We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Rosehill that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage at Rosehill and we have our best value bets on offer.
Rosehill horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:15) De Bortoli Wines Handicap (1100m)
#6 – Sliders @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sliders did the job nicely on debut and the two-year-old filly looks to have a bright future for trainer James Cummings.
The half-sister to Flit scored by a half-length on debut at Newcastle and although facing more depth in this field, she could have the class edge.
Look for betting moves throughout the week.
Race 2. (13:50) Bisley Workwear BM78 (2400m)
#2 – Almania @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Almania should prove tough to beat after finishing second behind Barade at Flemington during the Cup carnival.
The five-year-old import is only a one-race winner, but that was his first career start in Australia. It was a tidy effort and one that holds him in good stead.
He could start as the odds-on favourite come race day.
Race 3. (14:25) Tab Highway Handicap C2 (1200m)
#2 – Art Cadeau @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Consistency is with Art Cadeau, which owns two wins and five second placings from seven career starts.
He has yet to finish outside the first two and he capped off quality form with a one-length win at Rosehill last time out.
There is more depth to this field, but nothing he can’t handle.
Race 4. (15:00) Quincy Seltzer BM78 (1300m)
#9 – He’s A Hotshot @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
He’s A Hotshot is getting close to a win after posting consecutive second placings. The Bjorn Baker-trained gelding is rarely out of the money and he was only a nose behind the winner last start.
The only worry is his record at Rosehill, but he goes well at this distance and carrying only 55kg brings him into contention.
Take the each-way odds available with this runner.
Race 5. (15:40) Iron Jack BM78 (1100m)
#13 – Valdostana @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Valdostana is paying value odds and she is worth taking a risk on. The four-year-old mare is a two-time winner from eight starts, and she also owns four second placings.
Her recent form hasn’t been overly inspiring, but she drops in weight to 54kg and most of her best form comes early in her campaign.
$8.50 is well worth taking for a capable type.
Race 6. (16:20) ATC Cup (2000m)
#11 – Rocha Clock @ $8 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There was plenty to like about Rocha Clock’s win during Cup week and she could easily go back-to-back.
It’s not a strong ATC Cup field this year, so the five-time winner could add to her record on Saturday with consecutive victories.
Carrying 53kg is ideal and she is dangerous at best.
Race 7. (17:00) Festival Stakes (1500m)
#6 – Phaistos @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Phaistos is getting close to a win after consecutive placings this season. The five-year-old son of Helmet ran third at Sale, and although five lengths behind the winner, conditions didn’t suit.
He is better racing this way around and with two starts for a win and a placing at Rosehill, he’s back to his best surface.
Drawing barrier two with only 54.5kg helps.
Race 8. (17:40) Schweppes Starlight Stakes (1100m)
#14 – Varda @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Varda looked the goods when rattling off four consecutive wins earlier this preparation before finishing fourth at Flemington last start.
It wasn’t a bad effort down the straight, but returning to Rosehill is ideal. She is unbeaten from two starts on the track and she owns four wins at this distance.
$4.40 is a generous price from bookmakers.
Race 9. (18:15) Rosehill Bowling Club BM78 (1500m)
#11 – Great News @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Great News is going great guns after winning four of her last five starts. The Kim Waugh-trained mare has yet to finish worse than third, which is a great record.
The daughter of Uncle Mo scored narrowly last start and that came over Enchanted Heart, which is a nice type.
She could end the day on a high for punters.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.