Yard to the Post @ Hobartville Day

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 24 February 2018


Emerging stars hit the track at Rosehill Gardens today, gallopers that took big steps towards Group 1 status.

Favourite KEMENTARI (picture) was dominant in the feature Group 2 Hobartville, settling outside the leader TRAPEZE ARTIST before proving much too strong for the Golden Rose winner in the straight. Godolphin's well-bred three-year-old had stormed clear of a lesser field at Warwick Farm first-up over 1,200 metres, a win that caught the eye of most punters, and he continued his rise stepping up to 1,400 metres today.

Now untouched in two starts this campaign, he's one of the most promising horses heading into the Autumn Carnival.

The most exciting finish of the day wasn't the Hobartville though, the epic duel between Golden Slipper hopefuls SUNLIGHT and ESTIJAAB lifting the whole crowd to their feet. ESTIJAAB fired along at a rapid rate in the lead as the colt NEUTRALITY moved up on her outside with Magic Millions winner SUNLIGHT getting a nice trail behind. The better run proved the difference in the end as SUNLIGHT drove to the line, edging past a very brave ESITJAAB to win by less than half a length.

With seven lengths back to the previously unbeaten GONGS in third, this is the Golden Slipper form-line to beat!

A full review will be on-line Monday 5pm.

 

photo: @atc_races



Track Info

Rail+6m
ConditionsGOOD 4 to GOOD 3
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR

Race 1 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Try a Lil Harder Rodney Northam Blaike McDougall 2 57.0
2 She Knows Danny Williams Blake Shinn 8 59.0
3 Where's Pippa Rodger Waters Jay Ford 5 53.5


Race 2 #SLIPPERSTYLE HANDICAP

The dream campaign continues

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Cellarman Chris Waller Blake Shinn 5 56.0
2 Show a Star Bjorn Baker Jean Van Overmeire 11 58.0
3 Alward Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 2 56.0

In The Running

NAT KING CU and SHOW A STAR controlled a STEADY tempo in the lead.

The Result

CELLARMAN (1st) pounced on the turn and sprinted best to win. SHOW A STAR (2nd 0.5L) fought on and ALWARD (3rd 0.8L) weaved through late after getting no luck.

The Interest

CELLARMAN just keeps getting STEADY tempos to sprint home off! It's like a mudlark that never gets a dry track. The one time CELLARMAN had to chase a strong speed he was beaten over 1600m this prep and the extra weight he keeps on getting after six wins (and three back-to-back now!) isn't dampening his power. SHOW A STAR might have been better putting more pressure on upfront, he was brave as usual. ALWARD the story of the race, a stayer that should have won over a slowly run 1500m, he's in for a big prep! No knocks on any of the horses though given 2.9L back to last, BRING LUCK (8th 2.9L) with excuses himself **(held up).


Race 3 TAB SILVER SLIPPER STAKES

Two Slipper hopefuls set the track ablaze

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Sunlight Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 4 54.5
2 Estijaab Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1 54.5
3 Gongs James Cummings Glyn Schofield 5 54.5

In The Running

ESTIJAAB jumped best to lead, but was taken on for the front by NEUTRALITY after he was stuck wide early. They ripped along at a STRONG tempo with SUNLIGHT getting the nice trail behind.

The Result

SUNLIGHT (1st) fought hard to the line to beat a brave ESTIJAAB (2nd 0.3L), who wouldn't lie down. A massive margin back to GONGS (3rd 7.1L) and a very tired NEUTRALITY (4th 10.2L).

The Interest

Wow, wow, wow! What could have been five 2YOs going through a warm-up for the Golden Slipper turned into a huge test of class as SUNLIGHT and ESTIJAAB showed everyone what they are made of. Fillies with early speed that fight that hard to win, they both will be hard to beat in the slipper, ESTIJAAB arguably the better run. If she runs again before the big one you would love to see her take a spot with cover... something Avdulla should have tried when NEUTRALITY took her on today.


Race 4 SPARK OF LIFE HANDICAP

Pfieffer's filly fires fresh!

