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Sydney’s exciting Autumn Carnival action continues on Saturday and one of the big weekend highlights is the Group 1 2013 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).
Nine three-year-olds will contest the $500,000 feature and Randwick Guineas winner It’s A Dundeel is the current favourite at $1.85.
The only other horse that comes close in betting is Fiveandahalfstar who is a $3.30 chance to build on his second in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes last weekend.
Victorian colt Hvasstan is the only other runner under double figures, with bookmaker.com.au offering the Alister Clark Stakes winner at $8.
Others contesting the Guineas include Chris Waller’s former Kiwi galloper Sacred Falls ($12) and Randwick Guineas third placegetter Tatra ($18).
Need some help deciding your winning picks in this big autumn feature? Keep reading as the Races.com.au experts have been hard at work to bring you our very best selections.
#1 Fiveandahalfstar $3.30
- All class, won Group 1 Victoria Derby in the spring and has scored two runner-up finished in WFA Group 1s this autumn
- Rock-hard fit and showed in the spring he handles a lot of racing
- Faces much easier company than those he thumped when second in the Australian Cup and Ranvet Stakes
- The trip is a walk in the park where it may be a stretch for some of his rivals
- Won his last start at the track by three lengths
- Beat It’s A Dundeel in only clash in the Victoria Derby
#2 It’s A Dundeel $.185
- Fantastic strike rate, six wins from nine starts
- Coming off a strong win in the Randwick Guineas
- Has won at the distance
- Third-up, should improve fitness wise from last start
- Showed he could race closer to the pace in the Randwick Guineas, giving jockey James McDonald more options
#4 Hvasstan $8
- Comes off a win at the distance in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes
- Has form around Fiveandahalfstar and Super Cool, was fourth in the Victoria Derby.
- At peak fitness
- Honest galloper who always fights to the line
- Has four wins and two placings from 10 starts, good strike rate
- Has good association with Craig Newitt who travels to Sydney to take the ride
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