Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Saturday’s Rosehill meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all nine races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Rail Position: True, entire circuit
Track Condition: Good 4
Interesting concept here. We have the well-performed 4YOs all carrying big weights, and the restricted-performed 3YOs have nothing on their backs. DANAWI is 3rd up here and has ability. He’s probably a stakes level horse when racing at his best and gets in here with 59.5kg. Should be rushing late. HOLY REIGN is the model of consistency and won a slightly easier race last start. Is 3rd up now, sits on speed and will be tough to get past. WHISPERED is probably the lowliest performed galloper but with 52kg has claims. Beat a smart mdn field last start. Good race.
TANIKO is a battler and suited to this grade. Is also very fit and ran a slashing 3rd this grade last start. HAUT BRION HER is smart and headed for better things. Made it 3 on the bounce last start when on pace all the way and just simply too strong in BM 74 last start. That was probably a BM88 level race and gets in with a winning weight here. Placegetters and consistent placegetters rate highly – enter CONNEMARA. Will be thereabouts.
Tip: HAUT BRION HER
This is the hardest race on the card to work out. ONEMORE SAPPHIRE is very fit and looks suited to this. He’s already placed at Cl 2 and Cl 3 Highway level and last start when 4th, he came home hard suggesting the trip is ideal this time. BLACK WAND must be looked at too as he finished just in front of Onemore Sapphire last start, also making ground late. DELETE is honest and fit. Just keeps rising to the level and should again here.
Tip: ONEMORE SAPPHIRE
ALIZEE is a world-beater first up and resumes here. Should win. LE ROMAIN is tough and always a threat at this level. He can run 2nd, VEGADAZE is lightly race but has shown this level talent. Resumes and can grab 3rd. INVINCIBLE GEM should run 4th and DISSOLUTE is 5th home!
A few smart ones resuming here up against some equally smart ones in form. DAWN PASSAGE has amazing finishing power but resumes here. Trials have been great. LUCICELLO has won past 2 starts but is up in class. However, is super fit and on home track. SUPERIUM is the one I want to see. Is unbeaten in a pair of bush starts but showed high-quality talent to win both. Resumes here and won a recent trial.
Tip: DAWN PASSAGE
It’s hard to go past this trio of ARTICUS; FORTENSKY and NOTIO. All are in fine form for this. Fortensky has placed at past 3 starts and should be closest to the front as they swing and Hughie rides.
Plenty of speed here with SCHOLARLY and ULUSABA expected to go hard early. This should suit LOVEISILI and NACHUEL, if the latter puts his best foot forward. He’s 3rd up here and did win 3rd up last campaign. Very even field with OUR WINNIE a hope too after her impressive fast-finishing 3rd last week.
Very even field with this weight scale. BLACK MAGNUM has won both his starts this time in and done so by showing speed and tremendous energy late. Topweight here but is in super form. DEITY hasn’t won for a while but seems to always rush home into a place late. Is very fit. STELLA SEA SUN is rising in class for this but is on home track and knows how to hit the line hard. Won past 2 starts.
Tip: STELLA SEA SUN
THE AVENGER so desperately wants to win one and gets a good chance here. Is very fit and has placed at 3 of his past 4 runs this company. CINQUEDEA is probably the form horse. Has won 2 easier races and placed this level last start. Perfectly drawn and is very fit. ONENESS has been just off them of late but should sit in the one, one here and can place.