Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 01 December 2018


Chris Waller put together three back-to-back wins in the middle of the card today, the last of which was the promising grey MY NORDIC HERO (picture) who flashed home to beat a very brave GOODFELLA in the feature Group 3 Festival Stakes. GOODFELLA pushed forward on the speed early and Rachel King couldn't get the tough son of Snitzel across leaving him three wide with no cover. They set off for a long sprint home after a cheap sectional mid-race, creating enough pressure for Hugh Bowman to swoop home best on the grey, who'll be even better over longer distances this campaign. The top two both gallopers to follow.

The Listed Starlight Stakes, a sprint over 1,100 metres, perhaps isn't a form reference with as much strength. Waterhouse and Bott's INVINCIBLE STAR settled on-pace and fell in to win from BADAJOZ and MY FAVORITE, two horses that had been out of form. The time was only plain and the finish was bunched, indicators that this is a race to be treated with caution next time.

Earlier in the day Godolphin unveiled another potential two-year-old star in ATHIRI, who surged clear to win by two lengths, and the Hawkes stable surprised everyone by producing KAPAJACK to win on debut in Saturday grade in Race 2.

The track played well after torrential rain had hit Sydney on Wednesday, a drying GOOD 4 surface presented with some sharp sectionals produced during the day.

A full review will be provided Monday 1pm. 

 

 



Track Info

Rail+3 metres
ConditionsSOFT 5 to GOOD 4
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR

Race 1 ELDERTON HOMES MADE. YOU LOOK SPRINT

More class from the Godolphin team

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Athiri James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.0
2 Accession Chris Waller Jay Ford 1 56.0
3 Stronger Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 5 56.5

In The Running

NUCLEAR SUMMIT took up the running at a FAIR tempo with STRONGER on his outside. KRAMERIC stuck wide no cover midfield and pushed even wider on the turn (5W NC).

The Result

ATHIRI (1st) worked her way clear through the pack and surged clear late to beat ACCESSION (2nd 2L) and STRONGER (3rd 2.8L).

The Interest

Another potential Godolphin two-year-old star! ATHIRI looked every bit the professional in her trial and she produced a perfect display here, winning with more up her sleeve. ACCESSION a touch keen in the run and seems a pretty bomb-proof type too. KRAMERIC (6th 4L) the unlucky horse out so wide. THE SNOOPERSTAR wound up late like a 1400m+ type.


Race 2 HAPPY 21ST MADELEINE SPRINT

Never underestimate the Hawkes stable

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Kapajack Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 10 52.0
2 Mister Songman Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 8 56.0
3 Easy Eddie Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan 12 63.5

In The Running

WOOSHKA took up the running at a FAIR tempo (on the steady side), MISTER SONGMAN moving up on his outside with EASY EDDIE three wide no over and LEOGANG out four wide no cover. SKYRAY a touch keen back in the pack.

The Result

MISTER SONGMAN (2nd 0.1L) drove hard to the line, but KAPAJACK (1st) was just too strong chasing wider out. EASY EDDIE (3rd 0.9L) hung on for a place.

The Interest

The Hawkes boys had a smirk on their face after this one, the stable knew KAPAJACK was smart (backed from $26 into $17) but most punters didn't given the 3YO was on debut straight to BM 70 Saturday grade. He's on his way to the Magic Millions now and has plenty of talent stepping up to the 1400m 3YO race there. MISTER SONGMAN very strong too and will be suited to 1200m+ next time also, and EASY EDDIE was very good first-up out wide on the track. SKYRAY poor as $4.2 fav' and pulled up lame.


Race 3 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Noble Boy Todd Blowes James McDonald 6 57.0
2 Coup de Main Danny Williams Hugh Bowman 17 59.5
3 I Am Capitan Dean Mirfin Sam Weatherley 9 59.5


Race 4 ATC CUP

James Mac finds the plumb position in run

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Exoteric Chris Waller James McDonald 1 54.5
2 Our Century Kim Waugh Jason Collett 4 58.0
3 Red Excitement Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 5 58.5

In The Running

RED EXCITEMENT took up the running and rolled at a FAIR tempo, before increasing the pressure 800m out for a LONG SPRINT home. OUR CENTURY was outside the leader and EXOTERIC had the box seat. SAVACOOL dropped out with the sprint went on, not herself today.

The Result

EXOTERIC (1st) moved through and fought on best from OUR CENTURY (2nd 1.8L) and RED EXCITEMENT (3rd 3.3L), who tired late.

The Interest

RED EXCITEMENT probably went a little hard in the lead, OUR CENTURY was in a tough spot chasing him with no cover and EXOTERIC got the plumb position in run, the Waller galloper progressing second-up from a freshen to win here after getting beaten by OUR CENTURY the start before. SAVACOOL (5th 113.5L) not herself and pulling up with a cardiac arrhythmia.


Race 5 ATC TIPPING COMPETITION HANDICAP

Solid stayers slog it out

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Mazaz Chris Waller Tim Clark 7 56.5
2 Heartlet Kerry Parker Andrew Adkins 2 52.0
3 Solo Mission Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 58.0

In The Yard

THE BANDIT was very hot and unsettled in the yard.

In The Running

GOODWOOD ZODIAC took up the running early, controlled a few mid sections and booted for home from the 800m, setting a STEADY tempo with a LONG SPRINT overall.

