Missile Stakes 2017 race preview

04 August 2017 18:20 PM

The pick of the races this weekend is the Group 2 Missile Stakes at Royal Randwick. The track was rated a heavy 8 on Friday morning. Don't expect that to change much as Randwick tends to dry slowly in the winter.

This race see's several genuine Group 1 level performers racing over the 1200m course under weight-for-age conditions. Randwick has raced fairly in heavy and soft going over recent months. Punters shouldn't expect anything different on Saturday.

Expect a strong tempo in this race with several natural leaders likely to create the speed early on.


Betting marketMarket Movers

Most of the early money has come for front runner Jungle Edge now in to $5.50 from $7 openers. Only a trickle of early cash to be found for Tycoon Tara in to $4.80 from $5.


Horse Racing AnalysisKey Runners

#1 Le Romain flucs at 10.30pm 3/8- 2.2, 2.15, 2.2, 2.15, 2.2

Showed his class and versatility last preparation beating the likes of Chautauqua and winning on dry and wet tracks. He started last preparation with a bang by winning two in-a-row. Looked good in his two lead-up trials. Hard to beat.


#7 Tycoon Tara flucs at 10.30pm 3/8- 5, 4.8, 5, 4.8

Led all the way to win the G1 Tatt's Tiara. A few smarter one's here but she won this race last year beating Rebel Dane and then went on to beat Le Romain at Randwick over 1200m. Contender.


#2 Jungle Edge flucs at 10.30pm 3/8 - 7, 6.5, 6, 5.5

Thursday's rain will certainly be helping this bloke. He gets better by lengths the wetter it gets which probably explains the early market moves on Thursday as Sydney copped a drenching. Will be hard to mow down.


#3 The Monstar flucs at 10.30pm 3/8 - 9, 9.5, 9, 9.5, 9

Very consistent this preparation with his only failure first-up when he was wide and tired in the home straight. Another one who will appreciate it the wetter it gets. Watch.


#8 Invincible Gem flucs at 10.30pm 3/8 - 9, 9.5

Resumes after a solid preparation where she won three in-a-row. Meets a tougher lot here but expect her to be competitive.

Of the others....

Expect Memes to run a cheeky race. She has been super consistent this preparation and should especially like any give in the ground.


betting tickSelections

1st Jungle Edge - like his chances more now after Thursday's rain. Expecting him to give a resilient show in front..

2nd Le Romain

3rd Tycoon Tara


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