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Rosehill Racing Tips: Saturday, January 29th

Tim Geers previews the 10-race card at Rosehill for Group 2 Expressway Stakes day!

Anamoe-Rosehill

The Group 2 Expressway Stakes headlines the 10-race card at Rosehill on Saturday, with the return of Cox Plate runner-up Anamoe all the talk.

The Expressway is supported by the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes and Group 3 Widden Stakes for the two-year-olds.

Tim Geers has previewed every race on the card below with his tips and best bets.

His best bet comes up in Race 8, while his best value bet goes around in the final race on the card, Race 10.

Find his Rosehill racing tips below!

Best Bet: Race 8 – (4) Yiyi

Best Value: Race 10 – (7) Above And Beyond

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Race 1

Tab Highway Plate (C3) (1500m)
12:25pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Tab Highway Plate (C3) (1500m)
12:25pm (AEDT)

1. Napoleon Solo (13) J: Ms Rachel King (59kg) T: Natalie Jarvis
161517.2
2. Baileys (6) J: Ms Cejay Graham (59kg) T: G L Payne
262626
3. Royal Exit (11) J: Hugh Bowman (59kg) T: Mark Schmetzer
141313
4. King's Trust (5) J: Tommy Berry (59kg) T: T J Robinson
54.84.6
5. Kinship (16) J: Reece Jones (59kg) T: R P Northam
131212
6. Racketeering (4) J: Jason Collett (59kg) T: Ms L Sheppard
4.54.44.65
7. Zaidin (3) J: (59kg) T: Dean S Smith
8. The Snooperstar (1) J: James Innes Jnr (59kg) T: Mark Schmetzer
514137
9. Highlights (19) J: James Mcdonald (57.5kg) T: Cody Morgan
10. Lord Desanimaux (12) J: Tyler Schiller (57.5kg) T: T J Robinson
776.1
11. Shen Gui (7) J: Chad Schofield (57.5kg) T: Lou Mary
9.59.510.2
12. Tidal Rush (15) J: Regan Bayliss (56kg) T: B F Cavanough
101010
13. Majestic Wings (8) J: Tom Sherry (55.5kg) T: Cody Morgan
14. Markievicz (9) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (55.5kg) T: B J Ratcliff
181719.2
15. Miss Isolation (20) J: Robbie Dolan (55.5kg) T: Mitchell Beer
16. Brainzes (10) J: Unknown (57.5kg) T: Aaron Clarke
17. A Million Dreams (17) J: (57.5kg) T: Brett Dodson
18. Spritely Emily (18) J: Brock Ryan (54kg) T: T J Robinson
343132
19. Golden Gorge (14) J: Sam Clipperton (59kg) T: Matthew Dale
99.58
20. Would Be King (2) J: Ms Ellen Hennessy (59kg) T: Doug Gorrel
817179

Impossible start to the meeting with a field of 14 for the Highway.

Terry Robinson has a strong team of three runners assembled for the race. Tommy Berry jumping on (4) King’s Trust might be a good lead but (10) Lord Desanimaux has racked up five top-two finishes from his past six starts and is never far away in races like this.

The other runner for the stable is (18) Spritely Emily with Brock Ryan aboard and despite going around at $35, isn’t hopeless. Didn’t get any luck in a similar race two starts ago behind Banju.

(12) Tidal Rush represents the Cavanough stable, who pulled off a huge plunge on debut. Made it two wins from three starts last time out and can go well.

Chances don’t end there in a typically tough Highway.

