Big week­end on the hori­zon

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Ray Thomas

THERE is a feast of high qual­ity rac­ing for Syd­ney pun­ters and race fans over the June long week­end.

Royal Rand­wick kicks off three days of rac­ing in the metropoli­tan area with the fea­ture Satur­day meet­ing, sup­ported by a Kembla Grange pro­vin­cial pro­gram.

The hol­i­day Mon­day race­day is at Rose­hill Race­course.

What makes this long week­end dif­fer­ent is the Hawkes­bury Sun­day, June 6, meet­ing fea­tur­ing the Hawkes­bury Gold Cup.

Hawkes­bury’s pre­mier stand-alone meet­ing was washed out on May 2 but the Hawkes­bury Race Club and Rac­ing NSW determined to resched­ule the club’s three Group 3 races.

The Dar­ley Crown and Hawkes­bury Guineas were added to the Rose­hill meet­ing on May 9 and the Hawkes­bury Gold Cup has been moved to this Sun­day. MAGIC IN THE AIR ROYAL Rand­wick’s Satur­day meet­ing fea­tures the Listed June Stakes and the Stay­ers Cup. The June Stakes - run over 1100m - is the likely tar­get for win­ter sprint find Al­berto Magic.

The Al­lan Den­ham­trained Al­berto Magic has been bril­liant, win­ning at Rose­hill and Rand­wick, and im­prov­ing his race record to six wins from just 10 starts.

The Stay­ers Cup is run over 3200m and is one of only two races run over the marathon trip in Syd­ney each sea­son. The other race is the Syd­ney Cup.

Pre­mier trainer Chris Waller dom­i­nates Syd­ney’s stay­ing races and he is prim­ing Our Voodoo Prince for the Stay­ers Cup. BEASLEY BRIL­LIANT MY TIP for Rand­wick on Satur­day is to fol­low jockey Danny Beasley who is in bril­liant form since re­turn­ing from a seven-year stint in Sin­ga­pore.

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