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 I Am Excited David Pfieffer Blake Shinn 6 57.0
2 Marsupial James Cummings Tye Angland 1 56.0
3 Za Zi Ba Brad Widdup Christian Reith 2 53.5

In The Running

ZA ZI BA took up the lead from TEASPOON and PENDELOQUE out three wide at a FAIR tempo, not too much pressure.

The Result

I AM EXCITED (1st) peeled wide from back in the pack and powered over the top to just win. MARSUPIAL (2nd 0.3L) and ZA ZI BA (3rd 0.4L) fought on nearer the inside. TREKKING (4th 0.6L) not far off too.

The Interest

Nothing in the finish here, I AM EXCITED deserving of her win given she came around them and sprinted over the top. She's a filly that was a little unlucky fresh last prep when 5th to Menari before coming a close 3rd to Formality in the G2 Furious. Strong form! ACQUME close up too (5th 1.9L) *(on heels late) along with the others in the top five. MARSUPIAL was the one that did have every chance. TEASPOON (7th 10.4L) poor and will now be retired according to the stable. PENDELOQUE not herself today ++(cardiac arrhythmia) *(stuck wide) (not ridden out).


Race 5 VINERY STUD MILLIE FOX STAKES

Guts, determination and a will to win

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Daysee Doom Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 6 56.0
2 Girl Sunday Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 10 54.0
3 Foxplay Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 58.0

In The Running

GIRL SUNDAY crossed to lead, controlled a couple of sections then kicked for home early, setting up a STEADY TEMPO: LONG SPRINT (leader ran 10.95, 11.00, 11.72 last three sections). DAYSEE DOOM on her outside and PROMPT RESPONSE in the box seat.

The Result

DAYSEE DOOM (1st) kept fighting in a close finish to win, just edging out GIRL SUNDAY (2nd 0.2L), FOXPLAY (3rd 0.3L) and PROMPT RESPONSE (4th 0.4L) up the inside.

The Interest

This group of mares don't have much between them and it wasy only the determination of DAYSEE DOOM that got her over the line, a mare that now has 8 wins and 5 placings from 18 starts, she knows how to put her nose down when it counts! FOXPLAY and PROMPT RESPONSE in form and will do battle with HEAVENS ABOVE (6th 1.9L) (ran on well late) again over the Autumn. GIRL SUNDAY raced out of her skin, watch out for her in easier grade next time. INSENSATA (5th 1.2L) and EGYPTIAN SYMBOL (7th 2.1L) both peaked on their run and are probably better back to 1200m. PERFECT RHYME (8th 4.2L) will be much better if she finds a wet Randwick next time.


Race 6 PARRAMATTA ADVERTISER CUP

Jess Taylor conserves energy to win

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 More Energy Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2 53.0
2 Supply And Demand Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1 58.0
3 Liapari Chris Waller Jay Ford 6 53.0

In The Running

SUPPLY AND DEMAND took up the lead and controlled the mid-sections before kicking for home early (STEADY TEMPO: LONG SPRINT). MORE ENERGY found the box seat.

The Result

MORE ENERGY (1st) wore down a brave SUPPLY AND DEMAND (2nd 0.1L) in a close battle. LIAPARI (3rd 0.3L) flew down the outside late.

The Interest

Decent enough runs from almost the top eight in the finish here, SUPPY AND DEMAND doing a very solid job and MORE ENERGY taking advantage of a perfect run in the box seat. Well played Jess Taylor! LIAPARI surely the best run in the race though, he has peaked over 1800m+ before, but he found the line well here off an 1800m tempo that may have suited. Good runs from CARZOFF (5th 2L) and AUVRAY (6th 2.1L). ADMIRAL JELLO (7th 3.7L) and IMPERIAL AVIATOR (8th 5.2L) could do more over further next start.


