Rosehill for a rare midweek meeting coming off the Golden Rose meeting on Saturday. These meetings usually produce a few winners going forward. We have big fields and some nice horse going around. Weather brilliant as usual, track good and rail +7m.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 3,8 - 1,3 - 1,2,5 - 5,10
Wide Play: 2,3,8 - 1,3,4,7 - 1,2,5,13 - 5,6,8,10
BEST BET: R1 – 2. DEMERARA
Next Best Bet: R4 – 1. AWOKE
Best Roughie: R3 – 10. DOURO
No2 DEMERARA (BEST BET) looks a very nice horse in the making, OC followers have found her at both starts and she has been utterly brilliant in both wins running very good time and looking like she has all the makings of a nice horse. She killed them fresh against older horses and now comes back to 3yo fillies level and should be too good again.
No1 ENVY OF ALL comes back from a spell with a new trainer and has trialled well.
No7 WORKDRINKS has been good in both starts and should run well again.
No3 JESSAMIN was good enough fresh and should improve.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 WORKDRINKS
No5 FRENCH TUNE was off the map on debut and didn’t perform up to expectations there. Spell and trial since has shown he has improved with the break.
SCRATCHED No9 SPARKLY STAR has been trialing well coming into the debut run here and at home should be respected.
No11 IOWA comes out of a good run on debut and has had two good trials coming into the resumption.
No1 BALEARIC gets blinkers on for the fresh run here and the trial leading into this was quite good.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BALEARIC
No10 DOURO (BEST ROUGHIE) is horridly weighted here, but finds a super weak race here. He took on an open handicap last start and was just nutted. This is his race.
No5 READY FOR SUCCESS gets Shinn on board here and found the line well last start, on his home track respect him.
No7 GRACIOUS GREY won well last start and that may well be the confidence booster that she needs going forward.
No3 KOKOPU up in distance gets all favors here, blinkers back on and a soft run from the gate (3) suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 DOURO
No1 AWOKE (NEXT BEST BET) finds a perfect race here. If she is to win another race and show that she is as good as she is talked up to be, she will need to be winning this. She is well weighted with the benchmark system, Bowman on from gate 6 she should be too good.
No6 SMART AS won well last start in good fashion and should run well at home.
No7 BAYSA resumes here and gets in well at the weights and 1500m fresh suits.
No9 MIDNIGHT DELIGHT was good enough last start in a good Saturday race and down in grade should be respected.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 BAYSA
No3 POMELO resumes here off a Provincial Championships campaign where she started $2.50 against a good field and just went down, no trial like fresh last time. Respect her, she is a good mare.
No8 IN TIMES OF WAR was just touched off last start in a race that wasn’t run to suit, second-up she should be much improved here.
No2 DIDDUMS was a group winner last time in at Randwick and has trialled well coming into the run here.
No5 OZARK comes off a good preparation last time in and has trialled in good order coming into the prep here.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 OZARK
No1 MY TRUE LOVE resumes and comes out of some very good form races last time in, she gets in well at the weights after the claim and looks hard to beat.
No3 INVINCIBELLA resumes off a QLD Oaks preparation and has trialled quite well coming into the fresh run and should run well.
No7 SMART AMELIA was ok enough first-up in a race which wasn’t run to suit. Down in weight here suits.
No4 OSBORNE BULLS has been quite good at winning all three starts and this is a big step up however.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 INVINCIBELLA
SCRATCHED No1 TANGLED takes on the older horses here and is on the way to a Derby I would assume. The trial between the fresh run was good enough.
No2 FORTENSKY was a solid enough winner last start and may well have found his confidence again.
No5 TENORINO gets a super soft run from gate 1 for Collett and may well just sit behind the leaders here and push out on the turn.
SCRATCHED No13 SHOCK ALERT gets in with no weight here and was quite good last start and looks a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 TANGLED
SCRATCHED No5 SPRINTING TO WIN gets in with a low weight here and has been running fast time as of late and just needs luck from gate to be in the finish.
No10 BRAVISSIMO is a nice horse and found the line well fresh, the trial since behind a winner last week was quite good and should be respected.
No6 COCOEXCEL may well have turned it around this time in with a good win fresh, at home she needs to be respected.
No8 CELLARMAN actually won last start, but was D/Q after due to being ineligible to run in the race. The trial coming in was good.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 BRAVISSIMO