Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Saturday’s Rosehill meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Heavy 8
Rail Position: Out 3m
You would anticipate that if BAROQUE ROAD wins this, and he could quite easily, his next stop will be at Gr 1 level in Brisbane. He is fast, imposing and very strong.
BACKROWER got back a bit at Newcastle over 1200m in the mud on debut but really rattled home late to win. This extra trip suits.
SILENTSAR is smart. Ran home gamely for 2nd in town last start and is much fitter now. Rates highly.
Tip: BAROQUE ROAD
PURE FUEGO had trialled ok recently then when resuming at this level, came hard for 3rd. Fitter now and will shake this up a fair bit.
COMONIC is very fit and always bobs up among the money in the regularly. Should come out humming from this gate and last start win was very impressive at H’bury.
SUMMER GLOW is stepping up in class for this but won impressively last start when resuming in a weaker race at Scone. Long straight here suits a lot as she gets home hard.
Tip: SUMMER GLOW
This looks a strong race, and a fascinating race. VERBEK is up in class but he stepped up to 1500m for the first time last start at Hawkesbury and just bolted in. May well be a stayer in the making.
TYMPANIST looked at home on these wet tracks when winning impressively when resuming last start. Is fitter now and should be in this. Is on home track.
WILLINGA RUFIO might be rather good. His only start was a win at Hawkesbury in a maiden beating home a subsequent very impressive winner. Up in grade here but looks likely to handle it.
Tip: WILLINGA RUFIO
HIGHLY DESIRED gets the benefit of a 3kg claim today and that will be great help. is honest and goes best at BM 72 level.
ANAGAIN is lightly raced but has claims. Not far behind Mazu who then went on to win at Gr 1 level, two starts back and when resuming was a game 6th in the Hawkesbury Guineas. Flashed home when 2nd tis grade last start. Might be too good for these.
Off the inside draw FRENCH BONNET looks nicely placed. Can run away from these on his day. Finished 4th this level last start. Gets a helpful 3kg allowance also.
Tip: 1. ANAGAIN
TAIKOMOCHI is 3rd up and is slowly getting back to form. Probably parks up 2nd in the run here and can stay strongly.
MILITARY MISSION does look well in, in fact looks a weighted certainty. Should lead all the ay.
BONNY EZRA has staying talent and is in form. Up in class here but with this weight will box on well.
Tip: 1. MILITARY MISSION
LADY OF LUXURY returned to racing with a special performance in the mud last start in a tougher race when flying late to grab 3rd. Fitter now, has a touch of class about her and the 3kg weight allowance is extremely beneficial.
NIFFLER is a quality galloper at this level and is extremely honest. Loomed to win when resuming this grade last start and ran 2nd. Must be considered.
TERRAMEADES is a mare in form. Has raced 4 times this campaign for 2 wins and 2 placings and big chance to be in the money again here.
Tip: 1. LADY OF LUXURY
Kiwi galloper THE FRONTMAN finally relished racing here and came with a great run for 2nd over 2000m last start in stronger affair. Fit and now in form he rates highly.
Not many horses run well in the English Derby then race here but this Gai and Adrian bloke, YOUTH SPIRIT did and is. Has only had 2 trials leading into this but was a genuine stakes horse in his age group last year in England.
SURF DANCER is probably the pace maker and when he gets a mind to, he just keeps running. Is 3rd up here and looks the one to catch.
Tip: 1. YOUTH SPIRIT
Such a tough race to work out. I like ROBODIRA who is 3rd up. She is classy when right and looms large here. Gets a welcome 2kg allowance too.
IRISH ANGEL is generally good 2nd up and is 2nd up here. She was a nice 6th when resuming and looms large here.
PER INAWAY resumes here and comes here with talent. Has resumed twice in the past and showed very good form. Watch market.
Tip: 1. ROBODIRA
Tough race to work out. Form lines from everywhere. This is a huge spike in weight for NIGHT OF POWER but he loves the mud and his win in a much stronger race last start was awesome. Is fitter now too. Respect him.
This English galloper KING OF CLUBS who is yet to race in Australia is pretty smart. His English form was great leading into this and only the very best riders rode him meaning there was always great respect for him. With Gai and Adrian now and market needs to be watched.
WICKLOW is a tough, lightly raced galloper with loads of talent. Has been heavily backed overnight.
Tip: 1. KING OF CLUBS
RAINBOW CONNECTION got caught up in traffic between runners when resuming last start on a very wet tr5ack so to end up 7th in a big field was a neat run. Fitter now. Watch betting.
I suspect a lot of money will be wagered upon EL BUENA. He resumed here with an outstanding 2nd placing and has drawn well here. is fitter and rates highly.
HE’S A HOTSHOT is back better than ever. Two starts this time up have been terrific efforts placing 2nd each time at this level and is super fit now and drawn well.
Tip: 1. EL BUENA