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Australian Racing: Chloe to provide Magic at Sandown

There are five meetings set to take place on Wednesday including metro meetings from Randwick Kensington, Sandown Lakeside, Sunshine Coast and Belmont Park.

Race 6 Randwick Kensington

Sweet Baby Boom @ 6.50

Race 4 Sandown Lakeside

Magic Chloe @ 5.00

Race 7 Belmont Park

Ruby Noir @ 5.50

Sweet for success 

The penultimate race on Randwick Kensington’s seven-race card is an interesting 1150m Benchmark 72 handicap for fillies and mares.

Secaution is expected to have her supporters having resumed this campaign with a narrow victory in a 1000m Benchmark 72 handicap at Warwick Farm earlier this month.

While that triumph came on a good 4 track she should have no issue with the soft 6 going expected here, having broken her maiden on a heavy 8 surface at the same venue earlier this year. 

While open to improvement the Annabel Neasham-trained filly is expected to find it tough to confirm Warwick Farm form with SWEET BABY BOOM who resumed with a fourth place finish.

The pick was beaten just over one-and-a-half-lengths in that contest but meets her main rival here on two kilogram better terms.

The four-year-old was making her first start out of maiden company on that occasion, having broken her maiden over 1200m on a heavy 9 track at Canterbury in April.

The extra distance here is no issue and she is taken to deliver a victory for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott team who can boast an impressive 46% strike-rate (13/28) here in the last 12 months.

Chloe to salute at Sandown

Sandown Lakeside stage an interesting eight-race card with the fourth race of the day taking the eye.

The race in question is a 1400m Benchmark 70 handicap for fillies and mares set to take place on a soft 5 track.

Versilia showed good form on the Hillside course here when narrowly beaten into second over this trip in a similar race to this in June.

The six-year-old kept on nicely when coming from off the pace to be beaten less than two lengths in a similar event over the same trip at Caulfield the following month.

The mare has the services of Jamie Kah, on the mark at Cranbourne recently but may find MAGIC CHLOE too strong.  

Trained by Paul Preusker the mare won twice in 2022 following up a success in a 1200m Mildura maiden with a good win over 1300m when racing at Benchmark 64 level.

That Benchmark 64 contest came over 1300m on the Hillside course here and she rates highly having been spelled following that success.

Declan Bates, on board here, was in the saddle when the pick placed second in a 1200m Benchmark 68 handicap on a soft 6 track at Morphettville on her first start in nearly a year.

The step up in distance looks likely to suit and, with a good barrier in five, she is taken to register a second up success. 

Ruby for Belmont Park glory 

The finale on the Belmont Park card is a 2200m Benchmark 50+ handicap set to take place on a soft 6 track.

RUBY NOIR has yet to win in six starts this spell but has delivered a number of solid efforts in defeat including when third here on her penultimate start.

The pick suffered a one length defeat when third in a 2100m handicap restricted to horses with one metro win to their name. 

That particular effort came on a heavy 8 track but the quicker going expected here shouldn’t inconvenience too much. 

While the mare failed to shine when down the field in a similar contest here subsequently, she tackles an easier event here and looks capable of recording a victory under William Pike.

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