Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 17 November 2018


A mixed day for both bookies and punters today at Rosehill Gardens, the drama starting early with the short-priced ROHERYN going down in Race 1. Godolphin's $1.5 fav' paraded in great fashion and performed well, storming home from the back. The missing piece was a controversial ride from Josh Parr that is now subject to a Stewards' enquiry. Looking at the 'relaxed' early sectionals, punters may have every right to be angry.

Godolphin got back in the good books in Race 7, a BM 94 sprint over the 1,100 metres, as the heavily-supported ISAURIAN charged up the inside to win at $2.2. Bookies were on the ropes again 40 minutes later as the even more heavily-supported SEASONS ($1.8 fav') won race 8, beating the other mares by a safe 1.3 length margin after getting tipped by most pundits during the week.

The bagmen hit back in Race 9 though, NEWSFAN ($2.1 fav') driving up the inside only to miss by a nostril to John Thompson's SWEET DEAL. The in-form Thompson stable has now won five of his last 29 starts after a very lean run prior to that. 

In other races OUR CENTURY got the done first-up over 1,900 metres and NOTIO was too strong with the blinkers on first time over 1,500 metres, both getting the box seat run on a day that was FAIR with a slight leaning to those coming up nearer the rails.

A race-by-race review is provided below.

 

 

 



Track Info

Rail+6m
ConditionsGOOD 4
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR, inside playing well

Race 1 2019 MEMBERSHIP SPRINT

Parr puts punters in early pain

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Chess Star Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5 59.0
2 Roheryn James Cummings Joshua Parr 7 57.5
3 Heart Conquered Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 8 55.5

In The Yard

All looked well, the filly COLOMBINA quite a light elegant type. PEMBROKE castle just sweating up a bit.

In The Running

CHESS STAR led them up at a FAIR tempo (on steady side). HEART CONQUERED outside the leader and ROHERYN way back under limited riding from Josh Parr.

The Result

CHESS STAR (1st) kicked and held a clear margin over a fast-finishing ROHERYN (2nd 2.3L) and HEART CONQUERED (3rd 3.3L).

The Interest

Two good horses in the race, ROHERYN probably still better than CHESS STAR, the ride left a lot to be desired and there is a stewards' enquiry. PEMBROKE CASTLE (4th 4.2L) not bad given he was a little hot in the yard.


Race 2 SUMMER RACING HANDICAP

Jo Pride's warrior gets his win

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Tamarack Joseph Pride Jay Ford 5 54.0
2 The Bandit Richard Freedman Corey Brown 4 53.0
3 Noumea Eric Musgrove Jason Benbow 1 55.0

In The Yard

THE BANDIT a touch unsettled as he always is. The Melbourne visitor NOUMEA only a lean efficient type (lacks power to sprint?).

In The Running

CASIRAGHI took up the running at a SLOW tempo from TAMARACK slotting in behind.

The Result

TAMARACK drove to the line best in a sprint home. THE BANDIT (2nd 3.3L) and NOUMEA (3rd 3.5L) crossing the line together.

The Interest

TAMARACK simply too good in a poor race, despite the fact he's not famous for his sprint home. Treat the form out of this with caution, the tempo was very slow.


Race 3 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Our Rosemaree Terry Robinson Ms Winona Costin 4 53.5
2 Yousay Bolt Ron Stubbs Tim Clark 2 54.0
3 I Am Capitan Dean Mirfin Robbie Dolan 1 59.5


Race 4 NOVEMBER TOPAZ

European stayers get the edge again

slow tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Our Century Kim Waugh Jason Collett 4 58.5
2 Abdon Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 8 53.0
3 Naval Warfare Chris Waller Jay Ford 3 52.0

In The Yard

All fine in the yard, EXOTERIC a touch fresh after the short break, just a neat athletic type.

In The Running

RED EXCITEMENT controlled a SLOW tempo and kicked for a LONG sprint home from about the 700m. ABDON keen at the back.

The Result

OUR CENTURY (1st) peeled off the leaders back and fought on well to win. ABDON (2nd 0.2L) ran on well in a close finish, laying in as always, but Avdulla did a good job to keep him pretty straight. NAVAL WARFARE (3rd 0.6L) kept chasing too.

The Interest

OUR CENTURY well presented fresh and got the job done. TESTASHADOW (6th 5.8L) probably not suited sprinting for home on a dry track. ABDON and NAVAL WARFARE will win one soon, perhaps NAVAL WARFARE the safer bet up to 2200m+ given ABDON is a 'P-PLATER' (CAN JUMP SLOWISH, CAN RACE KEENLY, LAYS IN).


Race 5 NOVEMBER HANDICAP

A handier position and a drier track

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Firsthand Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2 55.0
2 My Nordic Hero Chris Waller Sam Weatherley 5 57.0
3 Snippets Land Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 1 59.0

In The Yard

DAGNY with some improvement to come, most others well, MY NORDIC HERO noticeably fresh.

In The Running

OXFORD POET led at a SLOW tempo from PASSAGE OF TIME.

