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Schweppes Sydney Cup Preview

BY Alex Marsh - @ajmarsh87
7 months ago Horse Racing

Almandin

RANDWICK R8 - SCHWEPPES SYDNEY CUP (3200 METRES)

TRACK & WEATHER

Track: Good 4. 
Rail: Out 3m.
Weather: Partly cloudy with a chance of some light rain in the afternoon to early evening. Top of 30 degrees.

THE TEMPO

16. Cismontane should get every opportunity to lead initially from barrier 3 with 15. Lasqueti Spirit (what she does could very well tell the tale for the back-markers) working across to either take up the running or park outside the leader and whilst 10. Aloft is capable of the same, McEvoy may get a chance to camp in just behind them two. Last week's Chairman's Quality winner 13. Sir Charles Road draws to get a lovely sit just off that lot and from barriers 1 & 2, 8. Auvray and 9. Lord Fandango are capable of settling much closer over this trip.

THE KEY RUNNERS

There's little doubt that 1. ALMANDIN ($3.90) is the class animal and now a proven performer in Sydney. Still got to lug 57kg over two miles here but there certainly was...

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