Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 19 November 2016

It was a warm humid day in Sydney’s west and the Rosehill Gardens straight was electric, fast times run down the final six furlongs, making it hard for backmarkers to win.

There were a couple of middle-distance races on the card, improving types NEW TIPPERARY and FALKENBERG both showing the promise most thought they had in Race 6 over 1,900 metres after another four-year-old MULTIFACETS had bounced back to form two races earlier over 2,000 metres. 

The biggest plunge on the card came for RELIGIFY in Race 7, who was much more aggresively ridden today over the seven furlongs and relegated RED EXCITEMENT into 3rd, the very horse that had caused a big upset by beating him easily over 1,550 metres last start.  

One race later CHOICE WE HAD stormed home from the back to grab SIR PLUSH on the line in a very exciting finish.

A full review from the yard to the post is on-line below.

Track Info

Rail+6 metres
ConditionsGOOD 3


Weight doesn't matter when they go this slow!

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 11494 Flash Fibian Paul Murray Tye Angland 1 61.0
2 50740 Gibraltar Girl Peter & Paul Snowden Rory Hutchings 5 59.0
3 61334 Lubiton Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 7 57.0

In The Running

LUBITON took up the running from PALLADIAN at a STEADY tempo only. FLASH FIBIAN 5th on the rails and GIBRALTAR GIRL restrained to last.

The Result

FLASH FIBIAN (1st) quickened through the pack to edge out GIBRALTAR GIRL (2nd), who had sprinted up out wide. LUBITON (3rd) held on for a place.

The Interest

FLASH FIBAIN was freshened up after some poor runs in much better grade and enjoyed the 'easy' first 600m here. His sprint was impressive, as was GIBRALTAR GIRL from an almost hopeless position out the back. She's good! PHUKET worth following too, a long leggy type that was only 2.2L from the leaders and is probably better suited to a stronger tempo. Follow GIBRALTAR GIRL and PHUKET.


A mare in form is punting gold

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 3951 Girl Sunday Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 6 58.0
2 68636 Dixie Chick David Pfieffer Tye Angland 1 56.5
3 71771 Firebird Flyer Chris Waller Tim Clark 5 57.5

In The Running

GIRL SUNDAY went to a clear lead from AIR APPARENT and DIXIE CHICK, who held her spot on the rails in the box seat. ZELDA stuck wide. A FAIR to STEADY tempo set up.

The Result

GIRL SUNDAY (1st) kept reeling off rapid time in the lead and held off DIXIE CHICK (3rd), who only just missed. FIREBIRD FLYER (3rd) chased home a few lengths away on the rails.

The Interest

Running faster time than RELIGIFY later in the day, GIRL SUNDAY and DIXIE CHICK both put in huge runs here, streaking clear by 4L! Interesting to see how this form holds up. The signs are good, but DIXIE CHICK did get beaten fair and square the start before. GIRL SUNDAY now two from two this prep. Follow GIRL SUNDAY.


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 10116 Thelittleracketeer Matthew Dale Tommy Berry 1 59.0
2 63028 Hesco Gold Bob Milligan Blake Spriggs 4 54.0
3 7200 Oakfield Time Terry Evans Andrew Adkins 11 54.0


Tommy takes the shortest route

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 6144 Multifacets Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2 57.5
2 11267 Not a Gypsy Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 57.5
3 65274 Herne's Oak Bjorn Baker Ms Deanne Panya (a2) 3 62.5

In The Running

THE BULL jumped best to lead and MR STEAL moved up on the outside. NOT A GYPSY in the box seat and ESCHIELE wide no cover. It was steady early before going for home from the 800m, setting a FAIR tempo overall.

The Result

MULTIFACETS (1st) came to the inside and was too strong for NOT A GYPSY (2nd) and HERNE'S OAK (3rd) wider. THE BULL (4th) tired the final 200m.

The Interest

A few horses with similar form in this race, MULTIFACETS, NOT A GYPSY and ESCHIELE (6th, forgive) all raced well. THE BULL tired late after a lot of recent racing and MONTAUK (7th) did produce the fastest 400m to 200m before peaking on his run. He might be better back in trip. MR STEAL (5th) can win up in distance on a wet track now. Follow MULTIFACETS, NOT A GYPSY and ESCHIELE. Forgive ESCHIELE.


Fresh is best for the Prince

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 13241 Princefamous Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 54.0
2 50786 Kuro John O'Shea Nick Heywood 7 62.5
3 36541 Press Report Kris Lees Tye Angland 6 55.5

In The Running

PRINCEFAMOUS went straight to the lead and set a STEADY tempo, from KURO on his outside and WHISKEY ALLROUND in the box seat. PRESS REPORT in 4th.

