Expert tips : Rosehill - 23/03/24

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RACE 1 - ELETTRICA (1) fourth-up today and finally draws a decent barrier. Charged late from well back when an unlucky second over 1600m at Randwick in this grade on March 9. Likes the sting out of the ground and can race a touch closer. Hard to hold out. KINGSTON CHARM (16) handy mare in form who relished the sharp drop in weight when a sound 1.2 len winner over 1600m at Randwick last time out. Up 2.5kg in weight for this but can race closer from the inside gate. BYRON BELLE (6) talented mare fitter now after tiring sharply when going out fast from a wide gate to finish last in the G3 Wenona Girl over 1200m at Randwick on March 9. Trip suits and looks over the odds.

RACE 2 - POST IMPRESSIONIST (4) William Haggas-trained gelding resuming. Beat a decent field by 1.5 lens over 2816m at Haydock Park Rating 105 on September 9. Stable must always be respected in these staying events. STOCKMAN (2) backs-up quickly and out to his right trip after powering late when third in the G3 Sky High over 2000m on March 16. Any rain about will see him firm right up. SO UNITED (7) holding his form well after going out hard when a courageous third over 2000m in the LR Canberra Cup on March 10. Will hold a forward position again and give them something to catch. TORRENS (6) six weeks between runs when a tiring eighth over 2000m in the LR Randwick City Stakes (Canterbury Cup) last time out. Best form is over this trip and gets map favours from the good draw.

RACE 3 - Group 2 placegetter OSMOSE (5) is a progressive mare who gets the blinkers off today after knuckling down strongly to finish a close-up second over 1600m at Randwick in the G3 Aspiration on March 9. On the limit here and will prove hard to get past from the draw. YANKEE HUSSEL (13) underrated mare who returned from a let-up with an eye catching 13th in the G3 Aspiration over 1600m at Randwick. Desperate for this trip and has genuine each way claims. PREMISE (10) third-up today and a win looks imminent after powering late from well back to finish fourth over 1600m in the G3 Aspiration Quality at Randwick. Go close.

RACE 4 - ROBRICK (8) racing in a rich vein of form and brings the strongest figures here. Returned good final splits when a slick second over 1200m in the Inglis Sprint at Flemington on March 2. Maps well and can finish over the top of these. Group 3 winner BRAVE MEAD (2) is another Victorian racing in top order. Started favourite when drifted back from the wide gate before swooping late with an unlucky second over 1200m in the G3 Zeditave Stakes at Caulfield on February 24. Best form puts him right in this. SCHWARZ (6) is a progressive colt with two wins from three starts resuming. Came to the end of his prep when a dominant 1.75 len winner of the LR Springtime Stks over 1400m at Flemington on November 11. Fitted with two recent trials and looks primed for this. Group 2 winner CORNICHE (1) returned in good order with the 59kg when a close-up second over 1100m in the LR Fireball Stakes at Randwick on March 9. Extra trip suits and can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 5 - THINK IT OVER (1) tough gelding retaining his zest for racing. Saved ground along the inside when a tenacious winner of the G1 Verry Elleegant (Chipping Norton) Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on March 2. Goes even better over this trip and should prove too strong for these. MILITARY MISSION (2) classy stayer who hit the line late with the 61kg when resumed with a sound third over 2000m in the LR Randwick City Stakes (Canterbury Cup) on March 9. Not an overly strong Ranvet and has the ability to take this out with his solid second-up record. BUCKAROO (3) warmed up late when returned with an even fifth to Fan Girl over 1400m in the G2 Apollo Stakes at Randwick on February 17. Since fitted with a searching 1200m trial and late betting moves will give a good guide to his fitness. VIA SISTINA (6) Group 1 winner at The Curragh making her Australian debut. Three of her five wins have been over this trip and has the numbers to play a leading role today.

