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Greetings all, and thanks for all of the texts and comments after Rock’N’Horse got the chocolates at any old price last week.
This week we hit up Rosehill for what, in my biased opinion, is the best race day of the year, with five Group 1s across the card including the Golden Slipper for the babies.
Hopefully the weather is good and the track races well. It looks like a ripping day with some value. Hopefully we come out on the right side.
Best bet: Race 2 – 4 Mazu (three units at $2.40)
Mazu has come into this spell gelded and he’s never raced better. He looks nicely in here, should get a good run from the inside two or three rows back and looks to have a bit on these.
Value bet: Race 9 – 13 Ballistic Lover (one unit at $17)
If Slipper day is my favourite race day of the year, the Galaxy is my favourite race. A quality sprint handicap over a short trip – sign me up!
Alas, this year looks tricky, but there’s value with Ballistic Lover, who runs very well fresh, has been set for this, and is weighted well right down with 52 kilos. Ideal spot would be running line two or three pairs back.
Sydney racing selections
Race 1 – 3 Reformist (one unit at $10)
Race 2 – 4 Mazu (three units at $2.40)
Race 3 – 11 Kaapfever (one unit at $31)
Race 4 – 2 Harmony Rose (two units at $5.50)
Race 5 – 5 Verry Elleegant (no bet – too short)
Race 6 – 3 Profondo (no bet – Anamoe best horse, lottery)
Race 7 – 8 Colette (two units at $4.60)
Race 8 – 16 She’s Extreme (one unit at $8)
Race 9 – 13 Ballistic Lover (one unit at $15)
Race 10 – 9 Emanate (one unit at $9)
Good luck all. It looks like a good card at our southern HQ as well. The All Star Mile looks like a ripper as well. Zaaki has drawn Flemington Road but he’s a beast.
Bet well and enjoy the day.