (3) J: Brodie Loy (61kg) T: Annabel Neasham
776.4
3. Southern Lights (5) J: Ms Rachel King (60kg) T: Annabel Neasham
212121.5
4. I Am Vinnie (8) J: Campbell Rawiller (59.5kg) T: David & Coral Feek
151716.4
5. Snippy Fox (4) J: Jay Ford (59kg) T: Joseph Pride
3.53.53.65
6. Blesk (14) J: Hugh Bowman (58.5kg) T: J A O'shea
4.54.84.1
7. Brown Thomas (12) J: Jean Van Overmeire (58.5kg) T: T P Croft
817183
8. Black Duke (9) J: Tom Sherry (58kg) T: Richard Litt
5.55.55.4
9. Intuition (2) J: Tyler Schiller (58kg) T: Kurt Goldman
617165
10. Loveplanet (13) J: Chad Schofield (58kg) T: Chris Waller
11. O'mudgee (15) J: Glyn Schofield (58kg) T: Bjorn Baker
161616
12. Strange Charm (6) J: Andrew Adkins (56.5kg) T: K A Lees
13. Kutayha (1) J: Jason Collett (56kg) T: C J Waller
171817.2
14. Le Vizir (11) J: Regan Bayliss (55kg) T: P & P Snowden
15. Nitride (10) J: James Innes Jnr (52kg) T: Lou Mary
818173

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 5:32pm (AEDT)

(6) Blesk is unlucky not to have won a couple more this prep, finishing 2nd on three occasions. Clearly is going very well and they have thrown the blinkers back on today. Will be charging late once again.

(4) I Am Vinnie is an interesting runner coming back up to Sydney where he has had most of his success. Just clearly doesn’t like it down in Victoria and has a very good record this track/trip.

(11) O’Mudgee looks a good value runner here. Building nicely into his prep with a good 2nd last start on a heavy track. Is unbeaten from two 3rd up runs and placed twice over the 1400m. Probably more suited on dry going as well.

Tip: (6) Blesk - $4.40 at Ladbrokes

Also Backing: (4) I Am Vinnie - $16 at TopSport

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Blesk, 0.5u WIN I Am Vinnie

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Race 10

Heineken 3 (Bm72) (1600m)
6:10pm (AEDT)

Race 10

Heineken 3 (Bm72) (1600m)
6:10pm (AEDT)

1. Saltpeter (19) J: Chad Schofield (59.5kg) T: J F Moloney
262621
2. Waihaha Falls (7) J: Hugh Bowman (58.5kg) T: J A O'shea
333
3. Caesars Palace (11) J: Glyn Schofield (57.5kg) T: A J Cummings
262626.5
4. Casino Kid (1) J: Ashley Morgan (56kg) T: Ms J Bowen
111212.2
5. Nothinsweetaboutme (9) J: Ms Rachel King (55.5kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
151613.8
6. Just A Jedi (5) J: James Innes Jnr (55.5kg) T: G Ryan & S Alexiou
312133
7. Real Peace (17) J: Brock Ryan (55.5kg) T: C E Conners
615145
8. Deficit (4) J: Tyler Schiller (55kg) T: G Ryan & S Alexiou
151514.4
9. El Parmy (10) J: Regan Bayliss (55kg) T: G Ryan & S Alexiou
131212.4
10. One Aye (8) J: Quayde Krogh (55kg) T: B Joseph & P & M Jones
262627.5
11. Remus (6) J: Andrew Adkins (55kg) T: J M Austin
202121.5
12. Pentacost (2) J: Jay Ford (54.5kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
6.576.3
13. Rejoiced (15) J: Jean Van Overmeire (54kg) T: Annabel Neasham
14. And We Danced (14) J: Ms Kathy O'hara (53kg) T: C J Waller
15. Penso A Lei (18) J: (53kg) T: Joseph Pride
16. Fiordland (12) J: (52.5kg) T: Chris Waller
17. Air Of Alsace (20) J: Unknown (52kg) T: J C Coyle
18. Fusaichi Family (13) J: (52kg) T: Brett Cavanough
19. Dynamic Impact (21) J: Jenny Duggan (62kg) T: Bjorn Baker
20. Niffler (16) J: (56.5kg) T: Chris Waller
21. Otyrar (3) J: Jason Collett (57kg) T: C J Waller
5.55.55.9

Odds Last Updated: December 26, 2021, 6:12pm (AEDT)

(21) Otyrar was popular in the market when making local debut and ran very well to finish 2nd. Looks to get the run of the race today from barrier 3 which could make all the difference in this big field.

(12) Pentacost was an impressive debut winner, stretching away from them through the line and looks to have a heap of upside. Can be prominent in the run from a low draw and can get away with this.

(11) Remus is the value runner for the exotics and has to go into the numbers 3rd up and ready to peak.

(2) Waihaha Falls has always flashed ability and beat home Francesco Guardi last start who has since come out and won. Looks on the up.

Tip: (21) Otyrar - $6.00 at Ladbrokes

Also Backing: (12) Pentacost - $7.50 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.5u WIN Otyrar, 0.5u WIN Pentacost

Billy has been an avid racing fan ever since he and a few mates started a punters club once they turned 18. Following the initial punters clubs, he was properly hooked after landing a nice collect on Admire Rakti in the 2014 Caulfield Cup and has had a soft spot for Japanese horses ever since. Is a massive fan of 'blinkers first time' and has been known to enjoy a 'Hail Mary' multi. Loves punting across metro Sydney and Melbourne every Saturday but isn't scared to venture West late in the day to find a Pikey special.

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