RACE 6 - Spring Champion Stakes winner TOM KITTEN (4) looks primed for this fourth-up after failing to get out when fourth over 1600m in the G1 Randwick Gneas on March 9. Undefeated this trip and worth noting Hugh Bowman takes the ride today. No excuses from the draw. Victoria Derby winner RIFF ROCKET (2) scored a surprise first up win at Flemington over 1400m, before drifting back from the sticky draw when a sound third over 1600m in the G1 Australian Guineas at Flemington on March 2. Will need a good ride again but getting out to his right trip now. CAFE MILLENIUM (3) bounced back to form when loomed up strongly to finish a head third in the G1 Randwick Guineas over 1600m. Heading in the right direction and looks the value play. KING COLORADO (5) plagued by bad barriers at his last two outings and total forgive when tenth over 1600m in the G1 Australian Guineas at Flemington. Blinkers come off and drawn to get the right run.

RACE 7 - Golden Rose Stakes winner MILITARIZE (16) can be the first 3yo since Pierro to take this out. Solid again at second run back when a nose second over 1600m in the G1 Randwick Guineas on March 9. J Mac keeps the ride and gets conditions to suit. ENCAP (18) another of the 3yos who's raced without luck all prep. Drifted back early and gave them a big start before getting out late to secure fifth in the G1 Randwick Gneas over 1600m. Can hold a forward position today and prove hard to stop. Stradbroke Handicap winner THINK ABOUT IT (1) was well-supported on resumption but found one better when second over 1300m in the G1 Canterbury Stakes at Randwick on March 9. Stretches out to the 1500m today and will need everything to go right from the draw. Multiple Group 2 winner PERICLES (3) has a fitness edge over most of these fourth-up and finished a close-up second in the Golden Eagle over this track and trip last year. A repeat of that run will see him right in the calculations.

RACE 8 - Top edition of the Golden Slipper. Group 2 winner STORM BOY (1) is undefeated in four runs and was seven weeks between starts when a comfortable 1.4 len win as fav over 1200m in the G2 Skyline at Randwick on March 2. At his peak now and should remain undefeated. SWITZERLAND (7) is another undefeated in three runs who keeps raising the bar at each start. Rounded them up effortlessly when a dominant winner of the G2 Todman Stakes at Randwick on March 9. Will relish the good tempo and sure to be strong late. LADY OF CAMELOT (14) was sent to Melbourne after winning the Widden in good style when nailed late to finish second over 1200m in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Since fitted with a slashing trial win over 800m at Hawkesbury. Value play. Group 2 winner STRAIGHT CHARGE (6) is yet to finish out of the money in four runs. Went out hard and collared late when second in the G2 Todman Stakes at Randwick. Can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 9 - Group 2 winner AFT CABIN (5) is a smart entire who resumed over an unsuitable trip with a slashing third over 1000m in the G2 Challenge Stks at Randwick on March 9. Fitter now and will relish the sharp drop in weight. OZZMOSIS (13) was a dominant winner of the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m at Flemington last November. Undefeated first-up and over this trip. Fitted with two slick trials and reported to have come back even stronger. PRIVATE EYE (1) two runs back over unsuitable trips have been sound, including latest sixth over 1000m in the G2 Challenge Stks at Randwick. Undefeated this distance and watch for him swooping late. Multiple Group 2 winner PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE (10) returned from a lengthy break with a slick win over 1000m in the G2 Challenge Stakes at Randwick. Goes just as well second-up and drops 2kg in weight for this. The chances don't end there.

RACE 10 - Group 3 winner OLENTIA (3) has been kept fresh for this after looking a tragedy beaten as favourite first-up when a narrow second over 1200m in the G3 Triscay Stakes at Randwick on February 17. J Mac takes the ride and has solid second-up figures. TASHI (11) mare in form facing her stiffest test to date. Has fitness on her side after beating a handy field over 1200m at Randwick in BM88 company on March 2. Gets map favours and not to be underestimated. WEE NESSY (6) Victorian-trained mare who was strong through the line on resumption when a solid third over 1200m in the G3 Wenona Girl at Randwick on March 9. Berry sticks and expected to figure prominently. XTRAVAGANT STAR (15) underrated mare facing her toughest assignment to date after resuming with a close-up second to Shadows Of Love at this track over 1100m on February 24. Form has since been franked and will take holding out.