Rosehill Preview & Best Bets – Saturday March 25

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Rosehill Tips 25/03/2023

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



Race 4:  No.6  ZEYREK  ($4.60 with Neds)

The Team Hawkes-trained ZEYREK is third-up here and looks cherry-ripe for victory. Last start, the Irish-bred galloper came off a first-up win in the James Ruse Hcp over 1400m when he took on tougher company in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes, here over 2000m. Finishing all over the top of them, his inclination to hang-in cost him victory over the last 50m and he had to settle for second prize. He covered the last 600m, 7.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field while posting the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race, a tragedy beaten. We Black-booked him from that run on March 11 and here he gets his chance to atone. Ryan Maloney is replaced by Tim Clark for this contest and fitter for those two runs, he should be ready to put on his best.



Race 3:  No.7  AWESOME JOHN  ($5.50 with Palmerbet)

The John O’Shea-trained AWESOME JOHN is third-up here and looks well placed to give this a real shake. Last start, the Awesome Rock gelding was second-up and not disgraced when finishing mid-field in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes, here over 1500m. He ran his last 600m, 7.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here by more than 3 lengths. He was doing his best work over the final 100m, giving the impression the step-up to the 2000m here will suit even better. Kerrin McEvoy sticks with him and already a winner when third-up, we might see an even bigger finish from him in this contest.



Race 5:  No.3  ATHELRIC  ($10 with bet365)

James Cummings saddles-up a few here as we run with ATHELRIC who is second-up and more than capable of taking home the major prize. Last start, the Exceed And Excel gelding was fresh off a 16-week break when he beat all but one home in the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes, here over 1100m. Chasing Cannonball all the way home, his condition gave out over the last 200m and he had to settle for the silver medal that day. Brenton Avdulla replaces the suspended James McDonald here and already a winner when second-up and over the 1200m trip, the Godolphin galloper gets his chance to rack-up career-win number seven here at odds.