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Sydney Specials: Rosehill – 12th March 2022

What is that old racing saying – we know what we are dealing with!

Well to be honest if that isn't an old saying it's certainly an idiom many punters live by and prefer to uncertainty.

The rain has been unforgiving in areas north of the Murray for seeming weeks now and yet Sydney and Brisbane are still having a crack at racing each week.

It is now Rosehill's turn for a spin around on the damp turf on what is an excellent card even allowing for the Heavy 10.

The Coolmore Classic is always a superb betting race and you just have to look at the fact no favourite has won since Aloha in 2011. Most winners have been 12-1 or better over that time and we are going to back one here who has several things in her favour.

Wandabaa has a huge plus in that she effectively backs up here off the Newcastle Newmarket (8 days ago) and has exactly the same surface which she adores.

She's never missed a placing on the heavy and barely any on the slow either.

So being back from open company to mares grade, carrying ½kg less and drawing to sit around midfield, it lets Tommy Berry blend into the race on the corner and they are all aspects worth noting.

Then you have the Lees family tradition in this race. She is an each way bet to nothing.

Just to continue the historic nature of the day, we are going back to the Phar Lap Stakes where you just find the Chris Waller main target here and back it.

Waller has won 6 of the last 7 runnings of the Phar Lap and every one with a top drawer filly. So much so that they all were either G1 winners before or subsequent to winning here. The first of them went OK – Winx!

Well after the dual acceptors came out, Fangirl is the stable's main chance and she just has to be the one.

Brilliant first up in the Light Fingers, she had a lot of ground to make up in the Surround and while not in the finish, still worked home bravely.

She probably wants the track to begin to dry a little but we can't see any reason she won't handle this.

From here is she the Vinery/Oaks filly or even a Doncaster chance – who knows. But she is very good.

SYDNEY SPECIALS

BET OF THE DAY: Race 6 #11 Fangirl @ $2.20

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 8 #7 Wandabaa @ $14.00


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