Rockhampton Tips April 21

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Here are our Rockhampton race tips for today.


Mackay galloper CABALO ESCURO (best odds $3 with Ladbrokes) is in career-best form of late and looks a solid chance of victory in this contest. Last start, the All Too Hard mare did it easy as she cleaned-up an Open Hcp over 1200m at Mackay, winning by more than a length on the line. She ran the trip, 3.6 lengths slower than benchmark, the best here by more than 3 lengths. She also posted the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals for the race. Her 16 starts over the trip have resulted in five wins and four other podium finishes. David Simmons is two from two with the mare and returns for the ride today. Ideally drawn in gate three, she looks the one to beat here.


Sunshine Coast trainer Garnett Taylor saddles-up BOLD AND LUCY here (best odds $2.80 with bet365) and with a solid track record at Callaghan Park, she looks the one to beat today. Last start, the Bold Attraction mare finished just behind the placegetters in a Class 2 Hcp over 1200m on her home track. She missed the jump that day and was held up at a vital stage in the run home and did well to finish just two lengths from the winner. She still ran a new personal best, running the trip, 1.5 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 6 lengths. Montana Philpot rode her to victory at her last start on this track (when first-up this time in) and has the reins again today. Fitter for three runs in, she looks the pick of the crop in this field.


Third-up today, the locally-trained ROSETTES (best odds $6.50 with Ladbrokes) will go to the gates sporting a tongue tie for the first time and looks well placed here at odds. Last start, the four-year-old mare was second-up off a 22-week absence when she beat all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp, here over 1100m. Attempting to lead all the way, she fought hard but was grabbed in the shadows of the post to be beaten a whisker on the line. She ran the trip, 9 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. Already a winner at the track and distance, she should be nearing her peak now and from gate five, maps to settle on the speed. After the claim, she carries 3kgs under the limit here and fitter for three runs, looks a great chance at good odds today.




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