Today's Racing Preview with Chris Scholtz : 12th September 2020

Chris Scholtz previews the Rosehill and Flemington meetings on September 12 with best bets and selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.


FLEMINGTON September 12




Kings Will Dream
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RACE 1: 7-4-6-2

RACE 2: 3-1-8-7

RACE 3: 2-5-1-9

RACE 4: 7-1-4-3

RACE 5: 5-4-7-3

RACE 6: 11-14-8-3

RACE 7: 7-4-13-14

RACE 8: 1-5-7-10

RACE 9: 4-6-3-9

NORTH PACIFIC Picture: Steve Hart

ROSEHILL September 12




RACE 1: 8-3-5-2

RACE 2: 11-8-2-4

RACE 3: 3-6-11-5

RACE 4: 7-5-1-9

RACE 5: 7-4-9-5

RACE 6: 5-1-4-3

RACE 7: 5-3-4-10

RACE 8: 8-5-3-16

RACE 9: 5-7-14-16

YONKERS Picture: Steve Hart


RACE 3 (3) YONKERS: Made an excellent start to his 4YO season when he made up lengths with impressive closing sectionals in the soft ground to finish third over 1400m at Randwick on August 22, a fair indication he is set to build on the strong record he built last prep that included a victory in this class over this trip at Randwick carrying 60kg. An easy tick over trial at this course on August 21 has him ready to build on his excellent strike rate of two wins and two placings from four second-up starts, Chris Waller ensuring he is well placed to progress with the benefit of Louise Day's 3kg claim.

RACE 5 (7) MO'UNGA: It's rare to find a horse without any city form heading the betting for a G1 race but this exciting Savabeel 3YO is top of the market for the Spring Champion Stakes after making a huge impression on the odds makers by winning his first two starts at the Gold Coast and Newcastle. He now faces his acid test but the classy acceleration he displayed from back in the field to win fresh up over 1400m at Newcastle in fast time on August 22 stamped him as well above average. Top stable has plenty of faith in his potential.

RACE 9 (5) LAURE ME IN: Resuming but no surprise that trial watchers pounced on his early odds as his noted first-up trainer David Pfeiffer has given him a well-considered prep of three trials that have really taken the eye. They included a 1200m heat win at Warwick Farm last month followed by an easy hitout over 1050m at Randwick on Tuesday that cleared his pipes for this suitable fresh target. The stable has shown its hand by securing James McDonald, adding to his appeal as a solid each way play on a favourable soft surface.

Laure Me In
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TRIAL WATCH REPORT                                                                           


ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Fituese (R4); Hilo (R4); Global Quest (R5); Jet Propulsion (R5); Yardstick (R5); Farnan (R6); King's Legacy (R6); Ole Kirk (R6); Crack On Crack On (R7); Riodini (R7); Haut Brion Her (R8); Fasiki (R8); Laure Me In (R9)


KEMBLA GRANGE: Pazienza (R3); Either Oar (R4); Egyptian Missile (R4); Colonel (R4); Calgary Queen (R4); Encountabull (R4/R7); Arctic Thunder (R7); American Salute (R8); Do Not Disturb (R8)


WARWICK FARM September 3: Class mare FASIKA did her thing in easy style, repeating her impressive trial win at this course on August 21. This time she did all that was necessary to score by a soft 1.3 lengths and while her time was one of the slower 800m heats (47.03; 33.60) it was evident she had plenty to offer and is in great order for her return to racing

ROSEHILL August 31: There was a lot to like about the ease of FITUESE's bold front running 896m heat win and the stylish way PRAGUE got the upper hand in his heat over the same distance under a quiet ride. Other noted performers to take the eye with their late work in the 896m heats included HILO and OLE KIRK. Chris Waller's quality mare HAUT BRION HER was an impressive winner of her 1030m heat (63.70; 35.10) and looks to be in top shape for her spring campaign. She led clearly and was throttled down in in the last 50 metres with her margin flattering the late closers that included an eye catcher by the Hong Kong Derby placegetter CRACK ON CRACK ON.

RANDWICK August 25: Golden Slipper winner FARNAN was the focus of attention, putting in another impressive trial effort to lead at his leisure for a sharp 3.8 lengths win in the fastest of the eight 1050m heats (61.99; 33.07). He is possessed with abundant natural speed that is certain to make him a worthy rival for rivals of all ages through the spring. Fellow G1 winner KING'S LEGACY was having a quiet time and only got into his work late to finish strongly into fourth in a another nice prep for his coming campaign.

The only 1200m heat was won in fine style by the lightly-raced 3YO YARDSTICK (71.75; 35.56), showing his talent on the firmer surface after a heavy track failure at only his second start. Expect to see him bounce back as he has plenty of ability. The 1075m heat winners included a solid effort from COLONEL (62.76; 34.19) while the 735m heat for 3YO fillies saw the Kiwi visitor PAZIENZA, winner of her only start at Trentham, produce a sharp sprint to win in good style. The handy type ENCOUNTABULL had a very easy time in his heat.

WARWICK FARM August 21: FASIKA didn't disappoint showing she is right on her game for the start of her spring campaign with another impressive trial, working well within herself to hold off the late charging GYTRASH with plenty in reserve in a fast 46.97 (33.31). GLOBAL QUEST will take benefit from his closing third in his 799m heat (48.00; 34.25). LAURE ME IN is in good form for his return to racing. He was noted at the Randwick trials on August 11 and put in another excellent effort to win the fastest of the two 1200m heats (73.93; 36.00).

RANDWICK August 14: Gai Waterhouse says FARNAN is the best horse in Australia! Everybody will have their own opinion on that but for now he looks to be in a good place heading towards the spring judging by his tradesman win in the slowest of the three select heats (50.51; 34.18). He jumped in front and did it at his own speed to comfortably hold another top colt MAMARAGAN by a half length at the finish. In the second heat anther good 3YO PRAGUE had the blinkers on and was made to work to the line from midfield to get the win, running the fastest last 600m of the heat winners (50.46; 33.69).

WARWICK FARM August 7: The talented HAUT BRION HER set the time standard in the 806m heats (47.72; 33.89) with a classy win in her first trial since she won at Flemington last spring.

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Gytrash; Bombasay; Mr Mosaic; Rocking By; Miss Fox; I Am Superman; Mugatoo; Kimpembe; Let It Pour; In Lighten Me; Plaquette; Commanding Missile; Patrolling; Parachuter; Midland; Verry Elleegant; Sweet Deal; Dame Giselle; Lord Olympus.


Eligible Blackbook Runners – September 9

ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Etheridge (R1); Yonkers (R3); New King (R3); Vegas Jewel 9R3); Akari (R4); Masked Crusader (R4); Overlord (R5); Mamaragan (R6); Ole Kirk (R6); Niccanova (R7); Betcha Flying (R9); Amitto (R9)

FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: She Shao Fly (R3); The Inevitable (R4); Vow And Declare (R7); Master Of Wine (R7)


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Crystal Chief; Savacool; Behemoth; Taikomochi; Badoosh; Getyourgreyon; Emeralds; Chassis; Zourhea; Maddi Rocks; Creedence; Inanup; Krone; Sixties Groove; Frankely Awesome; Sure Knee; Viridine.

Blackbookers – Selected September 5

(Follow for next 3 starts)

HARTO: Costly return. Stay with her.

CINQUEDEA: Nice finish. Ready for 1600m.

HUNGRY HEART: Could be the best filly over more ground.

AVILIUS: Big effort against on pace pattern. Set for a good spring.

ROCK: Sure to benefit from solid first-up effort.

HANSEATIC: Will do better on a bigger track


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