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Yard to the Post @ Golden Pendant Day

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 24 September 2016

Impending finish

Dry firm conditions presented themselves at Rosehill Gardens today for the first time in many months after a long winter. Spring has been in the air for a few weeks and now finally it's in the turf too.

On-pace runners were slightly favoured all day, but that didn't stop the two classy colts IMPENDING and DIVINE PROPHET from fighting out the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes. Christian Reith made his move early on DIVINE PROPHET and James McDonald tracked his every move before driving past on the line.

It was a leader that took out the feature Group 2 Golden Pendant though as the track firmed later in the day, TYCOON TARA never headed to score by a clear margin on the line. The Snowden stable keeps suggesting that the mare is heading to the breeding barn soon. That opinion changed today, her form much too strong to stop racing.

In other races, favourite PRIZED ICON ran into trouble in the Gloaming Stakes before getting into 3rd on protest, and ALLERGIC narrowly won the 'match race' that was the Queen's Cup over 2,400 metres.

A full review from the yard to the post will be on-line from Sunday 9am.


photo credit: @atc_races

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