Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 03 February 2018

Trapeze artist win

The steady stream of Group-level horses returning to the track continued at Rosehill Gardens today, Golden Slipper contenders, Golden Rose winners and another couple of potential Autumn Carnival stars all on show.

In the early two-year-old races Golden Slipper second favourite PERFORMER knuckled down to just beat the big-striding Snowden debutante STRATOSPHERE by a nose in the Group 3 Canonbury. It was a farcically run race though and even the third-placed EXCELTIC did enough after being held up, a race that didn’t give punters much of a Slipper guide.

The Widden Stakes for the fillies was a more honestly run affair, Waller backing up PERFORMER’s win with a strong finish from FIESTA to make it back it back-to-back Group 3s. ADAMINA another debutante impressing after leading them up.

And in the feature Group 2 Expressway Stakes for the older horses over 1,200 metres, TRAPEZE ARTIST got on-pace and drove hard to the line to show his Golden Rose win was no fluke. Favourite ADDICTIVE NATURE (3rd) held up just when he was about to unleash a powerful sprint.

Check back in for a full review of the day Monday 5pm.

 

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Track Info

Rail+3m
ConditionsSOFT 6 to SOFT 5
WeatherFINE, some showers
BiasFAIR

Race 1 YOUR LOCAL GREENGROCER HANDICAP

A Sebring filly that oozes class

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 9678 Charlayne Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1 53.5
2 71343 Problem Solver Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 9 53.5
3 4921 Sheikha Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla 7 55.0

In The Running

WE HAVE LIFT OFF took up the running at a STEADY tempo, backing it off for one cheap 11.8 section mid-race. CHARLAYNE getting the box seat trail behind.

The Result

CHARLAYNE (1st) took the inside run 3W as the pack came wider. PROBLEM SOLVER (2nd 0.8L) stormed home from the back. SHEIKHA not far away (3rd 1.1L).

The Interest

She won a much easier race on debut, but did it with class at Canterbury, Waller's promising CHARLAYNE untouched again over 1,100 metres. She has the most beautiful conformation, bred from Sebring so likely to have some fight too. PROBLEM SOLVER was confidently backed and put in a bottler from the back after winning the rich Maiden at the Gold Coast fresh. He's simply a better horse this prep. Follow him too.


Race 2 TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING CANONBURY STAKES

Dramatic final strides to a farcical race

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 76970 Performer Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 57.5
2 76067 Stratosphere Peter & Paul Snowden Glyn Schofield 1 54.5
3 10765 Exceltic Gary Portelli Corey Brown 2 54.5

In The Running

STRATOSPHERE took up the running at a SLOW tempo.

The Result

PERFORMER (1st) peeled out from behind leaders, sprinted up and fought on for a narrow win, beating STRATOSPHERE (2nd 0.1L), who drove hard to the line after being joined. EXCELTIC (3rd 2.6L) chased OK after getting held up slightly.

The Interest

What to make of this race, the sectionals were farcical so all we are measuring is how well these horses sprint home off a slow tempo. Each of the top three did enough, even EXCELTIC chasing home well after not the best of rides from C Brown (off heels at key moment) *(held up slightly). No knock PERFORMER clearly and STRATOSPHERE looks to have strength. We will know more next time!


Race 3 WIDDEN STAKES

Waller toughness in another youngster

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 8148 Fiesta Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 54.5
2 44132 Adamina Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 9 54.5
3 6784 River Bird Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 3 54.5

In The Running

ADAMINA took up the running at a FAIR tempo, TELL NO TALES, DYNAMISANTE moving up on the outside, leaving SECRET LADY out four wide no cover.

The Result

FIESTA (1st) got into a bumping match before finding room and surging late to catch a very game ADAMINA (2nd 0.2L). RIVER BIRD (3rd 2.2L) made ground up the inside late.

The Interest

Waller gets them fit and hitting the line no matter how old they are, FIESTA resuming with a strong win. Other runs worth noting are BOLD ARIAL (4th 2.7L) *(held up 300m to 200m), INTO THE ABYSS (5th 2.8L) (took a wide course) and SECRET LADY (7th 4.1L) **(stuck very wide). This was the race the jockeys worked out the inside ground was fine, Miss Jess Taylor on RIVER BIRD $18 showing them that.


Race 4 SYDNEY MARKETS FOUNDATION HANDICAP

Layers get burnt taking on a winner

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 8148 Cellarman Chris Waller Blake Shinn 5 58.5
2 70484 King Darci Tim Martin Ms Rachel King 7 58.0
3 9422 Flow James Cummings Corey Brown 2 57.0

In The Running

KING DARCI took up the running and controlled a STEADY tempo.

The Result

CELLARMAN (1st) snuck up the inside, came 2W and drove through to win. KING DARCI (2nd 0.8L) fighting to the line. FLOW (3rd 1L) did loom up to win, but didn't finish it off.

The Interest

Why oh why did this horse jump $6.5? On a SOFT 5 it looked a race between him and FLOW, Shinn getting a lovely run up the inside and sprinting through. Did some over aggressive layers think the SOFT track was against? (no evidence in form to prove that). FLOW only fair for a $2.9 fav' with every chance. SO WILLIE (8th 8.4L) one to keep watching if a wet track pops up, he wasn't asked again by Schofield.


