Rockhampton races preview September 28

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THE Rockhampton Jockey Club’s Darryn Nufer found 4 of the 7 winners with his on-top selections at the last meeting and takes a look at the Callaghan Park card tomorrow.

Race 1 – The Tax Accountant picks himself here. Should be too good for his opposition. Newcomer to this area Welcome Nugget throws the unknown factor into the race and southern form suggests he goes alright. Our Top Shelf has been racing well. Ruby Georgie the best of the rest.

SELECTIONS: The Tax Accountant; Welcome Nugget; Our Top Shelf; Ruby Georgie.

Race 2 – The Baker looked good winning here last start and can go on with it. Turkey Beach should be rock hard fit now after several runs back and finished on the heels of The Baker last time so sticking with that form. Rise To Fame produced an eye-catcher first up – just a query at the distance and might be looking for further. Malkara has been racing well and is in the mix again.

SELECTIONS: The Baker; Turkey Beach; Rise To Fame; Malkara.

Race 3 – The southern form reads well for Rosinca in this race. Jockey booking also a good lead. Jabrook has been racing well and most of the time not with a great deal of luck. Can’t knock Diamond On Command’s form and is a genuine winning chance. A Littlebittamagic ran well in tougher grade than this last time so can’t overlook her.

SELECTIONS: Rosinca; Jabrook; Diamond On Command; A Littlebittamagic.

Race 4 – French Hussler gets in here much better at the weights than toppie Friendly Dragon who beat her home last time so going with her on that. Deconstructed was good at the Sunshine Coast last time out and can give this a shake. Gold Cufflinks ran well here two starts ago just getting pipped by Rocky’s horse of the year on the post so a repeat sees him competitive. The 62kg is a huge ask for Friendly Dragon and while he could run into the money the weight is a worry. Didn’t find a spot for Worthy Hero who is a query at the trip but don’t rule out in-form trainer and jockey combo from barrier one.

SELECTIONS: French Hussler; Deconstructed; Gold Cufflinks; Friendly Dragon.

Race 5 – The 3kg claim for Chief Advocate looks a good move and form recently behind Now Ask Me and The Baker looks ideal for this. Wary of visitor Arctic Circle whose form is good but hard to line up. If there is a blow-out horse in the race it could be Ruffy Road if you draw a line through his latest effort. Elle The Model has been okay at last two Rocky outings and obviously didn’t handle the surface at Gladstone in between. No spot for Rusty Scooter or Aussie Tycoon who I’ve put in the sack file (you know what happens now).

SELECTIONS: Chief Advocate; Arctic Circle; Ruffy Road; Elle The Model.

Race 6 – Nasty Gal has been enormous last two and on face value looks no reason why she can’t repeat. Sky Brook might get a good run from the gate and could be the danger. Was disappointed with the effort of Amber’s Girl last start behind Nasty Gal after factoring her into calculations and giving one more chance. Ana’s Idol has run into some form gallopers last three and she could be the blowout if there is one. Didn’t find a spot for Flat To Stack who is capable.

SELECTIONS: Nasty Gal; Sky Brook; Amber’s Girl; Ana’s Idol.


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