Rosehill Horse Racing: San Domenico Stakes Betting Tips

August 12, 2016 by Posted in Horse Racing Tips


Smithfield RSL Club San Domenico Stakes 1100m – Group 3

The Group 3 San Domenico Stakes is the highlight of the card at Rosehill Gardens this weekend with the return of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist.

His presence in the field means we only have a total of 6 runners going around over the 1100m.

At this stage the track is rated a Soft 7 but with fine weather predicted we may be lucky enough to get an upgrade at some stage. I think it’s safe to assume, however, that we will be racing on a Soft track regardless.

Tango Rain looks the likely leader after leading all the way to win both of his starts to date. Outside of that anything could happen. Capitalist has the ability to kick up outside the leader or take a sit – I think first up with 60kg he will do the latter.

Star Turn is similar in that he has showed he can race up with the leaders or back in the field. From barrier 6 of 6 it will be interesting to see what Berry decides to do. Kentucky Miss sports blinkers for the first time and from barrier 1 I’d expect her to sit right on the back of the leader. Mount Panorama may end up at the back of the field by default, while Manolo Blahniq raced handy in his last trial.

Capitalist comes into this at a reasonable price at $1.80. The only fear I have is the record of previous Golden Slipper winners returning in their three-year-old year. This guy’s trials, however, have been pretty slick and he is under good care with the Snowdens, so I think he is the likely winner despite lumping 60kg.

Manolo Blahniq is a Group 3 winner in New Zealand and has his first Australian start here. Interesting move to bring him to Sydney despite having a Mornington-based trainer. His latest trial was fairly uninspiring so he rates as a place chance only here.

Star Turn has been the money horse leading into the race. He showed good ability as a two-year-old and his two trials leading into this have been sharp. Was beaten 3 lengths in the Slipper by Capitalist but gets 4kg weight advantage here and plenty depends on how they come up after the break. Can win if Capitalist doesn’t show.

Tango Rain is two wins from two starts so far in his career and the form out of his latest win has stood up well with Thronum coming out and winning. Looks like he will jump and run in the lead and he may be hard to run down.

Mount Panorama has been gelded since last preparation. He ran well in both the Silver Slipper and the Pago Pago last time in so the ability is definitely there. Has trialed well leading into this and it will be interesting to keep an eye on the market pre-race to see if that gives us any hints. I feel he can run a big race.

Kentucky Miss ran respectably last start at Caulfield which followed a Wyong 2YO Handicap win. This is much harder but she gets the blinkers on and a soft run from barrier 1. May be a bit outclassed, however.

I really don’t think this is much of a betting race. It’s hard to oppose the Slipper winner Capitalist but there’s often a question mark over those types progressing into their 3YO year. Tango Rain looks to have good form on the board and may give a good sight in the lead, while both Star Turn and Mount Panorama could be capable of rolling the favourite if he’s not at his best. Kentucky Miss and Manolo Blahniq are the two I’m happy to oppose.



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