Results since 1 January 2018 (based on $5 each-way): -$22.80
Our last 10 Form line (where our tips have finished): 1921021322
It’s $6.50 the field in the $600,000 G1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) where an evenly bunched field of mares will thunder around Rosehill Gardens. Dixie Blossoms and Egg Tart head the market but the defending champ Heavens Above looks a knockout hope again. There is a further seven Group races on the card which includes the two-year-old features the Magic Night, headlined by Sunlight, and the Pago Pago, where Blue Diamond-winner Written By is a firm favourite.
The Rosehill track is rated a Soft 6 as of Thursday afternoon and the rail is in the True with the first event set to jump at 12:15pm.
This week’s selections: BG
Friday 16 March – KEMBLA GRANGE (Soft 5)
OSBOURNE BULLS (Race 6) - This four-year-old was dominant first up at Randwick and he can only improve off that, especially given he only had the one trial and that was four weeks before he ran (he was scratched at the gates a fortnight earlier). He has won five of his six starts yet he is still a horse that hasn’t yet reached his mark. He looks destined for black type racing over the autumn. Brenton Avdulla will need to be on his game from the inside draw but with clear running he should be too strong for these. $2 with TAB Fixed Odds.
Saturday 10 March – ROSEHILL GARDENS (Soft 6)
LIBRAN (Race 2) - Expecting history to repeat with Libran to win second up this time in, exactly like he did last campaign. Have been really impressed by what we’ve seen from this seven-year-old so far this autumn. In his second trial he rattled home behind Winx before he ran an encouraging fourth behind the star mare again in the Chipping Norton. It was a similar return to the spring before he spring boarded off that to win the Kingston Town over 2000m in dominant fashion. He ran straight past Stampede first up (albeit after he ran along at a good clip), and tipping he can do the same here. $3.70 TAB Fixed Odds.
EGG TART (Race 7) - The G1 Coolmore Classic will be run and won on Saturday and keen on the chances of Chris Waller’s mare Egg Tart. She lost her compass last preparation after a really encouraging return but now she has found her form again, expect her to only get better. She was a luckless fourth first up in the Liverpool City Cup behind Crack Me Up and Care To Think, and there is a case that she should’ve won the race herself. When she was out she matched the late splits of the winner. Back to her own sex and with the run under her belt, she’s the one to beat. $6.50 with TAB Fixed Odds.
MOST EXALTED (Race 9) - A good roughie to keep in your top pocket for the lucky last. This five-year-old has been a great pick up for Mudgee-based trainer Mack Griffith, already winning a race in town over this same track and trip last campaign. The reason you are getting a big price here is because of his flop in the Mudgee heat of the Country Championships. However he couldn’t pick up his feet in the Heavy 10 conditions. If that doesn’t flatten him, he’ll be steaming home late here in a very suitable race before he tackles the Country Championships Wildcard heat. $18 with TAB Fixed Odds.
Saturday 17 March – GOSFORD (Good 4)
BON AMIS (Race 8) – Don’t forget the third qualifier for the Provincial Championships on Saturday, where Bon Amis is tipped to come out on top. He’s an above average sprinter as suggested by his great record of 6:4-2-0. That includes a win in town last campaign. First up last time in, albeit over 900m, he made an absolute mess of his rivals which include Envy Of All. He is untried at 1200m so I’d suggest Noel Callow will look to find cover from the wide draw and unleash his big sprint. In the two heats so far, a genuine clip has been generated form big fields which as seen swoopers get home. $4.40 with TAB Fixed Odds.