Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Saturday’s Rosehill meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 6m entire
BAILEYS has been up a while but is maintaining form and looks nicely placed in this. Runner-up this level two starts back then went to Ballina Cup and ground out a strong 4th. Should settle about 6th and if the run appears can be strong late. Big show.
LORD DESANIMAUX is just making his connections wealthy with these Highways. Always puts in and dashes home late and the weights looks the one to beat here.
MARKIEVICZ is racing lights out with so much confidence of late winning past two. This is harder but she is very fit and can run on.
Tip: LORD DESANIMAUX
FLASHING STEEL has raced once when a good finishing 3rd to stablemate Sweet Ride. Will strip better here and should run home gamely. Big show.
GREAT BARRIER REEF is the boom horse and whilst opinions are divided upon the merit of his last trial, the money isn’t and it speaks volumes. Might be really good. Respect that.
RAKOMELO is coming here off a nice trial. He trialled better than Sandpaper who came out and won at Canterbury. Big show.
Tip: GREAT BARRIER REEF
This looks a strong race, and a fascinating race. Unbeaten filly EBHAAR is a flying machine. Won her debut at Caulfield at stakes level, then spelled and her recent barrier trial win was extremely professional. Looks a powerhouse.
OJAI is very good and has shown that from her two starts to date. Won on debut then a close 3rd in the $1million Golden Gift. Form from that race is stacking up. Resumes here and trialled well. Looks hard to beat.
DRISANA is smart and also resumes. Runner-up on debut and looks suited here. Big danger.
CENTIMENTAL is such a good mare. And is in form. Is 3rd up here after a great 2nd last start and is fitter now. On home track too. Respect her.
AND WE DANCED is a stablemate to Centimental and she too looks perfectly placed. Has hit the line hard past two and placed both times at this level. Drawn to get the run of the race.
KANAZAWA is always a threat at this level. Runs on.
Tip: 1. AND WE DANCED
Tough race. SAQUON has talent and can win this at his best but he puts in a few shockers every now and then too. So take on trust. If there is a market move, follow it. Has claims.
MILITARY EXPERT is so consistent. Is resuming here from a wide draw but there is stable confidence around him. Must be respected.
NICTOCK will lead these and he is very fit. The 2kg weight allowance helps him too and at big odds he will take catching. Great race.
Tip: 1. MILITARY EXPERT
SO WICKED is a good mare who is ready to win. Led and ran a terrific 4th in a tougher race last start. Back to home track and is ready to lead all the way. Is very fit. Looks the testing material.
In this very grade when resuming CRYSTAL PEGASUS finished hard to run 2nd. Is working the house down and is fitter now. On home track so looks tough to beat. Chance.
CASINO KID is a smart horse. Is up in class following a game win last start but looks well placed with the allowance and will finish hard.
Tip: 1. CASINO KID
It has been a while since STANDOUT won a race but he is a top liner on his day and can run with the best of them. Drawn the fence here, looks well placed at WFA and looms large. Word is he is flying.
ANAMOE faces a tough test here first-up in a sprint at WFA. Was beaten a lip, and unluckily so in the Cox Plate last start over 2000m. Is potentially the best horse in the country. Expect a good run.
TIGER OF MALAY has talent and is potent when fresh. Saying that, he’s up against a star field here. Bound to dash late.
Tip: 1. ANAMOE
What a good contest. It will be interesting to see how this English horse FIRST IN LINE performs. He has raced very well up to stakes level in England but over much longer trips. On debut in Oz and has trialled well.
HOLYFIELD looks back better than ever. Will be on pace, probably 2nd behind Canasta to the bend, then his form and fitness will surge him to the front. May take a lot of catching.
YIYI is the absolute model of consistency and just runs so well this grade. Is 2nd up and is ready. On home track here and is fitter now.
Tip: 1. HOLYFIELD
THE BOPPER is a good horse. He may even be up to stakes grade. Is 3rd up here and although it’s a very handy fiuelkd, he is going to finish hard. Looks well placed today.
RULE OF LAW is just so tough and honest. Up in class here but has won past three starts and that can’t be overlooked. Has the rails draw also. Great show.
TAMERLANE comes back in trip but is very smart at this level. He will take advantage of the inside draw. Has been working the house down.
Tip: THE BOPPER
The 3kg weight allowance for AL MAH HAHA is going to make him very competitive. This isn’t an overly strong field and he is very fit. Looks nicely placed here at odds.
ULYSSES is a tough, reliable Saturday grade horse at this level and he gets a great 2kg weight allowance today. Is 2nd up but will be on pace and looks to be in this finish.
ABOVE AND BEYOND is very fit and has been up a long time but retains form and looks nicely placed. Big show.