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Australian Racing: Zou Tiger ready to Roar

There are 18 meetings set to take place on Saturday with plenty of metro action to look at including a ten race card at Randwick.

Race 8 Randwick

Zou Tiger @ 13/5

Race 7 Sandown Hillside

Belle Et Riche @ 11/2

Race 4 Eagle Farm

Rock Amore @ 12/5

Tiger to provide Marquand with Group Glory

The Group 3 Fujitsu General Eskimo Prince over 1200m and restricted to three-year-olds is the feature at Randwick. Aft Cabin showed good form in his first spell winning two of his four starts.

James McDonald’s mount looks likely to start favourite having taken out the G3 Caulfield Guineas over 1400m at Caulfield in September on his latest start. While the son of Astern has yet to race on the good 4 track forecast he did perform well on a soft 5 surface and should have no issue with the quicker ground here.

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Zou Tiger is preferred here however with John O’Shea engaging English hoop Tom Marquand for the ride. Marquand who has ridden at the Sydney Carnival before is sure to prove popular with trainers and punters alike.

Zou Tiger ended his last spell with a solid third when jumping at big odds in the 16 runner Group 1 Golden Rose over 1400m at Rosehill in September. That Golden Rose form looks strong enough with In Secret (second) and Golden Mile (fourth) both winning at the highest level subsequently.

Spelled following that effort Zou Tiger has a decent draw in seven and with no obvious pace rival is taken to make all the running first up.

Riche for Group success

The Lamaro’s Geoffrey Bellmaine, a 1300m Group 3 contest is one of two races at that level set to take place at Sandown Hillside. A soft 5 track is forecast for the sprint, which is restricted to fillies and mares.

The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Snapped is expected to prove popular with punters having followed up a comfortable win over 1000m here with a third over 1100m at Rosehill. Those efforts came at Benchmark 70 and Benchmark 78 level respectively.

The four-year-old steps up in grade here while Mark Zahra’s mount won twice over 1200m early in 2022 she has to prove her stamina over this 1300m trip. Belle Et Riche has shown solid form at Benchmark 78 level in three of her four starts this spell. Mitchell Freedman’s filly caught the eye when winning over 1400m on a good 4 track at Flemington last month.

The pick has gone well on wet tracks in the past including when winning her maiden on a heavy 8 at Bendigo in May last year so should have no issues with the soft 5 surface expected.

A wide draw in 11 is a slight concern but Ben Melham’s mount has run well from off the pace in the past and is taken to record her first Group race success.

Amore to complete double

The fourth at Eagle Farm is a competitive looking eight runner Benchmark 85 contest. A good 4 surface is expected for the 1500m contest with Tony Gollan’s Rock Amore looking the part with regards to a likely winner.

The six-year-old has won two of his three starts this spell including by half-a-length in a Class 6 over 1350m on a good 3 track at Doomben last month. Disappointed in a 1425m event at this Benchmark 85 level at Gold Coast prior to that but looks worth another try at this level.

The distance here should prove no issue having performed well over 1550m in the past and with the highly promising Angela Jones up Rock Amore looks up to registering his seventh career success.

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