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 9
Rail Position: Out 4m from 1500m to w/p, True remainder
Open race to open the card and full of chances. SO COUNTRY is the fascinating horse having won 3 of past 4 including 2 since resuming. Super fit, drawn well and is a trier.
WELL IN SIGHT went well enough last campaign winning 3 in a row to look a hope in this type of race. Can improve on 8th when resuming last start.
REBEL DREAMER is tough and fast and will be on speed all the way. Ran 3rd in a Highway recently so is right there. Watch market.
Tip: SO COUNTRY
After winning nicely at Scone, VOLDEMORT stepped up to Gr 3 level and flashed home to grab 2nd. Since spell. The Jay Mac booking is significant.
OPAL RIDGE is a bush filly with 2 starts for 2 wins under her belt and both very impressive wins. This is obviously harder but she is doing everything right and puts her rivals away when she goes.
WAVERIDER BUOU is talented which she showed leading all the way to win at Warwick Farm in a maiden last start. The runner-up, Miyoshi, has since come out and won in town. Big respect.
This looks a pretty even affair. BARTOSELLI is racing in great heart and is 3rd up here after a cracking 2nd this level last start. Significant tip note, he won 3rd up last campaign.
CONCEITED is a little erratic with his form but is well suited to this grade and is now very fit. Got home well for 4th last start.
NICTOK probably drives hard from this wide gate. He is also 3rd up and if he is left alone can take catching at odds.
Hard race to assess. British import LOVELY ESTEEM looks very well graded on her best European form. Since being in Australia she has raced twice with last start a noted improvement when 3rd this grade. Up to a m ore suitable trip here she may just blow these away.
NARRATED looks the pacemaker and if left alone will take catching. Is very fit and suited at this level.
YGGDRASIL is very, very honest and that will help her here. Should make presence felt on home track and is fit.
Tip: 1. LOVELY ESTEEM
This race looks perfect for the ever improving SHADES OF ROSE. Great gate and has the services of Jay Mac. Terrific 2nd this level last start when running out of gas final 100m. Should be much fitter now.
CURTIS ISLAND just keeps racing honestly. two sins on the bounce in weaker grade, then 2nd at this level last start. Big show.
TWILIGHT AFFAIR is lightly raced and resuming here but is smart. Up in class but trials have been excellent.
Tip: 1. SHADES OF ROSE
Topweight KANAZAWA rents a 1.5kg claim and combine that with the impressive showing to win lats start, he really looks a nice bet again. Loves the mud too.
KALINO is on the improve and last start’s win suggests bigger things in store. Perfectly drawn and will be in the frame here.
COTTON FINGERS is lightly raced and up ion class but is showing good talent. Is 3rd up here after two terrific runs. Big show.
Tip: 1. KANAZAWA
Tough little race too unpack. Lots of improving types here.
WICKLOW came off a most impressive win two starts back to then run 4th this level last start. On paper it was a fair run, but reality is he just plugged home. Fitter now so expect, with Hughie on top, that he really charges this time.
His stablemate KIRKEBY winds up and runs and is due a win. Big danger.
Big step up in class for TUDOR PRINCE but gee, 4 wins on the bounce in weaker grade is impressive. Must be considered.
GOLD TRIP resumes here and is the best performed runner by a long way. Placed at Gr 1 level in recent starts. Trial good and watch market is the best advice. If they back him, get on.
JOJO WAS A MAN is rising in grade but has a big heart, is honest and drops a long way in weight from previous tough efforts. That all makes him a genuine player today.
CROSS TALK is the same. Just genuine and honest and although in tougher grade is going to be on speed all the way.
Tip: 1. JOJO WAS A MAN
Tough race to work out although saying that it should be one of the most anticipated races on the day. PRIME CANDIDATE has the big weight but is fit and the fastest runner early. Nash rides and he is a master on speed horses. So has claims.
ROCKETING BY resumes here. Past few starts poor but trialled well and if there is money, I suggest you have a wager. Has a lot of talent when right.
SIEGE being down in the weights has to be included because she is very honest. Up in class but weight drop helps.
Tip: 1. ROCKETING BY
Big weight to carry on a really wet track but TITANIUM POWER is big and strong and will just walk straight through those hurdles. Is very fit and fast. Can lead all the way.
SILENT AGRNDA is getting fitter every run and efforts are on the improve as a result. Should be cherry ripe today and can rattle home.
TAWFIQ LASS has just been revelling in the mud of late. Has won past two and although this is harder that mud factor makes her a danger.
Tip: 1. TITANIUM POWER