Selections and Best Bets for August 25

Selections and best bets for TAB race meetings at Rosehill and Moonee Valley on August 25.

Selections and Best Bets for August 25

Selections and best bets for Rosehill and Moonee Valley on August 25.

ROSEHILL August 25

RACE 2: (7) Valentino Rossa (EW)

RACE 4: (13) Sanglier (EW)

RACE 6: (4) Exceltic (Value)

RACE 7: (9) Avilius

RACE 8: (13) Renewal (EW)

RACE 1: 9-7-2-3

RACE 2: 7-3-9-5

RACE 3: 8-6-1-3

RACE 4: 13-2-1-8

RACE 5: 5-8-1-7

RACE 6: 4-1-3-5

RACE 7: 9-3-13-6

RACE 8: 13-10-3-11

RACE 9: 3-2-6-10


RACE 1: (8) Drachenfels (EW)

RACE 5: (6) Our Malambo (EW)

RACE 8: (3) Quilista (EW)

RACE 9 (4) Moss N Dale (EW)


RACE 6: 5-13-10-2-14

RACE 7:5-6-1-4

RACE 8: 3-8-9-5-1

RACE 9: 4-9-7-5

Avilius Picture:Steve Hart


RACE 4 (13) SANGLIER Horseform: Godolphin have given this young sprinter all but one of his seven starts interstate with his only NSW appearance resulting in a maiden win at Wyong in March when he beat a subsequent stakes winner. He followed with luckless placings in Melbourne and Adelaide before a break and was again a victim when a resuming fourth under 59.5kg at Moonee Valley on August 4 when he was blocked and lost his momentum over the last 200m. James Cummings has developed a great knack of placing his promising restricted horses in winnable races and he looks to have a made another wise choice with this colt as he tumbles 6.5kg to the limit weight and has come with a draw that will give him every chance against his older rivals.

RACE 7 (9) AVILIUS Horseform: Godolphin import was smashed into odds on when betting opened, the support a reflection of the impact he made in his first Australian start when he proved a class above his opposition in a BM91 over 1600m at Randwick on August 4. His exceptional finish in fast sectionals points to him being perfectly suited stepping up 1900m with the class rise presenting no issues considering he is a Listed winner and was G2 placed in France over 2000m behind the likes of G1 stars Cracksman and Eminent. Sneaks into this attractively weighted on the limit.

RACE 8 (13) RENEWAL Horseform: Speaks volumes that the Hawkes stable will allow James McDonald to ride this smart 4YO 1kg overweight in his return from a spell. He has recorded two of his three wins when first-up and is set to add that record after a soft barrier trial win at Hawkesbury on August 4. This is a cracking Benchmark 91 event but happy to make him a confident each-way play as he’s a Rosehill winner on a soft track and is likely to get similar conditions as the forecast points to rain having an impact on this meeting.


RACE 7: 9/13; 3/6/9/13; Field


RACE 4: 2/13; 1/2/8/13; 1/2/4/6/8/9/13; Field


RACE 6: 1/3/4/5/9/11

RACE 7: 3/6/9/13

RACE 8: 3/9/10/11/13

RACE 9: 3/6/11


Eligible Blackbook Runners – August 25/26

ROSEHILL: All Too Soon (R1); Valentino Rossa (R2); Ringerdingding (R5); Emperor’s Way (R7); Salsonic (R7); Miss Que (R8); Eagle Bay (R9); Travancore (R9)

MOONEE VALLEY: Data Point (R2); Istria (R5); Night’s Watch (R9)

CRANBOURNE SUNDAY: Sizzleme (R4); Urban Ruler (R9); Haripour (R9).

BLACKBOOKERS - Horses to follow at next three starts. Selected August 18

D’ARGENTO: Big spring player.

OOHOOD: Her turn is coming. Stay with her.

BEST OF DAYS: Could be a spring star.

I AM COLDPLAY: Nice Sydney debut. Certain improver.

LONG LEAF: Looking for longer.

KINGS WILL DREAM: Ideal opener to his big program.

JAKE’S HILL: Out of luck first-up. Better ahead.

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Island Missile; Curragh; Tactical Advantage; Eight Below. Mother To Race Her; Mantastic; Mister Sea Wolf; Paret; Raqeeq; Snitzepeg; Spin; You’ve Been Had; Call Me Handsome; Order Again; Aristocratic Miss; The Passage; Le Romain.

CURRENT BLACKBOOK HORSES: Abdon; Akkadian; All Too Soon; Araaja; Axella; Bedford; Belfast; Berdibek; Best Of Days; Brimham Rocks; Care To Think; Chapter And Verse; Charlayne; Consommateur; Crack Me Up; Creativity; Cruze; D’Argento; Data Point; Dawn Wall; Diplomatico; Ducimus; Dyslexic; Eagle Bay; El Dorado Dreaming; Elle Lou; Emperor’s Way; Firsthand; Frolic; Fundamentalist; Furore; Generalissimo; God Of Thunder; Han Xin; Happy Hannah; Haripour; Heliosphere; Hopes Eternal; I Am Coldplay; In Her Time: Insensata; Invincible Star; Isaurian; Istria; Jake’s Hill; Johannes Vermeer; Kementari; Kings Of Leon; Kings Will Dream; Kinshachi; Lamborghini; Lanciato; Leather ‘N’ Lace; Long Leaf; Mactier; Marmaris; Mickey Blue Eyes; Miss Norway; Miss Que; Mr Monaco; Nahuel; Newsfan; Night’s Watch; Noire; Oohood; Outback Barbie; Patrick Erin; Perizada; Petition; Raiment; Ravi; Red Stina; Ringerdingding; Ruban Bleu; Salsonic; Satono Rasen; Seaglass; See Me Exceed; Serenely Discreet; Sesar; Sir Plush; Sister Sledge; Sizzleme; Slightly Sweet; So Splendid; Souchez; Stratosphere; Street Tough; Strykinglee; Sully; Sweet Victory; Tamasa; Temple Of Bel; Torpenhow; Travencore; Trubia; Valentino Rossa; Virtual Insanity; Wall Of Fire; Wyndspelle; Youngstar; Zestful.

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