Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Friday’s (night) Rosehill meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 7 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 6m, entire circuit

This is going to be a particularly interesting race. James Cummings can trifecta the race with his three and his dad maybe runs 4th! DHAKURI is by Contributer and those are turning into stout 3YOs. This bloke looks likely to be one of those. Made up enormous and impressive ground at Wyong this grade last start when 2nd. This is 200m further. Big chance.

Stablemate REGULATION is also by Contributer. And he too has shown raw athletic talent in his pair of runs both placings to date in this grade. Will probably sit right on the speed and looms large.

Toss in the other Godolphin runner here in the filly LA SAGRA who is not by Contributer. She’s by Snitzel and has at her past four runs in this grade and can run the trip right out as she showed when narrowly beaten last start in a Cl 1 over 2100m. Can beat them all.


Big, robust field full of hopes made particularly hard to work out when you notice that eight of the 11 runners have all placed in this grade at their latest runs. How do you find a winner? KIKU has drawn wide but three placings from three say that’s winning form. Has Jay Mac to ride and this is home track. She should come across this field early as she has a lot of speed.

SKYWOLF has drawn next to her but doesn’t have the pace to come with her. He no doubts drops to the tail and he showed on debut in Victoria when racing that way, and running 3rd, that he can run on.

SOLAR APEX resumes here and has two placings under his belt from two starts thus far. Sure to be making ground late.



EL BUENA is going for third straight win here and has a 2kg weight allowance to help achieve that. Is pretty strong late. Have in your numbers and is on home track.

COLONEL has finishing power. Showed that last start winning maiden in commanding fashion. Sure to run on again.

FASTCONI is talented. Was placed last campaign and recent form has been ideal lead-ups for this. Sure to look the winner at some stage.

Tip:  1. COLONEL


What a great betting race. Lots of chances. This Canberra horse EXPRESS COURIER is a fine animal. Always puts in, can overcome trouble in running and hits the line like a rocket. Has won 6 of his past 9 starts and was unlucky 5th last start. Big danger.

MONTSERRAT is in peak form. Can run on pace all day and is a last start winner so must be in your numbers. Gets a welcome 2kg claim to help as well. Does rise in trip and grade here.  Is big, tough and can run all day.

SACRED SUITE has the perfect draw and is racing in career-best form. Has the ability to fly late at this level. And is on home track. Big danger.



Tough race. CISCO BAY isn’t a prolific winner by any stretch but he is a trier and does get home hard. Has placed four of past five starts at this level. Big show.

GREEK HERO has been scratched a few times waiting for a good track and gets one here. Resumes but has good first up stats and could bear watching the market.

TRAMINER is lightly raced but is showing prowess. Runner-up twice from two runs this campaign and may finish too hard for these as a lot of stars have aligned.


Looks like a nice field. AMICA has won three of past five and is a mare in fine form. Is third up here, drawn perfectly and although this is a step up in class, she is a real trier. Has claims.

MY DEMETRA hgas her foot on the till. is bred to get this trip and rattled home for 3rd in shorter race last start. Is third up here and looks nicely placed.

EASIFAR is smart and on the rapid rise. Not drawn the best but led all way to easily win her maiden last start and is getting better with racing. Is on home track.


When last in work SNOWFIRE ended his campaign with a pair of dashing lead all the way wins in easier races. Has trialled and should be able to ping and be on pace all the way here.

RAMMSTEIN has a bit of class about him and showed that with game win when resuming last start. Is fitter now and looks nicely placed.

DREAM CIRCLE has the benefit of lots of recent racing, is on home track, gets a 2kg claim and is in form. Big danger.