2019 Golden Gift Day Preview


Race 1 - 12:35pm

F&M BenchMark 78 Handicap (1110m)

Luccicello looks the one to beat in the first race at Rosehill on Golden Gift Day. The Chris Waller trained filly is resuming but had some handy form in tougher company before a break and has been installed as the odds on favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au. Invictus Salute is fitter for one run back and Sophiella hasn’t been that far off the pace at her recent outings.

No bet

Race 2 - 1:15pm

Class 3 Highway Handicap (1500m)

A wide open betting race for the Highway Handicap with a host of chances. Acquittal made up a lot of ground from the back last start over 1200m at Rosehill and might be looking for the extra ground this time out. Chamisal was a winner two starts back at Taree and followed that up with a second at Grafton and gets his chance in town. Southern Appeal was a winner at Goulburn at his second race start and has been installed as the favourite with a light weight and Normality heads to Rosehill on the back of a win at Scone.

2 Units Acquittal

Race 3 - 1:55pm

BenchMark 78 Handicap (2400m)

A tight betting affair here with five of the nine runners under the $10 mark. Angel Of Heaven has been placed at her last three starts at Rosehill, Warwick Farm and Randwick and gets her chance to break through for an overdue win. Chris Waller has four runners all with a chance, Desert Path, Re Edit, Humbolt Current and Party Host, all well in contention in the betting.   

2 Units Angel Of Heaven

Race 4 - 2:35pm

BenchMark 78 Handicap (1800m)

Baanone is chasing a hat trick after wins at Hawkesbury and Warwick Farm and will get the run of the race from the inside gate. Falcon Island heads back to town following a win in the Coonamble Cup, Stryke Rock is on the improve with a last start fourth in a Saturday Randwick BenchMark 78 Handicap and California Longbow has been a close up fourth at his last two starts on the Kensington Track and at Warwick Farm.    

2 Units Each Way Baanone

Race 5 - 3:15pm

The Country Classic (2000m)

Hard to fault Maid Of Ore with wins at her last four starts and looks the one to beat again. Ready For Danger heads to Sydney after a comfortable win over 1800m at Eagle Farm and is not the worst. Emanuela and But I Know are both down in the weights and are both last start Randwick winners.   

4 Units Maid Of Ore

Race 6 - 3:55pm

Golden Gift (1100m)

Tanker is one of two juveniles in the Golden Gift field to have won a race with a victory in the Listed  Debutant Stakes over 1000m at Caulfield on October 12 and looks the one to beat. See You Soon also saluted the judge on debut at Randwick a fortnight ago and will take plenty of experience from the run. First starter from the Team Snowden camp Blaze A Trail has been well supported in the early betting at Ladbrokes.com.au and Malkovich is one to keep an eye on with two Rosehill barrier trial wins in preparation for her race day debut.  

4 Units Tanker

Race 7 - 4:40pm

F&M Hot Danish Stakes (1400m)

Only a head separated Madam Rouge and Reelem In Ruby when they fought out the finish in the Group 3 Nivison at Randwick a fortnight ago and they could fight out the finish again in the Hot Danish Stakes. Madam Rouge is yet to win at 1400m while Reelem In Ruby is a winner over the same course and distance as this week’s contest. Ready To Prophet and Moss Trip were third and fourth in the Nivison and will be thereabouts again this week.    

2 Units Reelem In Ruby

Race 8 - 5:20pm

BenchMark 78 Handicap (1100m)

Roosevelt made up plenty of ground from the back when second last start at Randwick and gets his chance to go one better in similar company this weekend. Trumbull has been placed at his last three starts at Newcastle, the Kensington Track and Warwick Farm and can be thereabouts again. Sanctioned and Plenty can put some value into the exotics.

2 Units Roosevelt

Race 9 - 6:00pm

BenchMark 78 Handicap (1400m)

Pandano is chasing a hat trick after two wins at Newcastle and has a great chance from an inside barrier in the near capacity field. Final Award is also racing in fine form with two seconds from his last two starts at Warwick Farm and Randwick and has also drawn in close. High Shine is stepping up to Saturday class after a second at Warwick Farm and Matowi has had a freshen up coming back to the 1400m.   

2 Units Pandano

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