Tip: (10) Lord Desanimaux E/W $7.00 Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 2

Fujitsu General Canonbury Stks (1100m)
1:00pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Fujitsu General Canonbury Stks (1100m)
1:00pm (AEDT)

1. Sweet Ride (7) J: Jean Van Overmeire (57.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
2. Best Of Bordeaux (2) J: Sam Clipperton (54.5kg) T: Kacy Fogden
191920.5
3. Flashing Steel (1) J: Jason Collett (54.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
8.58.58
4. Great Barrier Reef (3) J: James Mcdonald (54.5kg) T: C J Waller
21.952.05
5. Mellencamp (4) J: Brock Ryan (54.5kg) T: A M Boyle
202020
6. Rakomelo (6) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (54.5kg) T: James Cummings
121210.2
7. Robusto (8) J: Tommy Berry (54.5kg) T: C J Waller
6.56.55.8
8. Zambezi River (5) J: Tim Clark (54.5kg) T: C J Waller
4.243.85

Plenty of eyes will be on the Coolmore colt (4) Great Barrier Reef on debut for Chris Waller and James McDonald. JMac taking the ride on the son of I Am Invincible is a good lead with two other Waller runners in the race. Won a trial back in November before returning to the trials a couple of weeks ago, where he was given a quiet time of things behind the leading division.

(3) Flashing Steel debuted two weeks ago and started a well-backed favourite. Was slow away but worked home well and is potentially the value at near double figure odds.

(8) Zambezi River ran 2nd in the Breeders’ Plate on debut and stablemate (7) Robusto showed some ability on debut at Flemington in the Spring.

Tip: (4) Great Barrier Reef $2.00 Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 1.5 units WIN Great Barrier Reef

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Race 3

Widden Stakes (1100m)
1:35pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Widden Stakes (1100m)
1:35pm (AEDT)

1. Ebhaar (5) J: Sam Clipperton (57.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
2.42.352.45
2. Ojai (9) J: James Mcdonald (57.5kg) T: James Cummings
666.1
3. Dame Cartland (3) J: Chad Schofield (54.5kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
414147
4. Drisana (7) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (54.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
6.565.7
5. Mumbai Jewel (8) J: Tommy Berry (54.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
109.58.7
6. Pantonario (4) J: Tim Clark (54.5kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
109.59.8
7. Queen Of The Ball (10) J: Ms Rachel King (54.5kg) T: R & M Freedman
99.57.8
8. Revolutionary Miss (1) J: Brock Ryan (54.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
141312.4
9. Smart Vengeance (6) J: Ms Kathy O'hara (54.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
262627.5
10. Street Smarts (2) J: Regan Bayliss (54.5kg) T: M J Dunn
262626.5
11. Trendy Lass (11) J: Jason Collett (54.5kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott

(4) Drisana was an eye-catching run on debut behind Coolangatta in the Gimcrack Stakes, with that form obviously working out to be very strong. Was slow away and left with way too much to do that day so if she can get away cleaner on this occasion, might be able to knock off the more fancied stablemate.

(1) Ebhaar is the favourite and made a winning debut in Melbourne in the Merson Cooper Stakes. Won her recent trial ahead of her return to the races here and deserves favouritism.

(2) Ojai won the Kirkham Plate on debut before running 3rd to Sejardan in the Golden Gift. Gets JMac today.

(6) Pantonario looks the leader and will take some catching.

Tip: (4) Drisana $6.50 Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN Drisana

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Race 4

Chandon (Bm72) (1500m)
2:10pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Chandon (Bm72) (1500m)
2:10pm (AEDT)

1. Narvaez (6) J: Tim Clark (59kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
2. Centimental (8) J: Hugh Bowman (57.5kg) T: C J Waller
5.55.55.1
3. Metro Legend (2) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (57kg) T: Annabel Neasham
87.58.1
4. And We Danced (1) J: James Mcdonald (55.5kg) T: C J Waller
3.13.23.1
5. Carlisle Bay (7) J: Tyler Schiller (54.5kg) T: M & D Kearney
8.589.1
6. Fiordland (4) J: Tommy Berry (54.5kg) T: C J Waller
98.57.7
7. Kanazawa (5) J: Ms Rachel King (54kg) T: James Cummings
4.84.84.3
8. Deel With Me (3) J: Brock Ryan (54kg) T: Bjorn Baker
9.5910.2
9. Ficheur (9) J: Ms Ellen Hennessy (52kg) T: P M Perry
313130

Looks between Bowman and McDonald here on two Waller runners.

Siding with (2) Centimental to upset the favourite. Has improved with each un back from a spell, finishing 2nd last start over 1300m on soft ground. Has three top-two finishes from as many starts when third up from a spell so looks ready to peak, has finished in both starts at the distance and should also appreciate getting back onto firm ground.

