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Today's Rosehill Preview with Chris Scholtz: 15th June 2024

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Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Winter Cup meeting at Rosehill on June 15 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

FRANZ JOSEF Picture: Steve Hart


Best Bets

RACE 4: (2) PERFECT PLAY – Progressive import has made his mark with two strong placings in this class since starting his Australian career. With his best UK form up to 2400m he should relish stepping up in trip from his luckless Scone third over 1700m where he dropped back in distance from his first-up placing over 1800m. Probably wins last time if he had secured clear running over the last 250m and sure to be fitter for it.

RACE 5 (8) HOW DARE YOU: Smart Zoustar filly was too good for her rivals first-up over 1300m at the Scone carnival, delivering a soft win at short odds. She has backed that up with an impressive trial effort that ensures she is ready to tackle this class and distance.

RACE 9: (6) FRANZ JOSEF – Impressive Snitzel gelding made it three wins from his first four starts with a dominant second up score over this course and distance under 58kg. A positive ride saw him take control from a wide gate and find plenty when challenged and he is well placed to repeat as he stays on the same weight and can dictate again from a low draw.


RACE 1: (4) SWIFT FALCON; (5) Goodlucktome; (1) Sovereign Hill; (6) Shanwah

RACE 2: (14) GLENBOWER; (16) Sumo Star; (13) Flightcrew; ((12) Bluff 'N' Bluster

RACE 3: (2) KNOW THYSELF; (7) McKeon; (12) Sass 'N' Cheek; (10) He's A Copy Boy   

RACE 4: (2) PERFECT PLAY; (8) Dschingis Prestige; (5) Kureder; (6) Principessa

RACE 5: (8) HOW DARE YOU; (5) Captain Furai; (4) Little Cointreau; (15) Ivan's Hero

RACE 6: (9) AMATI; (7) Hide Your Heart; (6) Left Field; (8) Anagain

RACE 7: (5) HANAU; (2) Passeggiata; (13) Cinematic Star; (7) Wild Botanica

RACE 8: (2) HOPEFUL; (5) Bonny Ezra; (4) Torrens; (3) Mount Popa

RACE 9: (6) FRANZ JOSEF; (15) Allapercanto; (13) Danish Prince; (11) The Dramatist    

RACE 10: (14) STEP ASIDE; (7) Able Willie; (10) Elson Boy; (9) Sir Ravanelli

Why They Can Win….

RACE 1: (4) SWIFT FALCON - Strong Randwick placing over 1200m when a month between runs. Improver over this trip on his home track.

RACE 2: (14) GLENBOWER – Posted strong figures in his Impressive first-up maiden win. Capable of jumping classes.

RACE 3: (2) KNOW THYSELF - Should have won first-up under 60kg. Sure to appreciate bigger track and distance from rails draw.

RACE 6: (9) AMATI - Best work late when resuming in similar company. Well placed to improve.

RACE 7: (5) HANAU - Out of the money only once in six starts. Strong trials indicate he is set to add to that record.

RACE 8: (2) HOPEFUL - Luckless second over 2000m last Saturday when charging late. Only has to hold that form to win this.

RACE 10: (14) STEP ASIDE - Good trials have him ready. Stable has been patient waiting for right conditions.

HOPEFUL Picture: Steve Hart



RANDWICK SATURDAY: How Dare You (R5); Hanau (R7); Wild Botanica (R7); Step Aside (R10); Testator Silens (R10)

EAGLE FARM SATURDAY: Pereille (R2); Razors (R5); Banana Queen (R7); C'Est Magique (R7)

NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Merchant Lady (R5)   


WARWICK FARM June 7 (Poly): Well performed gelding TESTATOR SILENS disappointed when resuming but can turn that form around quickly after winning his 740m heat with authority (43.25; 32.85). Shared the lead on the outside of WILD BOTANICA and was always travelling the better to gain the upper hand in the drive to the line with both horses having something in reserve.

HAWKESBURY June 3: HOW DARE YOU was an impressive winner at the Scone carnival and showed he was ready to go on with it with a surging finish in his 1000m heat (60.35; 33.68). Travelled midfield and always under a tight hold as he worked home between horses with his best work through the line. Among other impressive triallers were the good class performers RAZORS, PETREILLE, BANANA QUEEN and HANAU.

RANDWICK May 31: Good things ahead for promising filly MERCHANT LADY. A lovely second in her 1050m heat (63.49; 34.51) in her first trial since February when she had her first two starts for a Gosford win and Canterbury placing. Worked easily from start to finish without being under any pressure to hold her ground. A nice placing in an open heat from the well performed C'EST MAGIQUE in her first trial for Chris Waller following a stable change.

ROSEHILL May 17: STEP ASIDE is set for a good campaign after strong work to win his 900m heat with plenty in reserve (56.83; 35.87). Travelled wide before closing on the lead and doing it easily under a good hold.

RANDWICK May 16: The fastest 900m heat (54.45; 34.93) featured nice work from the experienced winner HANAU.

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Villa Tino; I Found You; Cool Man; Eliyass; Broadsiding; Yukan Rose; Equipage; Commemorative; Kerguelen; How Dare You; Bat Out Of Hell; Setombe; Unleeshing; Navy Blood; Pink Baroque; Be Real; Glenbower; Clean Energy; Emirate; Zoe's Promise; Contemporary; Rise Of The Masses; Parisal; Graceful Artist; Lizzie's Gem; Spring Lee



EAGLE FARM SATURDAY: Freedom Rally (R1); Poison Chalice (R1); Embassy (R3); Port Lockroy (R5); El Morzillo (R6); Coeur Volante (R7); Nugget (R8); The Inevitable (IR8); Amokura (R9)

ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Left Field (R6); Hopeful (R8); Step Aside (R10)

SANDOWN SATURDAY: Hearcomesthestar (R4); Batrana (R4); Arqana (R5); Crackerjack Prince (R6); Galeron (R8); Wyclif (R9) 

NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Enterprise Private (R4); Coco Dreaming (R5)

BLACKBOOKERS – Selected June 8

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RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Mnementh; Piggyback; Yellow Brick; Cigar Flick; I Wish I Win; Mayfair Spirit; Payline; Nicolini Vita; Generosity; Bittersweet; Tannhauser; Unusual Legacy; Shock Em Ova; Hezashocka; Let'sbefrankbaby; Hollywood Hero; Skybird; Seonee; Tojaki; Quothquan; Circle Of Fire; Miss Joelene

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