It’s Villiers Stakes day on Saturday at Kensington racecourse in New South Wales and a smart field has assembled for the ATC’s feature event, headed by Taxmeifyoucan, the $5.50 race favourite at sportsbet.com.au.
Trained by Graham Hickman at Warwick Farm, the 4yo gelding finished runner-up at his most recent outing in the Goulburn Cup and should be cherry ripe for this assignment.
The 2013 Villiers Stakes is scheduled to run as Race 6 on the card at 4.30pm on Saturday 14th December 2013 and is one of eight races at the Kensington meeting.
Traditonally held at Randwick over 1600 metres, this year’s race is taking place at Kensington over 1550 metres.
Racing Zone form analyst Tony Edser likes the Tony McEvoy trained Sysmo in the Villers Stakes, while his ‘Chips In’ Best Bet for the day is Heart Testa in the listed Razor Sharp Handicap at Kensington.
Tony says: “ I think Heart Testa is the best weighted horse in the country on Saturday. Barrier 5, drops to 55.5kg, all his main rivals are drawn out wide. This is his race.”
‘Chips In’ Best Bet : Kensington R8 #7 Heart Testa
Check out Tony’s best bets and Saturday racing preview at Racing Zone.