THE JUDG­MENT Ray Thomas

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Racing -

ROSEHILL GAR­DENS

R6: AUS­TRALIAN TURF CLUB HCP (2000M)

Sally Snow (TAB): “I think Sky Boy is one of the bet­ter bets on the Rosehill card. The horse is rac­ing ex­tremely well this prepa­ra­tion – with two very dom­i­nant wins in its last two starts. Most re­cently it beat home Sava­cool who came out and won im­pres­sively at Flem­ing­ton on Oaks Day. It will get favours from the good draw and is clearly the one to beat.’’

Glenn Mun­sie (TAB): “Sky Boy has to be the one you come back to here, no mat­ter how many times you look at the race. De­feated Sava­cool at Rand­wick and she won im­pres­sively at Flem­ing­ton on Thurs­day. Stays in a BM 78, trav­els close to speed from soft draw and is still on the way up. Short, but very sweet.’’

Grant Palmer (bookie): “Sky Boy opened odds on in the mar­ket and I have not been able to write a bet on him. I think Merovee who steps out to the 2000m could chal­lenge him and I thought High­way looked value at the dou­ble fig­ure odds.’’ Terry Kennedy (Sky Sports Ra­dio): “Sky Boy is very tight in the mar­ket and I pre­fer Miss Shanti at the big odds on of­fer. She won last start on the Kenso track and the ex­tra dis­tance should suit.’’ Ver­dict: Sky Boy

FLEM­ING­TON

R7: VRC SPRINT CLAS­SIC (1200M)

Sally Snow (TAB): “I think US Navy Flag rep­re­sents the best value here. You can put a line through it’s Ever­est run as it sim­ply didn’t han­dle the wet track and last start in the Manikato it got well back and ran into trou­ble late.’’

Glenn Mun­sie (TAB): “Like the value around Ke­men­tari here. Blind Freddy would have seen him at the Val­ley in the Manikato. I think he is best as a sprinter and gets his chance here at nice odds. Spright is a mas­sive chance at huge odds.’’ Grant Palmer (bookie): “Red­kirk War­rior was dis­ap­point­ing in Eng­land but he is much bet­ter suited here. His form reads four starts for three wins over the 1200m at Flem­ing­ton. Those wins in­clude beat­ing the likes of Redzel and Mer­chant Navy. Looks great value.’’ Terry Kennedy (Sky Sports Ra­dio): “Stay on the Ker­rin McEvoy ex­press, all stops to the win­ning post with Redzel, the back to back Ever­est win­ner was ter­rific in a re­cent trial and is clearly the top pick. Pier­ata has also tri­alled well and is more than ca­pa­ble of an up­set.’’ Ver­dict: Ke­men­tari R8: MACK­IN­NON STAKES (2000M)

Sally Snow (TAB): “In a race where you could make a case for al­most ev­ery run­ner, I have to be with La­trobe here. Af­ter scratch­ing him from the Cup, this ap­pears to be a winnable race. With its Euro­pean form be­ing some­what franked . With great runs from Rostropovich and Marmelo in the Cup, it should get the per­fect run from gate 3.’’

Glenn Mun­sie (TAB): “If the wraps are right then La­trobe has to be right in this. Dodged the Mel­bourne Cup as it may have come just a bit ‘too early’ for him. Ir­ish Derby win­ner de­feat­ing Rostropovich and his runs here have been good.’’

Grant Palmer (bookie): “Blair House had a fan­tas­tic tus­sle with Ben­batl in the Caulfield Stakes. Ben­batl then ran 2nd to Winx in the Cox Plate and that reads as great form for this race. Char­lie Ap­pleby has an in­cred­i­ble strike rate in Aus­tralia and I ex­pect it to con­tinue here.’’ Terry Kennedy (Sky Sports Ra­dio): “Strange there’s no Cox Plate run­ner in the field, I’m on the Char­lie Ap­pleby band­wagon. Blair House looks a stand­out, he pushed Ben­batl in Caulfield Stakes and Ben­batl than pushed Winx ’’ Ver­dict: Blair House

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