Rosehill Preview & Best Bets – Saturday March 11

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Rosehill Tips 11/03/2023

Our form expert provides Rosehill tips for today’s horse racing at Rosehill Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 4:  No.6  STEEL CITY  ($3.60 with Ladbrokes)

The Maher & Eustace-trained STEEL CITY has her fourth start here and should find this a little easier than her last contest. Last start, the Merchant Navy filly was a tragedy beaten in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) run at Sandown this year. Ridden a treat by Blake Shinn, he had the filly box-seating from the outset and all she need a was an ounce of luck to find some clean air and the race was at her mercy. Unfortunately, the gaps didn’t come and she was unable to secure a run and remained trapped on the fence, eventually finish near the back of the field. She still ran the trip out, 9.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, 8 lengths faster than her opposition here. The two-year-old gets the gun-run from gate one here and maps to settle in the box seat again. With Blake Shinn in Melbourne to meet riding engagements, Regan Bayliss has the job here and with a trouble-free run this time, the filly looks the one to beat.



Race 9:  No.12  WATERFORD  ($3.90 with Palmerbet)

Chris Waller saddles-up WATERFORD here who is second-up and ticks the right boxes to suggest he will take beating in this contest. Last start, the Irish-bred galloper resumed off a 15-week spell and wasn’t disgraced when finishing mid-field, beaten less than three lengths in a BM88 Hcp over 1300m at Randwick. He has trialled recently, finishing third in open company. This is his pet track, unbeaten in three starts here, over this distance. This is his first crack in ‘black-type’ company but boasting that track record and with Brett Prebble on board for this assignment, he looks a prime candidate for the major prize.



Race 5:  No.3  COAL CRUSHER  ($13 with Palmerbet)

The Joe Pride-trained COAL CRUSHER is fresh off a seven-week let-up and on fresh legs here, looks a serious contender for the major prize. The Turffontein gelding ended his last campaign, finishing second in the December Hcp over 1400m at Randwick. He ran that one out, 10.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here and set a new personal best as well. He is well prepared for this, winning a barrier trial just last week. Glyn Schofield sticks with him for this contest and already a two-time winner when first-up, he will be there when it matters most and looks well worth an each-way ticket here.