Yard to the Post | Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 07 December 2019


The track conditions caught a few by surprise at Rosehill Gardens today.

With the recent hot weather in Sydney most punters thought it would be a rock-hard summer track, but plenty of irrigation and a cool southerly change made sure the Rosehill turf had plenty of give in it and certain gallopers prospered.

Perhaps the most surprising of all the winners was ADANA (picture), who had been battling away at Canterbury Park before stepping up to Saturday grade and surging home best late under the riding of Hugh Bowman. Favourite STATUESQELY had tried to sprint from the 500-metre mark, a tactic that failed miserably and she plodded home in last place eight lengths behind the winner.

Other winners included GUISE (Race 4 over 2,000 metres), who had never won on a dry track before, and THE PARTY GIRL (Race 8), who is a type that usually saves her best for longer distances than 1,200 metres and softer ground.

In another shock result, on-pace grinder SILENT EXPLORER was only just edged out by BOBBY DEE over 1,500 metres in Race 5, both horses at huge odds in the small field.

The only favourite to win was GUNGA DIN (Race 3 - TAB Highway) in what was a rapidly run 1,800 metres.

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



Track Info

Rail+3 metres
ConditionsGOOD 4 (raced like genuine softish track)
WeatherOVERCAST
BiasFAIR

Race 1 DRINKWISE PLATE

A three-way blanket finish to start the day

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Sancy Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 2 54.0
2 Centimental Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 54.0
3 Hinchbeast Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 1 56.0

In The Yard

All the youngsters looking quite good in the yard. HINCHBEAST fine and SANCY looking sharp on debut, strong and compact. MRS MAISEL a touch unsettled and TYCOONIST unsettled too.

In The Running

MRS MAISEL jumped to the lead and rolled at a STRONG tempo with HINCHBEAST moving up on her outside. SANCY found the box seat.

The Result

SANCY (1st) got into the clear and challenged gamely, just getting past HINCHBEAST (3rd 0.3L) with CENTIMENTAL (2nd 0.2L) running on late to be right in the finish. A massive gap to TYCOONIST (4th 4.8L).

The Interest

They went hard in this and the testing track didn't help MRS MAISEL (5th 4.9L) at all who perhaps wouldn't have been as aggressively ridden if they know what the track conditions were going to be like (more like a SOFT than a firm summer track). Strong money for SANCY was landed and she got the job done after a nice parade. HINCHBEAST very brave, which bodes well for him stepping up to 1200m and CENTIMENTAL strong after Avdulla gave her a lovely ride back off the frantic speed.


Race 2 HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP

Wet form works as punters scratch their heads

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Adana Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 58.0
2 Stardome Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 58.0
3 Remuera Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 57.0

In The Yard

CONVINCED, SOLDIER OF LOVE and STATUESQUELY three of the more muscular types in the yard. ADANA, STARDOME, REMUERA and NORDIC more athletic. All looking fine.

In The Running

STATUESQUELY took up the running and got some cheap sectionals before sprinting sharply a long way (700m to 800m) from the finish. ADANA and STARDOME near the back of the field as a STEADY tempo with a LONG SPRINT home was set up.

The Result

ADANA (1st) surged up the inside late as STARDOME (2nd 0.2L) came down the outside. REMUERA (3rd 1.5L) solid chasing and was tight late.

The Interest

This was the race that gave us a clue for the rest of the day, more athletic wet track types prospering on what was supposed to be a GOOD surface, but raced more like a SOFT 5. ADANA ($10) and STARDOME ($31) relished the conditions as the favourites failed. SOLIDER OF LOVE (4th 1.7L) and CONVINCED (5th 1.8L) (poor recovery) more muscular types that were out-fought late. STATUESQUELY (7th 8.1L) sprinting too sharply too early and NORDIC (6th 3.3L) laying in badly under Billy Owen and may need a senior rider next time.