(4) And We Danced has had two starts in Australia for two 2nd placings. JMac goes on today from the inside gate and comes into this on the 7-day back up. Looks to get every chance once again.

Tip: (2) Centimental $5.00 TAB

Saver: (4) And We Danced $3.00 TopSport

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Centimental, 0.5 units WIN And We Danced

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Race 5

Midway (Bm72) (1300m)
2:45pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Midway (Bm72) (1300m)
2:45pm (AEDT)

1. Easy Campese (16) J: Ellen Hennessy (61.5kg) T: J G Sargent
2. Misteed (13) J: Tyler Schiller (60kg) T: Ms K Waugh
192016.6
3. Saquon (11) J: Chris O'brien (60kg) T: P M Perry
131316.8
4. Military Expert (15) J: Tommy Berry (59.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
2.832.5
5. Knight (9) J: Unknown (59.5kg) T: J Attard & L Keegan-Attard
313127.5
6. Always Sure (10) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (58.5kg) T: G W Moore
212117.4
7. Ashim (8) J: Glyn Schofield (58kg) T: Matthew Smith
262622.5
8. Akihiro (2) J: Jason Collett (57.5kg) T: G Portelli
101210
9. Astero (17) J: James Mcdonald (57.5kg) T: Matthew Smith
664.9
10. Nictock (12) J: Reece Jones (57kg) T: M C Conners
121311.4
11. Rejoiced (4) J: Tommy Berry (56kg) T: Annabel Neasham
10108.8
12. Oakfield Arrow (5) J: James Innes Jnr (55.5kg) T: Ms K Buchanan
76.57.9
13. Noble Soldier (14) J: Ms Kathy O'hara (57kg) T: R & L Price
262625.5
14. More Sundays (6) J: Hugh Bowman (57kg) T: Sam Kavanagh
121212.4
15. Free State (7) J: Unknown (56kg) T: Brad Widdup
191918.8
16. Clyde (1) J: Unknown (54kg) T: G Portelli
313122
17. Twice As Special (3) J: Unknown (54kg) T: J C Coyle
121214
18. Stylebender (18) J: Unknown (54kg) T: Bryce Heys
676745

Looks a nice race for (4) Military Expert, who was last seen running 3rd in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude behind Lightsaber. Prior to that ran 2nd to Coastwatch in the Ming Dynasty. Resumes in a BM72 Midway Hcp and provided he gets across without too much trouble from the draw, should take plenty of beating.

(8) Akihiro has run some good races when fresh and both career wins have come at this trip. Gets a nice draw and is an each way chance at the price.

(13) Noble Soldier is another that can be included at big odds. Was luckless more than once last prep and is up to this sort of grade. Wide gate hurts.

(2) Misteed gets blinkers on third up.

Tip: (4) Military Expert $3.00 TAB

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Military Expert

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Race 6

Schweppes (Bm78) (2000m)
3:20pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Schweppes (Bm78) (2000m)
3:20pm (AEDT)

1. So Wicked (3) J: Tyler Schiller (60.5kg) T: C J Waller
6.56.57.1
2. Crystal Pegasus (7) J: James Mcdonald (58.5kg) T: C J Waller
3.63.63.2
3. Flambeur (2) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (58.5kg) T: Matthew Smith
202021.5
4. Brown Thomas (5) J: Ms Rachel King (58kg) T: T P Croft
343434
5. Travest (10) J: Hugh Bowman (58kg) T: G D Hickman
5.55.54.9
6. My Demetra (6) J: Sam Clipperton (55.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
776.8
7. Casino Kid (4) J: Reece Jones (55.5kg) T: Ms J Bowen
3.73.43.65
8. Rousseau (8) J: Jason Collett (54.5kg) T: Chris Waller
9. Real Time Warrior (1) J: Ms Cejay Graham (52.5kg) T: Ms J Hardy
212121.5
10. Just Business (9) J: Ms Alysha Collett (52kg) T: J C Coyle
151514.8

2000m race with a very suspect field means I’ll be sitting out.

