Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Saturday’s racing coming your way from Rosehill Gardens on 21 May 2022.
Best Bet: QUINTELLO (Race 9)
Value Bet: LADY OF LUXURY (Race 8)
Jackpot (race 7 – 10).
ALEAS had his consistency rewarded with a head victory last time out over ten furlongs. He battled all the way down to the wire that day and from a handy draw three, if showing the same determination here, he looks to be the one to side with today.
HOPEFUL finished second over a mile, one length behind the winner when making his Australian debut after relocating from France. He was friendless in the betting markets that day, but will almost certainly have come on with that run under his belt. He gets a wideish gate eight, but should be viewed as a big runner here.
BETHENCOURT goes for his hat-trick after victories over seven furlongs and the latest over a mile when putting 8.3L between himself and the opposition. He went from jump to wire in that contest and from draw five, he could prove difficult to peg back over the closing stages.
LADY OF LUXURY missed out on her hat-trick when finishing eleventh last time out over 1300M, 4.8L behind the winner, but she had to be steadied at the 900M mark and was then held up at the 150M pole and was immediately rested for 18 weeks. She returns here after having had two barrier trials, finishing fourth in both of them. She jumps from a useful gate four and will have 3kgs taken off her back thanks to her claiming apprentice. As such, she is made the value bet on the day’s card.
LATINO BLEND is seldom far off the action and although recorded as finishing fifth last time out over six furlongs, she was just 1.7L back from the winner. She finished strongly that day and from draw eight, she should be doing her best work late.
IRISH ANGEL stayed on well when ending up in fourth place last time out over six furlongs, just over three and a half lengths adrift of the victor. She resumes after a 15-week rest, but did finish third in her only barrier trial to showcase her well-being. She jumps from a wide draw eleven, but given her style of racing, she is likely to be dropped out of it in the early stages and then start to pick off the front runners over the closing stages of the race.
The day’s best bet, QUINTELLO is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she has her hat-trick run after victories over six furlongs and the latest over seven furlongs when putting three lengths between herself and the opposition. She kicked clear at the 250M mark that day and then held off the chasing pack in the dash down to the wire and the form of that race has been franked. She does face a wide draw fourteen, but she is she should be running on strongly over the latter stages and could be hard to topple in this line-up.
SOLAR APEX has won two of his last three starts, the latest over a mile by a head when returning from an 18 week break. He was making good late progress that day and from a cozy gate two, he could emerge as the biggest threat to the top pick.
ZING is another 5yr old mare in the race. She finished second in her latest outing over 1300M, 4.8L off the winner when returning from an even longer 21 week absence. She has cracked pole position and is the stable companion to the latter, making a solid back-up for the powerful Chris Waller yard.
SKYWOLF has his hat-trick effort after wins over six furlongs and the latest over 1300M by a neck. He hit the front early at the 350M mark that day and then just lasted long enough to claim his third career win. The drop in distance is sure to suit him and from gate eight, he could give jockey Chad Schofield the first and last legs of the day’s Jackpot.
RAINBOW CONNECTION has pulled pole position and posted a solid last effort when finishing second over seven furlongs, just under a half-length behind the winner. He is returning from a 55-week spell, but he has had the benefit of three barrier trials, winning the penultimate and finishing second in the latest. 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.
HE’S A HOTSHOT has finished second in his last two outings since returning from a 16 week rest, the latest when a head back over six furlongs. He tried to go from gun to tape that day and was only snared in the shadow of the post. He faces a wide draw thirteen, but on the plus side, he will get 2kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice to aid his cause and should be included in all bets.