Race 3 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

strong tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Gunga Din Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 9 59.0
2 Rostam Cody Morgan Tim Clark 4 56.0
3 Just In The Clear Michael Lynch Brock Ryan 3 54.5


Race 4 GRAEME FERRIS HANDICAP

Waller's wet tracker gets a nice surprise

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Guise Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.0
2 Fun Fact Bjorn Baker Ms Samantha Clenton 2 62.0
3 California Longbow Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 8 57.0

In The Yard

All looking fine in the yard, DARK PEARL a robust stayer that should enjoy extra distances in time.

In The Running

FUN FACT went to a clear lead, a couple of lengths in front of GUISE, but only ran STEADY sections to get there before rolling on for a LONG SPRINT home.

The Result

GUISE (1st) knuckled down and caught the leader FUN FACT (2nd 0.1L). CALIFORNIA LONGBOW (3rd 0.9L) running on best from the pack.

The Interest

FUN FACT improved third-up here and enjoyed the riding tactics and testing ground, but GUISE took advantage of a softish track to get the job done... just. The favourite MANGIONE (7th 5L) was only fair in 3rd two starts ago before running a big race at Kembla over 2000m last start. That may have been a one-off though as he clearly peaked on his run today. DARK PEARL (4th 3.2L) OK and ready for 2400m on better ground now.


Race 5 BISLEY WORKWEAR HANDICAP

On-pacers sink the Waller youngsters

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Bobby Dee Bjorn Baker Ms Samantha Clenton 9 61.0
2 Silent Explorer David Payne Glyn Schofield 10 56.5
3 Bigboyroy Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1 55.5

In The Yard

Most looking fine, PINUP MISS and STARLA nice types. ORCEIN a tough compact gelding that tries hard. BOBBY DEE pretty fit second-up, a bit of improvement still to come in his coat.

In The Running

SILENT EXPLORER took up the running from BOBBY DEE and they controlled a STEADY tempo, kicking for home into the straight with BIGBOYROY in the box seat. STARLA a touch keen back on the inside and ORCEIN came 3W NC from the 600m.

The Result

BOBBY DEE (1st) fought on best in a close finish, just getting past SILENT EXPLORER (2nd 0.2L) and BIGBOYROY (3rd 0.3L) with STARLA (4th 1.5L) chasing OK just behind.

The Interest

The big-priced leaders dominated this race and clearly Waller's 3YOs were overplayed in the market. BIGBOYROY ($3.6) had his chance to get past them and STARLA ($2.5 fav') was a touch keen, but didn't make an impression over the final 100m. BOBBY DEE progressed nicely here and should have more to come this prep. Most runs in the race were a pass mark, including ORCEIN (5th 2.3L), PINUP MISS (6th 2.5L) and KEDAH (7th 2.7L) from the back.


Race 6 TAB VENUE MODE HANDICAP

Two mares to follow this summer

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Handspun James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 57.5
2 Pumpkin Pie Richard & Michael Freedman Brenton Avdulla 2 58.5
3 Lucicello Chris Waller Tommy Berry 5 57.5

In The Yard

PUMPKIN PIE anxious in the yard, not too bad, but clearly on her toes and sweating a touch. All others fine, ALMERHERI fit enough, a horse with more size and athleticism than the others that may want further.

In The Running

WINTER IN AMERICA was slowish to jump before pushing up to control a STEADY tempo with FREEHEARTED moving up outside the lead. TO YOUR HEALTH found the box seat, WORD FOR WORD back on the inside midfield after jumping OK and HANDSPUN behind her on the rails.

The Result

HANDSPUN (1st) came wider, was blocked and then burst through late from the 75m to win, beating PUMPKIN PIE (2nd 0.2), who had loomed up. LUCICELLO (3rd 0.3L) ran on well down the outside. The unlucky runner of the race was WORD FOR WORD (4th 0.5L), who was only clear 50m from home and hit the line hard.

The Interest

Two strong runs from HANDSPUN (has come back a better mare) and WORD FOR WORD (impressive return), WORD FOR WORD perhaps suited by the softish conditions we had today and very unlucky not to win. Both are mares to follow next start based on what should have been a dominant quinella with even luck, made even better by the fact they had to run on off a STEADY tempo. TINKERMOSA (9th 20.2L) pulled up with a cardiac arrhythmia.