(2) Crystal Pegasus will attract plenty of fans with Waller and JMac teaming up and stepping this horse up to 2000m second up after a good fresh run over 1500m. Tricky draw to overcome but there isn’t much to this race.

(1) So Wicked was a much-improved performance last start after pulling up with cardiac arrhythmia two starts back.

(7) Casino Kid continues to run well and broke through for a deserved win last start.

(5) Travest and (6) My Demetra are both in winning form.

Tip: (2) Crystal Pegasus $3.60 Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 7

Xxxx Expressway Stakes (1200m)
4:00pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Xxxx Expressway Stakes (1200m)
4:00pm (AEDT)

1. Standout (1) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (58.5kg) T: G Ryan & S Alexiou
6.56.56.4
2. Superium (4) J: Chad Schofield (58.5kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
313126
3. Wisdom Of Water (8) J: Ms Rachel King (58.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
4. Forbidden Love (6) J: Hugh Bowman (56.5kg) T: R & M Freedman
7.57.58.1
5. Belluci Babe (5) J: Joshua Parr (56.5kg) T: Bjorn Baker
131212
6. Anamoe (3) J: James Mcdonald (55kg) T: James Cummings
1.71.71.64
7. Tiger Of Malay (2) J: Tommy Berry (55kg) T: R & M Freedman
76.56.4
8. Overpass (7) J: Tim Clark (55kg) T: Bjorn Baker
131312.4

We see the return of Cox Plate runner-up (6) Anamoe here, first up over 1200m after his gallant defeat over 2040m at The Valley last time we saw him. The obvious query is how sharp he’s going to be fresh off just one trial over a distance clearly below his best, but he has a fair class edge on his rivals here when he’s at his best. Looms as a fascinating race given his vulnerability.

I think (7) Tiger Of Malay could be the one to roll him. Was ordinary first up last preparation but bounced off that to beat Converge in the Sires’ Produce in Brisbane. That’s a very respectable form reference and he returned from a nine-week let up later in the prep to win the Up And Coming Stakes at Kembla. Two trials this time as opposed to just the one trial last prep suggests to me they want to have him ready to win this.

(1) Standout has form behind Masked Crusader, Big Parade and Eduardo from last preparation which obviously appears very strong.

Tip: (7) Tiger Of Malay $7.50 Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN Tiger Of Malay

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Race 8

Ned Whisky (Bm88) (1500m)
4:40pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Ned Whisky (Bm88) (1500m)
4:40pm (AEDT)

1. First In Line (7) J: Jason Collett (62kg) T: Matthew Smith
262626.5
2. Sikandarabad (3) J: Chad Schofield (62kg) T: Sam Kavanagh
514145
3. Holyfield (9) J: Ms Jenny Duggan (61.5kg) T: Annabel Neasham
8.59.59.6
4. Yiyi (1) J: James Mcdonald (58kg) T: C J Waller
2.62.62.5
5. Kingsheir (6) J: Hugh Bowman (57kg) T: C J Waller
54.84.4
6. Wairere Falls (5) J: Tommy Berry (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
10108.3
7. Canasta (4) J: Joshua Parr (56kg) T: Bjorn Baker
776.4
8. O'mudgee (8) J: Reece Jones (54.5kg) T: Bjorn Baker
656.5
9. Monegal (2) J: Sam Clipperton (54kg) T: Ms T Bateup
181819.2

Good, competitive race this but it’s hard to look past the favourite (4) Yiyi who ran well first up behind Kingsheir. Meets him slightly better at the weights, gets JMac on from barrier 1 and should improve second up. One of the best of the day.

(7) Canasta will lead and take catching. Has three 2nds from three starts over the track and distance and was only nailed late last start.

(3) Holyfield is another in good form, with a win two starts ago followed by a nose defeat in the Magic Millions Cup on the Gold Coast last start.

(5) Kingsheir is going well.

