Rosehill throws up a number of short priced favourites on Saturday however the price of our best has so far held up well.
That horse is Coruscate who contests The Agency Real Estate 1300m Benchmark 88 Handicap fresh off a win at Randwick late last month. The gelding returned to the winner’s circle in convincing fashion when taking out a Benchmark 78 at Randwick after a luckless run at the course the start prior.
He can lay claim to being one of the more progressive types still left in Sydney who hasn’t been sent south for the Melbourne Spring Carnival. The son of Exceed And Excel strikes another race on Saturday which appears thin on paper, particularly after scratchings.
Tye Angland rides and is enjoying a 25% strike rate in partnership with James Cummings who himself flew through the first quarter of the new season with 71 winners at a strike rate of nearly 20%.
Earlier in the program, Man Of Peace appeals at his current double figure quote contesting the Eden Brae Homes Benchmark 78 Handicap (1400m).
Man Of Peace has hit the ground running for Matthew Dale, commencing his time with the Canberra stable with a win and a second at Randwick. He was only narrowly beaten last start when tiring late over this class and distance at Randwick after wanting to overrace early.
Senior rider Jay Ford jumps aboard which can be considered a positive as is going to the less testing Rosehill 1400m.
The in form jockey has enjoyed a strong record in partnership with Matthew Dale for many seasons however it has hit its peak the last 12 months with 11 wins from 48 starts at a strike rate of almost 23%.
The favourite for the fifth event at Rosehill on Saturday is the Chris Waller-trained Chaussure Horseform who ran fourth in the same race as Man Of Peace last start off a lengthy injury enforced absence of two years.
While there is admittedly a sizeable weight swing in favour of Chaussure (4kg), it’s not enough to justify the sizeable disparity between their current quotes.
Sydney Specials: Rosehill – November 10
Best Of The Day: R7; #4 Coruscate @ $2.80
Each Way Play: R5; #12 Man Of Peace @ $10.00