Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 03 June 2017

Both Rosehill Gardens and Doomben raced in perfect condition today, punters able to bet with confidence on GOOD dry tracks. What a relief after the Randwick Autumn Carnival and the drama up at Eagle Farm last week.

In Sydney, cool conditions and a winter breeze kept racegoers on their toes, the horses enjoying the cooler weather in the parade. 

Waterhouse and Bott's SUPPLY AND DEMAND led all the way to win one of the feature races over 1,800 metres as many others got crowded back in the back, none more so that Waller's pair MONTAUK and SO WILLIE, who gave each other a shoulder barge that State of Origin players would have been proud of.

One race later a big betting plunge on ROYAL TUDOR came off, the improving galloper sprinting best to narrowly beat SIR BACCHUS in a 1,400 metre race that was surprisingly slowly run. Favourite SNOOPY was up and down in the betting and the stewards report will explain more after he dropped right back.

In earlier races, ZAMEX stormed home again to win the TAB Highway and Bjorn Baker's TEST THE WORLD sunk a big betting plunge, edging out Waterhouse and Bott's heavily-backed ARBEITSAM leader in the closing stages.

Feature races have been reviwed below.


photo: @racing_nsw

Track Info

ConditionsGOOD 3


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Silence Peter & Paul Snowden Glyn Schofield 9 55.5
2 Intrinsic Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 1 53.5
3 Last Starfighter Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Rory Hutchings 8 55.5


steady tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Test the World Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 10 53.0
2 Arbeitsam Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blaike McDougall 5 54.5
3 Dissolute James Cummings Tye Angland 1 56.5


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Cottage Darren Beadman Corey Brown 1 59.0
2 Reiby Rampart Jason Attard Adam Hyeronimus 5 57.5
3 Labdien Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 58.5


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Zamex Matthew Dunn Tye Angland 2 57.0
2 Call the Captain Liam Munro Blaike McDougall 3 56.5
3 Cliff Joe Cleary Brenton Avdulla 12 57.0


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Just Dreaming Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 3 59.0
2 Uptown Lad Kim Waugh Jay Ford 10 59.5
3 Walk the Streets Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 13 56.5


The Hawkes stable play a strong hand

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Firsthand Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 1 54.0
2 Wild 'n' Famous Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 2 57.0
3 Pick Me Up Tim Martin Yusuke Ichikawa 4 53.5

In The Running

PRIMAL FLIGHT and GIRL SUNDAY took up the running from FIRSTHAND (touch keen early) and ISORICH at a FAIR tempo. ZIN ZAN EDDIE stuck wide no cover in midfield. INVINCIBLE KNIGHT slightly held up making his run in the straight.

The Result

FIRSTHAND $3.6F (1st) edged wider and fought hard to just edge out WILD'N'FAMOUS $5 (2nd 0.2L), who had sprinted from midfield and hit the lead briefly. PICK ME UP $18 (3rd 0.4L) ran on up the inside and INVINCIBLE KNIGHT $41 (4th 1.2L) wasn't far off them.

The Interest

He has been a horse that the Hawkes stable have been trying to get to settle before stepping up in distance and he did an OK job today before fighting on best. FIRSTHAND a horse with plenty of upside that looks at least a 1200m to 1400m type if they can calm him down in the run. WILD'N'FAMOUS so close again! PICK ME UP, INVINCIBLE KNIGHT and GIRL SUNDAY $5 (5th 1.6L) all good and ready for 1400m now. REINCARNATE in the stewards report [vet: lame in the off-foreleg]. Follow FIRSTHAND, PICK ME UP, INVINCIBLE KNIGHT and GIRL SUNDAY.


Trouble in Waller's paradise!

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Supply And Demand Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 8 53.0
2 Tucanchoo Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Koby Jennings 6 57.5
3 Alegria Darren Beadman Blaike McDougall 5 54.0

In The Running

SUPPY AND DEMAND took up the running from BELIEVE, ZERO TO TEN and FOREIGN PRINCE at a FAIR tempo. MIGHTY LUCKY stuck wide striding forward. MONTAUK and SO WILLIE back in the pack. GOD'S IN HIM last. All of those three getting tangled up and blocked until the 250m.

The Result

SUPPLY AND DEMAND $3.4F (1st) gave a kick early for home and held on from TUCANCHOO $8 (2nd 1.3L) running on wider, ALEGRIA $11 (3rd 1.8L) winding up, MONTAUK $5.5 (4th 1.9L) and SO WILLIE $4 (5th 2.4L) storming late.

The Interest

Rachel King out in the lead keeping out of trouble on the very fit SUPPLY AND DEMAND. He was good again, but there were lots of hard-luck stories behind. MIGHTY LUCKY $16 (6th 3.7L) wide, MONTAUK and SO WILLIE badly held up at the top of the straight. Waller wouldn't have been happy as his chances MONTAUK and SO WILLIE bumped heavily around their home track, trouble in paradise! BELIEVE in the report [vet: poor post-race recovery and thumps]. Forgive MIGHTY LUCKY, MONTAUK and SO WILLIE.


A thrilling finish between two power horses

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Royal Tudor Rodney Ollerton Blaike McDougall 13 53.0
2 Sir Bacchus Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1 54.0
3 Old North James Cummings Corey Brown 7 53.5

In The Running

SNOOPY jumped nicely with COOLRING moving up to take the lead. Surprisingly only a STEADY tempo set-up. FAMOUS SEAMOUS three wide and SLIGHTY SWEET four wide with ROYAL TUDOR behind her.

The Result

ROYAL TUDOR $6.5 (1st) sprinted down the outside to arrive on the line with SIR BACCHUS $5.5 (2nd 0.1L), who powered through the pack. OLD NORTH $21 (3rd 1.6L) running on down the outside to grab a brave SLIGHTLY SWEET $31 (4th 1.7L).

The Interest

Most analysts thought this race would have a FAIR to STRONG tempo, but that's not the way it played out. Power horses SIR BACCHUS and ROYAL TUDOR both sprinting home best to win on the dry firm conditions. ROYAL TUDOR back to a much more suitable 1400m after racing keenly in the 1600m Scone Cup. The STEADY tempo a big negative for INVINZABEEL (low Power Rating). Even SLIGHTY SWEET and DANISH TWIST $15 (6th 1.5L) would have preferred more tempo. SNOOPY putting in a very poor run. Perhaps they knew (he drifted aggressively on Betfair a couple of times). No Follows or Forgives.


Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Louie Sea Kay Gwenda Markwell Corey Brown 5 55.5
2 Sultan of Swing Craig Ritchie Rory Hutchings 12 57.5
3 Dreamforce John P Thompson Brock Ryan 7 54.5

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