Yard to the Post | Golden Rose Day

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 28 September 2019


Classy thoroughbreds enjoyed the ideal surface at Rosehill Gardens today, the turf prepared to perfection and without any of the dreaded bias that has plagued Sydney tracks in recent weeks.

In the Group 1 Golden Rose, favourite BIVOUAC lifted late to fight off the looming YES YES YES with EXCEEDANCE running on into 3rd. The Godolphin colt backed up his Group 2 Run to the Rose victory, stamping himself as the star three-year-old sprinter this Spring.

There’s talk now of a possible Everest spot for the son of Exceed And Excel, although trainer James Cummings may be reluctant given the colts enormous value at stud.

In other feature races, MISTER SEA WOLF dashed home best in the Group 2 Shannon Stakes and MIZZY sprinted best in a slowly run Group 2 Golden Pendant for the mares. DR DRILL had taken out the first race over 1,900 metres in a sprint to the finish with leader RAPIDO CHAPARRO and STANDOUT made it 'three from three' by winning the Listed Heritage Stakes.

The biggest winning margin of the day went to SHADOW HERO in the Group 3 Gloaming for three-year-olds, Mark Newnham’s son of Pierro producing an impressive finishing surge to win by 3.3 lengths and launch into favouritism for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes.

A full review will be on-line Monday 1pm.



Track Info

RailTRUE
ConditionsGOOD 4
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR

Race 1 MONSTAR FOUNDATION HANDICAP

Dolan kicks away from 'position A'

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Dr Drill Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan (a1.5) 3 61.0
2 Rapido Chaparro Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1 55.0
3 Humbolt Current Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 53.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

RAPIDO CHAPARRO jumped well and controlled the pace at a SLOW tempo with HUMBOLT CURRENT on his outside and DR DRILL in the box seat. The leader drifted off out wider on the bend allowing DR DRILL the get up the inside.

The Result

DR DRILL (1st) sprinted through and held off a game RAPIDO CHAPARRO (2nd 0.2L), who fought on well. HUMBOLT CURRENT (3rd 2L) and LORD GODODDIN (4th 2.2L) going to the line together.

The Interest

An easy lead for RAPIDO CHAPARRO and the perfect trail for DR DRILL, a horse that can take a position and quicken when asked, a lethal combination in a race that set-up like this one. Given the SLOW tempo there will be a few to forgive from out the back, none more so than HIGH OPINION, who struggles to quicken on a dry Rosehill track. He found the line just fine late.


Race 2 TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 2 HANDICAP

Too much stamina from an improving mare

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 But I Know Ross Stitt Andrew Adkins 4 53.0
2 Storm Attack Wayne Wilkes Jay Ford 10 56.5
3 Harbouring Rodney Northam Nash Rawiller 2 56.5

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

JUMPER LEADS worked hard to cross from out wide, setting a STRONG tempo in the lead. MOSS THE BOSS and STORM ATTACK trailed up behind a couple of lengths off.

The Result

As they all tired in the finish BUT I KNOW (1st) sustained her run best to run down a brave STORM ATTACK (2nd 1.5L). HARBOURING (3rd 2.3L) sustained his run to catch MOSS THE BOSS (4th 2.4L) late.

The Interest

The So You Think mare BUT I KNOW stepped up in distance third-up at only her sixth start and showed that she's a galloper with more promise than most of these, soaking up the pressure before surging home hard late. The way she finished 1600m+ will be even better. STORM ATTACK very good from near the strong tempo in 2nd and the unlucky runner of the race was CLASSY FELLA (5th 3.2L) (blocked 300m, tightened 200m). He may not have won, but we would have been a lot closer with even luck. DEFY (10th 4.9L) got a long way back and pulled up 1/5 lame.


