The BMW 2012 – Preview and Tips

April 5, 2012

The BMW 2012 – Preview and Tips

Standing as one the nation’s most prestigious staying events, the $2.25 million 2012 BMW (2400m) is one the main races on a bumper Rosehill card this Saturday.

Manighar

Manighar is the Races.com.au pick to take out The BMW at Rosehill this Saturday

A high-class field of 10 stayers will line up to contest the BMW, with the race headed by former Melbourne Cup winner Americain and star French gelding Manighar.

The pair last ran against each other in the Australian Cup on March 10 where American finished third to the Peter Moody-trained Manighar.

Four-year-old mare Southern Speed joins Niwot as one of two local hopes in a mostly international field that includes four New Zealand horses.

The BMW will run as the fifth race at Rosehill this Saturday and is set to jump at 2:25pm.

After spending the week analysing the form and following the markets closely, the Races.com.au team are here to deliver you our exclusive tips for the prized event.

The Winner

We are tipping Manighar ($4.20 – bookmaker.com.au) to make it three Group 1 wins in a row and upset race favourite Americain ($2.10) in Saturday’s feature race.

Leading trainer Peter Moody has been targeting the star import for the race all year and provided the gelding can handle the extra 400 metres, we see no reason why he can’t add the BMW to his successful 2012 campaign that has seen him take out the Australian Cup and Ranvet Stakes.

He has drawn a plum barrier six position and should be better suited to a firming Rosehill track than his American rival.

The Placings

Despite the outside barrier and less than favourable track conditions, Americain should still have enough quality to provide a tough challenge to Manighar.

The seven-year-old is a proven winner at the distance and you can never write off a former Melbourne Cup winner.

Our other tip to round out the placings is New Zealand gelding Precedence ($13.00) who has improved every race this year and finished runner-up last start in the NE Manion Cup.

The Roughie

Local hope Niwot ($17.00) has been improving every start this year with fifth-place efforts in the Futurity and Blamey Stakes followed by a solid fourth to Manighar in the Ranvet Stakes two weeks ago.

He has won at 2400 metres before and if he can continue his recent run of improvement is a good chance to upset the highly-rated favourites this weekend.

Do you agree with our tips for the BMW? Or fancy some your own picks? Whoever you are backing, head to bookmaker.com.au to get the best odds on the BMW action.

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