Going to stick solid with an impressive last start winner as our best of the day in what shapes as a solid program on a good Rosehill track. Sydney’s top trainers will be relying on some of their horses to take the next step and it should be another good day for leading trainers Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Rosehill is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +6m entire
MASTER ASH is returning from a break but showed promise last preparation to be a leading contender in the opening event of the program here today. Has plenty of early toe and will be hard to beat.
1st: No2 MASTER ASH; 2nd: No4 Tactical Formation; 3rd: No6 Nobu; 4th: No1 The Fire Trap
Sticking with lightly raced REKINDLED FORCE who has trialed well leading into his return here today. Has drawn to get the run of the race and looks primed for a big first-up effort here today. TAB reports that there has already been good money for the Paul Messara-trained runner, so that is always a good sign. Major player.
1st: No2 REKINDLED FORCE; 2nd: No1 Highway Sixtysix; 3rd: No4 Petra Jewel; 4th: No7 Roman Typhoon
Lightly raced three-year-old gelding ASTERIUS (NEXT BEST BET) looked good when saluting on this track last start and will be looking to make it four straight victories here today. Trained on the track and sure to be in this for a long way. Knocked off the very handy Sparky Lad last time out. Key Player.
1st: No1 ASTERIUS; 2nd: No4 Laussel; 3rd: No2 Jolly Honour; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No6 Foreign Territory
ALASSIO (BEST BET) is unbeaten after three starts and can make four from four after the perfect barrier draw she receives here today. Looked good when winning at Randwick a month back and sure to be ready to fire once again. Expect Rachel King to have her in front. Sticking with her.
1st: No6 ALASSIO; 2nd: No10 Girl In a Million; 3rd: No4 Once More a Lady; 4th: No1 Upscale
Drawn to get the run of the race, STAR OF MONSOON looks ready to bounce back into the winner’s circle. Has had the benefit of two trials leading into his return, the latest of which saw him finish fourth to open class horses Religify and Arancini. Has a reputation as a non winner, however, could be ready to fire first-up. Winning Hope.
1st: No4 STAR OF MONSOON; 2nd: No1 Bratislava; 3rd: No2 Reach For Heaven; 4th: No5 Smartedge
SWEET VICTORY looked a touch unlucky not to get the win on this track last start and is poised to atone for that narrow defeat here today. Should be peaking now with four runs under her belt and despite the wide draw she is capable of being in this for a long way. Fit and ready to fire, serious chance.
1st: No11 SWEET VICTORY; 2nd: No5 Braces; 3rd: No4 Al Galayel; 4th: No2 Chatelard
SPECIAL MISSILE is drawn to get the run of the race and looks well placed to atone for his narrow defeat here today. Has a great record on the track and distance but is proving to be very costly as he’s been a beaten fav in his past two starts. Looks the winner.
1st: No13 SPECIAL MISSILE; 2nd: No3 Dreamforce; 3rd: No5 Chamois Road; 4th: No7 Shiraz
EASY EDDIE is racing in good form and will be looking to make it successive victories after getting the job done narrowly on this track a fortnight ago. Toughed it out last time and saluted at double figures. Drawn to get the run of the race and will be surging at them late. Can win again.
1st: No8 EASY EDDIE; 2nd: No6 Goodfella; 3rd: No10 Insensata; 4th: No1 Flow
COSMIC ENGINE is drawn to get the run of the race and looks well placed to take out the final event of the program here today. Will strip fitter second-up and is out of the Chris Waller stable, so he will be fit and ready to go. Has won second-up previously. Key player.
1st: No6 COSMIC ENGINE; 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No4 The Avenger; 3rd: No10 Sir Barb; 4th: No2 High Mist