The Result

MAZAZ (1st) stayed on best to the line to beat a very solid HEARTLET (2nd 0.8L), who fought on from the box seat. SOLO MISSION (3rd 1.6L) stayed on well to the line after getting held up on the turn to catch GOODWOOD ZODIAC (4th 1.7L).

The Interest

Some solid stayers here, none of them world-beaters, MAZAZ enjoying more pressure this time after getting out-sprinted in a SLOW 2500m behind THE BANDIT last start. THE BANDIT (6th 3.9L) back to his old tricks today and TAMARACK (10th 14.5L) put in an absolute shocker, never travelling from the outset.


Race 6 FESTIVAL STAKES

Waller's the hero again with three back-to-back

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 My Nordic Hero Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 56.0
2 Goodfella Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 10 53.0
3 Chamois Road Patrick Payne Tim Clark 7 59.0

In The Running

MONSIEUR SISU took up the running at a FAIR tempo with CHAMOIS ROAD on his outside and GOODFELLA moving up three wide no cover. GOODFELLA pushed on and hit the lead on the turn, ensuring a LONG SPRINT home.

The Result

MY NORDIC HERO (1st) swept home from the back to grab a very game GOODFELLA (2nd 0.5L). CHAMOIS ROAD (3rd 1.3L) holding on for a place as SPECTROSCOPE (4th 1.9L) peaked on his run out wider.

The Interest

A pretty packed finish for a few gallopers with similar ability, perhaps the top two the ones to follow, MY NORDIC HERO with more progression to come this prep while GOODFELLA was very brave here and continued his strong form from the spring. DUCA VALENTINOIS (6th 2.4L) was a bit tight on the inside and McEvoy dropped his whip on GRANDE ROSSO (7th 2.6L) 325m out, but they wouldn't have troubled the winners. NEW TIPPERARY a sneaky OK run at the back (8th 4L) (out-sprinted, found line OK) and he could do something over a mile next start as these horses head towards the G2 Villiers.


Race 7 STARLIGHT STAKES

The star shines brightest back in grade

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Invincible Star Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 57.5
2 Badajoz James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1 53.0
3 My Favorite Joseph Pride Sam Weatherley 11 53.0

In The Running

INVINCIBLE STAR took up the running at a FAIR tempo with GWENNETH pushing up three wide no cover on her outside and SPENDING TO WIN racing a touch keen in-between them.

The Result

INVINCIBLE STAR (1st) held on to beat BADAJOZ (2nd 0.2L), who chased up the inside, and MY FAVORITE (3rd 0.4L) running home out wider. DEPLOY (4th 0.4L) right there too, only 2L separating the first nine across the line.

The Interest

INVINCIBLE STAR got the job done... just. This race was only run in fair time, the margins were small and a couple of out-of-form gallopers got close in the finish, all signs this is a form-line to be careful of. SPENDING TO WIN (5th 0.8L) a touch keen and could have done with GWENNETH pressuring the leader more. MAGIC ALIBI (7th 1.5L) blocked late and MARSUPIAL (6th 1.2L) was just fair as a $2.8 fav'.


Race 8 SUMMER RACING HANDICAP

Big bruisers dominate this Rosehill sprint

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Mapmaker Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3 54.0
2 Catesby Gregory McFarlane Robbie Dolan 12 54.0
3 Drachenfels Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 10 56.0

In The Running

CATESBY and MAPMAKER took up the running at a STEADY tempo. DRACHENFELS just off the pace stuck wide.

The Result

MAPMAKER (1st) chased down CATESBY (2nd 0.2L), who had given a big kick. DRACHENFELS chasing well (3rd 1.5L) to grab a place from GRESHAM (4th 1.7), who had got into a bumping duel and was blocked late.

The Interest

The top four the best four runs here, it was always going to be very hard to get past the big boys CATESBY and MAPMAKER once the track dried out and they got an easy time in the lead. DRACHENFELS good out wide and GRESHAM finding some trouble. REVENIRE (7th 3L) and STRATHMORE (8th 3.8L) didn't seem to stay the 1300m, COLLATERAL (10th 5.5L) hardly asked for anything and will be better over further (and on wet).


Race 9 TAB REWARDS HANDICAP

Light-weights and slow tempos give leaders the prize

slow tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Arraignment Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan 4 53.5
2 Gaulois James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 59.0
3 Tip Top Les Bridge Tim Clark 3 57.5

In The Running

ARRAIGNMENT took up the running at a SLOW tempo from GALOIS on his outside and kicked for home early, setting a LONG SPRINT home. MUTARAKEM wide up on the pace.

The Result

ARRAIGNMENT (1st) dug in for the long sprint home, holding off GAULOIS (2nd 0.2L) who had loomed ominously. TIP TIP (3rd 1.7L) chased home from the box seat.

The Interest

A super reliable horse with an easy lead and no weight (50.5kg thanks to Robbie Dolan's claim) is very hard to beat, GAULOIS just lacking the fight over the final 100m as he sometimes does. All credit to ARRAIGNMENT who had been so close his last few starts. SEXY EYES (4th 3.3L) was plain today and ROMAN SON was very impressive (6th 4.4L), surging home late once he was clear to smash the line. NOTIO (7th 5L) a touch keen early and didn't do much.



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