Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - CHIEF CONDUCTOR (2) progressive gelding from the in-form Sara Ryan yard. Nice return from the wide draw when pushed forward to run a gritty third over 1100m at Warwick Farm on October 2. Has solid second-up figures and will take catching with the claim. VINDICATION (5) kept fresh for this after disappointing at the latest when a dismal tenth over 1100m at Canterbury on September 13. Much better than that, and since fitted with a recent trial. Will stalk the speed and can take a hand in the finish. CECIL STREET LAD (1) has a handy record and comes out of a fairly hot race after having no luck from the wide draw when a plugging 11th over 1100m at Rosehill in Bm78 class on September 23. Previous efforts were sound and can play a leading role today. EYE PEA OH (9) consistent mare who comes out of a strong form race when resuming with an eye-catching third over 1100m at Warwick Farm behind FIRE LANE on October 11. Maps well today and is expected to figure prominently.
RACE 2 - PIONEER RIVER (4) holding form well and due for a change of luck. Failed to pick them up late when fourth over 1100m at Rosehill on October 7. Extra trip suits and no excuses today from the inside gate. Go close. KIMBERLEY SECRETS (10) solid showing second up after sitting on a fast tempo before fading late to run sixth over 1200m in The Kosciuszko at this track on October 14. Strips fitter now and best figures have her right in this. Group 3 placegetter ATMOSPHERE (1) returned from a spell six weeks ago when a plodding 13th over 1200m at this track in stronger company. Since fitted with a recent 1000m trial at Hawkesbury and look for a big improvement with the claim. Group 3 winner SEBONACK (5) is back to his right class after having no luck from the wide gate when a battling eighth over 1100m at Caulfield in Bm100 company on September 23. Maps poorly again but go on the win two back when assessing his chances.
RACE 3 - BANDI'S BOY (10) excellent return in much stronger company when warmed up late to finish sixth over 1100m at Rosehill in Bm78 company on October 7. Undefeated second up and looks placed to perfection in Highway grade. FLORINO (11) progressive Mikki Isle gelding with the imposing figures of three wins from four starts resuming. Looks to have come back well with two searching trials and expected to measure up in this class. ALLABOUTROY (15) Wagga trained gelding who ran a solid seventh here over this trip two back in Highway grade on July 15. Resumed with a tough on-pace nose second over 1200m at Wagga on October 14. Has come back well and looks a serious player here. LOVE SHUCK (20) exciting sprinter going quickly through his grades. Carried the 60kg well when a tough winner over this trip at Wagga in C2 class on October 14. Will take plenty of holding out.
RACE 4 - SEQUESTERED (8) exciting mare who looks destined for better things. Chasing her third straight victory today after rounding them up effortlessly from well back with a dominant 1.5 len win over 1400m at this track on October 14. Will keep improving as she gets out in trip and is expected to take plenty of holding out. CINQUE TORRI (9) back in trip when dictated the early speed before cleared out on the turn for an emphatic win over 1600m at Warwick Farm on October 11. Stable in form and will hold a forward position again from the good gate. HOLLYWOOD HERO (7) tough gelding who came from well back to score a decisive 1 len victory over 1600m in the Coonamble Cup three weeks ago. Maps well today and can win again. TERRITORY EXPRESS (15) has come back much stronger this time in and confidence is high. Won two from four this prep and not to be underestimated despite the sharp rise in grade.
RACE 5 - GENERAL SALUTE (2) smart colt freshened up for this and looks to get the right race shape today. Will find this much easier after running 12th over 1400m in the G1 Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill on September 23. Savaged the line when third in a recent Hawkesbury 1000m trial placing. Will be charging late. KEENAN (6) nice colt heading in the right direction. Taken to the front and kicked clear in the straight for a dominant 1.75 len maiden win over 1300m at Randwick Kensington at the latest. Has the upside to take on this class. Group 2 placegetter MUMBAI MUSE (10) has been freshened up after struggling when ninth over 1400m in the G2 Tea Rose Stakes at this track on September 16. Sharp trial win since and this looks her pet trip. FIRE LANE (9) consistent filly hard fit now after scoring a tough win over 1100m at Warwick Farm on October 11. Gets the right run and can sneak into the minor money.
