Sydney Specials: Rosehill - 2nd November 2019

We make our return to Rosehill on Saturday with the inaugural Golden Eagle, a decent support card for what is one of, if not the greatest days of racing - Derby day.

Star mare Arcadia Queen currently heads the market and will certainly take some beating (if she's right), however she is certainly well found and happy to swing the way of her stablemate.

Kolding landed the money for us in the Epsom and see no reason to jump off on Saturday, at his current quote he is a must bet.

KOLDING winning the Tab Epsom.
KOLDING winning the Tab Epsom. Picture: Steve Hart

Trainers are creatures are habits and none more so than Chris Waller.

Barrier trials mid-preparation have certainly become more trendy in recent times, however it is one of Waller's oldest tricks.

When Rangirangdoo won the Doncaster back in 2010, he was 28 days between runs, back in trip, off a new peak and a barrier trial in-between.

No guesses as to what Kolding is doing on Saturday (all of the above).

On the raw ratings he does have to improve on his win in the Epsom, however everything points to him running a new peak on Saturday.

He's drawn to get into a lovely trailing position and with even luck, he should prove very hard to beat.

PIERATA winning the Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts
PIERATA winning the Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts Picture: Steve Hart

In the Redzel Stakes the Greg Hickman trained Pierata creates all the interest.

A game fifth in the Everest, Pierata didn't have the clearest of passages and does appear suited by the slight step up in trip.

Also feel he will be better suited drawn wide as opposed to locked away on the inside.

Under the conditions of the race he is very well placed and a return to his best form should see him very hard to beat.

Concede Trekking is airborne and will take some stitching, however trust in the big boy to have him covered, it was 6-1 Vs 30-1 last start.

Simon Dinopoulos' Three Tips:

Race 6 #15 Dealmaker @ $5.50

Race 7 #3 Kolding @ $5.00

Race 8 #1 Pierata @ $2.70


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Simon Dinopoulos

Senior Handicapper | Vice President of Data Integrity

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

Under the tutelage of Gary Crispe and Adam Blencowe, Simon has quickly established himself as a respected member of the R&S ratings team, with a key focus on NSW, Western Australia and Singapore.

As a journalist he contributes stories for the R&S website, while also priding himself on being a part of the data management sector. Simon has helped establish and maintain Racing And Sports’ global database – the most comprehensive privately owned racing database in the world.

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