The Result

PRINCEFAMOUS (1st) kicked hard down the straight to hold off KURO (2nd), PRESS REPORT (3rd) and SUPREME EFFORT (4th), who did make some ground, unlike others.

The Interest

Fav' LE CORDON BLEU out the back and that's where he stayed. A poor run and a weak final 200m in comparison to most. PRINCEFAMOUS is so good fresh and proved that again, but did get an easy lead. SUPREME EFFORT's run was the other good performance in he race. Follow SUPREME EFFORT.


Young stayers on the rise

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 62967 New Tipperary Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 5 54.0
2 6747 Falkenberg Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 54.0
3 9382 Iggi Pop Peter Robl Tim Clark 1 56.0

In The Running

IGGI POP jumped to the box seat and DANCE OF HEROES worked across to lead. The fav's NEW TIPPERARY and FALKENBERG settled behind them. MALICE got well back on the rails.

The Result

In a driving finish, NEW TIPPERARY (1st) edged out FALKENBERG (2nd) and IGGI POP (3rd) stuck on just behind them.

The Interest

Good runs from the top five and there was some similar form in there too. IGGI POP had a big weight swing on NEW TIPPERARY, but couldn't hold out the promising stayer, while DANCE OF HEROES (4th) had a similar swing on FALKENBERG. In the end it was the two promising stayers that took the first two spots, both horses to follow up in distance. MALICE (5th) made good ground from the back. Follow NEW TIPPERARY and FALKENBERG.


A big plunge gets landed!

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 60784 Religify Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 58.5
2 9422 Duca Valentinois James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 10 54.0
3 41277 Red Excitement Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 5 61.5

In The Running

RELIGIFY took up the running, had a steady section then got rolling for home early, setting an honest FAIR tempo overall. NINTH LEGION a nice spot in the box seat and RED EXCITEMENT getting a nice trail too. DUCA VALENTINOIS restrained to the back.

The Result

RELIGIFY (1st) held them off easily to win. DUCA VALENTINOIS (2nd) stormed out of the pack to run a clear second and RED EXCITEMENT (3rd) hung on for a place.

The Interest

The money came and the ride was just what this horse needed. McEvoy took RELIGIFY by the scruff of the neck and put the bed the disappointing run (and ride) last start over 1550m. DUCA VALENTINOIS is flying too! He is ready to win a race soon. PAJARO and BERRY DELICIOUS also looked good in conditions that probably didn't suit. Follow DUCA VALENTINOIS, PAJARO and BERRY DELICIOUS.


The favourites fight it out

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 66034 Choice We Had Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 1 57.0
2 14343 Sir Plush Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 17 58.5
3 8644 Most Exalted Mack Griffith Tim Clark 12 55.5

In The Running

SIR PLUSH jumped best and strode to the lead from KANDINSKY and MON PERE. The pace was hot early, then steady, then they sprinted from the turn. A FAIR tempo overall. CHOICE WE HAD and MOST EXALTED were back in the pack

The Result

CHOICE WE HAD (1st) weaved through the pack to grab SIR PLUSH (2nd) and a surging MOST EXALTED (3rd) was right there on the line too along with KANDINSKY (4th).

The Interest

There didn't look to be a lot of depth in this race on paper and fav's CHOICE WE HAD (nice ride!) and SIR PLUSH got the quinella, but the eye-catching run came from the third horse. MOST EXALTED is very promising type and one to follow this prep over longer distances. Follow MOST EXALTED.


Too tough and genuine for the boys

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 63539 Dream Lane Nick Mitchell Christian Reith 1 56.5
2 16924 Isorich Wayne Seelin Andrew Adkins 8 58.5
3 50740 Dark Steel Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 2 58.5

In The Running

ISORICH worked up on the outside of DARK STEEL to lead, they backed off the tempo mid-race and QUANTRIL moved up on the outside. HEARTLINGS a touch keen at times behind them. DREAM LANE settled midfield on the rails behind SALMANAZAR. The field bunched on the turn, SABINO SPEED moving up very wide.

The Result

DREAM LANE (1st) stuck to the inside and surged through for an easy 1.3L win as others tired. ISORICH (2nd) hung on for a place from DARK STEEL (3rd), HEARTLINGS (4th) and LYCIA (5th) up the inside.

The Interest

A funny race and a few disappointing runs left the very genuine mare DREAM LANE to hit the line hard and win. Both her and LYCIA produced the best final 200m. They're both horses that can run well again next start over 1400m. HEARLTINGS another run of note, she was a touch 'fresh' and can fire over 1400m too. All mares, maybe they will meet again next start!? Follow DREAM LANE, LYCIA and HEARTLINGS.

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