Today's Rosehill Preview with Chris Scholtz : 27th June 2020

Chris Scholtz previews the McKell Cup meeting at Rosehill on June 27 with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook reports.


RACE 4: (14) Fulmina (EW)

RACE 5: (3) Embracer

RACE 6: (12) Attention Run (EW)

RACE 8: (7) Monegal (Value)

RACE 9: (12) Accelerato (EW) 

EMBRACER Picture: Racing and Sports

ACE 1: 1-4-10-9

RACE 2: 18-3-7-13

RACE 3: 3-2-4-7

RACE 4: 14-12-16-5

RACE 5: 3-4-2-1

RACE 6: 12-2-1-4

RACE 7: 8-5-1-3

RACE 8: 7-2-11-1

RACE 9: 12-5-11-4

RACE 5 (3) EMBRACER: I doubt that any horse is going better in the Waterhouse/Bott team than this talented 4YO judging by two impressive Randwick Polytrack trials. Followed an easy third in a heat he could have won on May 26 with a sharp win in a 1080m heat on June 12 when he led and sprinted away for a soft score by 4.5 lengths. His excellent record on affected tracks includes winning his only start over this course and distance in the heavy. Foolproof type for these conditions as he can lead or take a sit.

RACE 6 (12) ATTENTION RUN: Went to a new high when coming off a 60-day break to score easily over 1800m in a BM88 at this course on June 13, making light of 57.5kg in the heavy conditions. She's now won twice on heavy tracks in Sydney since arriving from Europe and while she rises to open company it's hard not to see her running another big race under her favourite conditions with her significant drop in weight to the limit of 53kg.

ATTENTION RUN Picture: Racing and Sports



ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Time To Reign (R5); Embracer (R5); Roheryn (R5); You Make Me Smile (R5); Order Again (R7); Sambro (R7); Mushaireb (R7); Kordia (R9)


NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Saigon (R3); Can't Duch Dis (R4); Media Man (R4); Muscadelle (R4); Shaik (R4); Heads Will Roll (R6)

GRAFTON SUNDAY: Rise 'N' Shine (R1); Camp Rifle (R3); Wander (R4)

TAREE MONDAY: Minifinn (R1); Syncline (R3); Brookwyn (R4)

ORDER AGAIN (Rosehill June 19): The second open heat over 1030m was won by the leader MUSHAIREB (65.48; 36.03) but the trial of note came from the Waller-trained ORDER AGAIN. The former Queenslander worked home from last under a big hold for a close second but there was a negative as he again showed his worrying tendency to get on one rein and hang in over the last 300m.

TIME TO REIGN (Warwick Farm June 16): The punctuated career of this high class 3YO is back on track judging by his classy win in the fastest of the 740m heats. Led at his own speed and strode clear under no pressure, being the only winner to break 43 seconds (42.93) and 33 second for his last 600m (32,43).

KORDIA (Hawkesbury June 15): The Godolphin team had to be pleased with the accomplished black type performer KORDIA. A winner of two of his three starts but off the scene since a Listed win first-up in Brisbane last winter he easily had the measure of his rivals in the fastest of the three 1000m heats (60.43; 34.42).

EMBRACER (Randwick June 12): Another impressive trial, confirming what we saw from him in his previous Randwick heat win on the synthetic on May 26. Led and sprinted away in this 1080m heat (63.59; 33.69) for a soft 4.5 lengths win.

EMBRACER (Randwick May 26): Clearly sent out for an easy workout on the Polytrack, this impressive trial saw him under a big grip from Tim Clark from the start. He settled back and wide before working strongly around the pack from the 400m and going to the line with plenty in reserve for an easy third in his 780m heat that featured the fastest last 600m of the session (45.38; 32.94).

MUSCADELLE/SYNCLINE (NEWCASTLE June 10): A standout trial was the sharp win by the unraced Street Boss filly MUSCADELLE in the fastest of the five 2YO heats over 800m (49.87; 33.66). A maiden win is in store for SYNCLINE, judging by his win in the fastest of the three 900m heats (54.58; 33.72).

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Sahra; Varda; Paprena; Faraway Jewel; Royal Banquet; Poetic Charmer; Travest; Lewis; Ashra Jahre; Iconic Star; Lady Banff; Ruby Tuesday; Straight Torque; Sixgun.

MONEGAL Picture: Steve Hart


Eligible Blackbook Runners - June 27

ROSEHILL: Tahitian Dancer (R5); Frankely Awesome (R6); Order Again (R7); Spencer (R8); Night Of Power (R8)

DOOMBEN: Man Of Sinn (R2); Sure Knee (R8); Krone (R8)

CAULFIELD: No Say In It (R2); Double You Tee (R8)

Blackbookers – Selected June 20

(Follow for next 3 starts)

ZANIAH: Honest filly. Sure to be fitter next time.

BIRTH OF VENUS: Good return. Handy over middle distances.

TOSCANINI: Wide run set him a tough task. Has talent.

PENNINO: Forgive run. A ride Ryan Maloney would like over again.

TRIPLE STRIP: Tasmanian mare can do well in Victoria.

INTUITION: Nice opener for new stable. Going well.

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Viridine; Harbour Views; Tyzone; Vassilator; Knight Mariner; Crimson Ace; Wapiti; Super Titus; Love You Lucy; Trekking; Soldier Of Love; Bottega; Realm Of Flowers; Tofane; In His Stride.

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.