Race 7 CHANDON S CHIC EASY HOBARTVILLE STAKES

The next generation of colts do battle

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Kementari James Cummings Glyn Schofield 9 56.5
2 Pierata Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 7 56.5
3 D'argento Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 56.5

In The Running

TRAPEZE ARTIST took up the lead from KEMENTARI on his outside at a FAIR tempo. SIEGE OF QUEBEC jumped in midfield only and was stuck wide pushing up on the pace.

The Result

KEMENTARI (1st) was too strong to the line, holding off the runs of PIERATA (2nd 1L) and D'ARGENTO (3rd 1.1L) from midfield. TRAPEZE ARTIST (4th 1.6L) edged out of a place.

The Interest

Plenty of quality here. KEMENTARI a potential star of the Autumn, now untouched in two starts this prep. D'ARGENTO producing a big run too, his final 200m was huge and he's set to provide a real challenge to KEMENTARI over 1600m next start in the G1 Randwick Guineas. PIERATA and TRAPEZE ARTIST both very strong too. The big stayer ACE HIGH (5th 3.1L) will be very hard to beat in the Rosehill Guineas and Derby if it stays dry. LUVALUVA (6th 4.8L) smashed the line and shapes as the one to beat in the Vinery and Oaks. She handles any conditions! Unfortunately LORD CECIL was injured and is now getting treatment ++(galloped on).


Race 8 SCHWEPPES HANDICAP

Country class takes the prize

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Perizada Ron Weston & John Nisbet Tim Clark 4 54.0
2 Fickle Folly Sue Grills Corey Brown 5 56.0
3 Royal Tudor Rodney Ollerton Christian Reith 15 57.5

In The Running

MY FAVORITE took up the running and didn't get much pressure on his outside from FICKLE FOLLY and MEMES (three wide). Only a STEADY tempo set up.

The Result

PERIZADA (1st) came from just behind the leaders, quickened and fought on best to beat FICKLE FOLLY (2nd 1L), who had given a good kick. ROYAL TUDOR (3rd 1.2L) stormed down the outside late. HIEROGLYPHICS (4th 1.3L) and MY FAVORITE (5th 1.5L) not far off.

The Interest

She's a big powerful mare that simply proved too strong down on 54kg today, not too much of a surprise given she was G3-placed at the track last prep. FICKLE FOLLY, HIEROGLYPHICS (great ride from Collett, settled 6th rails affter jumping from 10!) and MY FAVORITE all very solid. ROYAL TUDOR #(laid in) the other big run in the race outside the winner, he reeled off a 10.58 from the 400m to 200m and would have finished closer had he not laid in. NEW UNIVERSE (8th 3.2L) #(raced keenly) *(onto heels last 100m) not too bad and should have been closer. KUDERO (10th 4.6L) +(lame) better at Randwick.


Race 9 TRIPLE M MARQUEE HANDICAP

Finally a leader gets the prize!

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Lofty's Menu John Bateman Jean Van Overmeire 2 58.5
2 Up 'n' Rolling Chris Waller Blake Shinn 12 56.0
3 Etymology James Cummings Corey Brown 10 59.5

In The Running

LOFTY'S MENU took up the running and set a STEADY to FAIR tempo (we have rated STEADY, just!). UP'N'ROLLING moved up on his outside. DAGNY stuck wide no cover midfield.

The Result

LOFTY'S MENU (1st) drove to the line with UP'N'ROLLING (2nd 0.2L), fighting on best... just! ETYMOLOGY (3rd 1L) sprinted well from midfield.

The Interest

On a day that you'd usually expect at least a couple of leaders to win, the watering of parts of the track (looked like the inside got plenty) left the track much fairer than usual today. LOFTY'S MENU the first leader to win and it took a tiring UP'N'ROLLING to give it to him. No-one expected UP'N'ROLLING up on the pace, Shinn pushing forward and riding him for the win fresh, not always the tactic from the Waller stable. ETYMOLOGY and DAGNY *(stuck wide) (4th 1.1L) both very strong. WILD'N'FAMOUS #(keen) +(lame) (9th 4.2L) stopped quickly. Something wasn't right with MORE TO GAIN (12th 11.5L) (awkward stride) too, but nothing in the reports.



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