Roughies Tips September 19

  • 3 big priced runners to back
Roughies Back our roughies for the weekend

Looking for roughies tips to back at big prices on Saturday’s racing? We pick out the best three roughies to back each week.

Racing is at Caulfield and Randwick on Saturday and there is plenty of value to be found at the respective venues.

We have looked through the fields and picked out the best three roughies to back for the day, each-way.

The mares feature in Race 5 of the day and LA TIGERESA can improve off a last start effort that saw her finish 5th at Moonee Valley on September 5. In that race, she was first up after a nine week break and just lacked a bit of dash at the business end when 5th behind How Womantic, beaten just over a length. She has shown significant improvement at her previous campaign’s, going seven lengths faster on benchmark figures between her first and second up runs on both occasions. In those races she finished runner-up to Admiral’s Joker in a handy race at Geelong last year, while she won at Sandown at the preparation prior. The daughter of Street Cry has a good record over the 1400m and her two runs at Caulfield have seen her run on strongly for 4th in some good races. From barrier 7 and with Michael Rodd on board she is well and truly in the mix.

The Rupert Clarke Stakes is the feature of the day at Caulfield and you could make a case for a number of these. The best genuine roughie in the race is arguably DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, who was a narrow runner-up in this race two years ago behind Jungle Cat. The Tony McEvoy-trained galloper has had a bit of an injury interrupted time of it since then and resumed after more than a year off the scene with a close up 8th in a solid form race behind Diamond Effort over the 1100m here on August 28 when not enjoying much room at the business end. Following that, he led them up in the Bobbie Lewis (1200m) at Flemington and only went down late when 5th to Zoutori. The Bobbie Lewis has been a solid guide for this over the years with four horses coming out of that to win the Rupert Clarke since 2007. He should improve at his third run back, while the 1400m is probably his pet trip. The eight-year-old will race on speed and if he can find cover in the early stages he is in with a winning chance at the business end at a big price.

The Kingston Town Stakes is one of the key support races at Randwick and SIKANDARABAD can be a factor at the each-way quote. The former Hayes/Dabernig galloper has adapted well since switching to the Sam Kavanagh stable. He was close up 5th when resuming in the Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) before taking out the Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m). At his most recent start, he finished runner-up behind the handy Mugatoo, defeating a number of the rivals that he meets again this Saturday. He was unlucky in that race when held up at the top of the straight before running on. He heads into this fourth up and a number of his best runs have come at this stage of previous campaigns and/or over the 2000m. He rattled home for 4th in the Toorak Handicap (1600m) at this stage last year, while earlier in 2019 he claimed victory in the Mornington Cup (2000m) before placing 7th in the Australian Cup (2000m). With even luck from the wide gate, he can challenge some of the favoured runners.

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