Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Saturday’s Rosehill meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 6
Rail Position: Out 3m entire
Big question. Just how hard is it for a mare to run brilliantly 2nd up? we find out here with I SAY HELLO. Great run when resuming when closing 2nd this grade at Randwick. May have come up really well this campaign. If she repeats that last run she can win. Could just go bang. Big show.
CENTIMENTAL is a smart mare and her first-up run when 4th this grade was great. She loomed to win and ran out of gas final 100m. Fitter and faster now. Danger
KANAZAWA is having just her 3rd start and won on debut. Then right up in class when a great 4th. Can place here too.
Tip: I SAY HELLO
MADAME POMMERY looked magical in trials. Has speed and fights to the line. Gets the rails draw here. Big show.
SWEET RIDE looked professional with the way he went through his gears to win a trial recently. Clearly has speed and can finish. Respect that.
FLASHING STEEL looks to be on a vast improvement curve. Not knocked around when 4th in a trial then backed up to win a trial in great effort.
Tip: SWEET RIDE
BANJU won a Highway last start and although drawn wide must be respected as he is in great form. Big show.
LORD DESANIMAUX is a smart galloper at this level and loves the Highways. Has made a name for himself at this level and is in career best form. Looks like the one to beat.
ENDANGERED SPECIES is racing brilliantly winning past two starts in weaker grade but winning them well. Big danger.
Tip: LORD DESANIMAUX
EASY CAMPESE looked in need of the run last start in this grade when up on speed until straightening he just wilted. Should be much fitter now. Big danger.
SAQUON has taken a bit of time to get into shape but is fit now and is ready to go hard late. All strong pointers.
EYEWITNESS is smart. Won two on the trot prior to spell. resumes here, trialed well and should run gamely while fresh.Respect him.
Tip: 1. EASY CAMPESE
Tough race. DHAKURI is racing really well. Has won past two in fact. Looks well placed here. Won this grade over 1800m last start and this trip should suit even more. Big show.
NIFFLER is smart and is in great touch. Chased home Dhakuri last start and looks better placed this trip. Meets him 4.5kg better at the weights too. Must be respected.
No weight on hi9s back means SWORD POINT might be a player here. Drawn well, has toughness and is very fit. Ready to rumble.
Every time a hurdle gets put in from of FOR VALOUR he jumps it. From nowhere very quickly he has won 4 of his past 5 starts. Gets on pace and just keeps going. Very honest. Looks the testing material.
BLESK is so talented and probably the best horse in the field. Runs home hard every start but gets too far back and the effort always look super. Needs to race a pair or two closer. But one day he will just sweep past and win easily. Chance of that happening today.
LOVEPLANET has needed both runs this time up. Looked in need of the outing when 4th this grade last start but on home track here.
Tip: 1. BLESK
BELLUCI BABE is interesting. Gets a 2kg claim, and is resuming from a spell. Showed great fighting qualities in stronger races last campaign and does go very well fresh.
THE BOPPER won with absolute authority in slightly weaker grade when resuming last start. Likes it damp and likely to repeat the dose here. Expect a good run.
MR MOSAIC is very good fresh and did win a similar race when resuming. Gets a 2kg allowance today and likely to run a blinder again.
Tip: THE BOPPER
What a good contest. The 2kg claim for inform mare FASHCHANEL makes her very hard to beat. Won a similar race last start on speed all the way and can repeat it all again.
RUBAMOS has the rails draw, is very fit, is on home track and competes well this grade. Is also very honest – great cocktail of attributes.
MENSA MISSILE should sit in just behind the speed and rush home. Up in grade a little here but was narrowly beaten under 61kg last start. Will be very fit for this and looms large.
The 2kg claim fo0r LIBERTY SUN is a huge help today with these very wet conditions. He’s honest nd can sit in about 5th to the turn. Should charge home and deserves a win. Looks well placed today.
RANGES is a classy animal and this level is perfect for him. Bad draw but if he can slot in he should prove very hard to beat. Wet track suggests that tactic may work today.
PERIGORD is worth having in your numbers. He is a dab hand on heavy tracks and goes fast when fresh. Is resuming here and this is his home track.
IRISH ANGEL looked disappointing when 4th this level last start but the fact she hit the line and was 4th gives her a great showing. So if she does run up to her best, and the 1.5kg allowance will help, she looms large. Watch betting.
Tough field as they all have strong claims but STEEL DIAMOND is on a forward path. She was a terrific 3rd when resuming and is on home track here which helps. Perfectly drawn too.
Sure liked the run of LEPREEZY last start in this company last start when a hard finishing 2nd. Super fit now so rates a great show.