Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 28 January 2017

The track favoured leaders on a typical hot Sydney summer day at Rosehill Gardens, if your horse wasn't within a couple of lengths on the turn you were in big trouble.

Smart two-year-olds started the day with all eyes on potential Slipper runnners. Followers of MENARI were hard done by as the powerful youngster didn't find much luck and lost to debutante PARIAH, both potential Group 1 types.

Later in the day strong all-the-way wins were posted by DYLAN'S ROJO, EMBLEY and SCARLET RAIN, who returned from a long break to show she's still got the speed needed as a three-year-old.

And we're very pleased to report young apprentice Deanne Panya is recovering in hospital with a broken collarbone after a very awkward fall early in the day. Action on course stopped for a race after she fell and came in contact with the running rail.

A full review will be on-line Tuesday 9am.

Track Info

ConditionsGOOD 4 to GOOD 3


Josh Parr finds trouble in the first

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 69651 Pariah Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 54.5
2 6747 Menari Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 1 56.0
3 9422 Malahat James Cummings Corey Brown 3 54.5

In The Running

HUALALAI led from SHOWTIME, who was a touch keen. MENARI in the box seat and PARIAH near the tail. A FAIR tempo was set-up. MENARI was held up until the 200m mark.

The Result

PARIAH (1st) ran home best from he back to beat MENARI (2nd), who ran home well once clear. MALAHAT (3rd) loomed briefly and was safely held.

The Interest

We were to learn later in the day of an ON-PACE bias, which makes the win look even better and suggests there were two clear top picks in this race. PARIAH showed a great sprint from the back and MENARI was ever so unlucky after getting locked up on the inside. He's a big powerful boy that looks every bit the 'Slipper type'. Follow MENARI and PARIAH.


Two servings for Teaspoon

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 1416 Teaspoon Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 10 56.0
2 70593 Mystic Empire Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2 54.5
3 68381 Sweet Deal John P Thompson Jason Collett 5 54.5

In The Running

TEASPOON worked across from the outside to lead from MYSTIC EMPIRE and SWEET DEAL working up very wide. Half way through BOOROOJ checked off heels and fell back onto the heels of MELIBOEA, who then checked MILANESE GIRL. A FAIR tempo set-up. Deanne Panya fell from SEBRING EXPRESS in the straight.

The Result

TEASPOON (1st) and MYSTIC EMPIRE (2nd) knuckled down, the former edging clear late. SWEET DEAL (3rd) fought on out wider. MARGINS 0.5L x 0.2L.

The Interest

TEASPOON had a few ON-PACE bias favours to win on debut and it seems she had the same again here, or is she just one tough filly, we will find out next time! Big runs from SWEET DEAL (very wide), and BOOROOJ (4th, checked, bit wide too), while MELIBOEA (6th, checked) had some excuses too running on against the bias. SAVATIANO (8th, warming up late) not asked for much and is one to follow over further. MILANESE GIRL (9th) a touch field shy. Thankfully Deanna Panya on the mend in hospital after a very awkward looking fall. Forgive SEBRING EXPRESS, SWEET DEAL and BOOROOJ.


Dylan ticks all the boxes at Rosehill

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 60271 Dylan's Rojo Kim Waugh Andrew Adkins 7 57.0
2 20439 Pipeline Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 1 53.0
3 50740 Francesco Mark Newnham Brenton Avdulla 2 53.0

In The Running

DYLAN'S ROJO jumped best and PIPELINE was a touch slow. BRACES moved up outside the leader as a STEADY tempo was set-up, the leader rolling for home from the 600m.

The Result

DYLAN'S ROJO (1st) maintained his sprint to hang on from PIPELINE (2nd), who quickened into it and just couldn't get past late FRANCESCO (3rd) ran on from midfield. MARGINS 0.5L x 0.3L.

