Yard to the Post | Rosehill Gardens

Race Day: Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 16 January 2021


An exciting two-year-old kicked off the afternoon in style at Rosehill Gardens today, Snitzel colt REMARQUE (picture) getting the job done despite racing greenly and showing he still has a few things to learn.

Jo Pride's winner of the last race PRIVATE EYE is at the other end of the spectrum when it comes to professionalism. The son of Al Maher once again executed perfectly to make it four wins in a row.

In other races HARPO MARX ran down a gallant VADIYANN in the final strides of the staying event and the reliable ABOVE AND BEYOND scored a much-deserved win in Race 6.

A review of the day is provided below.

 



Track Info

RailTRUE
ConditionsGOOD 4
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR

Race 1 THE AGENCY REAL ESTATE HANDICAP

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Remarque Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 58.0
2 Zethus James Cummings Ms Rachel King 10 58.0
3 Sing A Love Song John O'Shea Robbie Dolan 7 58.0

The Interest

REMARQUE was dominant here, an impressive horse. The time was just over a second behind BM 75-80 level with a slightly steadier tempo so you could rate him around 65 (against older horses).


Race 2 SKY RACING ACTIVE HANDICAP

fair tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Tailleur James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3 58.0
2 Lashes Matthew Smith Tommy Berry 2 55.0
3 Academy Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 6 59.0

The Interest

TAILLEUR is such a professional mare and she seems to have run to her mark here. THE BOPPER (4th 4L) disappointing, he doesn't seem to be at his best on firm ground now he is up in grade, quite an athletic sprinter with less muscle bulk than most. A STANDARD rating race.


Race 3 TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 3 HANDICAP

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Banger Matthew Dale Kerrin McEvoy 10 57.0
2 Proven Class James Ponsonby Ms Winona Costin 11 58.0
3 Rich And Shameless Scott Singleton Ms Louise Day (a2) 8 55.5


Race 4 PRECISE AIR HANDICAP

strong tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Harpo Marx Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 2 56.0
2 Vadiyann Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 5 60.5
3 First Courrier Robert & Luke Price Ms Kathy O'Hara 4 52.5

The Interest

VADIYANN really rolled along and was very tough, only a classy ride from Rachel King on HARPO MARX stopping him. There could be more upside to come from the top two. A STANDARD rating race.


Race 5 SCHWEPPES HANDICAP

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Count De Rupee Robert & Luke Price Ms Kathy O'Hara 2 52.0
2 Liberty Sun Gregory McFarlane Tim Clark 3 55.5
3 Charretera Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 10 57.5

The Interest

COUNT DE RUPEE came from a strong form race and got the job done, but only just. HE'S A HOTSHOT (7th 2.4L) unlucky out wide, CHARRETERA (3rd 0.9L) very strong from the back and STARSPANGLED RODEO (5th 1.9L) made ground from an almost hopeless position. The overall time seems a touch BELOW STANDARD, but don't let that stop you from following some of the better runs in the race.


Race 6 TAB HANDICAP

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Above And Beyond Gary Portelli Robbie Dolan 8 54.0
2 Canasta Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 4 58.0
3 Zoffany's Lad Grant Allard Ms Rachel King 1 57.5

The Interest

CANASTA well-backed and just went a bit quick in the lead, a decent effort to hold on for 2nd in the end. ABOVE AND BEYOND had been racing consistently and everything fell into place for him here. It looks like a pretty STANDARD BM 78 based on time and form, but it could be below standard on review later given there wasn't much depth in the race.


Race 7 RANVET HANDICAP

steady tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Tycoonist Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 54.0
2 Blaze A Trail Matthew Vella Ms Rachel King 7 57.0
3 Sahra Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Winona Costin 2 53.0

The Interest

The leader RABBIT CLAUSE got an easy couple of sections mid-race before kicking for home just a touch too early (last three sections 10.93, 11.12 and a tiring 12.06). TYCOONIST got the job done from the right spot near pace. BLAZE A TRAIL (2nd 0.8L) with a nice return making ground and BLUFF'N'BLUSTER (7th 2.3L) really hit the line late too. A hard race to rate given tempo, but a bunched finish suggests it could be BELOW STANDARD.


Race 8 IRON JACK HANDICAP

steady tempo
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Lillemor John O'Shea Ms Louise Day 9 58.5
2 Exotic Ruby Bjorn Baker Regan Bayliss 1 54.0
3 Madam Legend Les Bridge Ms Cejay Graham 11 60.5

The Interest

LILLEMOR got control at a STEADY to FAIR tempo and proved too strong, EXOTIC RUBY making a good return after getting the box seat run. BRAZEN GEM (6th 2.1L, held up slightly) was a touch unlucky and NEVER TALK (5th 2L) found the line from the back. The time not too bad so starting with a STANDARD rating for the race.


Race 9 ROSEHILL BOWLING CLUB HANDICAP

fair tempo : long sprint
Bias: Fair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 Private Eye Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 4 56.5
2 Starla Chris Waller Jason Collett 15 57.0
3 Cuban Royale Robert & Luke Price Jay Ford 12 57.5

The Interest

PRIVATE EYE dropped into the right spot here midfield and when the tempo was on he was always going to be hard to hold out late. He's a promising type that should have even more to give over the mile. Form stamped by CATAPULT (5th 2.4L) winning at midweek level. The time OK and both STARLA and CUBAN ROYALE are well-exposed so the race is rated STANDARD initially.



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