True Detective. Photo by Steve Hart.

2020 Lord Mayors Cup Day Tips & Preview

There are nine quality races taking place at Rosehill on Saturday with the feature being the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup.

We’ve sweated over the form and produced the best set of tips for the meeting that you will find.

Follow us in below.

Race 1: Darley 2YO Handicap (1100m) 11:30am
No. 1 Anders

Anders was swamped late by the talented Peltzer when first up at Kembla Grange and that colt has now gone on to win twice in town since that win.

He couldn’t have been anymore impressive than his last start win, scoring by over six lengths at Wyong.

Race 2: Highway Handicap (1400m) 12:05pm
No. 6 Leg Work

Leg Work is a three year old gelding of some ability having won twice and placed twice from six career race starts. 

He was beaten only 1.1 lengths in a Class 3 Highway race two weeks back and he again looks well placed in a race of this quality. 

Race 3: Coolmore Australia Handicap (1200m) 12:40pm
No. 2 Mo's Crown

Mo’s Crown was wide for the entire trip when comfortably beaten by Masked Crusader last time out.

He has drawn much better in barrier three for this race and the best jockey in the country, James McDonald, jumps aboard for the first time.

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Race 4: Schweppes Handicap (1500m) 1:15pm
No. 4 Trumbull

With the scratching of Top Prospect, I’m happy to be with the Kim Waugh trained Trumbull who is coming off a very nice fourth behind Ranier at Listed level last start.

Race 5: Trapeze Artist @ Widden Stud Handicap (1200m) 1:55pm
First 4 - 1,2,4,5/8/1,2,4,5/1,2,4,5

Fituese has now won five of her seven career race starts and she couldn’t have been more impressive when she won her first stakes race last start at Rosehill.

She does rise in weight and distance and although she does look the winner, there are a few horses at the top of betting that could cause a boilover.

She is not much of a betting proposition at her current quote so I’ve found a way to have a bet! Let’s hope she just finds one better or luck is against her!

Get around this First 4!

Race 6: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1400m) 2:30pm
No. 8 St Covet's Spirit

I’m keen to give St Covet’s Spirit another chance in this grade of racing after hitting the heavy track last start which she just doesn’t handle well.

She was beaten only a length by the very smart Rubisaki before running second behind Dawn Passage who is chasing the cash up in Queensland at the moment.

The 1400m suits as does barrier six.

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Race 7: Listed Lord Mayors Cup (2000m) 3:10pm
No. 16 Aliferous

Aliferous is becoming a hugely frustrating horse for those that have been backing her in recent times.

She is clearly a talented mare that has produced some incredible closing sectionals, as seen in her last start at listed level at Randwick.

She draws the inside barrier, which should not be an issue as she goes back anyway, and if there is speed on again, she can storm over the top at nice odds. 

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Race 8: Exceedance @ Vinery Stud Handicap (1300m) 3:50pm
No. 6 True Detective

True Detective has always looked a stakes grade horse but is yet to secure a win at that level.

The son of Shamus Award was narrowly beaten at this grade two back and he should be fitter for this race.

James McDonald steers from barrier two. Both positives. 

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Race 9: Iron Jack Handicap (1100m) 4:30pm
No. 7 Handspun

This is short of Handspun’s ideal distance but she has an excellent record fresh and has drawn well in barrier two.