Yard to the Post @ Coolmore Classic Day

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 17 March 2018

Daysee finish

Ron Quinton loves his mares DAYSEE DOOM and DIXIE BLOSSOMS. DAYSEE is neat, strong and tough, while DIXIE is more athletic and dynamic. Both are high quality and proved that again today in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic.

DAYSEE DOOM settled up on an honest speed set by FLIPPANT, moved to the lead and kept lifting to win as challengers came from everywhere, DIXIE BLOSSOMS slicing home from the back without much luck for a very close 0.9 length 6th. It was an incredible finish with only 2.3 lengths between 1st and the 13th-placed ALIZEE.

Andrew Noblet's SILENT SEDITION once again just missed out after placing in the 2017 Coolmore Classic, running 3rd beaten 0.3 lengths, while the very well-backed OREGAN'S DAY couldn't quite get there in 2nd. 

There was even more drama one race later as the much-maligned TOM MELBOURNE was sent out as favourite in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes. He had run 2nd in most of his starts for Chris Waller and as scripted the big striking galloper loomed up and peaked late, stable-mate COMIN' THROUGH too fit when it mattered most.

Earlier in the day WRITTEN BY (1st) and SANDBAR (2nd) positioned themselves as the horses to beat in the Golden Slipper, storming clear of the chasing pack in the Pago Pago Stakes, running rapid time in the process. SUNLIGHT won the Magic Night in a 0.52 second (3.5 length) slower time, but she looks like she has more to give next week.

The full review has been delayed and will be on-line next Monday 5pm.

 

photo: @atc_races



Track Info

RailTRUE
ConditionsGOOD 4
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR, RAILS to 6W in straight (1-5), then 2W to 6W in straight (6-9)

Race 1 CATANACH'S HANDICAP

steady tempo : long sprint

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 6144 Multifacets Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9 55.5
2 6597 All Too Soon David Payne Tye Angland 10 54.5
3 13386 Tamarack Joseph Pride Jay Ford 4 55.5


Race 2 HARROLDS SKY HIGH STAKES

steady tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 60601 Auvray Richard Freedman Glyn Schofield 4 55.5
2 60967 Libran Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5
3 65430 Mackintosh Richard Litt Tye Angland 9 56.5


Race 3 CANADIAN CLUB MAGIC NIGHT STAKES

Will the Golden Slipper fit Sunlight?

fair tempo
Bias: rails-6w

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 76511 Sunlight Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 55.5
2 9422 Cristobal James Cummings Tye Angland 1 55.5
3 6747 Sweet Ava Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5

In The Running

SUNLIGHT led at a FAIR tempo, SETSUNA moving up and putting some pressure on. INTO THE ABYSS stuck wide with no cover.

The Result

SUNLGHT fought on best to win from CRISTOBAL (1.3L) fighting on up the rails and SWEET AVA (1.8L) holding her ground.

The Interest

SUNLIGHT is a powerhouse and only needs a dry track to be the one to beat in the Slipper. SWEET AVA going along nicely and she could be suited to 1400m next start. PERFECT PITCH *(pushed wide turn) *(wider than best ground?) a hidden run, she is tough and ready to run a big race next start too.


Race 4 CAFE CULTURE + INSITU PAGO PAGO STAKES

On to the Slipper for Melbourne's fighter

fair tempo
Bias: rails-6w

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 2046 Written By Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4 55.5
2 77269 Sandbar Brad Widdup Christian Reith 6 55.5
3 69651 Spin Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5

In The Running

WRITTEN BY led at a fair tempo #(bit keen) with SANDBAR on his back. TOULOUSE stuck wide with no cover.

The Result

WRITTEN BY (1st) and SANDBAR (2nd 0.2L) staged a battle down the straight, SPIN (3rd 4L) running home OK out wider on the track.

The Interest

WRITTEN BY a quality galloper with real fight that will be competitive in the Slipper, SANDBAR putting himself in the equation now also. SPIN #(bit keen) *(wider than best ground?) a better run than it looked. They seem the three to follow, CHABREET (4th 5.2L) still learning and TOULOUSE *(stuck wide) *(pushed wide turn) *(wider than best ground?) (12th 8.1L) better up to 1400m+ next time.


Race 5 SCHWEPPES MAURICE MCCARTEN STAKES

strong tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 9288 Dothraki Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 12 59.0
2 77467 Sprightly Lass Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 8 53.0
3 64397 New Universe Chris Waller Michael Walker 1 53.0


Race 6 CHANDON S PHAR LAP STAKES

fair tempo : long sprint

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 50815 Unforgotten Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 54.5
2 69551 Holy Snow Mick Price Blake Shinn 10 56.5
3 12125 Hiyaam Mick Price Michael Walker 11 54.5

The Interest

HOLY SNOW was well backed and produced a huge run from the back, UNFORGOTTEN getting a nice trail behind him and only grabbing him late. HIYAAM stuck on well to the line and will be suited over further.


Race 7 COOLMORE CLASSIC

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 68301 Daysee Doom Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 14 57.0
2 74721 Oregon's Day Mick Price Michael Dee 6 51.0
3 69196 Silent Sedition Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 7 57.5


Race 8 HYLAND RACE COLOURS AJAX STAKES

fair tempo : long sprint

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 58382 Comin' Through Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 56.0
2 6301 Tom Melbourne Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4 56.5
3 6340 Radipole Michael Moroney Corey Brown 1 53.0


Race 9 TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP

steady tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 9422 Peacock James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 54.5
2 6340 Tribal Wisdom Michael Moroney Brenton Avdulla 11 56.5
3 74788 Up 'n' Rolling Chris Waller Blake Shinn 10 57.0



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