DAY RACING HORSES TO FOLLOW: ROSEHILL: 11-03-201
Racing was back to Rosehill last weekend and the weather served up a track far better than the previous week. Being rated a soft 7 the runners were noticeably able to get their toes in which wore down the inside section as the day went on.
Most jockeys were happy to be a few off the rail down the straight, more so as the meeting went on. No large pace bias was noted throughout the meeting, with some strong tempos allowing the fitter players to come to the floor.
There was however a significant head wind rounding into the straight so it may be wise to forgive those who had to brave it without cover into the bend [Antonio Giuseppe].
Our black book had a mixed day with Foxplay recording a huge win in the Phar Lap, whilst hot pot Antonio Giuseppe faded for second after towing the field up into the wind off a hot tempo. Dixie Blossoms also had no chance the way the Coolmore was run.
SUCKER FOR AN IMPORT SELECTION – SPECTROSCOPE: There are plenty of imports in our black book now but I certainly think this French gallopers deserves his place after a quality first up in on the weekend over the 1350m.
Hovering around the $3.40 mark, drifting slightly from the opening $3.20, William Buick was happy to let the 4 year old find his stride at the rear of the field then swing out into the middle of the track to allow him to let down, which he did so beautifully.
He has beaten extensible by a length on the line who we know to be a quality mare, so the future looks bright for this son of Medaglia D’Oro from the Godolphin yard.
He has since been $201-$51 for the Doncaster and is also nominated for the Queen Elizabeth moving forward. Having been stakes placed 3 times in France over 2000m, 2000m and 1800m he should find the mile no troubles, so perhaps this is where he goes next.
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) March 11, 2017
Where to next? Doncaster Prelude, 1500m, Rosehill, 25/03
MELBOURNE RAIDER SELECTION – COMIC SET: Another case of really having to respect the Kent stable when they travel and sharply rise in grade. Backed from $11 into $8.50, seemingly unders on paper coming from a BM64 win at the Valley.
He made his run with the eventual winner Foxplay up on the inside, a few off the rail to be beaten only 1.6L on the line by a Filly carrying 2kgs less, who is 30 bench mark points ahead of him. Certainly reads very well.
Back in grade to a mile should suit (even if it were to a group 3 or listed event) or with no weight in a handicap.
Fourth up last time in, I probably don’t see him stripping too much fitter off that run, but it might still bring him on. So wherever Kent choses I’ll stick fat, whether it’s staying at the 1500m or going to a strong 1400m race. A carbine club would look a nice option though.
— TAB (@tabcomau) March 11, 2017
Where to next? Carbine Club, 1600m, Randwick, 01/04