Just as we’d forgotten what it felt like, the sun’s poked out the last couple of days and we hit Rosehill this Saturday on a potentially drying track as Slipper preps begin.
Looks a good day, the Waller star fillies and a battler from Goulburn that beat Nature Strip home last week are probably talking points. For the record, I’m risking Shelby Sixtysix on the quick back-up but if she can reproduce last week’s huge PB, she could win by 66. What a game!
Best bet: Race 4 – 1 Ellsberg (three units @ $1.90)
Ellsberg looks pretty bulletproof against this lot, he should get an easy enough lead and as he showed last start, the conditions shouldn’t pose an issue. 1500 metres also a nice move second-up.
Best value: Race 9 – 7 Katalin (two units @ $6.50)
Not massive odds but think Katalin is overs against this field.
She’s unbeaten fresh and probably settles leaders back or just behind and should be fit and ready at 1350 metres. She was three lengths off Expat on a Rosehill bog last Winter giving her weight, that reads well for this.
Sydney racing selections
Race 1 – 10 Rumpshaker (one unit @ $16)
Race 2 – 2 She’s Extreme (two units @ $2.80)
Race 3 – 2 Rise of the Masses (one unit @ $6)
Race 4 – 1 Ellsberg (three units @ $1.90)
Race 5 – 10 Gravina (one unit @ $3.50)
Race 6 – 9 Never Been Kissed (one unit @ $9)
Race 7 – 1 Great House (one unit @ $5.50)
Race 8 – 2 Polly Grey (one unit @ $21)
Race 9 – Katalin (two units @ $6.50)
Race 10 – 12 Zoumon (one unit @ $3.70)
Tim Clark give me strength! Enjoy the great day here and at HQ down south (looking around at Roch’N’Horse @ $61 in the Newmarket), enjoy the sunshine and go well.