Yard to the Post @ Coolmore Classic Day

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 17 March 2018


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 Multifacets Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9 55.5
2 All Too Soon David Payne Tye Angland 10 54.5
3 Tamarack Joseph Pride Jay Ford 4 55.5


Race 2 HARROLDS SKY HIGH STAKES

steady tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Auvray Richard Freedman Glyn Schofield 4 55.5
2 Libran Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5
3 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 Sunlight Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 55.5
2 Cristobal James Cummings Tye Angland 1 55.5
3 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 Written By Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4 55.5
2 Sandbar Brad Widdup Christian Reith 6 55.5
3 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 Dothraki Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 12 59.0
2 Sprightly Lass Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 8 53.0
3 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 Unforgotten Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 54.5
2 Holy Snow Mick Price Blake Shinn 10 56.5
3 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 Daysee Doom Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 14 57.0
2 Oregon's Day Mick Price Michael Dee 6 51.0
3 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 Comin' Through Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 56.0
2 Tom Melbourne Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4 56.5
3 Radipole Michael Moroney Corey Brown 1 53.0


Race 9 TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP

steady tempo

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



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