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2/12/2023 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Rosehill, Festival Stakes day

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Ten races will be run and won at Rosehill on Saturday for Festival Stakes Day. Weather is fine, track is soft (7) and the rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

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Race 1. (12:20) Kia Ora Prague Hcp 1100m

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2 Storm Boy (Bet Now: 
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) looks wound right up for the debut. GaiBott trained colt that has had two trials to get ready for start one, winning them both and each time, he has been ridden right out to win by a space in solid time. From gate one, T Clark on, he should find the front comfortably and from there, I think he’ll dominate proceedings and be too good.

Danger

6 Canara (Bet Now: 
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) commands respect. Chris Waller trains this filly, who debuted at this track/distance and was an eye catcher from off the speed when second to Spywire, who has been one of the more impressive juveniles seen this season. Better for the run under the belt, strong late, one of the leading contenders.

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1 Aboveforty (Bet Now: 
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) is a son of Too Darn Hot for Chris Waller that is on debut. He ran second in his first trial at Warwick Farm behind Traffic Warden before trialling earlier this week where he was beaten by a distance in a trial where they ran very fast time. He showed in the first trial he can take up a forward spot so I’d watch the market and see what it does.

Race 2. (12:55) Midway (Bm72) 2000m

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1 Toesonthenose (Bet Now: 
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) is flying for John Sargent. He was massive in defeat two back here in the Four Pillars after covering a stack of extra ground. He then went to the Midway at Newcastle a fortnight where he got better as the mile race went on and on the line. he was quite dominant. The rise in trip should be fine, maps ideally and hard to knock the way he’s racing.

Danger

9 Brynner (Bet Now: 
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) has found winning form and he can go on with it. He was somewhat lucky to win at Canterbury last time given how unlucky Counter was, but the Blinkers really sharpened him up and he had full momentum, which was the difference between winning and losing. 2000m should be fine and the depth here isn’t deep.

Long Shot

5 Unamerican (Bet Now: 
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) should appreciate a rise to 2000m for Team Freedman. He ran in the Midway at Newcastle two weeks back where he was behind the speed throughout and just lacked change up speed to go with them late in the piece behind impressive winner Toesonthenose. Has won up to 2100m so 2000m here should be fine and he has more upside than most. Knockout hope.

Race 3. (13:30) Vale Ray Markey (Bm78) 1800m

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7 Tavi Time (Bet Now: 
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) looks better than benchmark grade so I think he’ll keep winning and going through his grades. He was an arrogant winner at Newcastle two weeks ago, giving them a start and a beating in such an impressive display. He’ll love the rise in trip and being only third up, he should have petrol in the tank to take beating.

Danger

8 Toesonthenose (Bet Now: 
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) is flying for John Sargent. He was massive in defeat two back here in the Four Pillars after covering a stack of extra ground. He then went to the Midway at Newcastle a fortnight where he got better as the mile race went on and on the line. he was quite dominant. The rise in trip should be fine, maps ideally and hard to knock the way he’s racing.

Long Shot

4 Colour Sergeant (Bet Now: 
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) has had two runs at the mile under the belt now and I do think up to 1800m should be ideal. He comes through the Tavi Time race from two weeks back at Newcastle where he was ridden with intent from the good gate, settling near the speed and fought on well although clearly didn’t have the change up speed of the Kris Lees galloper. Like him up in trip and is a must for multiples.

Race 4. (14:05) Tab Highway Hcp (C2) 1100m

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17 You’re On Mute… (Bet Now: 
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) beware the unbeaten horse. 2/2 to start her career, winning impressively on debut at Leeton before being spelled and resuming at Gundagai where she settled just off the speed before coming with a well timed run and she just gapped her rivals late in a sharp display. Good test here but confident she measures up.

Danger

3 Orient’s Secret (Bet Now: 
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) is hit and miss but if he brings his best, I think he is the likely winner, but the gate makes things very tricky. Matty Dunn trains this gelding, who resumed at the midweeks at Eagle Farm where he gave them a start and a beating, letting down with real purpose late in the piece to win and win quite well. Has been kept on ice, potentially with this race in mind, and you do have to respect the stable.

Long Shot

2 Gallant Star (Bet Now: 
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) is a Zoustar gelding for Brett Robb that resumes. This guy is first up, having not raced since Feb 19 at Mudgee when attempting to lead throughout and tried hard but couldn’t quite get there, tiring to run third. Recent trial was sharp and she has run well at Highway level previously. Definite chance.

Race 5. (14:40) Doyle’s Breeding And Racing (Bm78) 1400m

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10 Chase My Crown (Bet Now: 
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) has been up forever it seems like but gee Wayne Wilkes has this mare going super. She was specked at odds when racing at Newcastle on Hunter Day and was very good from near last on the turn when a closing third to the well tried Lekvarte. She has graduated from a Highway horse to being a Saturday class animal and I think she’ll take beating against these.

Danger

3 Hide Your Heart (Bet Now: 
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) has done little wrong this time in for Nathan Doyle. She won 3/3 to start the prep before going to Newcastle a fortnight back where she got too far out of her ground but was good late without threatening behind Lekvarte, beaten over two lengths. Think with a more positive ride, she’s dangerous and can certainly take this out.

Long Shot

4 Spirit Queen (Bet Now: 
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) is third up from a spell and should just about be at peak fitness. Narrow second on the Kenso fresh for the new stable before going to Rosehill a few weeks back where she was off the speed and just lacked the change up speed to go with them late behind Eagle Nest. Much better set up this time around so I think she can run a much improved race.

