bet365 Sydney Specials: Rosehill- Saturday 12th of August 2023

The Listed Rosebud (1100m) highlights the card at Rosehill with some smart two-year-olds set to return.

Only a field of eight as I write for the feature but it looks a good betting race and one in which there looks value to be had.

Tiz Invincible looks awfully short at $2.50 with bet365 and is one of a number of runners on the card copping the supposed J-Mac tax. She's promising but ratings of 92 and 98 against limited opposition shouldn't have her anywhere near that price, trials irrespective.

The two that make obvious appeal are the G Waterhouse & A Bott duo. The Instructor was excellent in all three runs last campaign, setting it up for the swoopers in the Group 1 Blue Diamond (1200m) before a spell. 5 1⁄2 f around Rosehill looks ideal and I'm expecting him to firm from his opening quote of $4.80.

Introducing is their other runner, notably with Tim Clark onboard. His run in the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) behind Slipper winner Shinzo also rates high enough to win this and it's easy to forgive the heavy track miss before a spell. Each-way odds about him seems generous.

His trials have been excellent as you'd expect and I think the pair will be in this for a long way which might make things sticky for Tiz Invincible drawn 1 and needing an out.

For something at longer odds, the open handicap attracts a diverse field where it'll be interesting to see how Pericles returns, but there's a few that I think you could back to beat the favoured runners and the one that interests me the most is Looks Like Elvis.

His form really tapered off at the end of last preparation and he's first up since early March but some of his fresh form is excellent for a race like this. In his last two preparations, first and second he's run Timeform ratings of 107+, 112, 101 and 111 which have him right in the finish here.

He's trialled very sharply against some quality horses, I just hate the map at Rosehill. That said, he's $41 with market leaders bet365 and it wouldn't surprise me to see him run a cheeky race.


Bet of the day: Race 8 #1 The Instructor @ $4.80 with bet365*

Each-way play: Race 9 #5 Looks Like Elvis @ $41/9.5 with bet365*

*Odds correct at 12:20pm on 10/8/23

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