Sydney Specials: Rosehill - 5th of June 2021

Hard to get overly enthused about Rosehill on Saturday it's a low meeting.

LOVE TAP winning the Precise Air Gloaming Stakes
LOVE TAP winning the Precise Air Gloaming Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

Still we have to try and find a winner and expecting the Richard and Michael Freedman trained Love Tap to be very hard to beat in the sixth event.

Returning home after nothing really went right first up, Love Tap is sure to appreciate the step up in trip and looks very well treated in Bm78 company.

Kicking off his campaign at Doomben over 1350m last month, Love Tap failed to feature as the even money favourite however he was simply left with too much to do.

Settled towards the rear he closed off well in the straight and remains open to sharp improvement second up.

Only lightly raced he came a long way in his maiden preparation and is sure to settle a lot closer to the speed on the weekend.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he looks very well placed as you would expect him to progress further in what is just his second preparation.

Still have a query on the 3YO form however this is a very winnable assignment and with even luck he should go close.

Jockey : TIM CLARK legs aboard Sinba on Saturday
Jockey : TIM CLARK legs aboard Sinba on Saturday Picture: Steve Hart

In the opening event happy to side with the Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou trained Sinba.

An impressive winner on debut at Newcastle he was sent out the 4-7 favourite at Gosford last start, but could only manage third over the mile.

On paper he appeared disappointing but when you dig deeper his run held plenty of merit.

Not only was he taking on the older horses but as a 2YO he was giving plenty of weight away when allotted 58kg.

Not convinced he really handled Gosford and given his position on the turn (near last) I thought his run was very good in defeat.

Drops back to 1400m on Saturday, lines up against his own age group for the first time and he gets the blinkers on.

No horse engaged has run faster to date and on that alone you'd expect him to be very hard to beat.

Simon Dinopoulos' Tips:

Race 1 #4 Sinba @ $5.00

Race 6 #2 Love Tap @ $3.20


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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.

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