Race 3 SCHWEPPES HERITAGE STAKES

Three from three for one tough three-year-old

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Standout Gerald Ryan Tommy Berry 3 56.0
2 Cosmic Force Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 8 58.5
3 Pandemic James Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 56.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

ZEDWARD took up the running with pressure on the outside from BELLEVUE HILL working up 3W NC and DIRTY WORK in-between them. (note: no sectional data available)

The Result

STANDOUT (1st) sustained his run best from midfield to edge out COSMIC FORCE (2nd 0.2L) running on. PANDEMIC (3rd 1.2L) laid in a touch running on from the back.

The Interest

STANDOUT remains unbeaten and took a big jump in grade today, showing his fight in the finish for the flying Gerald Ryan stable. The way he finishes 1200m+ should be no issue. COSMIC FORCE good in his return and PANDEMIC was a bit of a handful for Bowman (laid in) as he tried to work to the outside. DIRTY WORK (4th 2.1L) best of the on-pacers. It looked like a pretty STRONG tempo and BELLEVUE HILL (8th 12L) had a torrid run, Adrian Bott saying he is going back to the paddock now after that failure.


Race 4 TOOHEYS 150TH BIRTHDAY SHANNON STAKES

James McDonald hunts down the favourite

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Mister Sea Wolf Chris Waller James McDonald 2 58.5
2 Gem Song Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5
3 Tom Melbourne Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1 56.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

TOM MELBOURNE controlled a SLOW tempo, racing keenly as always. GEM SONG moved on his outside and MISTER SEA WOLF used the inside barrier to find the box seat.

The Result

MISTER SEA WOLF (1st) sprinted best up the inside to beat GEM SONG (2nd 1.3L) fighting on and TOM MELBOURNE (3rd 1.8L).

The Interest

MISTER SEA WOLF resumed with a nice run behind Dreamforce and that form-line is holding up well, James McDonald giving him the perfect steer and he simply sprinted too well for GEM SONG. The fav' GEM SONG did have the bias in his favour first-up at Rosehill and was honest, but may have been a touch short in the market given he had similar ratings to TOM MELBOURNE overall. NOIRE (4th 2.2L) perhaps the best run in the race from the back, she is going well this prep and had no chance settling back in last off the SLOW tempo. CON TE PARTIRO (5th 2.4L) simply lacks the turn-of-foot for a race like this, some talk she may be retired now.


Race 5 TAB GOLDEN PENDANT

Berry has a picnic in the lead, again

slow tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Mizzy Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 5 56.0
2 Champagne Cuddles Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 2 56.0
3 Dyslexic Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 1 54.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

MIZZY was urged across and took control of a SLOW tempo with FUNDAMENTALIST moving up on her outside. ENTICING STAR slow to begin and well back.

The Result

MIZZY (1st) kicked home best to beat home CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES (2nd 1.3L) and DYSLEXIC (3rd 1.5L) chasing behind. A big gap back to INVINCIBELLA (4th 4.3L).

The Interest

Deja vu! The genuine sprinter MIZZY got control of a SLOW tempo last start over 1200m and the same happened here, FUNDAMENTALIST (7th 4.7L) not putting any pressure on her in the early stages and she simply kicked home best. She's won three out of three this campaign and now rates of one of the better sprinting mares in Sydney. CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES knuckled down well and did enough. As for ENTICING STAR (5th 4.5L), the race set-up didn't suit here, but she only sprinted as well as $26 shot PRETTY IN PINK (6th 4.6L) at the back, not the run of an Everest contender.


Race 6 JRA COLIN STEPHEN QUALITY

'Hippo' charges home for an easy win

slow tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Stampede Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 12 59.0
2 Master of Arts Richard & Michael Freedman Brenton Avdulla 6 53.0
3 Maurus John Thompson Ms Rachel King 10 54.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

STAMPEDE took control at a SLOW TEMPO with DABIYR on his back in the box sprint, STAMPEDE accelerating into the turn for a LONG SPRINT home.

The Result

STAMPEDE (1st) was too good for MASTER OF ARTS (2nd 2L) and MAURUS (3rd 2.8L) chasing honestly. DABIYR (4th 4.1L) safely held in the run home.

