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Rosehill Betting Tips for March 23, 2024 - Race-By-Race preview for Golden Slipper day

Last updated: 21 Mar 2024
Alex Marsh 21 Mar 2024
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  • Get our tips & best bets for the Rosehill Races
  • They host a massive program on Saturday, March 23
  • The track is currently in the Soft 6 range, but upgrades are likely
  • Our race-by-race preview is included below
Rosehill Tips for 23.03.2024
Five Group 1's will be run on Saturday's Golden Slipper meeting from Rosehill. (Getty)

Rosehill hosts the 2024 Golden Slipper Day meeting on Saturday, March 23 and with five majors contested on the one program, it's the biggest Group 1 meeting in Australia.
  • Rosehill Tips March 23
  • Race 1 - 12:15PM Midway Handicap Tips (1500m)
  • Race 2 - 12:50PM Precise Air N E Manion Cup Tips (2400m)
  • Race 3 - 1:25PM Bisley Workwear Epona Stakes Tips (1900m)
  • Race 4 - 2:00PM Irresistible Pools Darby Munro Stakes Tips (1200m)
  • Race 5 - 2:35PM Ranvet Stakes Tips (2000m)
  • Race 6 - 3:15PM Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas Tips (2000m)
  • Race 7 - 3:55PM The Agency George Ryder Stakes Tips (1500m)
  • Race 8 - 4:40PM TAB Golden Slipper Tips (1200m)
  • Race 9 - 5:20PM Kia Ora Galaxy Tips (1100m)
  • Race 10 - 5:55PM TAB Birthday Card Stakes Tips (1200m)
  • Rosehill Quaddie Tips:
  • Rosehill FAQs

A strong support card has been assembled around the Group 1 action and our preview for all ten races can be found below.

Rosehill Tips March 23

Race 1 - 12:15PM Midway Handicap Tips (1500m)

Best: 3. Wrathful. Talent-wise, this lightly raced five-year-old is the best horse in the race and as a galloper who needs to be out and building momentum, barrier 10 is a positive.

The knock is that Wrathful has always taken a run to come to hand, although both fresh outings have been sound and going straight to 1500m off two trials brings him further into it.

He recorded a big win over this track/trip last autumn and that prep culminated with a third in a BM78, with that form through Naval College (won his next two at Listef level) and Miracle Spin reading well.

Value: 17. Tenderize. Gelded ahead of this prep, the son of Snitzel was effectively given another barrier trial first-up at Canterbury, where he was shuffled back and held-up.

Tenderize did okay in that fresh attempt, where he got out at the 100m and stepping up to seven furlongs second-up, he whacked away honestly for third as the pick of the on-speed brigade.

The Gary Portelli-trained galloper should only strip fitter now third-up from a decent break and he has completed a tick-over trial since that last start on February 28.

Race 2 - 12:50PM Precise Air N E Manion Cup Tips (2400m)

Best: 4. Post Impressionist. William Haggas has trained two of the last four winners of this race, with Young Rascal and Favorite Moon saluting in the NE Manion Cup back in 2020 and 2022.

Haggas' Australian runners are always going to be found by the market now, especially in Sydney, where the English trainer has recorded eights winner from just 15 starters.

Jockey Tom Marquand reunites with Post Impressionist, with the pair last seen at Haydock in September when recording a stylish victory and four winners have been produced from that race.

Value: 2. Stockman. A four-time stakes winner who has been an honest campaigner for the Joe Pride yard, Stockman is ticking over nicely and getting up to 2400m suits him now.

He was 1400m to 2000m second-up on March 9 and the gelding found the nicely, while remaining at that trip last Saturday, the seven-year-old was the pick of the chasers behind Lindermann.

Stockman is a tough and seasoned gelding who has backed up many times, while if there's improvement to come over what is arguably his pet trip, then has to be a chance in this.

Race 3 - 1:25PM Bisley Workwear Epona Stakes Tips (1900m)

Best: 5. Osmose. At 1600m, the daughter of Zoffany just lacked the turn-of-foot of Lekvarte in the Group 3 Aspiration Stakes, but the Waterhouse & Bott-trained mare stuck to the task well.

With four victories from her last five starts (two at Group 3 level), Osmose has hardly been defeated by a slouch in that March 9 return and the extra 300m suits here second-up.

It's close to D-Day for a galloper who has had chances, but this is the most suitable race that she's found in Australia and her lead-up work indicated that she'd improve from the fresh run.
Value: 10. Premise. She did finish within half a length of Ozmose last start and that was despite a chequered path in that 1600m assignment, which Premise arrived to second-up.

Given that it was inconclusive return showing over seven furlongs, we needed to see that sort of performance from the John O'Shea-trained mare, as she didn't come up last spring.

Her last victory came over this distance just over 12 months ago, while she followed that triumph up with placings in both the Adrian Knox Stakes and Group 1 Australian Oaks.

