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Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 16 March 2019
A downpour on Friday night of over 30mm had many worried about the state of the Rosehill Gardens turf for Coolmore Classic Day, thunder and lightning filling the skies of Sydney as the rain drenched the track for hours on end.
There was no reason to be concerned though, a perfectly presented surface held together throughout the day and punters were treated to some exciting wet track racing as the 'mudders' came to the fore.
Star jockey James McDonald had the biggest wins of the day, two-year-old COSMIC FORCE (picture) demolished the Pago Pago Stakes field by 7.3 lengths to position himself as one of the Golden Slipper favourites and VERRY ELLEEGANT sprinted clear in the Phar Lap Stakes to win by 3.5 lengths. Other wet-trackers to get the prize included DIXIE BLOSSOMS in the feature Group One Coolmore Classic for the girls, RED CARDINAL in the Sky High Stakes and FIFTY STARS just arrived in time to win the Ajax Stakes, booking himself a slot in the Doncaster in two weeks' time.
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