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Sydney racing selections for Saturday, 4th January

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3rd January, 2020
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A tricky little card for the first Saturday meeting of 2020, not much between a lot of these coming from a lot of different directions.

I will likely take quaddies and a few trifectas in later races.

The inner track at Randwick can sometimes favour leaders and with a windy, very hot day expected, patterns are worth following.

Note no bet in Race 1 with largely untried babies. Good punting.

Race 2: 9 Who’s Shout
Not much of a betting race, Who’s Shout swooped well first-up at home in Canberra. Up in class but well down in weight, happy for a little speculator.

Race 3: 8 Howra
Starting her prep with her first two wins, maybe Howra has come back better as a three-year-old. She beat the older horses last start and is a nice price.

Maybe Satin Socks will be the challenger from off the speed.

Race 4: 2 Adelong
Undefeated Adelong tries to make it 4/4 here and she can do it in this class. Spiritual Pursuit and Worldly Pleasure are the other main chances.

Race 5: 6 Quality Seeker
Quality Seeker can back up from his win last week over the same trip.

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Dark Pearl and Kiss the Bride come from different form lines and should be around the mark.

Race 6: 6 Jen Rules
It’s a little confusing with a bit of a break after winning on a short back up last go. Team Snowden knows more than me.

Coterie and He’s a Hotshot both get big weight drops and Think Free might be better second-up.

Race 7: 9 Mushaireb
It’s run in the Villiers wins here. Reflectivity should be in the mix, as well as Gresham who’s helped by the big apprentice claim as well.

Race 8: 7 Above and Beyond
Another horse helped by an apprentice claim here with Above and Beyond rating on top in a tricky race. Grand Crown was going well in Melbourne, then 2/10/11 all rate as chances.

Race 9: 7 Witherspoon
We’ll finish on the beautifully named Witherspoon (mum was Girl Hussler), who should improve second-up after a good win fresh. Rare Episode is the other big hope with Happy Mo a bolter down in weight.