Yard to the Post @ Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 08 December 2018


Firm dry ground made for an exciting day of racing at Rosehill Gardens today, a few promising types getting the job done on a warm day in Sydney's west.

BON AMIS (picture) put together back-to-back wins this campaign by taking out Race 7 over 1,100 metres in electric time. It only took Jason Deamer's sprinter 1 minute 2.79 seconds to get around the course, holding more than a length margin back to Godolphin's chasers JORDA and CORUSCATE.

On an off-season meeting ahead of the Villers next week, IRITHEA led all the way over 1,400 metres and ABDON sprinted home over 2,000 metres to join BON AMIS as BM 88 winners, the highest class of race on the day. The bold ride from Jean Van Overmeire got IRITHEA home by a narrow margin, while James McDonald was the tonic ABDON needed, the Kiwi 'hoop' lifting the non-winnner across the line after he had over-raced during much of the event.

Perhaps the most promising winner of the day was Waller's filly ZALATTE, who surged hard to run down BALLER and remain unbeaten after two starts. Her final 200m of 11.22 seconds the second-fastest of the day, only beaten by the swooper VICEROY (11.14 seconds) in the shorter sprint race.



Track Info

Rail+6m
ConditionsGOOD 3
WeatherFINE
Biasslight preference ON-PACE

Race 1 ROADWORK SOLUTIONS HANDICAP

Bold, strong and the Waterhouse polish

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Czarson Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 58.0
2 Kiamichi James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 57.0
3 Creator Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 57.0

In The Running

CZARSON went to the lead without much pressure early, KIAMICHI moving up on the outside. A STEADY tempo early set up with a LONG SPRINT from around the 600m as the leader kicked and got the others chasing.

The Result

CZARSON (1st) held off KIAMICH (2nd 2L), who kept with him most of the straight. A gap back to CREATOR (3rd 5.4L) at the head of the chasing pack.

The Interest

Two professional 2YO sprinters against a few raw types with upside, the Waterouse/Bott polish too strong for Godolphin this time. CREATOR was OK in 3rd, perhaps ELON (5th 6.1L) and BAILEYS (6th 6.2L) good, or even better, from the back. ELON is a leggy type from the Waller yard that looks to be suited to 1400m+, he would have really wound up hard late if he wasn't laying in so much.


Race 2 2019 MEMBERSHIP HANDICAP

Plenty of promise from this Waller filly

steady tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Zalatte Chris Waller Jay Ford 2 53.5
2 Baller Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 5 56.5
3 Reelem in Ruby Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 53.5

In The Running

IRISH SONGS took up the running from BALLER and set a fairly STEADY tempo (on the fair side), BALLER moving up on his outside. ZALATTE taken 3W NC on the turn at the back to get moving.

The Result

BALLER (2nd 1L) sprinted well, but was run down late as ZALATTE (1st) surged down the outside. REELEM IN RUBY (3rd 2.3L) fighting on OK with an unlucky BEIDI (4th 2.5L), who was blocked the last 100m.

The Interest

She's got some promise this girl, ZALATTE running a final 200m of 11.22 seconds to surge past BALLER and win. BALLER perhaps better at 1200m to 1300m for now? He's bred to be a stayer, but is racing like a sprinter. BEIDI back in form now it seems with blinkers on, he could have gone close to 2nd if clear.


Race 3 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Our Rosemaree Terry Robinson Ms Winona Costin 10 53.5
2 Chewbacca Danny Williams Kerrin McEvoy 3 58.0
3 Hemmerle Danny Williams James McDonald 9 57.5


Race 4 SUMMER RACING HANDICAP

James McDonald is the tonic for this non-winner

steady tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Abdon Chris Waller James McDonald 6 60.0
2 Merovee Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 52.5
3 Araaja Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1 56.5

In The Running

NAVAL WARFARE led a pretty easy tempo with MEROVEE moving up from 4th to 2nd mid-race to put some pressure on, overall a STEADY tempo only. ARAAJA in the box seat with ABDON over-racing behind it.

The Result

ABDON (1st) moved into the clear and ran home to narrowly beat MEROVEE (2nd 0.2L), who kept fighting to the line, ARAAJA (3rd 0.7L) and NAVAL WARFARE (4th 0.8L) right there too.

The Interest

James McDonald is one hell of a rider! ABDON was keen, over-racing, laying in and proving a handful in recent starts. He still raced keenly today, but James straightened him out of the run home (laid in a tiny bit early straight) to get the job done. You always wonder how much difference a great jockey makes, in this case it's about a length and the difference between 1st and no collect. MEROVEE did well when aggressively ridden again. ETYMOLOGY (5th 3.4L) poor and the vet reported heat stress after the race. GREEN SWEET (6th 4.3L) a sneaky chance in tougher conditions soon, he found the line OK.


Race 5 ATC TIPPING COMPETITION HANDICAP

Fast, tough and too good for the boys

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Irithea Bjorn Baker Jean Van Overmeire (a2) 10 58.5
2 Smartedge Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55.5
3 Onslaught Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Rachel King 6 55.0

In The Running

IRITHEA worked across from out wide and sped to a clear lead before backing it off mid-race and then kicking for home early. A FAIR tempo with a LONG SPRINT set up overall. SIR BACCHUS over-raced when the tempo slowed slightly mid-race and ended up 3W NC. MAPMAKER held up by tiring leaders from the turn to the 200m.

