Rosehill Betting Tips – 16th June 2018
After the world class action in Doomben last weekend there is a slight dip in the quality of this weekend’s horse racing.
Still, there is a very competitive card for punters to get their teeth stuck into at Rosehill on Saturday. Each race provides the potential to win a decent profit from the bookies and we’ve gone through four of the races to pick out our horse racing betting tips.
Winter Racing Handicap (Race 5)
We begin with one of the toughest betting puzzles on offer at Rosehill this weekend, the Winter Racing Handicap.
The bookies have no fewer than eight horses priced up at $10 or less for this 1800m race. To further complicate things there’s a big field of 15 and a soft track to contend with.
This is not a race to attack with a huge stake but our selection is Hemmerle at $8.00 with Pointsbet. The three-year-old won his only previous start on soft ground and has two wins from his four starts this season.
Kensei Handicap (Race 6)
There’s another tricky looking handicap to unpick next up. The Kensei Handicap is also a fairly long race at 2000m but unlike the Winter Racing Handicap we have two horses on their own at the top of the betting markets.
It’s Dagny and Harpers Choice who are contesting favouritism in the early betting but it may be worth taking the pair of them on with Lovani ($11 with bookmaker.com.au) who has been specifically targeted at this race.
Brad Widdup’s four-year-old hasn’t won in his last three races but she is rarely too far away from the pace. Providing Tim Clark can keep Lovani bang in contention as they approach the closing stages she has the required pace to pull clear of the field and win at a generous price.
Half Yearly Membership Sprint (Race 8)
The Half Yearly Membership Sprint is another handicap with a host of potential winners but unlike the previous races we’ve covered, this 1100m contest is a genuine sprint.
The soft track makes this a little more interesting and challenging than just a simple test of acceleration and speed.
The importance of experience when it comes to dealing with the expectations at Rosehill on Saturday could well play into the hands of His Majesty. The eight-year-old is actually relatively lightly raced and hasn’t been seen in competitive action since February 2017 but don’t let that put you off.
His Majesty’s past shows that he tends to go well when returning to action off of a break and recent trials performances have been encouraging. At his best he is good enough to get the better of this field and has previous wins at Rosehill under his belt. The odds of $14 that Ladbrokes are quoting are surely generous enough to warrant a speculative bet.
Sydney’s West App Handicap (Race 9)
We end with yet another race that could conceivably go to 10 different horses. Many punters will choose to side with Manolo Blahniq who is the bookies’ favourite at a general $4.40 but the value bet of the Sydney’s West App Handicap looks to be All From Scrap at $8.00 with Bet365.
David Atkins’ four-year-old gelding let his backers down when he could only finish third despite being sent off as the favourite at Canterbury Park three weeks ago but this 1300m contest gives him the perfect shot at redemption.
All From Scrap has tended to put himself in good positions in his most recent four races and has a good draw so $8.00 really does look a good price.