Today's Rosehill Racing Preview with Chris Scholtz - 15th June 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the Winter Cup meeting at Rosehill with selections for all races plus best bets for the Ipswich Cup meeting,



RACE 2: (11) Karaja (EW)

RACE 3: (5) Egyptian Bullet (EW)

RACE 6: (11) Boomtown Lass (EW)

RACE 8: (12) Gaulois (EW)

RACE 9: (6) Organza (EW)

GAULOIS  Picture: (Mark Evans/Getty Images)


RACE 1: (5) Rotator

RACE 3: (4) Asterius

RACE 4: (10) Snow Valley (EW)

RACE 6: (7) High Bridge

RACE 7: (4) Pandemonium (EW)

Asterius Picture: Steve Hart

RACE 1: 5-2-3-6

RACE 2: 7-14-11-8

RACE 3: 4-8-1-2

RACE 4: 10-6-7-2

RACE 5: 7-10-8-13

RACE 6: 7-4-1-6

RACE 7: 4-2-10-6

RACE 8: 12-13-14-10

RACE 9: 2-13-12-10


 RACE 1 (5) ROTATOR: Promising filly is set for her first win after missing by just a nose when second to Splintex when resuming over this course and distance on June 1. Has shown plenty in her three starts and looks destined to win good races. Should get all the favours this time from her inside gate.

RACE 3 (4) ASTERIUS: Could not have been more impressive beating up his rivals second up over 1500m at this course on June 1 when a big winner by more than three lengths. It’s not ideal that he drops back in distance to 1300m but he’s come back in strong form this prep and holds ample scope to cope with the class rise. Favoured on his home track where he has built a strong record.

RACE 6 (7) HIGH BRIDGE: Import found his form last start when narrowly beaten by Hush Writer over this course and distance in the McKell Cup on June 1. Seems more focused since blinkers were applied and arguably should have won last time after he was checked on the turn. Will get his chance to run the tables as he meets the winner 2kg better.

HIGH BRIDGE  Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images



ROSEHILL: Intrepidacious (R1); Slow Burn (R3); Charlayne (R4); Danawi (R4); Tony Nicconi (R8); Sylvia’s Mother (R8); 

SYLVIA’S MOTHER (Rosehill June 7): Classy prospect motored through her 894m trial in her first outing since she finished fifth in the G2 Light Fingers Stakes in February. She was coasting five lengths off the pace at the 400m then went up a gear to quickly round up the leaders with Tommy Berry in cruise control over the last 100m but still running the quickest closing sectional (55.41; 35.20). She’s black type quality.

TONY NICCONI (Randwick May 31): Lindsay Park has this classy 3YO in Sydney and his 745m heat win in the fastest time of the morning (43.00; 33.90) was a good pointer to him being competitive in whatever he contests first-up. Followed up with another strong trial win at Rosehill on June 7 over 894m, running quicker overall time than Sylvia’s Mother (55.20; 35.30).

BATHURST MONDAY: Martha Heights (R2)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Terminology; Funstar; Enforcement; Snips; Nostro Re; Savvy Ken; Deprive; Roman Wolf; Grey Lion; Aim For Perfection; Positive Peace; Exceedance; North; River Bird; Con Te Partiri; Ready To Prophet; England; Gododdin; California Zimbol.

Sylvia's Mother
Sylvia's Mother Picture: Racing and Sports


IPSWICH: Hectopascal (R1); Chapter And Verse (R8); Gaulois (R8); Organza (R9)

ROSEHILL: Rotator (R1); Slow Burn (R3); Oneness (R4); Tip Top (R5); Articus (R5); High Bridge (R6); Nicci’s Gold (R7); Sweet Victory (R7); Drachenfels (R8); Zamex (R9)

SANDOWN: Igniting (R1); Tysonic (R6)


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Victorem; Sixties Groove; Asterius; Kapajack; Bel Sonic; Strasbourg; Tyzone; Clearly; Viridine; William Thomas; Wild Planet; Sasko; Autocratic; Life Less Ordinary; Abdon; Declarationofheart; Libertini; Graceful Storm.


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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.