Think It Over. Photo by Steve Hart.

2021 Golden Eagle Day Tips & Preview

We have another fantastic day of racing in NSW this Saturday and although there is no group races, there is plenty of quality horse flesh going around.

Our full 2021 Golden Eagle Day Tips & Preview can be read below.

Race 1: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1200m) 12:40pm
No. 2 Katalin

Katalin has won both of her first up race starts including a benchmark 72 by three lengths to kick start her last prep.

The lightly raced five year old mare has managed three wins from just six career starts and she has drawn perfectly in barrier three for the opening race of the day.

Race 2: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1900m) 1:20pm
No. 2 Mightybeel

Mightybeel has put together back to back wins leading into this race where he has looked bomb proof.

This race does not seem a lot tougher than his last couple and he is one of the best bets on the card at Rosehill this afternoon.

Race 3: Highway Handicap (1200m) 2:00pm
No. 2 Ice In Vancouver

Ice In Vancouver was beaten less than four lengths in The Kosciuszko two weeks ago but the four year old will appreciate the drop back in grade for this Highway race.

The Cody Morgan trained galloper has drawn well in barrier two and he is capable of a rating high enough to win a race of this quality.

Race 4: The Four Pillars (1500m) 2:40pm
No. 4 Different Strokes

The country and provincial trained horses shoot for a share in $700k in prize money in The Four Pillars here.

The Kim Waugh trained Different Strokes has won his last two in a row by a combined five lengths leading into this race.

The lightly raced gelding is yet to miss a place in six career starts and he looks really well placed.

 

Race 5: Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) 3:25pm
No. 2 Think It Over

Connections have been very astute with Think It Over this prep and he shoots for a $1 million bonus if he wins the Rosehill Gold Cup.

He heads into this race on the back of back to back wins at 2000m at Royal Randwick and he was dominant when winning the Group 3 Craven Plate last start.

Having drawn perfectly with barrier three, it will take a good one to beat him.

Race 6: Classique Legend Stakes (1300m) 4:10pm
No. 2 Masked Crusader & No. 12 Dawn Passage

Masked Crusader just missed in The Everest but he showed his exceptional turn of foot late in the race.

The 1300m will suit him down to a tee and he is clearly the one to beat with his class advantage in this year’s Winners Stakes (Classique Legend Stakes).

Dawn Passage has won five of his 17 career race starts and $1.7 million in prizemoney.

I have been really impressed with his two trials leading into this first up assignment and $31 is overs.

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Race 7: Golden Eagle (1500m) 4:50pm
No. 11 Count De Rupee & No. 16 Vangelic

Count De Rupee returned to the races with a dominant win at Rosehill before having four week in between runs to the Silver Eagle.

He was forced to take a huge sideways step with the carnage up font when entering the straight but he savaged the line late in the race.

Vangelic won the Group 2 Golden Pendant at Rosehill second up when beating Nimalee and Entriviere and you can forget she went around in the Golden Eagle.

She did a huge amount of work when leading in the Invitation last weekend but she was game late in the race.

You will expect her to find the fence easily and lead from barrier five, making the $26 available at time of publish is a huge price!

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Race 8: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1100m) 5:25pm
No. 9 Monte Ditto

Monte Ditto has just three wins from 23 career race starts but the six year old gelding was quite competitive behind some good horses last prep.

His last three races during his last prep were won by All Time Legend, Count De Rupee and Lancaster Bomber and he was far from disgraced.

The horse has been gelded since the last time we saw him and he has won both his trials leading into this first up assignment.

Race 9: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1500m) 6:10pm
No. 5 Ma And Pa

The very well bred Ma And Pa has put together three wins in a row so far this prep.

The lightly raced four year old gelding is by Redoute’s Choice out of the multiple Group 1 winner Dear Demi and is a progressive type.

Nash Rawiller steers from the inside barrier and he’s the one to beat.

Race 10: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1300m) 6:45pm
Boxed Trifecta 1/4/5/10 *sub 9*

Box them up in the last and let’s end the day on a high!