Fri, Aug 10, 5:21pm by Staff Writer
Sydney racing is at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday where the rail is out three-metres the entire circuit and the track once again, set to be in the good range.
The Listed Rosebud (1100m) is the feature race of the day as the new season three-year-olds embark on a potential G1 Golden Rose (1400m) here next month.
Plague Stone ($2.60) broke his maiden in impressive style last start and he’s one of four last start winners in the race – all four winning for the first time in their short career.
Oxford Tycoon ($4.40) was one of those last start winners as he returned from a spell with an impressive victory at the Warwick Farm midweeks, in what was his third career start – and first out of black type racing. Charge ($6.50) was equally as impressive when breaking his duck at his fifth start while Golden Tycoon ($14) was heavily backed at odds and led all the way to win on debut for trainer Greg McFarlane.
Legend of Condor ($8.50), Outrageous ($14), Sandbar ($7.50) and Ringerdingding ($18) all resume from a break while Exceltic ($27) – the only maiden in the race – is having his fifth career start.
Race seven is the Premier’s Cup Prelude (1800) with a field of 14 accepted for the race, Chris Waller looking to have four runners with Jaminzah an early scratching. Mister Sea Wolf ($3.90) has top weight of 61kg and he comes off a last start win – his first in Australia at his ninth start ‘down under’ although to be fair, he was beaten in a photo in his Aussie debut. Carzoff ($4) – who has had early market support – is third-up and should be fitter for his two runs at 1800m and 2000m. Liapari ($17) was a winner two starts back on a soft-7 but he was at the tail of the field behind Mister Sea Wolf last start while Veladero ($17) is struggling to capture his form that saw him string a few wins together as a three-year-old.
Aside from Mister Sea Wolf, Harper’s Choice ($4.80) is the only other last start winner in the race and that was a well overdue victory, his most recent before that being in January of 2017. He was well supported in his Listed Winter Cup (2400m) win which was aided by a great Brenton Avdulla ride.
Emperor’s Way ($9.50) has been at the tail of the field at both his runs this campaign but he should be fitter and better suited over this trip. Dark Eyes ($11) was a Goulburn Cup (1600m) winner last campaign but he’s only got the one win from seven starts at Rosehill. Salsonic ($20) is second-up but like Dark Eyes, doesn’t seem to have a liking for Rosehill (seven starts – no wins) while Green Sweet ($19) comes off a good fourth to Avilius last week.
There’s plenty of good racing at Rosehill and race five certainly fits that bill. Tactical Advantage ($2.25) was the win of the day in the July Sprint (1100m) at Randwick three weeks ago while stable mate Dal Cielo ($12) was good running on for second. Trekking ($3.10) has always been held in high regard by Godolphin and although he’s perhaps been a touch frustrating for punters he’s raced in good company and been placed behind the likes of Trapeze Artist, Menari and a fourth to Merchant Navy. Diddums ($9) goes well fresh.
Suggested Bet: Carzoff has been backed early as if unbeatable and while he does look hard to beat in an open race, going to go the way of Emperor’s Way ($9, race seven, number 6). He’s third-up now over a more suitable distance and drawn better. It might be one run too early but at the price, he’s worth an each-way ticket at the least.
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