With the Sydney spring carnivals fast approaching, we find a competitive card of racing at Rosehill this Saturday. The Winter Challenge and July Sprint are the feature events on a massive meeting. With many runners contemplating a tilt at lofty spring features, this program may provide a significant form guide for the upcoming months!
Rosehill Race 7
#2 Chorlton Lane
Chorlton Lane made a winning start to his Australian career at Rosehill. The Mehmas gelding put away a handy field, and there is no reason he can’t continue on his upward trajectory on Saturday. The rising four-year-old will appreciate the step out in distance, and he meets easier opposition. If he can beat the handicapper and allocated weight, he wins this event with a leg in the air!
Token Capitalist will have fans after a consistent campaign. The Capitalist gelding will appreciate the significant drop in grade, and his best form reads incredibly well for this event. The apprentice claim brings him into all winning calculations, and I expect him to roll forward from the wide gate. He could prove hard to run down if he can dictate the tempo throughout.
Amor Victorious can run a drum at cricket-score odds. The Caravaggio gelding was good fresh behind a smart one, and he strips fitter here. His barrier trial has since turned heads, and he has raced well second-up previously. The 1500m is advantageous, and he has been supported at a decent price since markets opened. Over the odds!
Suggested Bet: Chorlton Lane @ $2.15
Rosehill RACE 8
Semana looks poised to strike in the Winter Challenge. The Winning Rupert filly is flying this preparation, and the form around her is standing up strong. She never looked like losing last-start, and she is ready for the 1500m at this stage of her preparation. She will make her own luck on top of the speed, and if she is left to her own devices, this race could be over a long way from home.
Brookspire can bounce back after two disappointing performances this campaign. The Hinchinbrook mare is ideally weighted with 53kg on Saturday, and I expect the rising six-year-old to get the run of the race from barrier one. If she can reproduce her best form, and with even luck in transit, she will figure in the finish. Take on trust!
Resonator has been brilliant this campaign. The Brazen Beau gelding is rock-hard fit, and he arguably should be undefeated for the preparation. He finds his pet distance, and from an inside draw, he can continue on his winning ways. He will be ridden positively to sit outside the lead, and if he doesn’t spend his pennies too early, he can kick away and win—the length of his spell may be his undoing.
Suggested Bet: Semana @ $3.60
Rosehill Race 9
#8 Omni Man
Omni Man looks like one of the better bets on a competitive program. The I Am Invincible gelding is climbing through his grades successfully this preparation, and his turn of foot has to be seen to be believed. He is ready for the step out in distance and deserves his shot at this level. From the middle gate, he will roll forward and take up his favourite role as a pacemaker, and if he can pinch some cheap sectionals in transit, the fat lady could be singing before they enter the home straight.
Sweet Ride was good without threatening fresh at Caulfield. The Deep Field colt strips fitter here and his record at 1100m must be respected. He should be ready to peak after five barrier trials leading into his first-up tilt, and he finds a very winnable assignment on Saturday. His best form could pick up and carry the rest of the field, and there has been significant market support in early betting. His recent winning record is the primary concern.
Conscript can bounce back after a luckless last-start performance behind a smart one. The Time For War gelding started the preparation in winning style, and with a change of fortune, he can return to the winners’ circle. His record at the distance is exceptional, and he always performs well at Rosehill. His racing style and pattern always needs the dominoes to fall the right way.
Suggested Bet: Omni Man @ $2.70
Rosehill Race 10
#12 He's Our Bonneval
He’s Our Bonneval can fire here on the quick backup. The Siyouni gelding savaged the line over 1200m at his latest outing, and I suspect the rising seven-year-old is ready to peak. He has been a model of consistency throughout his career, and he gets another chance to add to his impressive resume by jumping from the perfect inside draw. The interstate visitor has avoided the handicapper and looks incredibly well-placed at this level. Worth thought!
Garrison is tough as old boots! His last-start victory at Rosehill was as resilient as they come, and he gets his chance to step up in grade and make a name for himself. He has been freshened since his latest outing and turned heads at a recent Wyong barrier trial victory. The I Am Invincible gelding can lead his rivals a merry dance on top of the speed, and if he catches them napping in transit, it could be curtains before the field hits the final furlong over the odds.
Wollombi can resume a winner. The Extreme Choice filly is coming off a successful autumn preparation, and her best performance would have her fighting out the finish. The current track conditions will suit, and I am sure she is ready for a first-up tilt after several impressive barrier trials. Taking on the older males and the carpark draw are among the primary concerns.
Suggested Bet: He’s Our Bonneval @ $6.00