Race 5 TAB HIGHWAY PLATE

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 68814 Mate Story Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire 14 57.5
2 67924 Acquittal Danny Williams Jay Ford 3 55.5
3 63000 It's a Lottery John Bateman Joshua Parr 4 59.0


Race 6 FRESHMARK HANDICAP

Well bred and on the rise

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 1780 Bye See Michael Tubman Ms Winona Costin 7 54.0
2 46900 Travancore Bryce Heys Jean Van Overmeire 1 53.5
3 66048 Ready for Success Kathryn Durden Adam Hyeronimus 4 54.5

In The Running

SAMADOUBT rolled along in the lead with TAHSIN moving up on his outside. A FAIR tempo set up.

The Result

BYE SEE (1st) came wider, took over and fought on to win. TRAVANCORE (2nd 0.5L) weaved through from the back and READY FOR SUCCESS (3rd 0.7L) sustained a long run from the turn.

The Interest

BYE SEE is owned by the same connections that raced her brave mum CHANCE BYE and they are in for a good ride with this one too. She had failed fourth-up last prep when stepping up in grade at Hawkesbury, but that was on a firm track and today she improved again back to SOFT ground, hitting the lead early and holding them off. TRAVANCORE loved the return to SOFT too and just needs things to go his way after missing the start every time (did get a nice run today). READY FOR SUCCESS back with a bang, sustaining a very long run. INVINCIBLE GEORGE (9th 4.8L) was average and didn't seem to get the distance, SAMADOUBT (8th 4L) weak over the final 200m (end of prep, or didn't get trip? He has before). QUICK DEFENCE (10th 5.8L) in the stewards' report +(slow recovery).


Race 7 SYDNEY MARKETS LIMITED EXPRESSWAY STAKES

The Golden Rose winner shines again

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 65653 Trapeze Artist Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 6 55.5
2 12833 Showtime Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5
3 1524 Addictive Nature Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 55.5

In The Running

MEMES took up the running with TRAPEZE ARTIST on her outside. An honest FAIR tempo (strong side) was set up.

The Result

TRAPEZE ARTIST (1st) drove to the lead and was too strong, SHOWTIME (2nd) ran on and ADDICTIVE NATURE (3rd) wasn't far off after getting held up, but he was safely held late.

The Interest

TRAPEZE ARTIST had the class and the strength to win this, getting on-pace and letting his speed do the talking. ADDICTIVE NATURE *(held up) just held up when he was ready to sprint. He would have been closer, but given he was safely held the last 50m the winner probably would have held him anyway. GLOBAL GLAMOUR (4th 1.9L) putting in a solid effort, the 3YOs just too classy over this distance. The saddle slipped on MEMES (6th 7.3L) (saddle slipped).


Race 8 FOODBANK HANDICAP

The strongest stayer and the smartest ride

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 65473 High Opinion Kris Lees Tim Clark 5 55.5
2 13386 Gamblestown Joseph Pride Jean Van Overmeire 7 61.0
3 Missing More Energy Jason Coyle Jason Collett 11 58.5

In The Running

HUNTER JACK rolled to the lead and set a FAIR tempo, HIGH OPINION moving up on his outside and settling well. VAUCLUSE BAY expected to be near pace, but was dragged back to last after jumping with the pack.

The Result

HIGH OPINION moved up and sustained a very strong run to win clearly. GAMBLESTOWN (2nd 1.8L) out of the pack and made ground to run a clear 2nd from MORE ENERGY (3rd 4.1L) running on from the back.

The Interest

This race looked pretty thin on paper and the amount of horses struggling on the turn (tempo wasn't that hot!) showed you there were only a few in the race. HIGH OPINION took all luck out of the equation and went forward, he's a horse that can be out-sprinted on a firm Rosehill, the SOFT conditions suiting perfectly and he surged home hard in a very good final 200m section (12.09, better than MORE ENERGY from the back in 3rd 12.18). GAMBLESTOWN proved he can handle 2000m and is so close to a win. MORE ENERGY on the way up this prep and VAUCLUSE BAY (5th 6.1L) has only raced well on firm tracks with bias in his favour this prep. MORE MOET (12th 84.2L) wasn't himself +(tongue over bit).


Race 9 FRESH FOR KIDS HANDICAP

Punters care plenty about this brute

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 76153 Don't Give a Damn Danny Williams Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5
2 6351 Insensata Jason Coyle Jason Collett 7 58.0
3 48936 Wild Heart Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3 56.0

In The Running

DON'T GIVE A DAMN took up the running and rolled at a FAIR tempo, PIANISSIMO moving up on his outside.

The Result

DON'T GIVE A DAMN (1st) kept rolling strongly and fought them off, winning clearly from INSENSATA (2nd 1.8L), who run on up the inside, and WILD HEART (3rd 1.9L), who got a nice trail just off the leaders.

The Interest

The winner is a good horse, beating country types last prep, he's built like a Group-level contender and he took care of Saturday BM 83 grade well today. More to come. Swooping mare INSENSATA carried 58kg and did very well against the boys. KAONIC the other talking point, Schofield took off early on the turn and his run evened out, apparently looking a bit 'fat' in the yard. There was a mention in the vet report too +(lame).



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