Sydney Specials: Rosehill - 5th October 2019

Chris Waller chases his fourth Epsom Handicap success on Saturday having won three straight in 2015.

He has run second the last two years running with Mackintosh also running third in 2016, no question it is a key target race for Sydney's biggest stable.

Kolding winning the Bill Ritchie Hcp
Kolding winning the Bill Ritchie Hcp Picture: Racing and Sports

Four-year-old Kolding heads his assault and appears very well placed off the back of his win in the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap [1400m], the same path Boban took en-route to his victory in 2013.

Gelded at the end of February, Kolding has since won five of six attempts, his only defeat coming first up when having no luck behind Dreamforce.

On that occasion he was beaten 3.5L and now meets Dreamforce 7kg better off at the weights.

Worth noting 4YOs have won 13 of the last 20 (65%), while providing just 37% of the participants.

Rated 118 by Timeform, Kolding has certainly beaten the handicapper and Glen Boss knows how to get it done.

Boss has carried 52kg or less 13 times this century (in either Epsoms or Doncasters) for five wins and two placings.

The middle draw allows him to get into a good spot and with even luck, he should prove very hard to beat.

Dealmaker (outside)
Dealmaker (outside) Picture: Steve Hart

Sticking with the Chris Waller stable earlier in the day and while he is only 1/17, confident Dealmaker is airborne and can break through in the third event.

Barriers have been his worst enemy this preparation, he ran the best sixth you've ever seen last start.

Finally draws a barrier on Saturday and should be right at his peak racing fourth up.

JMac sticks aboard and have him settling a lot closer to the speed on Saturday.

If he gets the splits at the right time, he should be too strong late.

Simon Dinopoulos' Three Tips:

Race 3 #4 Dealmaker @ $3.60

Race 7 #9 Kolding @ $6.00

Race 9 #8 Handle The Truth @ $6.50

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Simon Dinopoulos

Senior Handicapper

Sydney-born Simon Dinopoulos joined Racing and Sports' as a form analyst in 2012.

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