Sydney Specials: Rosehill - 10th July 2021

Good competitive racing at Randwick on Saturday with Harpo Marx the only horse marked inside 2-1 in early markets.

On the quick back up after catching the eye last weekend he looks ready to win but I can't say I love the map as he's likely to get a long way back in a race with not a lot of speed on paper.

Can still win but as a result suspect we do get better tomorrow pending no scratchings.

Bazooka finishes second behind Tycoonist last weekend
Bazooka finishes second behind Tycoonist last weekend Picture: Steve Hart

The inaugural Midway went to the favourite Our Bellagio Miss and tipping that trend to continue this weekend with the David Payne trained Bazooka.

Well supported first up ($12 > $7) he failed to get involved before showing sharp improvement last weekend when a narrow second behind Tycoonist.

He closed off well and a key switch with Jason Collett back aboard (placed 5/8).

Although far from a prolific winner (1/18) this looks to be his level and he's drawn to get a lovely run midfield.

His sole win came on a heavy track and while untried on a quick back up he gives the impression it will suit.

On last start ratings he sits clear and with further improvement expected he should prove hard to beat.

Jockey: JOSH PARR is aboard Ziegfeld on Saturday
Jockey: JOSH PARR is aboard Ziegfeld on Saturday Picture: Steve Hart

The Listed Winter Stakes has assembled a strong line up with the Patrick Payne trained Rubisaki the early favourite.

Unbeaten at Randwick with Nash aboard (2/2) she hits this race in form and is the obvious favourite, though happy to swing away from her with the James Cummings trained Ziegfeld.

Only seen once in Australia Ziegfeld finished fifth behind Nimalee back in February.

Tipped out and gelded Ziegfeld displayed sharp improvement at his most recent trial and looks more forward than he was for his Australian debut.

Formerly trained by Andre Fabre he was Group 2 placed behind The Revenant, form which is miles above a Winter Stakes.

The Revenant went on to win the Group 1 QE11 Stakes [1600m] at his next start and is rated 125 by Timeform.

Obviously Ziefeld was also miles off that form in his Australian debut however it illustrates that if James can get him right there is a serious engine there.

Had he line up in this race two weeks after finishing second behind The Revenant he would be odds on.

With $13 available about his chances it's well worth having a throw.

Simon Dinopoulos' Tips:

Race 7 #13 Bazooka @ $4.20

Race 8 #9 Ziegfeld @ $13

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Simon Dinopoulos

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

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