Marenostro (Rosehill Race 4, No.5)
Marenostro is a horse to follow all winter says The Wolf. This slow-maturing five-year-old returned with a dominant display at Rosehill first-up suggesting he’s in for his best ever campaign. It was on a dry track too. This Kiwi bred galloper loves the wet so as we get into the depths of winter, he’ll keep racking up the wins. This assignment has some well credentialled horses in it but very few of them like to stick their necks out. Confidently back Maranostro to get the job done.
Jalan Jalan (Sandown Race 8, No.3)
This is a really underrated filly. The Wolf tipped her up in the Euclase at Morphettville last start but the barrier cruelled her chances. Still, she ran on hard late running some slick closing sectionals so there is no reason to drop off. She’s down from Group Two company for this and although she takes on the boys, should be able to chalk up another deserved win. Damien Oliver legs back aboard and he’s the last rider to get the job done on her. From barrier 3, he should give her every chance.
Love Days (Morphettville Race 2, No.4)
The Wolf has been awaiting the return of this Bel Esprit filly. Burst onto the scene with two dominant victories before being given a bum steer by Mark Zahra at her third outing. Should have won her first three. The last time we saw her she failed at Flemington but was only 4.4L off Heatherly and looked to race like she was at the end of her preparation. Off a good break she can bounce back to her best in a suitable race here.
Painte (Rosehill Race 9, No.5)
When assessing form for Heavy tracks the most basic three elements are race fitness, handles the wet and races on speed. Of course there are exceptions but you won’t go too far wrong following these according to The Wolf. With that in mind, Painte looks the standout bet in the last at Rosehill when the track will be a mess. Encosanati is hard in the market but he is being set a huge task off such a long break.
Classic Uniform (Rosehill Race 6, No.5)
This is a very deep three-year-old race for Sydney this time of year which has seen Classic Uniform go up double figure odds. Liked his return at Newcastle over an unsuitable 1200m where he lumped 60.5kg. Strips fitter for that and on a wet track out to 1500m, he is in this up to his ears. The Gary Moore stable is really starting to hit its straps recently too. The Wolf would be very surprised you weren’t collecting on an each-way ticket.