Horse Racing Tips – Group 1 Tancred Stakes

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at every runner in Saturday’s Group 1  Rosehill Tancred Stakes with horse racing tips for the first four. Read on to see how he maps on this  track and assesses the race. Good luck, punters!


1. THINK IT OVER (3) 613111×142

T: Kerry Parker / J: Nash Rawiller (59kg)

Is so honest and so consistent and so tough. Won three on the bounce last campaign, all y at stakes level. Resumed with a runaway win over 1400m then was again game when 4th to Verry Elleegant at Gr 1 level. Third up dashed home hard late after being wide when 2nd to Duais in the Gr 1 Australian Cup over 2000m at Flemington. Ran past Spanish Mission that afternoon.

2. SPANISH MISSION  (11) 13x2x34x33

T: Peter Moody / J: James McDonald (59kg)

Superstar in the making. Is taking a bit of time to adapt to the new Aussie training methods which is putting speed into his legs. Did settle off the speed before hitting line hard and 3rd, beaten a head in the Gr 3 Carlyon over 1600m. Then sent to the front in a fast run Gr 1 Australian Cup last start winding up 3rd to Duais but looked the winner with 200m to go. Better suited this trip. Is a Melbourne Cup place getter..

3. THE CHOSEN ONE (6) x34205x133

T: Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman/ J:  Hugh Bowman  (59kg)

Good stayer in form and comes here from NZ with a nice resume. Ran 5th in the Melbourne Cup last year and has placed in a Caulfield Cup. Not the keenest on a heavy track but did win the Gr 1 Thornton Mile in NZ recently first up. Place.

4. STOCKMAN (5) 11x0244x01

T: Joe Pride/ J: Sam Clipperton (59kg)

Interesting horse. No Gr 1 form to speak of but is very fit coming off a powerful win at Gr 3 level over 2000m last start. Absolutely swims in the mud and has won at this trip so must be considered.

5. GREAT HOUSE (9) 7515510×43 

T: Chris Waller/ J:Kerrin McEvoy (59kg)

Good strong in form stayer who is trained here. Won the Gr 3 Hotham Hcp last prep and was 5th in the Gr 1 Caulfield Cup this trip. Is 3rd up here and will be running on. Place.

6. ANGEL OF TRUTH (1) 38x2500x33

T: Team Hawkes/ J: Willy Pike (59kg)

Top notch on his day if allowed to lead on his own and is super fit. Is a Gr 1 winner this trip and has also placed 4 other times at gr 1. Is 3rd up here and was terrific when 3rd last week to Montefilia in the Gr 1 Ranvet.  Loves it heavy too.

7. SHERAZ (4) x3321x0x64

T: Chris Waller/ J: Brenton Avdulla (59kg)

Smart stayer being readied for the Gr 1 Sydney Cup in two weeks. But is 3rd up here and on his home track. Great run when 4th last start and this trip suits more.

8. AVION FURY (8) 510x4899x2

T: Ian Finn/ J: Reece Jones (59kg)

Is completely outclassed on paper but as we have seen with Shelby Sixty-six, the wet tracks can make a massive difference.

9. MIGHTYBEEL (10) 4112121716

T: Chris Waller /J: Tommy Berry (58.5kg)

Interesting horse. Is up in grade here but has been showing the ability make this a race he can win. Is a big enigmatic but when he puts in he can really accelerate late. Is trained here.

10. SHE’S IDEEL  (2) 371970×020

T: Bjorn Baker /J: Rachel King (57kg)

Is pretty talented and absolutely excels at this journey. Is a Gr 1 horse too. Last start, near last to the bend in the Gr 1 Australian Cup and just didn’t run on but there were excuses. Loves this track and the mud is no issue either.

11. DUAIS (7) 1x3610x961

T: Ed Cummings / J: Josh Parr (56.5kg)

Very smart mare and has the talent to win another Gr 1 race here. Is 4th up into this and coming off a slashing win in the Gr 1 Australian Cup over 2000m.  That race was run to suit but she gathered them up with authority and disposed of them contemptuously. May still be in that mood.