This Weekend In Racing: Who Wants To Be A Millionare?

Feb 4, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

There seems no end to racing riches with $2 million dollars up for grabs in the Inglis Millenium at Royal Randwick, while the stars continue to return with the Group 3 Eskimo Prince the feature Group race on the card. 

Thanks to the Freedman Brothers who increased their popularity with TRL owners when Queen Of The Ball landed the money at $16 last week at Rosehill. 

The boys are quiet this Saturday but there’s plenty of TRL trainers to follow, so let’s find some winners. 


It’s hard to imagine but the babies bought exclusively at last year’s Inglis Sales go around for a massive $2 million in the Inglis Millenium at Royal Randwick on Saturday. 

Ciaron Maher is not about to miss the opportunity at the big cash, the Vic Husslers trainer has a two pronged attack with Boldinho $7 and El Padrino $8 both heavily fancied. 

Champion Victorian hoop Jamie Kah takes the ride on El Padrino but I favour Boldinho who was desperately unlucky in the Nursery and has a bloke called Hugh Bowman in the saddle. 

BET: Boldinho – Each Way (Randwick Race 6)

BET: Through Irish Eyes – Each Way (Randwick Race 5)

BET: Generation – Each Way (Caulfield Race 5)


Brothers Ben and JD Hayes are really making their mark in Victoria and have announced that Bellinger will go to Sandown on Wednesday February 16 chasing another win for the Vic Husslers. 

But on Saturday at Caulfield they have two great chances. 

Dark Dream (Race 7) has plenty of weight, 60kgs, but is coming off a win and on the quick back-up can win again. 

Nicolini Vito (Race 9) is coming off two previous wins at Sandown and Flemington takes a 2kg claim for Josh Richards and can make it three in a row. 

BET: Dark Dream – Each Way (Caulfield Race 7)

BET: Nicolini Vito – Each Way (Caulfield Race 9)


Matt Cumani has decided to give Vic Husslers star Team Captain a nice long spell over Autumn before embarking on a Melbourne Cup campaign, we trust the Captain enjoys the rest. 

Matt has two runners in Race 2 at Caulfield, Flandersrain has been backed from $12 into $9.50 with Sportsbet and I’m happy to follow the money, but Matt’s other runner Sign Seal Deliver is first-up and worth a watch. 

BET: Flandersrain – Each Way (Caulfield Race 2)


Converge is already a Group 1 winner for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott with no reason he won’t go on with the job as a three-year-old. 

He failed last preparation but only had the one start when it was reported he suffered from a bad virus. 

Gai also has the regally bred Silent Impact (Race 9) which is pretty tight in the Sportsbet market at $2.60 but he was tremendous last start and I’m happy to stick. 

BET: Converge – Each Way (Randwick Race 8)

BET: Silent Impact – WIN (Randwick Race 9)


Shadow Crush eventually put his best hoof forward for NSW Tycoons trainer Mark Newnham with a decisive victory last start.

He’s $6 with Sportsbet and now he’s broken through, there’s no reason why he can’t go on with the job. 

BET: Shadow Crush – Each Way (Randwick Race 4)


It’s a matter of keeping an eye on the weather at Doomben for Saturday with hot humid conditions and thunderstorms in the mix. 

Toby and Trent Edmonds make the trip up from the Gold Coast with a couple of great chances. 

Sidestep Me (Race 1) is having his first start, but is well bred, has Robbie Fradd up and has been well supported on Sportsbet firming from $10 to $8.50. 

Frederick The Dane (Race 5) was a good winner at Ipswich two starts back, didn’t handle the heavy track last start but back on top of the ground should prove hard to beat. 

BET: Sidestep Me – Each Way (Doomben Race 1)

BET: Frederick The Dane – Each Way (Doomben Race 5)


Looking to get off to a flying start at Doomben and going for the ride with the Chris Munce trained Outback Gladiator (Race 2). 

He’s been a stable star for Munce, winning two and was just nutted last start, he’ll go close again. 

BET: Outback Gladiator – Each Way (Doomben Race 2)


There’s no better communicator in the racing game then Qld Rogues trainer Rob Heathcote plus he can train. 

While they are not a massive betting stable, I’m happy to follow the money on Sportsbet for Deep Sceiva (Race 8) who’s already firmed from $16 to $9.

She’s a nice mare resuming, who’s never missed a placing when first-up in a preparation. 

BET: Deep Sceiva – Each Way (Doomben Race 8) 

Good luck and Good Punting!

Terry Kennedy