Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Saturday’s racing coming your way from Rosehill on 13 August 2022.
Best Bet: SHADES OF ROSE (Race 10)
Value Bet: LOVELY ESTEEM (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 7 – 10).
A 4yr old filly and a 5yr old mare could fight out the finish to this race and complete the exacta, but the day’s value bet, LOVELY ESTEEM is taken to lead the field home. She has finished closer to the winner in each of her last three runs, the latest when third over nine furlongs, just over a half length adrift of the victor. She came five wide into the home straight that day, but then stayed on well over the closing stages.
She gets gate five and renews her rivalry with ELUSIVE JEWEL who won the race referred to above. She had her consistency rewarded that day and did come four wide into the home stretch, but she is 2kgs worse off with the top choice at today’s weights and as such, she may battle confirm that last result. From a handy draw two, she should however keep the top pick honest.
CORNCRAKE goes for his hat-trick after two victories over twelve furlongs, the latest by a head, but he was bumped at the start in that contest, so that effort was encouraging. He has pulled a useful draw four and returns from a 124 week absence, but has had the benefit of four barrier trial to showcase his well-being. He will also get cheek pieces fitted for the first time and the fact that his connections have brought him back into racing after such a lengthy absence would seem to suggest that they believe that he still has something more to offer them. The betting market may be the best guide as to his chances here.
KIBOU has only had the three runs to date and has his hat-trick attempt here after wins over 1100M and the latest over five furlongs by a length. He went from jump to wire that day and bravely held off all the late challengers in the dash down to the wire. He has won a subsequent barrier trial and from gate six, he is likely to adopt similar tactics here and he could be the one that they all have to get past.
ZOUKERINO put 3.3L between himself and the opposition when winning on debut over 1100M and could be just about anything. He struck the front at the 300M pole that day and the race was effectively over at that point. He has finished second in a subsequent barrier trial and although taking on stronger here, he has a cozy draw three and may well be up to the task at hand.
SPACEWALK is drawn one inside the latter and followed up his penultimate run victory over 1100M with a third place finish over the same sprint trip, just under a half length back from the winner. The colt returns from a 19 week break, but has posted three encouraging barrier trials, finishing third in the latest and as such, he should be included in all bets.
KALINO won his penultimate start over a mile and then clipped the heels of other runners at the 700M mark and then did not get the clearest of passages in the home straight when ending up in fourth place last time out over 1300M, one and a half lengths behind the winner. The gelding finished off his race well that day suggesting that he should appreciate the extra ground on offer here. He has pulled gate eight and could give the trainer/jockey combination of Chris Waller and James McDonald their second win in today’s Jackpot after combining in the first leg.
MARNIX also won his penultimate run, but in his case over 1500M and then finished third last time out over 1300M, 3.8L behind the winner. The gelding finished strongly that day and should enjoy the extra distance of today’s contest. From gate three, he should be right up there when they hit the line.
JUST A JEDI has consistent formlines to his credit and was friendless in the betting markets when nonetheless finishing second last time out over six furlongs, one and a half lengths behind the winner when returning from an 18 week rest, this despite being crowded at the 600M mark and then only seeing daylight at the 100M pole. He is drawn one outside the latter and should be considered a big runner in this line-up.
The day’s best bet, SHADES OF ROSE is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has had just the six runs to date, chalking up four wins and a second place finish and slammed the field by three and a half lengths in her latest outing over 1100M. She jumped awkwardly that day, but recovered quickly to race just behind the leaders before sprinting away on entering the home straight. She will have to negotiate gate ten, but she should use her early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy and give champion jockey James McDonald his third win in the Jackpot.
QUICK TEMPO has posted two solid runs after returning from a 24 week break, the latest when third over five furlongs, 0.8L behind the winner. He jumped awkwardly in that contest and found himself towards the back of the field and then had to be held up between the 300M and 250M marks before finding a powerful finish. He is also drawn wide, one inside the top choice, but on the plus side he will get 3kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice.
MONTE DITTO won his penultimate start over six furlongs and then finished third over the same c&d next time out, just under a length back from the victor, but he was bumped in the latter stages and the form of the race has been franked. The gelding jumps from draw four and should be involved in the finish.