The Interest

Right horse, right course, right conditions. DYLAN'S ROJO had been a bit 'up-and-down' this prep (running near last twice!), but his last two runs were in good form races and he deserved the win today, taking advantage of a STEADY tempo and ON-PACE bias. Both PIPELINE and FRANCESCO OK too. INVINZABEEL (wants stronger tempo) and CAUTHEN'S POWER (wants further now) didn't seem to be suited today, don't be surprised if one of them pops up in seven days in a more suitable race. No Follows or Forgives.


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 66555 Madame de Ban Matthew Dunn Hugh Bowman 4 57.0
2 4892 Maestro Tom Terry Evans Jake Pracey-Holmes 2 59.0
3 5455 Circle Game Matthew Dale Brodie Loy 13 57.0


Snowden's Navy sinks the bookies

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 6290 Royal Navy Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 4 53.0
2 47706 The Pharoah Richard Litt Tim Clark 6 54.5
3 58768 Echo Effect Kristen Buchanan Paul King 10 56.0

In The Running

THE PHAROAH jumped best and ECHO EFFECT came across to lead him. AUSTRALIANA moved up to 2nd spot. ROYAL NAYY just behind them. A STRONG tempo was set up. AWOKE was checked just after the turn.

The Result

ROYAL NAVY (1st) was too strong for THE PHAROAH (2nd) and ECHO EFFECT (3rd), who didn't shirk his task.

The Interest

The money came for ROYAL NAVY (well backed into $8.5) after a much improved second-up run at Kembla Grange and he did the job in style. Some big form turnarounds in this race! NEPEAN (7th) had beaten ROYAL NAVY by 7.8L a couple of starts ago and SALSONIC (4th) had lost to AUSTRALIANA (5th) by 6L a few starts ago! AUSTRALIANA disappointing today after such a big win last time and the jockey said he was a touch "flat" and got his tongue over the bit slightly. AWOKE with no luck and not ridden out. Forgive AWOKE.


The class horse gets the job done

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 51030 Music Magnate Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 2 58.5
2 50786 Kuro John O'Shea Joshua Parr 1 58.5
3 62967 Ball of Muscle Joseph Pride Tim Clark 4 58.5

In The Running

BALL OF MUSCLE led from MUSIC MAGNATE with KURO in the box seat. KURO didn't find much room behind the winner and was only fully clear 90m from home.

The Result

MUSIC MAGNATE (1st) drove past BALL OF MUSCLE (3rd), with KURO (2nd) running home hard late.

The Interest

Too classy at Set Weights for MUSIC MAGNATE, the race panning out as you might expect with BALL OF MUSCLE quickening but not finishing off (doesn't he want 1000m these days?). KURO going very well though and would have got close if he was out earlier. BIG MONEY showed good power and and just peaked on his run. He's getting fitter now. Follow MUSIC MAGNATE and KURO.


Canny Glyn gets the better of Brenton

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 51030 Embley Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 2 57.0
2 64092 Montauk Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 57.5
3 63528 Olympic Academy Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 9 61.0

In The Running

EMBLEY took up the running at a STEADY tempo from DUBALI, OLYMPIC ACADEMY and SEWREEL. MONTAUK tracked them up.

The Result

EMBLEY (1st) kept going and held off MONTAUK (2nd), who sprinted up and peaked on this run late. OLYMPIC ACADEMY (3rd) not far off them.

The Interest

Only three horses in the race in the end! VASSAL (4th) did an OK job of running on against the bias and tempo. Schofield made sure EMBLEY dragged out the sprint for home, exposing MONTAUK's shaky stamina over this distance range and it made all the difference in the last 50m. OLYMPIC ACADEMY honest again. SEWREEL (9th beaten 24L) awful and off to the trials (or paddock). No Follows or Forgives.


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 70593 Scarlet Rain Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 56.0
2 9422 Badajoz James Cummings James Doyle 1 57.0
3 61563 Zara Bay Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 7 53.5


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 71900 Invincible Gem Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 8 55.5
2 47823 Foxy Housewife Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 12 53.0
3 70099 Chandana Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 58.0

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