Race 4 - 2:00PM Irresistible Pools Darby Munro Stakes Tips (1200m)

Best: 9. General Salute. This is a hot three-year-old sprint and with that, it's a nice lead-up to the five Group 1's on Golden Slipper, although it's a very open affair for punters.

On an each-way basis, there's a solid enough case for General Salute, a galloper who had his fair share of quirks, so it's no surprise to see him return as a gelding and he's won a lead-up trial.

The Ryan & Alexiou yard are a noted first-up stable and the son of Russian Revolution resumes over what appears to be his right trip, with a win and a second at Listed level recorded over 1200m.

Value: 12. Midnight Opal. He showed versatility when recording back-to-back wins last spring before an unlucky fourth in a listed race and he ran the fastest last 400m of that affair.

Connections had a shot at the stumps via the $1 million Inglis Sprint up the Flemington straight, where he finished seventh-of-nineteen and the colt was hampered during that fresh run.

Nathan Doyle is an astute trainer and with an interstate trip away often a catalyst for bringing a younger horse on early in their career, Midnight Opal could easily figure at $20+.

Race 5 - 2:35PM Ranvet Stakes Tips (2000m)

Best: 6. Via Sistina.  A Group 1 winner in Ireland back in July 2023, Via Sistina brought up back-to-back seconds at Group 1 level in her last two outings for the George Boughey stable.

We've seen quality imports strike immediately in this race over recent years, with Addeybb and Dubai Honour winning and the local 2000m stocks haven't got any stronger since then.

Via Sistina has been prepped up for this Australian debut by James Ferguson at Newmarket (England), a trainer who has had success previous first-up success here.

Next Best: 3. Buckaroo. A Chris Waller-trained import who glimpses via two runs in his first Australian prep last spring, the five-year-old had trialled well in the first of his January hit-outs.

Buckaroo was saved for one run in that fresh tilt, having got off heels at the 200m before working through his gears late and he likely beats Think It Over (fav) with clear room earlier.

They haven't missed a run, as the plan has been to attack this second-up (he was generally produced fresh in Europe) and the entire has completed a tick-over trial.

Value: 2. Military Mission. Although he was exposed leading into a spring prep where he collected three stakes victories, the gelding found a new level in a prep which culminated with a Zipping Classic win.

With 61kg fresh in the Randwick City Stakes, Military Mission was terrific in his autumn return, where the six-year-old continued to surge despite giving weight to the quinella.

It's worth noting that he has no winning first-up form, which adds more merit to that March 9 effort and from five second-up attempts, he's recorded three wins and two placings.

Race 6 - 3:15PM Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas Tips (2000m)

Best: 4. Tom Kitten. Now to 2000m fourth-up and off an improved, but unlucky Randwick Guineas outing, Tom Kitten is arguably the safest here, with the Godolphin colt ready for 10 furlongs.

Although he bookended his last prep with wins, including a dominant triumph over this trip in the Group 1 Spring Champion, he was unlucky multiple times in-between those starts.

Tom Kitten was held-up from the 400m to the 150m in the Randwick Guineas and still finished within a length of the winner, while Hugh Bowman has gate two at his disposal here.
Next Best: 7. Immediacy. We've been with Immediacy in all three of his Victorian wins and following a Group 2 Autumn Classic romp to complete the hat-trick, the son of Tarzino now heads north.

Despite completing a recent clockwise jump-out at Cranbourne, the gelding has been given the visitors draw in the Rosehill Guineas, hence his market drift on Wednesday.

It's never easy for a three-year-old to go from maiden grade on debut to beat older horses in a metro BM64 and he did that at Sandown in a race that's produced five winners.

Value: 8. Cap Ferrat. The Chris Waller-trained colt was an eye-catcher first-up and while 1600m at this level was too slick, Cap Ferrat should've finished a little closer in the Australian Guineas.

Although well ridden from a low draw, he couldn't build momentum when required and had the outside run presented at the 350m, fourth or fifth may have been the end result.

A three-year-old who is crying out for 2000m now, he's on track to be peaking over these trips and Ryan Moore is an ideal engagement, as he'll need a strong ride.

Race 7 - 3:55PM The Agency George Ryder Stakes Tips (1500m)

Best: 17. Veight. The McEvoy colt might be more effective over a little shorter and along with getting that here over 1500m, his tactical speed should also be more beneficial at Rosehill.

Gun hoop Damian Lane stays aboard the son of Grunt and from barrier eight without a stack of speed drawn to his inside, they can comfortably settle in the first few pairs.

Veight has already had the benefit of a Sydney trip, having contested last year's Sires' at the end of his first prep and in what's an open George Ryder Stakes, he makes each-way appeal.

Next Best: 1. Think About It. Although he wasn't able to salute as favourite when returning in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes, Think About It lost no admirers in his most recent fresh assignment.

The Joe Pride-trained five-year-old finished second after working wide from off the speed during that 1300m feature and he'll only strip fitter from that return outing.

While untested at 1500m, he ran out a strong 1400m when taking out last year's Stradbroke Handicap and despite the draw/map, I don't want to be losing on Think About It here.

