Today's Rosehill Preview with Chris Scholtz: 27th November 2021

Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Rosehill meeting on November 27 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook runners.

BRUTALITY Picture: Martin King / Sportpix


Best Bets

RACE 3: (4) REBEL RAMA - With conditions anywhere between a Soft 7 and Heavy 10 it will be a day for proven wet trackers and this mare will be in her element. Her three career wins have all been on affected tracks, including a victory over this course and distance last season before she took on the Queensland Oaks. She won first-up over 1400m in the heavy at Warwick Farm and two subsequent luckless efforts over 1500m and 1800m have her primed to peak with the return to 2000m.


For Value

RACE 8: (13) BRUTALITY - He's up in class but he's won two of his three starts at Rosehill over 1500m and 1800m and the conditions will play to his strengths as he has won five times with five placings on soft and heavy tracks. There will be good pace from the onset in this field and with his massive 7.5kg drop in weight from his second up placing over 1300m at Newcastle and with blinkers back on for the first time this prep he could run home over the top of the leaders.

RACE 10: (11) ARTERO


RACE 1: 12-1-14-16 

RACE 2: 5-1-10-8

RACE 3: 4-2-7-13

RACE 4: 7-2-5-1

RACE 5: 8-3-2-9

RACE 6: 5-9-1-8

 RACE 7: 1-2-10-8

RACE 8: 13-10-3-2

RACE 9: 4-3-2-8

RACE 10: 11-8-15-16

REBEL RAMA Picture: Martin King / Sportpix



ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Hard To Say (R1); Controlocracy (R1); Emilia Romagna (R1); Cloudy (R5); Shadow Crush (R5); Irish Angel (R5); Southern Lad (R7); Edison (R7); Expat (R9); Kobe Rocks (R9)


NEWCASTLE SUNDAY: Perfect Point (R1); Hard To Say (R2); Athletica (R2); Controlocracy (R2); Wealthofknowledge (R6); Short Shorts (R6); Atherton (R7)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Sneaky Paige; Rebel Shadow; Command Approved; Glittery; Per Ivy; Forzanini; Spellcatcher; Moon Dancer; Queen Bellissimo; Capo Strada; Dragonstone; Clemenceau; Quatenus; Asherla; Shihonka; Calgary Stampede; Strange Charm; Jet Pack; Viennoiserie; I Love Lucy; Blaze A Trail.

SOUTHERN LAD Picture: Steve Hart


HAWKESBURY November 22: CLOUDY, a Group winner for Godolphin in Adelaide, is set for bigger things. She led her 800m heat comfortably and was hard held to the line to win narrowly in good time (48.36; 33.75).

NEWCASTLE November 17: Jason Deamer has a nice 2YO prospect in HARD TO SAY, an Exceed And Excel colt who was fourth in the Breeders Plate on debut in the spring. He has plenty on his rivals in the 2YO heat, winning in fast time (48.67; 33.10) and looks a likely prospect for the Magic Millions in January. WEALTHOFKNOWLEDGE, an unraced Capitalist filly, posted the fastest time in the five 1000m trials (61.85;34.40) in the style of an early winner.

RANDWICK November 11: Exceed And Excel colt ATHLETICA showed impressive natural speed to post the quickest time in the five heats over 780m (44.73; 32.88).

RANDWICK October 29: Some good 2YOs have carried the Emirates Park colours and I Am Invincible filly EBHAAR could be their next juvenile star. Stylish debut trial as she settled comfortably in midfield in her 1045m heat before starting a wide run from the 500m, going four deep but travelling well within herself as she easily reeled in the leaders inside the last 200m. Never came off the bit to win with plenty in hand in time that was comparable to the other heats over the distance (63.85; 35.60).

NEW KING Picture: Racing and Sports


Eligible Blackbook Runners – November 24-25

CAULFIELD SATURDAY: Curran (R4); Zing (R5); Cardinal Gem (R6); I Am Superman (R9)

ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Vancouver's Crown (R1)

GOLD COAST SATURDAY: Dzsenifer (R6); The Harrovian (R7)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Bacchanalia; Our Heidi; Born A King; Mr Cancun; 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.

Blackbookers – Selected November 20

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BERDIBEK: Can win a good summer race.

FEARLESS KNIGHT: Promising debut. Strong late.

HE'S SUPER LUCKY: Good return from long break. Sure to benefit.

STELLAR MAGIC: Weaving run. Charged to the line.

TOTALLY CHARMED: Excellent first-up behind record breaking winner.

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.