Sydney Specials: Rosehill - 15th of May 2021

We return to Rosehill on Saturday with an improving track on the cards (hopefully).

Love this meeting every year and while not able to held at Scone the fields have certainly held up across the board.

PRIME STAR Picture: Racing and Sports

Judging by Racing Twitter I'm  not on my own in finding Prime Star but you will struggle to find a better placed horse on Saturday.

Set to line up in the Scone Guineas the Richard and Michael Freedman trained galloper has shown good ability in his 12 starts, despite only notching up the two wins.

Last preparation he placed in two of three attempts including the Hobartville, form which leaves him very well placed on the weekend.

He is proven on all conditions and felt his sole trial in the lead up was very good when finding the line nicely under Berry.

The map also looks advantageous with Zorocat and Supremo to take it up with Prime Star just slotting in behind.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he looks to hold a clear edge and if able to run up to or near his peak he should take plenty of beating.

Trainer: JASON COYLE hopeful Air To Air can break through on Saturday
Trainer: JASON COYLE hopeful Air To Air can break through on Saturday Picture: Racing and Sports

No question the form of Count De Rupee jumps off the page in the last but hoping Air To Air can settle closer stepping up to 1400m as she is airborne this time in.

An eye catcher in both the Birthday Card Stakes and Sapphire Stakes her performance behind Sweet Deal last start was also hard to miss.

A noted backmarker she has just left her run too late but hoping from the middle draw she can settle a few pairs closer.

On form she rates clear of Count De Rupee and with even luck she should get her chance to work home over the top of them.

I will be saving on Count De Rupee but my best way home will be Air To Air.

Backmarkers are always heart in your mouth stuff but much like Prime Star she just looks too well placed back in grade and I'm happy to take the gamble on her.

Simon Dinopoulos' Tips:

Race 5 #1 Prime Star @ $3.00

Race 9 #13 Air To Air @ $5.50

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Simon Dinopoulos

Senior Handicapper

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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