Value: 11. New Energy. A Group 1 placed European, this Australian Bloodstock import appeared forward enough for his Down Under debut  going off his lead-up work at Cranbourne.

While it was a pass mark for Kovalica, who clearly needs more ground, this Ciaron Maher-trained gelding showed a much stronger turn-of-foot in that 1300m contest.

He'll be right down in the weights for a Doncaster Mile, which seems to be the target assignment in a fortnight, although he's in the mix here off that promising Australian debut.

Race 8 - 4:40PM TAB Golden Slipper Tips (1200m)

Best: 1. Storm Boy. He justified Golden Slipper favouritism with a return win in the Skyline Stakes on March 2, which Storm Boy arrived to off just one trial following his Magic Millions 2YO Classic triumph.

Only three horses in history have completed the Magic Millions 2YO Classic/Golden Slipper winning double, with Capitalist being the last horse to achieve that feat back in 2016.

Storm Boy's relished a high pressure affair when recording a 2.5-length victory in that Gold Coast success and that race rated superbly, especially for a two-year-old event.
Next Best: 13. Hayasugi. Golden Slipper's are rarely short on pressure and with six Waterhouse & Bott-trained gallopers in the field (along with an emergency), they won't be hanging around early.

Hayasugi is aiming to become just the sixth two-year-old to complete the Blue Diamond/Golden Slipper winning double and Sepoy was the last to achieve that back in 2011.

Interestingly, Hayasugi was the first galloper since Sepoy to win a Preview, Prelude and Blue Diamond, with the filly coming with a wide run to complete the hat-trick on February 24.

Value: 10. Coleman. Although he disappointed as a beaten fav in the Blue Diamond Stakes, the Matt Laurie-trained colt put in an encouraging effort last Saturday when third in the Pago Pago Stakes.

Shinzo followed the same path last year when backing up from that Group 3 to win the Golden Slipper seven days later and Coleman ran the best closing splits of that race.

Given that he was one of the leading two-year-old's outside of Storm Boy leading into the Blue Diamond, the son of Pierata does look a forgotten horse off just one bad run.

Race 9 - 5:20PM Kia Ora Galaxy Tips (1100m)

Best: 5. Aft Cabin. He caught the eye in his Challenge Stakes return over 1000m at Randwick and while six furlongs is likely his preferred trip, stepping out to 1100m second-up will suit Aft Cabin.

His last two victories have come over 1200m and while he was tried over a mile last autumn, keeping the four-year-old to the sprint distances appears more favourable for now.

Although the TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) will be firmly in their sights third-up, Godolphin will see this handicap as a softer opportunity to get a Group 1 win on his resume.

Next Best: 11. Sunshine In Paris. She was a genuine Everest contender after recording a soft first-up win via her sole spring outing, however, a minor ligament strain saw the last prep end early.

A classy four-year-old who is still untapped, given she's only had six starts, the Annabel Neasham-trained mare recorded her first Group 1 win at start five in last year's Surround Stakes.

While she's untried under 1200m, Sunshine In Paris has only stepped up past six furlongs once and compared to her August hit-outs, her recent trials have looked sharper.

Value: 10. Passive Aggressive. She had a much clearer run when defeating Aft Cabin first-up, however, that Challenge Stakes win was soft one on the line and she's now a double figure quote.

The main query will be backing that performance up, especially being second-up off a decent break, but I felt there was improvement to come going off her prior lead-up work.

That map also looks favourable for the five-year-old, as the majority of the early speed is drawn to her outside, so she can land in the first two or three pairs without too much worry.

Race 10 - 5:55PM TAB Birthday Card Stakes Tips (1200m)

Best: 3. Olentia. She was a good thing beaten fresh in the Triscay Stakes, but it was still an encouraging return from Olentia, who was scratched from the Guy Walter Stakes on March 2.

Instead of stepping up to seven furlongs second-up, Chris Waller has instead kept the daughter of Zoustar at 1200m and on the fresh side, while she finds a very weak Group 3 here.

Her spring campaign did fall away after a sharp first-up victory over this distance and her peak performances have all come early in a prep, so they won't be wasting any runs.
Value: 8. Rainbiel. She's now deep into her second prep for Joe Pride and while the six-year-old is yet to break a winning drought that dates back to October 2021, she is racing well.

Following a third behind Red Card (won again last week), where she was in the worst part of the track, we gave Rainbiel a look at each-way odds when third-up at Randwick a fortnight ago.

While she had to settle for fourth in that March 9 event, the daughter of Toronado still completed the fastest last 600m of the race despite being held-up in the straight.

Rosehill Quaddie Tips:

Race 7: 1,3,10,11,15,16,17
Race 8: 1,7,10,13
Race 9: 1,5,6,7,10,11,13,16
Race 10: 3

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Best Bet2: Osmose To Win @7/2 at betfair - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Aft Cabin To Win @9/2 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
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