The Result

IRITHEA (1st) got a big lead in the straight and just held on as SMARTEDGE (2nd 0.1L) sprinted down the outside to just miss. A better run from ONSLAUGHT (3rd 1.6L) and NEW UNIVERSE (4th 2.7L) ran on from a similar spot to SMARTEDGE.

The Interest

IRITHEA is one tough leader, a strong compact mare that can get on-pace, kick and fight on. It was a brave ride from Jean Van Overmeire and the young jockey was very glad it came off. SMARTEDGE improved here second-up and seems to have progressed this prep. MAPMAKER the unlucky horse back in the pack getting held up.


Race 6 TAB REWARDS HANDICAP

John Thompson finds the sweet spot again

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Sweet Deal John Thompson Joshua Parr 7 60.0
2 So Magic Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 6 56.5
3 Hussterical Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 60.0

In The Running

HUSSTERICAL took up the running with MADDISON AVENUE moving up on her outside. They pinched a cheap sectional before sprinting for home early, setting up a STEADY tempo with a LONG SPRINT home. WITH PURPOSE was stuck wide with no cover.

The Result

SWEET DEAL (1st) worked her way clear from midfield and was too strong for a game SO MAGIC (2nd 0.8L) fighting her way home up the inside. HUSSTERICAL (3rd 1L) hanging on for 3rd after giving a kick in the lead.

The Interest

SWEET DEAL beat the talented Newsfan last start and it wasn't a fluke, a bigger stronger version of her ready to progress to better things now. She's really blossomed this prep and is racing very gamely. MADDISON AVENUE (5th 1.6L) worth noting at $81, she's suited to a tough Randwick mile next start and may be odds again. Not much between the rest of them. WITH PURPOSE (9th 3.1L) was stuck wide and pulled up lame. DEFT (8th 2.8L) had a poor recovery.


Race 7 MERRY CHRISTMAS ATC MEMBERS SPRINT

The punters pal gets it done again

strong tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Bon Amis Jason Deamer Glyn Schofield 10 57.0
2 Jorda James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.0
3 Coruscate James Cummings James McDonald 16 58.0

In The Running

TANGO RAIN and NICCOBELLE sped to the lead setting a rapid STRONG tempo, giving a nice trail to JUNGLIZED and BON AMIS just behind. SLOW BURN stuck out wide.

The Result

BON AMIS (1st) came around the leaders and drove to the lead, beating home swoopers JORDA (2nd 1.3L), who was held up briefly by CORUSCATE (3rd 1.8L) running on down the outside. JUNGLIZED (4th 1.9L) not far off.

The Interest

The mad leaders gave the perfect trail to a couple here, BON AMIS ("good friends") proving too goo after a peach of a ride from Glyn Schofield. SLOW BURN (7th 3.3L) unlucky out wide and JORDA may have gone close if she wasn't held up. SINGLE BULLET (6th 3.2L) better in a smaller field or back to 1000m.


Race 8 CHRISTMAS AT THE GARDENS HANDICAP

Brock gets the box seat and a rare city win

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Reflectivity Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan 3 59.5
2 Turnberry Kris Lees Robbie Dolan 5 59.5
3 Asterius Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 59.5

In The Running

VICTIME DE L'AMOUR took up the running from TURNBERRY and got a cheap section mid-race before TURNBERRY took off on the home turn, a STEADY tempo with a LONG SPRINT set up. REFLECTIVITY (inside) and ASTORIA (outside) both cruised into the race.

The Result

REFLECTIVITY (1st) fought on best to beat a game TURNBERRY (2nd 0.2L) and ASTERIUS (3rd 0.4L) running on. ASTORIA (4th 0.7L) peaked on his run.

The Interest

The top four all well credentialed gallopers, REFLECTIVITY showing desire to win here under a good ride from young apprentice Brock Ryan. TURNBERRY very game and ASTORIA weak when it really mattered, maybe he's a 1400m horse! (...or ready for the spelling paddock). ASTERIUS better to a track with more give in it. No love lost for NAI'A (6th 1.9L), who had to come from well back and ran the best final 200m in the race (11.77 seconds). DESTINY'S OWN (8th 5.1L) pulled up lame along with VICTIME DE L'AMOUR ("victim of love") (10th 22.1L).


Race 9 AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB HANDICAP

All the way for Dolan and Pride again in the last

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Discussions Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan 8 56.5
2 Good Weather Richard Butler Adam Hyeronimus 11 56.5
3 Blue Tycoon David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jean Van Overmeire 12 60.5

In The Running

DISCUSSIONS went to the lead and rolled along at FAIR tempo with a LONG SPRINT home, really ramping things up from the 800m.

The Result

DISCUSSIONS (1st) kept going to hold off GOOD WEATHER (2nd) and BLUE TYCOON (3rd), who were both near pace. REDOUBLE (4th) made a big run from the back.

The Interest

Two good runs in this race, the winner and REDOUBLE after getting a long way back on a day that suited those near the pace. DISCUSSIONS clearly enjoys rolling in the lead and did beat Sweet Deal two starts back, a form reference that shouldn't have seen him jump at $15. This win double up on Dolan and Pride combining on Arraignment last weekend. GOOD WEATHER very solid as always and is worth following third-up next time out. LISDOONVARNA (7th 3.9L) plain midfield and pulled up 1/5 lame.



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