Yard to the Post | Golden Slipper Day

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 23 March 2019


Humid conditions stopped the turf from drying at Rosehill Gardens today, tough wet-trackers once again coming to the fore.

Following a big heavy track win the week before, COSMIC FORCE was backed into a short-price for the Golden Slipper, but the $4.40 fav’ couldn’t reproduce his heroics from the Pago Pago Stakes.

He posted a much slower time as he battled home midfield and it was the only other galloper on the back-up that took the prize, Godolphin filly KIAMICHI relishing the quick turnaround much more than the colt to record a famous win for young sire Sidestep.

James Cummings and his team filled the second placing too as MICROPHONE fought on well, while LYRE swept home late for Anthony Freedman to make it a Godolphin trifecta.

It was a day for Sydney’s two biggest stables, James Cummings also taking out the Group One Ranvet with AVILIUS, leaving Chris Waller to scoop up the remaining three Group Ones on the day with WINX in the George Ryder, THE AUTUMN SUN in the Rosehill Guineas and NATURE STRIP (by the smallest of margins!) in the Galaxy.

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



Track Info

Rail+3 metres
ConditionsHEAVY 8 (gluey track)
WeatherFINE
BiasON-PACE

Race 1 TAB BIRTHDAY CARD STAKES

The Kiwi gets the advantage and holds on to it

steady tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Avantage Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 8 57.0
2 Resin James Cummings James McDonald 12 57.5
3 Star Reflection Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5

In The Running

AVANTAGE took up the running at a STEADY tempo, SWEET SCANDAL moving up on her outside and RESIN out three wide no cover.

The Result

AVANTAGE (1st) kicked and fought on hard, beating home RESIN (2nd 0.8L) who had loomed strongly. STAR REFLECTION (3rd 2.6L) running on wider while SERENE MISS (5th 2.9L) ran on up the rails. SWEET SCANDAL battling on OK (4th 2.8L).

The Interest

Not much tempo and some on-pace bias so the leaders were favoured, AVANTAGE enjoying a better run than RESIN, which may have told in the end. STAR REFLECTION and SERENE MISS found the line OK, while INTO THE ABYSS (7th 5.7L) didn't have much luck getting held up, she did seem to only finish evenly when clear though. SHE KNOWS (9th 6.4L) pulled up with a poor recovery.


Race 2 CAMERA HOUSE DARBY MUNRO STAKES

No luck for the favourite and 'Olly' pounces

fair tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Krone Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 10 56.0
2 Wild Planet Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 58.0
3 Classique Legend Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 11 56.0

In The Running

A jostling for position early, CLASSIQUE LEGEND working up to lead stuck three wide with JONKER on his inside and WILD PLANET on the rails. A FAIR tempo (on strong side) set up.

The Result

KRONE (1st) ran home from midfield, chasing home the brave on-pacers WILD PLANET (2nd 0.3L) and CLASSIQUE LEGEND (3rd 0.5L). A big gap back to 4th.

The Interest

KRONE has always been around the mark in decent races and found the right set-up here, a lovely ride from Damien Oliver through the pack. The best run in the race clearly CLASSIQUE LEGEND though, working early and never getting across, he lost no admirers here. Many back in the pack could be forgiven given the sticky testing track.


Race 3 IRRESISTIBLE POOLS N E MANION CUP

Too much stamina from this English-bred

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Midterm Michael & Luke Cerchi Jamie Kah 10 55.0
2 Big Duke Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 8 58.0
3 Shraaoh Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1 53.5

In The Running

BIG BLUE took up the lead with MIDTERM moving up on his outside, VIN DE DANCE stuck three wide no cover near the speed. A STEADY tempo before MIDTERM set off for a LONG SPRINT home, putting the pressure on into the turn.

The Result

MIDTERM (1st) got clear and held on, beating home BIG BLUE (2nd 2L), who ran on solidly from midfield, and SHRAAOH (3rd 3L) fighting on from near the pace. ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (4th 3.2L) ran on from the back.

The Interest

A tricky galloper, MIDTERM hadn't always been the most genuine, a strong hands-and-heels ride from Jamie Kah in the wet getting the job done here following a nice first-up run at Caulfield. BIG DUKE very honest with the big weight of 58kg and SHRAAOH did enough in the sticky conditions. ETYMOLOGY (9th 7.5L) was travelling well on the turn before his run ended, the vet reporting coughing back at the stalls. VIN DE DANCE (11th 12.6L) and ZACADA (12th 18.9L) both pulled up with a slow recovery.


Race 4 SKY RACING ROSEHILL GUINEAS

Waller's rising colt keeps the boom going

slow tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 The Autumn Sun Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5
2 Arrogant Michael Moroney Craig Williams 5 56.5
3 Chapada Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 1 56.5

In The Running

CROWN PROSECUTOR came across from out wide and then took hold (touch keen), setting a SLOW tempo, before kicking into the turn for a LONG SPRINT home. ARROGANT right near the pace and THE AUTUMN SUN joined in 500m out.

The Result

THE AUTUMN SUN (1st) sustained his run to just edge out ARROGANT (2nd 0.2L), who kept lifting in a two-horse war. CHAPADA (3rd 2.5L) ran home well late after getting held up on the turn.

The Interest

As an $1.40 favourite the crowd expected THE AUTUMN SUN to simply cruise past ARROGANT, but boy was the Kiwi colt strong in the heavy conditions. You can only assume that the conditions helped the runner-up more given THE AUTUMN SUN's big-striding action. CHAPADA very good leading into the Derby, he bounced back off a poor run when pulling up with vet issues.