Tip: (4) Yiyi $2.60 TopSport

Betting Strategy: 2 units WIN Yiyi

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Race 9

Rosehill Bowling Club (Bm88) (1200m)
5:20pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Rosehill Bowling Club (Bm88) (1200m)
5:20pm (AEDT)

1. Inanup (4) J: Brock Ryan (60kg) T: Bjorn Baker
212121.5
2. Matowatakpe (10) J: Joshua Parr (59kg) T: Bjorn Baker
343434
3. Ranges (5) J: Sam Clipperton (57.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
111210.6
4. The Bopper (9) J: Hugh Bowman (57.5kg) T: K A Lees
444.45
5. Dream Circle (8) J: Tom Sherry (57kg) T: David Payne
131510.8
6. Rule Of Law (1) J: James Mcdonald (57kg) T: Bjorn Baker
2.352.22.15
7. Lunakorn (7) J: Jason Collett (54kg) T: K A Lees
313131
8. Latino Blend (6) J: Tommy Berry (54kg) T: P & P Snowden
111311
9. Tamerlane (2) J: Tim Clark (53.5kg) T: James Cummings
65.55.3
10. Another One (3) J: Ms Rachel King (52kg) T: G J Colvin
313132

Another favourite for JMac that looks hard to go past here with (6) Rule Of Law, who is undefeated from three starts this preparation. Rises in grade from BM72 to BM88 company but does drop in weight from 60kg to 57kg and gets McDonald aboard. Drawn the inside pole, plenty to like.

(4) The Bopper draws awkwardly in barrier 9 and is likely ridden back with Bowman aboard. Won well first up before a disappointing effort last start. Perhaps back on firmer going will be helpful?

(9) Tamerlane next best.

Tip: (6) Rule Of Law $2.50 Bet365

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 10

Precise Fire (Bm78) (1400m)
6:00pm (AEDT)

Race 10

Precise Fire (Bm78) (1400m)
6:00pm (AEDT)

1. Al Mah Haha (7) J: Ms Ellen Hennessy (62.5kg) T: Tash Burleigh
121213.4
2. Ulysses (4) J: Reece Jones (60kg) T: R & M Freedman
11109
3. Impasse (9) J: Sam Clipperton (59.5kg) T: M J Dunn
181819.2
4. Pandano (14) J: Chris O'brien (59.5kg) T: P M Perry
161515.8
5. Tamerlane (11) J: Hugh Bowman (58.5kg) T: James Cummings
6. Van Giz (2) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (58kg) T: Bjorn Baker
4.84.85
7. Above And Beyond (8) J: James Mcdonald (58kg) T: G Portelli
12129.9
8. Juventus (5) J: Tyler Schiller (56.5kg) T: K A Lees
8.58.57.4
9. Awesome Lad (12) J: Unknown (56kg) T: J C Deamer
10. Crosscheck (10) J: Jason Collett (56kg) T: G W Moore
8.58.59.1
11. Savoury (1) J: (55kg) T: Bjorn Baker
12. Secretively (6) J: Tommy Berry (54kg) T: A J Cummings
131210.4
13. Spin Bowles (13) J: Jean Van Overmeire (54kg) T: M & D Kearney
675173
14. Narvaez (3) J: Tim Clark (56kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
333

(7) Above And Beyond’s form doesn’t read terrifically well for this but the booking of James McDonald certainly raises eyebrows. He’s had 14 rides for Gary Portelli in the past 12 months, resulting in six winners and three 2nds. When he rides for this stable, they more often than not run well. Include at double figure odds.

(14) Narvaez was huge first up in Melbourne, parked three-deep the trip and battling on strongly for 3rd. Hard to line that form up with Sydney form but has to be respected.

(6) Van Giz was sound first two starts this prep before finishing midfield on the Gold Coast last start.

Tip: (7) Above And Beyond $15/$3.75 Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units E/W Above And Beyond

A trip to Hong Kong quickly had Tim hooked to the racing caper, maintaining the best place anywhere in the world on a Wednesday night is Happy Valley. He holds a strong interest in the Hong Kong form, along with the metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. He’s a fan of dry tracks, Zac Purton and takes particular interest in identifying patterns in the form. Tim wears many hats, juggling the roles of form analyst, jockey manager and racehorse owner.

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