Today's Rosehill Preview with Chris Scholtz - 27th July 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the Winter Challenge meeting at Rosehill on July 27 with selections for all races.

 

ROSEHILL July 27

RACE 1: (7) Lucicello

RACE 4: (4) Viceroy (Value)

RACE 5: (10) Our Candidate (EW)

RACE 7: (11) Nicci's Gold (EW)

RACE 9: (10) Oxford Tycoon (EW)

Lucicello running in the Widden Stakes
Lucicello running in the Widden Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

RACE 1: 7-12-6-2

RACE 2: 4-11-7-2

RACE 3: 3-4-2-5

RACE 4: 4-5-1-2

RACE 5: 10-6-12-11

RACE 6: 10-12-8-11

RACE 7: 11-7-3-6

RACE 8: 4-8-7-11

RACE 9: 10-2-8-1

NICCI'S GOLD
NICCI'S GOLD  Picture: Steve Hart

RACE 4 (4) VICEROY: The conditions are right for this Canberra-trained sprinter to go on from an excellent second-up effort after a long break in the Listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton on July 10 where he was a luckless fourth in a blanket finish. It's strong winter form and his record shows he gets better into his preparations, especially as the drying Rosehill surface should be more to his liking than the softer ground he struck at Grafton. Looks a great value play at his early odds as he is well weighted in this class exploiting the 2kg claim for the in-form apprentice Blaike McDougall.

RACE 5 (10) OUR CANDIDATE: Kris Lees-trained import is making the right progress with his first four Australian starts producing a Wyong win under a big weight over 2100m before a very game second over 2400m in heavy conditions at Randwick when he just failed by a head to run down the in-form Kaapfever. Responded well to the application of blinkers last time and he will be meeting that subsequent winner 3.5kg better under fairer track conditions. Should continue to improve considering the success the Lees stable has enjoyed with these type of imported stayers.

RACE 9 (10) OXFORD TYCOON: Reliable sprinter in this class is due for a win after three placings from his four starts since resuming when poor draws and affected tracks have been against him. Has a fitness edge now and drawn to get all the favours this time from the rails gate on a better surface. Safe each-way gamble.

Oxford Tycoon
Oxford Tycoon  Picture: Racing and Sports

TRIAL WATCH REPORT

NOTED TRIAL RUNNERS – July 27-29

ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Lucicello (R1); Duca Valentinois (R7); Take It Intern (R7); Delectation Girl (R8); Malahat (R8); You Make Me Smile (R8); Greyworm (R9); Prime Candidate (R9).

GOSFORD SATURDAY: Version Two (R3)

TAMWORTH SUNDAY: Camellia Legend (R1); Heredero (R4)

BATHURST MONDAY: Version Two (R1)

TAREE MONDAY: C'Est La Vie (R2)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Escaped; Subedar; Savoury; Miss Invincible; Street Scream; Pandemic; Sylvia's Mother; Battle Guardian; Spend; Black Magnum; Sir Winkle, Super Longlea; Aloneinabaa; Haut Brion Her; Excellent Proposal; Covert Operation.  

BLACKBOOK REPORT

ELIGIBLE BLACKBOOK RUNNERS – July 27

ROSEHILL: Pat's Nipper (R2); Connemara (R3); New Tipperary (R7); Nicci's Gold (R7); Bon Amis (R8); Sharpe Hussler (R9)

CAULFIELD: Desert Path (R3); Ballet Master (R3)

EAGLE FARM: Precipitate (R3); After All That (R4); Zamex (R4); Rock Beat (R9)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Carzoff; Another Dollar; Karaja; Phaistos; Wu Gok; Gaulois; Mewstone Rock; Nicci's Gold; Tysonic; Victorem; Sixties Groove; Asterius; Kapajack; Bel Sonic; Strasbourg; Tyzone; Clearly


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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 racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.