2019 Coolmore Classic: Tips And Race Preview
Playing wide in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on Saturday, Moss Trip has no weight and is a great price of $16.
Easily the main highlight of the afternoon with this year's Group 1 Coolmore Classic. Speed should be genuine in the capacity line up.
MOSS TRIP (20) closed off well first up in the Millie Fox Stakes and remains open to good improvement racing second up. Has since been given a soft trial and will relish any rain about. Well placed down in the weights and with even luck she should prove hard to hold out.
JAMAICAN RAIN (17) won well first up at Caulfield and is another who eats the mud. Should press forward from the middle draw and be in this for a long way. I AM SERIOUS (11) was only narrowly beaten first up and she too can improve sharply here. Will no doubt relish the step up to 1500m and looms as a major threat.
2019 COOLMORE CLASSIC – SELECTIONS
1st – 20 Moss Trip
2nd – 17 Jamaican Rain
3rd – 11 I Am Serious
4th – 8 Noire
2019 Phar Lap Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
Taking an Oaks winner in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Phar Lap Stakes, Aristia will be better for the first up run and she is at $6.50.
Another very competitive contest with a near capacity field set to face the starter in this year's Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes. Not a lot of obvious speed engaged, could prove quite tactical.
ARISTIA (6) returned with a bang last start when closing off well to finish third behind Oregon's Day. Didn't have the best of luck there and is expected to improve sharply racing second up. Trending the right way and shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
VERRY ELLEEGANT (11) split Amphitrite and Fundamentalist first up and the fact JMac sticks is as good a push as any. Inside draw is tricky, but she clearly has the talent. QAFILA (10) impressed winning first up and has to be respected from the middle draw.
2019 PHAR LAP STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 6 Aristia
2nd – 11 Verry Elleegant
3rd – 10 Qafila
4th – 9 Mizzy
2019 Ajax Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
It’s all the Melbourne form in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Ajax Stakes, Fifty Stars can make his play for bigger races at $4.80.
Very competitive Ajax Stakes with a number of horses hitting this on the up. Dreamforce is your expected leader with not a lot of obvious pressure on paper.
FIFTY STARS (3) displayed sharp improvement up to the mile last start when too strong winning the Blamey. Only won narrowly, but took a good step forward and should have no concerns with the wet track. Drawn well and shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
WIDGEE TURF (4) went down as the odds-on favourite last start, but still no knock on his effort and he should be nearing his peak racing third up. Should relish the extra trip and looms as a major threat. LAND OF PLENTY (1) gets the blinkers on for the first time and has to be respected at the top of the weights.
2019 AJAX STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 3 Fifty Stars
2nd – 4 Widgee Turf
3rd – 1 Land Of Plenty
4th – 6 McCreery
2019 Sky High Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
Going for a tough old stayer in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Sky High Stakes, Patrick Erin gets back into his right company at $9.50.
Wide open affair with very little separating the main hopes on weight adjusted ratings. Samadoubt is your obvious leader, but little speed away from that.
PATRICK ERIN (1) has taken on Winx at both starts to begin this preparation and looks to be trending the right way stepping up to 2000m. Will relish any rain about and rates highly on best form. Brown sticks and he shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
RED CARDINAL (3) won well fresh on debut for the Kris Lees stable and while he had the race run to suit, hard to knock the way he finished it off. Rates well off the back of that effort and looms as a major threat. GOATHLAND (11) also won well fresh and appears the next in line.
2019 SKY HIGH STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Patrick Erin
2nd – 3 Red Cardinal
3rd – 11 Goathland
4th – 4 Tavago
2019 Magic Night Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
Fancy one of the inexperienced chances in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Magic Night Stakes. Villami looked good breaking the maiden and she is at $6.
Easily one of the main highlights of the afternoon with this year's Group 3 Magic Night Stakes. Suspect they roll along with the capacity field.
VILLAMI (10) justified her solid market support on debut when simply too sharp leading throughout over 1100m. Returned decent figures on that occasion and with natural improvement, she appears capable of taking that next step. Should be prominent from the inside draw and be in this for a long way.
ATHIRI (4) closed off fairly well in the Blue Diamond Stakes last start and that does appear the A1 form here. JMac links back aboard and she looms as an obvious danger. PROBABEEL (1) measures right up on her New Zealand form and remains under strong notice in her Australian debut.
2019 MAGIC NIGHT STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 10 Villami
2nd – 4 Athiri
3rd – 1 Probabeel
4th – 5 Amercement
2019 Pago Pago Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday goes with one of the Snowden runners. Cosmic Force has run well behind some of Godolphin’s team and is at $4.60.
The boys face the starter here with a field of 14 engaged in this year's Pago Pago Stakes. Not a lot of obvious speed on paper, but suspect they will still roll along.
COSMIC FORCE (2) has been very good in both runs back this time in and now appears set to peak racing third up. The form through Microphone makes for good reading and with JMac taking over, he shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
HIGHTAIL (1) was scratched from the Black Opal last Sunday in preference for this and has to be kept safe with the blinkers on for the first time. McEvoy sides his way and he looms as a major threat. BORN A WARRIOR (6) displayed decent ability on debut and has to be kept safe second up.
2019 PAGO PAGO STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 2 Cosmic Force
2nd – 1 Hightail
3rd – 6 Born A Warrior
4th – 5 Lubuk
2019 Maurice McCarten Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
We are on a horse off a short let up in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Maurice McCarten Stakes, Easy Eddie is fancied at $4.20.
Wide open sprint contest with a number of differing form-lines converging. Speed is drawn across the track ensuring a fast tempo.
EASY EDDIE (4) just failed to bring up the hat-trick last start when going down narrowly in the Listed Takeover Target. Racing in career best form and comes here fresh (58 days) off the back of a soft trial at Warwick Farm. Gets his chance at the weights and shapes as one of the hardest to beat.
TREKKING (5) raced in good order last preparation and has to be kept safe fresh for the Cummings stable. Two trials in the lead up have been solid and he looms as a major threat with McEvoy sticking aboard. FIERY HEIGHTS (3) was very good in two runs last time in and remains under strong notice for the Barry Lockwood stable.
2019 MAURICE MCCARTEN STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 4 Easy Eddie
2nd – 5 Trekking
3rd – 3 Fiery Heights
4th – 8 Akasaki
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