It was hard to not be impressed with the slashing return win here at Rosehill on June 27 when unleashing a devastating turn of foot over the final 150m to reel them in with ease at the finish.
This well-bred Godolphin gelding is by Lonhro and out of a group three winning mare in Mannington who has already produced Benicio (group one winner) and Romneya (multiple group winner) which are levels that Roheryn could potentially reach.
Producing the fastest last 600m of that Rosehill June 27 program, the speed does look to be present again for this small field with the inclusion of Star Boy who'll aim to have Eduardo and Special Reward both working hard in their first-up attempts.
Dropping 1kg off that last start win and being kept on the fresh side (with a nice trial in-between) looks the right recipe for Roheryn to continue his winning ways this Saturday.
Following an excellent return win at Warwick Farm on June 17, this talented three-year-old from the Greg Hickman stable can be forgiven for his last start third when going down as a $2.50 favourite.
Although he admittedly drew out, he could've been a few pairs closer in the run on that occasion which would've secured him victory with a clear race fastest last 600m of 36.27 peeled off to hand him an eventual third placed finish.
From barrier two this time around, jockey Tommy Berry should be able to settle this son of Tavistock much handier in the run and the extra 100m of this event will only further his winning chances.
This doesn't appear to be an overly deep affair and as the most talented galloper in the field, Travest is well placed to bounce back with a victory as the best bet at Rosehill.
Caulfield - Race 7 No. 4 Viridine
The class of the field may well rise to the top after a strong run in the Monash Stakes behind Jungle Edge.
With the track expected to be in the good range, this probably helps Viridine turn the tables on that galloper and we know that he gets around Caulfield as well.
The rise up to the 1200m also sits in his favour having won over the trip two starts ago at Randwick in the Winter Dash.
The thing that he does need in his favour is the track pattern.
Caulfield has been favouring those horses ridden closer to the pace, but naturally this horse does not sit further than midfield, so a fair playing track sees him as the best bet of the program.
Doomben - Race 8 No. 10 Arthur In Charge
After finishing in the placings in his last two starts, this three-year-old gelding looks primed to return to the winners circle now stepping out over the 1350m.
The Chris Munce-trained son of Charge Forward boasts a strong record over the distance where he has only missed the placings once from five starts including a win, and finished on the heels of Starla two starts back.
Stepping out onto the bog track last-start at the Sunshine Coast, the gelding ran home quite well and is drawn to enjoy a perfect run from barrier three on Saturday.
Larry Cassidy is booked to ride and after dropping 4.5kg from his last-start, Arthur In Charge can bring up another win as the best bet at Doomben.
Caulfield - Race 9 No. 1 Mystery Shot
He defied a hard betting drift last start when winning impressively again at this track, taking his unbeaten run to four wins.
There has been plenty of interest from Hong Kong in the horse, and expected those offers to keep coming this weekend with a favourable barrier draw, a good track and a field that he has already beaten before.
He is potentially a Group class horse, so this is just another step towards some potentially big goals over the spring to get his rating up.
I think he may drift in the market, so if we can be getting $2.50-$3, this looks a very backable price for the unbeaten son of Shooting To Win.