Race 7 ELDERTON HOMES MADE. YOU LOOK SPRINT

Everything goes to plan for Avdulla

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Stephan Gratz Vella Brenton Avdulla 2 55.0
2 Invictus Salute Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 6 56.5
3 Taniko James Cummings Tommy Berry 8 55.5

In The Yard

SOUTHERN LAD a touch unsettled in the yard, a smaller type than most. TANIKO 90% fit, quite a muscular mare with good power.

In The Running

JUNGLIZED and INVICTUS SALUTE led at an honest FAIR tempo with some early pressure from AKASAKI, who ended up 3W NC. SOUTHERN LAD wide early before ducking back in for cover and a nice trail. STEPHAN getting a nice trail too on his inside.

The Result

STEPHAN (1st) drove through 2W to get the win from INVICTUS SALUTE (2nd 0.5L) fighting on and TANKO (3rd 1L) running on late. JUNGLIZED (4th 1.9L) not far off and SOUTHERN LAD (5th 2.2L) was challenging for a place before laying in and getting checked late.

The Interest

Just a little bit of extra pressure on the leaders and the perfect ride from Avdulla produced another win for STEPHAN. Very nice efforts from INVICTUS SALUTE, TANIKO (improvement to come) and SOUTHERN LAD (not his day today) too. ENIGMAN may have not handled the right-handed track and found the line OK late after tailing off.


Race 8 SCHWEPPES HANDICAP

A hot tempo burns the punter's cash

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 The Party Girl David Pfieffer Kerrin McEvoy 12 56.5
2 Poetic Charmer Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 6 58.5
3 Echo Jet Thomas Nikolic Nash Rawiller 3 58.0

In The Yard

BURNING CROWN quite an athletic sprinter on his toes. THE PARTY GIRL a no-frills type that may be better suited to 1400m or a stronger tempo here. All looking pretty good.

In The Running

ECHO JET was urged forward and went hard, setting a STRONG tempo with the fav' BURNING CROWN keen on his outside. I AM CAPITAIN was 3W NC on the pace too. THE PARTY GIRL back off the hectic speed.

The Result

THE PARTY GIRL (1st) swept over the top to win, beating POETIC CHARMER (2nd 0.8L) fighting on and ECHO JET (3rd 1.1L).

The Interest

Once the change of tactics came out that ECHO JET planned to lead, supporters of BURNING CROWN may have been nervous and they had every right to be, the $1.85 fav' not happy to be dictated too and struggling home off the strong tempo. THE PARTY GIRL seemed to have no hope in early markets when the track was forecast to be firm and there wasn't much tempo on paper, but she ended up getting the perfect set up for a tough mare that can surge hard at the line. TONY'S REWARD (5th 2.4L) the unlucky runner though after getting blocked 'til the 150m. I AM CAPITAN (6th 3L) pretty brave too after getting stuck wide.


Race 9 ROSEHILL BOWLING CLUB HANDICAP

All the way for a very game mare

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Toryjoy Chris Waller Ms Kathy O'Hara 10 55.5
2 Strome Gary Portelli Ms Samantha Clenton 11 57.5
3 Smartedge Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 5 60.5

In The Yard

TORYJOY, SMARTEDGE and PRIMOTIVO looked OK first-up, fit enough to do something. OUTRAGEOUS fine. MURILLO revved up, a neat strong sprinter that could be some risk at the 1400m. SOLO MISSION a smaller type and a touch anxiious.

In The Running

TORYJOY went to the lead and rolled into the turn. OUTRAGEOUS moved up on her outside and MURILLO in the box seat. STOME was midfield.

The Result

TORYJOY (1st) kept lifting to win, holding off a fast-finishing STROME (2nd 0.2L). SMARTEDGE (3rd 1.7L) ran on to just get 3rd in front of the pack.

The Interest

TORYJOY is mighty tough and once she was rolling on the slightly soft track she was always going to be hard to run down. She's settling a touch better these days too. Other on-pacers OUTRAGEOUS (7th 2.9L) (bled) and MURILLO (9th 3.9L) struggled to handle the pressure. A nice return from SMARTEDGE (3rd 1.7L), who can only improve this prep now.



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