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.
|Conditions||GOOD 4 to GOOD 3|
Josh Parr finds trouble in the first
|1||Pariah||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||4||54.5|
|2||Menari||Gerald Ryan||Joshua Parr||1||56.0|
|3||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.
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.
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
|1||Teaspoon||Michael Freedman||Hugh Bowman||10||56.0|
|2||Mystic Empire||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2||54.5|
|3||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.
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.
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
|1||Dylan's Rojo||Kim Waugh||Andrew Adkins||7||57.0|
|2||Pipeline||Gerald Ryan||James Innes Jnr||1||53.0|
|3||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.
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.
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.
|1||Madame de Ban||Matthew Dunn||Hugh Bowman||4||57.0|
|2||Maestro Tom||Terry Evans||Jake Pracey-Holmes||2||59.0|
|3||Circle Game||Matthew Dale||Brodie Loy||13||57.0|
Snowden's Navy sinks the bookies
|1||Royal Navy||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||4||53.0|
|2||The Pharoah||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||6||54.5|
|3||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.
ROYAL NAVY (1st) was too strong for THE PHAROAH (2nd) and ECHO EFFECT (3rd), who didn't shirk his task.
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
|1||Music Magnate||Bjorn Baker||Kerrin McEvoy||2||58.5|
|2||Kuro||John O'Shea||Joshua Parr||1||58.5|
|3||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.
MUSIC MAGNATE (1st) drove past BALL OF MUSCLE (3rd), with KURO (2nd) running home hard late.
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
|1||Embley||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||2||57.0|
|2||Montauk||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||3||57.5|
|3||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.
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.
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.
|1||Scarlet Rain||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||6||56.0|
|2||Badajoz||James Cummings||James Doyle||1||57.0|
|3||Zara Bay||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Corey Brown||7||53.5|
|1||Invincible Gem||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||8||55.5|
|2||Foxy Housewife||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||12||53.0|
|3||Chandana||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||9||58.0|