The Interest

He controlled a SLOW tempo last week and almost beat Melbourne Cup contender Finche, STAMPEDE making short work of these after he was able to trot along in the lead. Adam 'Hippo' Hyeronimus kicking just at the right time to use STAMPEDE's superior strength. The GAYATRI (5th 7.1L) and DABIYR form-line didn't hold up at this level. And as Jo Pride announced, sadly we've witnessed the last run of DESTINY'S KISS (7th 17.8L) who wasn't suited here and leaves behind years of great memories. His career started in a Geelong maiden back in August 2011 and ended with 19 wins over 102 starts. A warrior of the sport.


Race 7 DE BORTOLI WINES GOLDEN ROSE

Godolphin claims more gold in 2019

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Bivouac James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 56.5
2 Yes Yes Yes Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2 56.5
3 Exceedance Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 7 56.5

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

YAO DASH moved up and took the lead at a STEADY tempo with BIVOUAC on his outside. YES YES YES following BIVOUAC and peeling 3W on the turn for his sprint.

The Result

BIVOUAC (1st) fought hard to beat YES YES YES (2nd 0.2L), who just peaked on his run late. EXCEEDANCE (3rd 0.7L) made good ground from the back after being slowish to jump. YAO DASH (4th 1.5L) and a gap back to the rest headed by KUBICK (5th 3.5L).

The Interest

Two very good runs in this race, BIVOUAC getting the job done after showing some tactical speed early and EXCEEDANCE running home well after his usual slow jump. Both are star 3YOs and YES YES YES is no slouch either obviously, perhaps better suited stepping back to 1200m, the G1 Coolmore at Flemington a nice target for him. YAO DASH a tough, slightly smaller type, that could go onto the Guineas now. Unfortunately CASTELVECCHIO (7th 4.1L) pulled up with the thumps after a fair effort and will need a vet check before he runs again.


Race 8 ANTLER GLOAMING STAKES

A true test brings the class to the top

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Shadow Hero Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3 56.5
2 Subedar James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5
3 Quick Thinker Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 2 56.5

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

RHAEGAR took up the running and raced keenly setting a STRONG tempo in the lead. LUCKY IMPERATOR stuck 3W NC on the pace and a few pushed wide on the turn at the back, PERSAN out 8W as they entered the straight.

The Result

SHADOW HERO (1st) got clear from midfield and surged straight past for a big win/ SUBEDAR (2nd 3.3L) was well ridden and ran on up the inside to beat home QUICK THINKER (3rd 4.3L) and JUST THINKIN' (4th 4.5L). PERSAN (5th 5.3L) chased solidly out wider.

The Interest

Once the leader wouldn't settle this race was as good as all over, the promising stayer SHADOW HERO perfectly suited by the rolling speed up-front. A few honest runs in behind, but this was a one act affair, SHADOW HERO now a firm favourite for the G1 Spring Champion and Victoria Derby.


Race 9 SYDNEY'S WEST HANDICAP

Third-up, perfect run and the Godolphin polish

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Ranier James Cummings James McDonald 4 57.5
2 Mushaireb Richard & Michael Freedman Brenton Avdulla 6 55.0
3 You Make Me Smile Jason Coyle Chris Williams 3 59.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available today.

In The Running

YOU MAKE ME SMILE went to the lead and rolled at a STRONG tempo, THY KINGDOM COME moving up on his outside and IRUKANDJI stuck 3W NC on the pace.

The Result

RANIER (1st) ran on up the inside and MUSHAIREB (2nd 0.5L) was strong late from midfield, both running down YOU MAKE ME SMILE (3rd 1.8L) late. AMANGIRI (4th 2L) just behind.

The Interest

AMANGIRI started a $3.5 fav' here and most reports were good from the yard. Was she disappointing, or was 1400m too sharp first-up and she'll improve over 1600m+, the last 100m was OK. RANIER perfectly suited here after running on up the inside (bias against) last start and MUSHAIREB has returned well, given a peach by Avdulla from just behind the hot pace. BALLER (7th 4.4L) and MURILLO (8th 4.9L) are best avoided for now.



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