Race 6. (15:20) Country Classic 2000m

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I’ll bank on class getting 1 Akasawa (Bet Now: 
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) home. He lumps 62kg but there is a reason for that. He has class, in spades, on this lot. Did more than enough in The Kosciuszko before never threatening in The Big Dance but did make up headway in a good effort. Trialled well at Scone last week, he won’t mind getting his toe in and maps to get a soft run to offset the impost.

Danger

14 Roller Coaster (Bet Now: 
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) has been up a while but Paul Shailer has him going really well. He comes through the Taree Cup where I thought he was given every chance by Looker and couldn’t quite get there when close up in defeat behind surprise winner Sound And Vision. He’s holding his form pretty well and the trip will be no issue. Definite winning chance.

Long Shot

21 Devocean (Bet Now: 
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) is racing like he will love 2000m. He was luckless two back over 1800m before going to the mile at Newcastle two weeks ago, working home with purpose when narrowly beaten by Rematch. The last two runs indicate he’ll love 2000m, he is bred to eat up 2000m and with a half positive ride, he’s going to take beating.

Race 7. (16:00) Festival Stakes 1500m

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2 Rustic Steel (Bet Now: 
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) is flying for Kris Lees. He was outstanding first up at Randwick in the Sydney Stakes before going to The Hunter where he was dragged back from the wide gate and in a race dominated on speed, he was never a winning factor but I really liked the way he found the line behind Coal Crusher. Like him up in trip, and if he can settle closer in the run, he’s going to be hard to hold out.

Danger

1 Vilana (Bet Now: 
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) should prove hard to beat here for James Cummings. He comes through the Sir Rupert Clarke from two weeks ago at Caulfield where he should have been right in the finish but unfortunately he didn’t get the clearest of paths in the straight and should have finished much closer behind impressive winner Magic Time. He’s teasing to win a race this prep and he strikes a very winnable race here.

Long Shot

I think 14 Williamsburg (Bet Now: 
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) will love getting his toe in and for mine, he’s an each way bet. He has been kept on ice, having not raced since Derby Day at Flemington when back in the run and failing to make up any real headway but he returns to his home track, he loves wet ground and the overall form around him does read quite well for a race like this.

Race 8. (16:40) Starlight Stakes 1100m

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I am going to back 4 Fox Fighter (Bet Now: 
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) each way. He’s a quirky horse that is weirdly placed by David Payne at times but he did more than enough fresh on Big Dance Day when back in the run and closing off well enough behind Hard To Say. Good speed in front and with home track advantage, I can see him launching over the top

Danger

1 Malkovich (Bet Now: 
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) is a quality sprinter for Bjorn Baker that resumes. This guy is first up, having not raced since the Monash in the early part of the Spring when failing to fire in a plain effort behind Sigh. He’s had two trials to get ready for the return so the grounding is there and his pattern should be suited to the Rosehill 1100m. Watch the market.

Long Shot

9 Meritable (Bet Now: 
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) is a very interesting runner. He’s had a few homes throughout his career and is now with Mick Minervini. His very best is certainly good enough to be competitive here and his two trials to get ready have been more than encouraging to my eye. Doubt he wins, but maps ideally and could pinch a first four spot at a big price.

Race 9. (17:20) Christmas Cup 2400m

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I am keen to give 2 Stockman (Bet Now: 
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) another chance for Joe pride. Forgive the run in The Beauford at Newcastle from two weeks ago. Track was too firm for him and he didn’t let down at all. Prior efforts were strong and the big tick for him is a wet track. He swims and given his overall record, he looks really well in at the weights. Happy to give him another look.

Danger

1 Sky Lab (Bet Now: 
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) is flying for Paul Perry and should take beating in a race like this. Just reckon Collett was a bit sleepy on him in The Beauford two weeks ago at Newcastle and left the horse with too much to do, but loved the way he found the line late when third to Stroke Of Luck. He’s racing like a rise to 2400m will suit and if there is more initiative re the ride, he’ll take beating.

Long Shot

6 Parry Sound (Bet Now: 
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) rates highly. Sara Ryan trained gelding that was several weeks between runs when racing in The Beauford at Newcastle and I thought his effort from near last was quite encouraging, working home with real purpose late in the piece behind Stroke Of Luck in a race run in record time. That was his first run since Oct 7 so with upside, room for improvement, he’s a key winning chance.

Race 10. (17:55) Buy An Arrowfield Graduate (Bm78) 1100m

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12 Dollar Magic (Bet Now: 
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) will jump on the bunny and take beating. This mare ran over 1100m at Rosehill three weeks back where she landed outside Eagle Nest and she tried her guts out to wear down the in form Ryan/Alexiou mare but she couldn’t quite get there, finishing second. Up to 1200m is a query but with a good racing style, hard fit, in form…hard to run down I’d suggest.

Danger

4 Emperor (Bet Now: 
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) should take beating here for Matty Dunn. He resumed in a Highway on Big Dance Day at Randwick where he looked a good thing on paper, the market agreed and he gave them a start and a beating in an electric return. He’s come back a different, better horse since being gelded, and I am confident he can measure up to Saturday metro grade.

Long Shot

15 Valiancy (Bet Now: 
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) is capable with her best. Maher/Eustace mare that was kept safe in betting when resuming on the Kenso but she didn’t really fire a shot and was a bit on the plain side behind Vegas Raider. She has a good second up record and loves getting her toe in so she’s dangerous against these.

BEST BET: Race Three Number 7 Tavi Time

NEXT BEST: Race Two Number 1 Toesonthenose

LONG SHOT: Race Nine Number 2 Stockman

 

Quaddie (Races Seven Through To Ten):

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Leg Two: 1, 2, 4, 9

Leg Three: 1, 2, 4, 6

Leg Four: 1, 4, 9, 12, 15

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