The Result

MY NORDIC HERO (2nd 0.5L) sprinted hard from just behind midfield while FIRSTHAND (1st) was held up, the Hawkes galloper getting out 200m from home and powering to the line. A gap to SNIPPETS LAND (3rd 2.8L) running home well out wide.

The Interest

A slow overall time, they really powered home in this, the ability of FIRSTHAND (finally jumped well this prep) and MY NORDIC HERO to put a margin on the rest is a strong positive indicator. FIRSTHAND a stronger horse this time in. DAGNY with improvement to come this prep.


Race 6 TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP

Hawkes presents another one well and wins

slow tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Notio Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 8 53.0
2 Arraignment Joseph Pride Tim Clark 6 53.0
3 Mutarakem Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2 53.5

In The Yard

SUNCRAZE perhaps a touch light late in his prep, MUTARAKEM the opposite, carrying a lot of condition first-up. LE JUGE with some improvement to come. All others well.

In The Running

ARRAIGNMENT went to the lead and controlled a SLOW tempo before taking off for home at the 600m for a LONG SPRINT home. SUNCRAZE wide near the pace. WATCHDOG settled on his outside and was under pressured early.

The Result

NOTIO (1st) slipped through from the box seat and powered home best, beating ARRAIGNMENT (2nd 1.5L). MUTARAKEM (3rd 2.8L) charged home to beat SOUCHEZ (4th 2.9L) who was peaking on his run late.

The Interest

NOTIO had the blinkers on here and powered home best, a horse that likes inside runs and a firm track to sprint on, the Rosehill surface today ideal for him. ARRAIGNMENT solid in what seemed like a weak race on paper. WATCHDOG unfortunately bled. SUNCRAZE needs a break now, he came back making a loud respiratory noise.


Race 7 ROSEHILL BOWLING CLUB SPRINT

Godolphin back in the good books

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Isaurian James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1 55.0
2 Tango Rain Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 8 54.0
3 Sir Plush Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 7 58.5

In The Yard

The new Waller recruit STRATHMORE was big in the yard after a long break. MY FAVORITE and GIBRALTAR GIRL had some improvement to come.

In The Running

TANGO RAIN sped to the lead at a STRONG tempo from PERIZADA on his outside. NICTOCK wide near the pace.

The Result

ISAURIAN (1st) sliced up the inside and ran down the leader, TANGO RAIN (2nd 1L) safely holding 2nd. SIR PLUSH (3rd 2.3L) ran on and JORDA (4th 2.9L) surged late.

The Interest

Plenty of money came for this winner, who enjoyed the strong tempo and got the inside run. He's handling racing well now and paraded in top fashion. TANGO RAIN good here with the blinkers on. JORDA perhaps on the comeback trail and NICTOCK worth another chance after a wide run. DISSOLUTE (thumps 7th 4.7L) and MY FAVORITE (poor recovery 11th 6.2L) not at their best.


Race 8 AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB SPRINT

Christmas comes early as a big favourite wins

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Seasons Les Bridge Tim Clark 2 57.5
2 Nicci's Gold Gary Portelli Jason Collett 3 58.0
3 Deft James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 6 57.5

In The Yard

Most mares looking well, SEAHAMPTON with a touch of improvement to come.

In The Running

HUSSTERICAL led from LEAMI ASTRAY at a STEADY tempo (on fair side). SEASONS just behind them.

The Result

SEASONS (1st) came up 3W on the turn and sprinted clear from NICCI'S GOLD (2nd 1.3L) chasing from the back and DEFT (3rd 2.1L) sticking on.

The Interest

She's a neat type that comes to hand quickly, SEASONS ready to fire fresh and getting the job done well after plenty of support. NICCI'S GOLD, DEFT and HUSSTERICAL (4th 2.7L) all ready for further. SEAHAMPTON (6th 5.6L) not too bad chasing at the back. READY TO PROPHET (7th 5.9L) was held up, but didn't hit the line.


Race 9 #THERACES HANDICAP

Tye gets the better position and the win

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Sweet Deal John P Thompson Tye Angland 4 55.5
2 Newsfan Kim Waugh Sam Weatherley 6 61.0
3 Catesby Gregory McFarlane Ms Jenny Duggan 2 58.5

In The Yard

All looked pretty well, SOUTHERN LAD a bit unsettled.

In The Running

CATESBY led from MONSIEUR SISU and MAPMAKER (wide) at a SLOW tempo.

The Result

SWEET DEAL (1st) came wider from just behind the leaders into clear room and sprinted best to beat NEWSFAN (2nd 0.1L), who had to make her run up the inside and hit the line well. CATESBY (3rd 0.3L), MONSIEUR SISU (4th 0.4L) all right there.

The Interest

SWEET DEAL has come back well and did a good job to win here, perhaps NEWSFAN a bit unlucky having to make an inside run in a slowly run race, SWEET DEAL getting momentum up when it mattered. Lots of other OK runs in the race, SCHUBERT (6th 1.5L), SOUTHERN LAD (blocked late 7th 1.6L) and especially ASTERIUS (blocked late 8th 1.8L) hitting the line off the slow speed.



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