The Plunge’s Saturday Review: Horses You Must Follow From Randwick 9/10
October 12, 2021
Spring Champion Stakes Day turned out a great day of racing. We will continue to follow Alegron towards the Victorian Derby ($12) after his grinding 3rd in the 3yo feature. I’ve also found one to follow out of the Silver Eagle and a 3yo sprinter that looks ready to break through.
The Plunge’s Service Results:
- +8.8 units of profit since December 2020.
- 95 bets: 22 wins /32 placings
Gleneagles – Randwick
- Race 5
- Distance: 1200m
- Class: G2 3yo Set Weights
Gleneagles is an underrated 3yo sprinter from the astute David Payne yard that turned in arguably his best career run in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes when finishing 1.4L 2nd to the highly talented Paulele. Tommy Berry settled the Capitalist colt at the rear of the field before popping him out to close off very strongly, even reeling off a quicker finish than King of Sparta.
When To Bet
David Payne now faces a tough decision, going off that run and also when he won the Clarendon at Hawkesbury last prep, it appears 1400m may be the colts best distance. There is not a lot of the calendar over the carnival over 7 furlongs. There is the Listed Brian Crowley at Randwick in a fortnight over 1200m or the Bondi Stakes over 1600m on the same day. He would be worth consideration in either of those races.
Count De Rupee – Randwick
- Race 7
- Distance: 1300m
- Class: The Silver Eagle 4yo Set Weights Penalties
Count De Rupee produced an outstanding trial for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill in 3 weeks time. Jockey Regan Bayliss found no luck in the run being stuck 3 and 4 wide just better than midfield. When Triple Ace tragically broke down on the turn, Count De Rupee was severely inconvenienced by another galloper and was forced to shift extremely wide after turning. From there he still knuckled down very strongly and looked the winner at the 100m before being edged out late by Aim and Ellsberg. Take nothing away from those two horses but Count De Rupee just wins with even luck. Unbelievable run!
When To Bet
The Golden Eagle looms big and I like the fact that he comes from a yard where they leave something in the tank for these races. It will be a rise in class as I expect the horses that beat him on Saturday will not be up to the likes of Mo’unga and Private Eye. That being said, those horses have had their grand final and this bloke comes in peaking 4th run this prep and looks a great bet at the $12 in early markets.