A bit of rain late in the week dampened the Rosehill surface into the soft 5 range, but the track held up very nicely. Once again, the punters were treated to a typical Rosehill surface – no disadvantage to be up on the pace but the right gallopers could certainly make ground from the back.
Our lone Sydney black booker, Berry Delicious, put in a brilliant performance to storm home for a 2L second from well back in the Winx Hall of fame 1500m event. Even better was the price of $16/$4 available for this mare! If the rain sticks around, she’ll be winning.
Meanwhile up in QLD our black book runners recorded 2 victories; Sense of Occasion ($10) in the G1 Doomben cup and Jungle Edge ($7.50) in the BRC sprint. Both absolutely flying! Our other black booker McCreery ($21), finished a close-up 5th in Doomben Cup.
Sent out a well-supported $3.60 second favourite for the 1400m event, the filly missed the kick but rocketed home to only be nosed out (0.1L) for second.
Having lead or been right on the speed in all 3 of her victories leading into the event, it was a surprise to see her caught deep for most of this race. But it certainly adds another string to her bow, letting down the way she did.
There was a 6.5kg turn around with the $2.65 favourite Passage of Time after beating the colt by 0.8L, but the weights and measures were certainly defied as she moved past him over the concluded stages with ease.
The form around her in the mid-weeks has held up time and time again, namely through Zonk. Furthermore, being by Mossman, more rain shouldn’t be an issue, so you can follow this filly with supreme confidence.
Where to next? 1400m BM75-80 for 3YO’s
Almost became famous for some punters as the gelding was backed from an early price of $17 into an SP of $9.50 and only went down to the flying Bonny O’Reilly by 0.5L after growing wings late in the piece.
With Bjorn Baker mentioning subsequently that Bonny was to go up to QLD, if Wild ‘N’ Famous remains in NSW he’ll be extremely hard to hold out in a similar event next time in.
Putting together a good preparation on the back of two good trials and seems ready to peak third up next time in. Soft ground is his preferred going with a record of 7:1-3-1, so going into the winter shouldn’t be an issue.
Where to next? 1200m-1400m BM85