Another big weekend of racing from around Australia is creeping up on us with the Group 1 Coolmore Classic for the fillies and mares headlining the program at Rosehill.
There are plenty of bets to be found across the country with racing at Ascot, Gold Coast and Morphettville.
Rosehill race 4 - sky high stakes
#3 the chosen one
Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman always place their horses so well when coming over to Australia and this is no exception.
The Chosen One was brave in defeat upon his resuming run over 2000 metres a month ago after huge efforts in the Caulfield Cup (third place) and Melbourne Cup (fourth place) last spring.
Kerrin McEvoy hops on the saddle to take the ride after piloting him in a 1030 metre trial at Rosehill last week.
This five-year-gelding is going to have to get through the odds-on pop Colette but he is more than capable of doing so.
Suggested Bet: The Chosen One win at $6
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 3 & 4
Rosehill race 7 - coolmore classic
#9 Forbidden Love
Forbidden Love went like a rocket to win the Surround Stakes over 1400 metres last start.
She drew barrier three on that occasion and Nash Rawiller afforded her a beautiful ride to burst away from Vangelic and win by three lengths with a bit of petrol left in the tank.
Rawiller is drawn to get a lovely run just in behind the speed again and if he is able to get off the fence to let down with his run on Forbidden Love the pair will collect his Group 1 feature.
This three-year-old filly has been an iron horse in her career to date recording five wins and four minor placings from her 11 starts.
Can be with her each way here.
Suggested Bet: Forbidden Love each way at $5.5 the win and $2.15 the place
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta 9, 14, 18 / 9, 10, 11, 14, 18/ 9, 10, 11, 14, 18
Rosehill Race 8 - ajax stakes
Rock is a genuine Group 1 performer despite not having a Group 1 win on his resume just yet.
He comes into this race off the back of a nice 900 metre trial win at Rosehill last week and he gets the services of Tommy Berry.
His first-up run last preparation was laudable after being dragged back to near last from a wide barrier and rocketing home down the outside to run fifth only beaten by one-and-a-half lengths.
From barrier six, he should settle closer to the speed with some cover and if that eventuates he will look a big winning threat.
Suggested Bet: Rock each way at $7 the win and $2.25 the place
Suggested Exotic: Boxed trifecta – 6, 7, 8
Morphettville race 7 - FLEURIEU MILK COMPANY HANDICAP
A drop down in grade, a wider barrier and seven-day backup looks just the tonic to get Angaston back in the winners last.
He raced in benchmark-78 grade last Saturday and was clammed up in between runners for the majority of the way after chasing a hot lead speed.
Once he got into clear galloping room he let down well but the winner was off and gone, as he struggled to build up momentum in the straight.
Apprentice jockey Jacob Opperman will provide some weight relief by taking 3.5kgs off from the assigned 58kgs and that should prove enough to get him over the line here.
Look out for him to launch down the outside and pick them all off late in the race!
Suggested Bet: Angaston win at $3.7
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 5, 6/ 5, 6, 10/ 5, 6, 7, 10
Gold coast race 8 - QTIS jewel 3yo
Kisukano finally gets a race that sets up well for her to run to her best.
Her two runs back this preparation have looked underwhelming on paper but she has had plenty of excuses.
First-up she drew down in the worst part of the track after being well fancied in a race won by the smart Godolphin stakes-performed mare Athiri.
That was followed by a second-up run over 1000 metres where she had to lump around 61kgs at the Sunshine Coast and she did well to only be beaten by just under two lengths.
On Saturday, she is back to a track which has brought her success in the past with two starts for a win and a minor placing.
She draws a nice barrier where her regular jockey Mark Du Plessis can settle her midfield with cover and she only has to carry the 55kgs this time.
The favourite Miami Fleiss will be hard to knock off but Kisukano is the filly that can do it!
Suggested Bet: Kisukano win at $4
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 13/ 8