Sydney Specials: Rosehill – 20th February 2021

A change in the forecast has a number on the edge of their seat heading into tomorrow’s Silver Slipper Stakes program with a heavy track now on the cards.

The original forecast had us looking at a soft track, though that is now just wishful thinking.

Always tough doing the form when this is the case as scratchings can rip the program apart.

Fingers crossed that isn't the case tomorrow, but we'll have to wait and see.

Happy to hone in on the last three races of the day, headed by Peltzer in the Hobartville Stakes.

He returned a new career peak first up in the Eskimo Prince Stakes and no reason to think he can't take a step further on Saturday.

The unbeaten Aegon makes his way over from New Zealand and is the early favourite, though I'll be quite surprised if that is the case come the jump.

He has Rosehill Guineas written all over him and while he has won over this trip, suspect he could be left flat-footed in what shapes as sit and sprint affair.

Peltzer looks to get all the favours on-speed and while yet to fire on his home track, I won't be reading much into that.

Tim Clark is unbeaten aboard the galloper and trust him to get it right out in front.

If that is the case, he should prove very hard to gun down.

The James Cummings trained Emanate bumped into The Face first up and now appears well placed to score in the eighth event.

A progressive mare, she brought up the hat-trick prior to a break and hard not to like the way she returned, when only beaten one and a half lengths.

Since kept fresh (28 days), she has trialled well behind her stablemate Andermatt and looks very well placed down in the weights.

Not sure she'll love a genuine heavy track, but should appreciate the speed on up front.

Very few riding better than Rachel King at the moment and with clear air in the straight, she can get home over the top of them.

Simon Dinopoulos' Three Tips:

Race 7 #4 Peltzer @ $4.40

Race 8 #12 Emanate @ $4.80

Race 9 #4 Lackeen @ $3.75

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