RACE 6 - NUMERIAN (2) solid return when finished ninth over 1900m at Rosehill in the G2 Hill Stakes on October 7. Can hold a forward position from the inside gate and take plenty of holding out. HUETOR (1) Doomben Cup winner. Run was much better than it looked when resuming to finish last over 1600m in the G1 King Charles III Stakes at this track on October 14. Proven Group 1 gelding with excellent second-up record. Sure to be strong late. RENAISSANCE WOMAN (10) multiple Group 3 winner who brings strong figures here. Scored a tough win second up over 1600m at this track in the G3 Angst Stakes on October 14. Will keep improving as she gets out in trip and expected to take a hand in the finish. The Metropolitan winner NO COMPROMISE (3) has come back in good style and hard to miss his eye-catching fifth over 1900m at Rosehill in the G2 Hill Stakes on October 7. May need this run and slightly further before we see him hit his top.
RACE 7 - TUTTA LA VITA (12) above average filly ready for this trip after three runs back. Strong late when third to Tropical Squall in the G1 Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on September 30. Since fitted with a 1000m trial and expect to see her a little closer in the run here. Go close. TOM KITTEN (2) nice colt who will take plenty of stopping after making up good ground late to finish a neck away in second over 1800m in the G3 Gloaming Stakes at this track on October 14. Will appreciate the extra 200m today and drawn to get a much better run. Group 3 winner RAF ATTACK (1) was sent straight to the front and showed plenty of tenacity when a tough winner over 1800m in the G3 Gloaming Stakes at this track last time out. Has the gate speed to cross from out wide and can win again. GANBARE (3) won two straight before running an even eighth over 1800m at this track two weeks ago. 2000m shouldn't pose a problem and gets the right run with cover here. Has the ability to take a hand in the finish.
RACE 8 - Coolmore Classic winner ESPIONA (2) finished a gallant 2.75 len seventh over 1200m in the Everest at this track two weeks ago. Out to her pet journey today and should prove too good for these. Multiple Group 3 winner MAGIC TIME (7) is a smart mare looking for the 1400m now after scoring a commanding 1.4 len win over 1200m in the G3 The Nivison at Rosehill on October 7. Sticky draw no help, but best figures have her right in this. Group 2 winner ROOTS (6) resumed with an eye-catching fifth over 1400m at Rosehill in the Alan Brown on October 7. Strong through the line and strips much fitter for this. Looks a serious player. PARISAL (8) had to work hard from the outside gate when a gritty second in the G3 The Nivison at Rosehill on October 7. Kinder draw today should see her get every chance to run out a strong 1400m.
RACE 9 - ARCTIC GLAMOUR (11) progressive filly who takes on the boys today. Chasing her third straight victory after scoring a dominant 1.4 len victory over 1400m in the LR Reginald Allen Quality Hcp at this track on October 14. Third up here and will relish the 1600m. Go close. SNOWMAN (7) well-bred Snitzel colt who will appreciate the drop in grade and distance after finishing sixth in the 1800m G3 Gloaming Stakes here on October 14. Will stalk the speed and can bounce back to winning form. NAMESAKE (1) fitter after two runs back and had no luck at latest when eighth over 1200m in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes at Rosehill three weeks ago. In a leading yard and gives the impression the mile will suit.
RACE 10 - FELIX MAJESTIC (3) progressive gelding who looks to have improved sharply this prep. Chasing his third straight victory today after sitting on the speed at the latest when a classy 1.2 len victory over 1400m in Bm72 grade at Rosehill. Should handle the rise in grade and take catching again. GRINGOTTS (4) at his top now fourth up and expected to race closer from the good gate here. Strong late when third at Rosehill over 1300m on October 7. Distance suits and expected to figure prominently. Group 3 placegetter PORTRAY (5) is third up today and should hold a forward position after tiring late when sixth over 1300m at Rosehill on October 7. Big improver. FALL FOR CINDY (10) smart mare who was given the dream ride by McDonald when a soft winner at Warwick Farm over this trip on October 11. Heading in the right direction and look for her late.