Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick delivers four cracking Group 1s but it's the juvenile contest, the Sires Produce, that has taken the fancy of Joshua Reed this week. Read more of his work at @joshuareed22.
Inglis Sires Produce
G1, 1400m, AU$1,000,000
Randwick, Saturday April 7
1430 local, 0530 BST
The Group One Inglis Sires Produce for 2018 features a decent field of 15, which gives the two year
olds a chance to show their talents over the 1400m. Some of these runners are coming through the hotly contested Golden Slipper.
Golden Slipper-placed Oohood is looking to come and break her maiden status here and will get every chance but faces stiff competition in fellow Golden Slipper competitors Long Leaf and Seabrook. One of Godolphin’s stars in Encryption looks to make his mark over the 1400m and tough runners Not A Single Cent, Tchaikovsky, Ringerdingding and Adana look to surprise their opposition with an ambush attack.
Before we plunge into the form of these runners, the weather looks fine and ready to go Saturday with nothing but sunshine predicted. The track is a Good 4 and is in prime condition for the big day which should give every runner a chance to exceed.
1. Encryption– Has had a bit of a freshen up following his nice win in the Black Opal. Before that ran on very well in the Blue Diamond despite the pattern of the day being a leader’s track. May be able to make an impact but more of a place chance if any.
2. Long Leaf – Was very impressive last start in the Golden Slipper running on from last to finish within 3.1 lengths of the winner. The blinkers were added that day which sharpened him up nicely, in which he wears again Saturday. Start before in the Blue Diamond his run was too poor to be true and after last start is a complete forget run. McEvoy back aboard and I rate him highly.
3. Not A Single Cent – The Sires Produce winner from Melbourne heads up to Sydney for a crack at their version. Faces tougher opposition here and has drawn poorly. Looking elsewhere.
4. Spin– Has failed to impress this campaign and has been a pain for punters. Last start he started favourite but failed to go with the eventual winner. Start before was no match for Written By or Sandbar. Others better.
5. Bondi – Finally broke the maiden status last start at Newcastle. Rises in class and has a bad draw. Can’t recommend.
6. Seberate – Ran well in the Sires Produce down in Melbourne despite being eventually run over by the winner. Start before that ran home well from the back in the Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts and Geldings. Possible place chance but looking at others.
7. Tchaikovsky – Broke his maiden status last start in impressive fashion at Gosford. Start before that was very credible behind Aylmerton and Ef Troop in the Todman. Place chance at best.
8. Outrageous – Meets stronger opposition. Doubtful.
9. Ragged Rascal – Was only beaten 2.6L last week after weaving a path through from near the back. Ran on really well but I don’t think he will trouble these ones.
10. Ringerdingding – Although he is rising in grade, I thought his run in the Schweppervescence was highly credible holding his own right to the line. He is going to be super fit now and I think he has a chance to run into the top four.
11. Adana – Has drawn well here but I thought he did too much wrong last start to even warrant a chance here. Waller will have to work some of his magic for this guy to have a chance.
12. Affogato – Don’t think he will threaten them.
13. Oohood – She was the talk of the Slipper with his barnstorming second placing. She is one of the richest maidens running around at the moment and has every chance to break that status up in distance Saturday. Has been super all 5 starts and yet to finish outside the top three. Big Chance.
14. Seabrook – She ran down the outside with Long Leaf in the Slipper and boy was it eye catching. Before that she came from near the back to win nicely in the Sweet Embrace. Has every chance to finish with a win here.
15. El Dorado Dreaming – Looks too hard for her.
This is how I’ve rated them:
1. Long Leaf
Back Long Leaf on an each way basis. Playing the exotics, play Oohood and Seabrook in box trifectas and quinellas.
Good Luck and Good Punting!