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Jim Cassidy has had five city wins in the past week and the champion jockey is set to carve up again at Randwick on Saturday.

The in-form Cassidy has an outstanding book of feature race rides with three favourites in pre-post betting for the four Listed events.

The 48-year-old grand slam-winning hoop partners Ironstein in the Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m), consistent sprinter Winter King in the Lightning Handicap (1000m), stakeswinning mare Ofcourseican in the Nivison (1200m) and Group-winning colt Uate in the Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m).

Ironstein, a luckless fourth in the Group One Metropolitan (2400m) last start, is the $5.50 equal favourite with TAb Sportsbet along with last-start winner Teardrop Rock.

“He was unlucky in the Metrop, he should have ran second for sure,” Cassidy said of Ironstein.

“He got interfered with bad and it stopped his momentum. If he can back up that run from the Metrop then he’s going to be hard to beat.”

Cassidy is chasing his second straight win in the race following the easy victory of Maluckyday last year on his way to his second in the Melbourne Cup.

“He (Ironstein) is capable of winning the race for sure, his run last start was terrific and this is no harder than what the Metrop was,” Cassidy said.

“I think he’s in it up to his ears.”

Cassidy is hoping to go one better on Winter King after partnering the consistent sprinter to two seconds in features so far this season.

Emerging star Rain Affair fought back to deny Cassidy and Winter King first-up in the Missile Stakes (1200m) and then two starts later the sprinter copped interference during the run when second to Decision Time in the Concorde Stakes.

The five-year-old gelding, who is the $4.60 favourite, won the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) last year and since then has been placed a further nine times at stakes level.

“He deserves to win one of these,” Cassidy said.

“Let’s hope it’s Saturday.

“Ofcourseican has probably been a bit unlucky her last couple of starts too. She probably only wants a touch of luck and she can turn it around also.”

The Ron Quinton-trained Ofcourseican, placed in the Sheraco Stakes and Golden Pendant so far this campaign, was installed the $4 favourite for the Nivison after Group One-winning mare Beaded was absent from acceptances.

Skyline Stakes winner Uate, who also boasts a second to Helmet in the Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes, returns in the Brian Crowley Stakes with Cassidy to have his first ride on the Kris Lees-trained three-year-old.

“He’s got form around Group One races so you would expect him to be hard to beat on Saturday being fresh,” Cassidy said.

“Kris tells me he is happy with him.”

Cassidy bagged a treble at Rosehill last Saturday and got into the winner’s stall twice at Randwick on Wednesday.


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