Race-by-race preview and tips for Rosehill on Saturday

Race-by-race preview and tips for Rosehill on Saturday


Bjorn Baker thought highly enough of 12. Hide Your Heart to accept in the $1m Golden Gift a few weeks back, before scratching due to the wide draw. She has trialled on three occasions now and although she has been niggled to hit the line, have liked the way she has responded. It’s an easier style of trial to get a read on as opposed to those two-year-olds that cruise home without being asked to quicken. 13. Princess Spice is trained by Tash Burleigh and to be ridden by Shaun Guymer (his only ride for the meeting), so we’re sure to get a big price. Flit’s little sister 6. Sliders is the only winner here so comes up the nominal favourite but she does look beatable.
How to play it: Hide Your Heart EACH WAY

 Snitz cruises to victory for Nash Rawiller in the Catanach's Sprint   at  Randwick. Snitz is selected in the Starlight Stakes.

Snitz cruises to victory for Nash Rawiller in the Catanach's Sprint at Randwick. Snitz is selected in the Starlight Stakes.Credit:Getty


2. Almania should really have panels on these. The five-year-old was imported as a Cups horse and although this spring came too soon for him, his Australian debut was an encouraging one. It was over 2000m at Flemington and after getting a long way back in the run he made steady ground to just miss in a driving finish. Second up in a BM78 out to a more suitable 2400m, it doesn’t take much imagination to conclude that he’ll be too classy for this company. It’s curious placement from Kris Lees but perhaps the goal is to bump his benchmark rating up so the son of Australia can assure himself a spot in better races over the Sydney autumn. 4. Stockman is very one paced but in his favour here is the step out to 2400m and the blinkers going on for the first time.


How to play it: Almania WIN


Untapped three-year-old 5. Another One has it all still ahead of him. The Wagga-based gelding ran a luckless second to Lion’s Roar on debut, with Mr Moppett in third, at Wagga on Town Plate day before making amends second up. Another One was tipped straight out thereafter but resumed where he left off, by belting his class 1 rivals over 1200m at $1.50 and running sharp time. Could be a Country Championships prospect. 2. Art Cadeau really impressed last time out, winning a Rosehill Class 3 Highway. This being a class 2, he has to lump 61kg but he still warrants being at the pointy end of betting. He was potentially a touch flattered by the heavy track last time out but he goes on all surfaces and did clock the fastest last 200m split of the entire meeting.
How to play it: Another One WIN


Backing the class of 1. Segalas to get her home. The five-year-old is seven points clear in the ratings as an 84 rater and although that means she lumps 61kg in a BM78, Tom Sherry’s 2kg claim sees her in with 59kg, just 5kg above the minimum. Not too bad, all considered. It was Sherry who gave Segalas a charmed run last start which saw her score over 1200m at Rosehill. Segalas has won five from 19, placing in a further eight of those. Just needs a touch of luck early slotting in from the tricky draw to finish in the money once more. Not sure how to line up the Victorian 6. Write Your Name but Archie Alexander has found a very winnable assignment for his five-year-old dry tracker. Resumed at Ararat where Titan Blinders got control in front, and that horse has since won again.
How to play it: Segalas WIN


7. Plaquette was probably entitled to win down the Flemington straight as the $3 favourite, however, that was her first crack at the track. The Godolphin-trained sprinter has found a very winnable BM78 to atone, back around a bend. The four-year-old tore home to run second prior to that, just finding the 1000m a touch too sharp. Punters Intelligence has her clocking a sizzling 32.85s last 600m. There was some depth to the race too with subsequent winner Hulk finishing third while Superium (luckless since) ran fourth. The daughter of Exceed And Excel has shown stakes class ability for a while now. 4. Jay Jay D’Ar is a capable mare on her day, coming off an eight week freshen having run third behind Athiri and Prime Star.
How to play it: Plaquette WIN

Race 6 - 4:20PM ATC CUP (2000 METRES)

Not prepared to give up on 1. Wolfe just yet. The big thing in his favour here is getting back on top of the ground. The six-year-old’s last three runs were all on wet tracks. His record on good tracks reads 10:6-1-1. That’s a more accurate reflection of his ability. The last time we saw him at the races was back in August in the G1 Winx Stakes. The leaders went way too hard with Dreamforce finishing out the back with Wolfe. Forget that run. Expect Tim Clark to jump onto the back of 6. Greysful Glamour in the run which is a lovely set up for Wolfe to bring his A-game. 4. Black On Gold cut the corner to win Hawkesbury’s Ladies Day Cup, beating Archedemus, but that was no fluke. The seven-year-old broke a long run of outs there but had been racing well the past few preparations, without much luck.
How to play it: Wolfe EACH WAY



6. Phaistos was well held in the Sale Cup last start but it was on a heavy 10, and he was only second up out straight out to the mile. On that, the gelding’s history suggests that 1600m is right on his upper limits. In his one previous run over the Rosehill 1500m Phaistos put his rivals to the sword, albeit in a BM74. Prior to his Sale Cup run, Phaistos resumed at Caulfield in the Listed Weekend Hussler where he split Windstorm and subsequent Gong winner Archedemus. That was on a firm track over 1400m. This race sets up perfectly distance-wise now third up and he can use the draw to settle in the second or third pairing. Don’t be surprised to see 4. Irithea bounce back. Off two forgives, she’s the best longshot here.
How to play it: Phaistos WIN


4. Snitz came into his own last preparation transitioning from a Class 6 galloper into a genuine stakes class sprinter. After winning first up at Randwick in quicker time than the Hall Mark Stakes, he then won the Takeover Target before starting second favourite ($7.50) to Classique Legend in the June Stakes. He was beaten 0.7L but that’s an exceptionally strong reference for this, not only the losing margin but his SP. Drawn barrier 2, Nash Rawiller will have plenty of options early. 14. Varda was no match for the flying Ancestry down the Flemington straight but want to be very forgiving of that now she’s back around a bend. The mare trialled exceptionally well prior to her return and is two from two at Rosehill.
How to play it: Snitz EACH WAY


Confidence is tempered a touch due to 9. Fulmina’s awkward gate but she went out on a high at the backend of last preparation. It capped a campaign where she won three of five and one of those losses was in a head bobber. All of those runs were on wet tracks so that’s a little concern getting back onto a dry track but the last time she raced on a good surface she beat Colette. Not sure what the tactics will be from out there but the 1500m at Rosehill is a very fair start. 11. Great News absorbed plenty of early pressure at Newcastle last start yet still held off Enchanted Heart. The 1500m looks a perfect progression for her now. 2. Two Big Fari is racing like he wants this trip now too.
How to play it: Fulmina WIN

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