Race 5 THE AGENCY GEORGE RYDER STAKES

The crowd lifts as the Queen wins again

steady tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Winx Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57.0
2 Brutal Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.0
3 Dreamforce John Thompson Damian Lane 7 59.0

In The Running

DREAMFORCE led at a STEADY tempo with BRUTAL outside him and SO SIN BON keen three wide. WINX stalked in midfield, emerging out wider on the turn.

The Result

WINX (1st) moved up and surged clear the last 200m for an easy win, beating BRUTAL (2nd 3.5L) who kicked on and DREAMFORCE (3rd 6.3L) after an easy lead.

The Interest

They walked, the track conditions were hard to handle, but the champion still reigned supreme. Nothing more to say, she's simply unbeatable!


Race 6 RANVET STAKES

Form is temporary, class is permanent

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Avilius James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 59.0
2 He's Eminent Sir Mark Todd James McDonald 11 59.0
3 Danzdanzdance Chris Waller Opie Bosson 1 57.0

In The Running

HE'S EMINENT led, got a break, kicking for home early into the turn setting a STEADY tempo with a LONG SPRINT home. AUVRAY wide no cover midfield. SIKANDARABAD had the box seat, but stopped quickly from the 650m with a cardiac arrhythmia, falling back into the face of an unlucky SHILLELAGH, who was just about to make her run.

The Result

AVILIUS (1st) sprinted out wide and continued his run for a clear win. HE'S EMINENT (2nd 2.3L) hung on from DANZDANZDANCE (3rd 2.7l) chasing up the inside.

The Interest

Not many high class horses that could handle the wet here, AVILIUS given the perfect opportunity to bounce back from last start and he took it. The quiet ride saved his sprint for the end. Solid efforts from the placed horses and no luck for SHILLELAGH. Dry trackers UNFORGOTTEN (4th 6L), AUVRAY (7th 8.8L) and ACE HIGH (9th 9.2L) all possibly worth forgiving too on the sticky heavy surface. SIKANDARABAD (14th 120.8L) pulled up with a cardiac arrhythmia.


Race 7 LONGINES GOLDEN SLIPPER

The biggest heart wins the world's biggest 2YO prize

strong tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Kiamichi James Cummings Damian Lane 17 54.5
2 Microphone James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 56.5
3 Lyre Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 13 54.5

In The Running

KIAMICHI worked forward and led at a STRONG tempo, ANAHEED and VINCERE VOLARE right up on the pace. LOVING GABY was four wide no cover just near the speed.

The Result

KIAMICHI (1st) kept rolling and fought hard, holding off MICROPHONE (2nd) running on up the inside from midfield. LYRE (3rd 1.5L) swept home late and LOVING GABY (4th 1.8L) fought very hard after a testing run.

The Interest

The chopped up track and on-pace bias played to the strengths of KIAMICHI, a very tough filly that by all reports had bounced off her win the week before and improved again, which showed with a very brave Golden Slipper win. MICROPHONE and LYRE very good. LOVING GABY enormous! She had no right to be in the finish after covering so much ground. FREE OF DEBT (16th 15.6L) travelled ok on the turn, but was badly galloped on. TENLEY (15th 13.6L) never went a yard in the ground.


Race 8 OOH!MEDIA GALAXY

Explosive speed churns through the mud

strong tempo
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Nature Strip Chris Waller James McDonald 10 55.0
2 Pierata Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 8 56.0
3 Easy Eddie Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan 12 51.0

In The Running

NATURE STRIP got to the lead and ripped along at a STRONG tempo, BALLER moving up on his outside, checking REDZEL in the process at the 600m mark.

The Result

NATURE STRIP (1st) got a big break before tiring late, PIERATA (2nd 0.1L) charging home hard, both crossing the line together and only separated by the barest of margins. EASY EDDIE (3th 1.4L) stuck on well and ENCRYPTION (4th 2.7L) ran on from the back.

The Interest

So much debate about NATURE STRIP and whether he's a top class G1 sprinter or not. Well we got our answer today! He definitely is on a wet track with a touch of on-pace bias, the keen-going athletic son of Nicconi relishing the conditions while so many could barely lift their legs in it. PIERATA so tough and brave as always, the photo finish has to be seen to be believed, margins don't get any smaller. REDZEL (8th 6.4L) a touch unlucky, VIRIDINE (10th 7.1L) and GRAFF (12th 8.5L) both pulling up with a slow recovery, both big muscular horses not suited to the gluey track.


Race 9 E-GROUP SECURITY EPONA STAKES

Light, athletic, the right mare for the day

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: on-pace

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Semari Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 6 54.0
2 I'm a Princess Tony & Calvin McEvoy Hugh Bowman 1 56.0
3 All Too Soon David Payne Andrew Adkins 2 54.0

In The Running

HAPPY EVERY DAY took up the running at a STEADY tempo and kicked early for a LONG SPRINT home. SMART AS YOU THINK outside the lead and RED CHANDELIER three wide no cover near the pace. JUNGLE FISH four wide no cover near the back.

The Result

SEMARI (1st) ran on best from midfield, chasing down I'M A PRINCESS (2nd 0.5L) who stayed on strongly up the inside. ALL TOO SOON (3rd 1.8L) kept on late to grab HARMATTAN (4th 2L) late.

The Interest

SEMARI is a lightly-framed mare that had failed on a firm Rosehill before, but these were very different conditions. She relished the chopped up track late in the day and chased down a very honest I'M A PRINCESS (much better up to 1900m) and one-paced ALL TOO SOON.



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