Selections and Best Bets for Rosehill: 17th November 2021

Selections from Chris Scholtz for the Rosehill meeting on November 17 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

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ROSEHILL November 17

Best Bets

RACE 3: (10) Comrade Rosa

RACE 7: (11) Zarastro

For Value

RACE 6: (3) Born A King

RACE 1: 3-5-4-6

RACE 2: 9-1-5-12

RACE 3: 11-4-7-5

RACE 4: 7-2-4-9

RACE 5: 5-8-13-16

RACE 6: 3-5-13-4

RACE 7: 11-13-5-4


Noted Trial Runners –

ROSEHILL WEDNESDAY: Calgary Stampede (R1); Swift Sweet (R1); Waverider Buoy (R1); Excelladus (R2); Shihonka (R3); Paper Daisy (R3); Waihaha Falls (R7); Good Chat (R7)  


HAWKESBURY THURSDAY: Quatenus (R2); Petulant (R2); Pizarro (R4); Clemenceau (R4); Harapan (R4); Super Twenty Three (R6)

QUIRINDI THURSDAY: Mindreader (R6); Pop Magic (R3)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Strange Charm; Jet Pack; Viennoiserie; I Love Lucy; Blaze A Trail; Lackeen; Southern Lad; Comrade Rosa; Easy Rosie; Authentic Jewel; Captivare; Katalin; Black Duke; Rubamos; Zarastro; Send Me A Legend; Mazu; Buzz 'N' Joe; Dehorned Unicorn; Bella Rouge.


RANDWICK November 11: Unraced All Too Hard colt PIZARRO has been on most hot trial lists for some time as he has put in eye catching performances in his four trials since April. This winning effort surely has him ready to win on debut as he was back last on settling in his 1080m heat (64.91; 35.13) before making a long run three and four deep to join the lead under a big hold. He had plenty up his sleeve in the run to the line.

ROSEHILL November 8: Promising Capitalist filly SHIHONKA has freshened up nicely from her Melbourne trip where she failed in a Group race at Caulfield, the first time in four starts that she has finished out of the money. She had no trouble leading her open heat over 1030m (63.05; 35.74) and extended nicely in the heavy ground when called on to run freely to the line. HARAPAN was the fastest heat winner in the 1030m heats (62.93; 36.18).

RANDWICK October 29: CALGARY STAMPEDE, by Snitzel, impressed with a strong third in her 1045m heat and appeals as a youngster with good prospects.

NEWCASTLE October 27: The maiden heats over 1000m featured a sharp win by MINDREADER (60.45; 34.96).

ROSEHILL October 22: Unraced Starspangledbanner filly PETULANT is now unbeaten in two trials, having been given plenty of time since her first trial win at Warwick Farm in May. She's a natural talent as she had no trouble leading her 900m heat under restraint and always had the measure of the chasers, easily extending over the last 200m with plenty in hand (53.64; 34.15).

RANDWICK October 8: The big trial among the maidens in their 735m heats came from the previously noted PIZARRO as he surged to the line with a weaving run from last.


Eligible Blackbook Runners – November 17



RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Ligulate; Spirit Of Gaylard; Superstorm; Vianello; Minhaaj; I'm Thunderstruck; Elusive Express; Montefilia; Belluci Babe; Shihonka; High Supremacy; Kiss The Bride; She's Ideel; Atishu; Yearning; Hitotsu; Love Tap; Mr Mozart; Animate; Entriviere.

Blackbookers – Selected November 13

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BALLER: Good summer prospects.

DZSENIFER: Nice return. Suited over more ground.

EL PATRINO: Strong debut. Sure to improve.

SIGNORE FOX: Going well. Performs best on good tracks.

TOP RANKED: Showed his class. Better for the run.

VANCOUVER'S CROWN: Needed the experience. Plenty of scope for improvement

WAR ETERNAL: Ready for something longer.

Racing and Sports

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.