Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - DAZZLE LEGEND (1) Waller-trained gelding resuming. Showed a ton of ability last time in, including a solid fourth to Griff on debut. Fitted with two solid trials and drawn to get the right run. Go close. KING OF DUBAI (2) resuming after a five-month break. Finished in the minor money at two of his three starts in his first prep in town. Primed for this with two searching trial wins under the belt. Expected to figure prominently. SINGLE BENEFACTOR (6) is close to her top now third-up and finally draws a decent gate. Ran on late in the heavy (8) going when second over 1000m at Kembla Grange on November 7. Expected to go forward and take catching. ICED CHOCOLATE (5) is a three-year-old filly by I Am Invincible out of Unequivocal on debut for the Hawkes yard. Fitted with two solid trials and market best guide.
RACE 2 - SO OUTRAGEOUS (5) excellent debut when sat on the speed for a tenacious second over 1400m at Rosehill in tougher company on November 15. Backs-up quickly and looks to have plenty of upside. SENSORY (9) two career runs have been full of merit and looks close to her peak now. Ran on late when fourth over 1400m at Rosehill on November 15. J Mac is on tonight and sure to be strong late. RIMBAUD (4) is fitter after two runs back and looks well in with the claim tonight from the good draw. Has solid winning prospects. KIRIKAN (3) at his top now fifth-up and gets conditions to suit. Ran on late when third at Hawkesbury over 1600m in a Super Mdn on November 9. Has the ability to finish over the top of these.
RACE 3 - VANQUISHED (5) was an easing favourite on resumption when showing good early speed before tiring late to run third over 1300m at Randwick Kensington on October 25. Strips much fitter now and will take plenty of catching. TULLE (6) well-bred Sepoy mare who caught the eye late on debut when a solid third over 1100m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. Extra trip suits and worth noting J Mac keeps the ride. Go close. TANNENBURG (4) came from last on the turn on debut when made up many lengths late to secure third over 1100m at Gosford on November 14. Expected to improve sharply and will relish the extra trip from the sticky draw. CODE IN TIME (2) nice debut when running on late to finish second over 1000m at Canberra on November 7. Claim helps and better for the race experience now. Has top-three prospects.
RACE 4 - SUMO STAR (2) comes out of a strong form race after resuming with a gritty on-speed second over 1200m behind Shadows Of Love at Rosehill on November 11. Strips much fitter now and has a solid record this track and trip. Looks hard to stop. DEAR JEWEL (4) progressive mare resuming from a lengthy break after finishing eighth in the LR South Pacific Classic over 1400m at Randwick last April. Not asked to do much in two trials and drops sharply in grade for this. KIRIBATI (8) racing well on the provincial circuit and should be close to his top now third-up. Drawn to get the right run and looks up to the rise in grade with the blinkers added. LITTLE BEGINNINGS (1) Kris Lees-trained gelding resuming after racing in stronger company last time in. Fitted with two strong trials and has the ability to sprint well fresh with the claim.
RACE 5 - HOKKAIDO (4) four runs back have been sound and gives every indication of running a strong 1900m after catching the eye late when second over 1500m at Rosehill on November 15. Backs-up quickly and Rawiller keeps the ride. GO TROPPO (3) hard fit for this and turned in a gritty performance with the 60kg when sat on the speed for a narrow second over 1800m at Rosehill on November 15. Has the speed to get across and take holding out. YET HE MOVES (9) back in trip when taken back from the wide gate for a disappointing tenth over 1500m at Rosehill on November 15. At his top now and sharp improvement expected over this journey. SOVEREIGN EXPRESS (6) big jump in grade when ran on late to finish eighth in the Four Pillars over 1500m at Rosehill on November 4. A repeat of the latest brings him right into calculations.
RACE 6 - YANKEE HUSSEL (5) win record hardly excites but drops sharply in grade fourth-up after tiring late when fourth in the Inglis Bracelet over 1600m at Flemington on November 9. Maps well and best figures have her right in this. BUILLT (3) won over the mile four starts back and has struggled out to the 1800m at his last three starts. Back in trip and look for her swooping late. CLEAR CHOICE (1) has come back even stronger and racing in a rich vein of form. Stalked the speed when a solid head winner at Rosehill over 1500m in this grade on November 15. Should cope with the rise in weight. CHENIN (2) progressive mare resuming for new yard. Bumped into some handy types last time in and since fitted with two even trials. Can figure prominently.
RACE 7 - DYNAMIC IMPACT (1) smart gelding who is undefeated at this track. Back in grade after disappointing when sixth over 1200m at Randwick on November 7. Gets weight relief again with the claim and should get the right tempo to figure prominently. REBEL SHADOW (6) anchored with the 60.5kg when came from well back on the turn to finish tenth over 1500m in The Four Pillars at Rosehill on November 4. Has solid figures this track and trip and sure to be strong late. LEMAIRE (12) racing well in easier company. Excellent return when stalked the speed to finish fourth over 1200m at Rosehill in Bm72 company on November 11. Fitter now and has the right figures to take a hand in the finish. CHEERFUL LEGEND (2) returns off a let-up after winning three back at Randwick Kensington in good style. Comes out of a strong form race at the latest when fourth over 1250m at Randwick Kensington in Bm78 grade on October 4. Kept up to the mark with a tick-over trial and gets weight relief with the 3kg trial.
RACE 8 - TSARINA SOPHIA (6) resumes tonight after having her last run on June 24. Raced in stronger company last time in and is undefeated first-up. Only the one trial and should get the right tempo to finish off strongly. CHOLANTE (10) will be fitter after two runs back and will find this much easier after finishing sixth over 1200m at Rosehill in Bm78 grade on November 4. Big improver. EYE PEA OH (2) launched late from the good gate when a solid neck winner over 1100m at Randwick on October 28. Confidence is high and should cope with the rise in weight. Maps well again. TERRA MATER (5) classy mare returning after a four-and-a-half month spell. Raced through her grades quickly last time in and has looked sharp in two sound trial wins. Rawiller rides from the good draw. Must respect.