DAY RACING HORSES TO FOLLOW: ROSEHILL: 03-06-2017
Racing returned to Rosehill last weekend with the rail out 6m those on pace were seemingly advantaged slightly more than normal early on. However, this perceived bias set up for some bustling tempos in-turn giving the back markers their chance. No complaints about the track at all.
Wild’n’Famous carried the flag on his lonesome for our Sydney black bookers the past weekend. Hard in the market for the entirety of the lead up, hovering around the $5.50, $5 mark he produced another great run for a close-up 0.2L second to the very well backed Firsthand: $6.50-$4.20-$3.70 fav. Surely, he can go one better soon.
BAD BEAT SELECTION– INTRINSIC: Opened favourite on the back of a good maiden victory in the mid-weeks. Flucs were $4.40F-$4.360F-$4.40, edged out late by Godolphin’s Revenire: $4.20 as favourite. The speedy daughter of So You Think found herself in the box seat throughout the run from barrier 1 and travelled well in the run.
In infuriating fashion for her many backers, jockey Brenton Avdulla found himself boxed right in on the rails for most of the straight with plenty of horse underneath him. She eventually got out with only 100m left and bolted to just fall 0.2L short of reeling in Silence ($12) who had all the momentum.
Has got obvious talent and is by the right sire to be stepping up to 1400-1600m now. She’ll be winning again very soon.
Where to next? 2YO 1400-1600m
ANOTHER NEAR MISS SELECTION – SIR BACCHUS: The grey son of Sebring settled mid-field on the rails and travelled well throughout the 1400m journey. He got a small split late and could only be fully tested for about 50m before finishing 0.1L second.
Jockey Glynn Schofield tracked up behind the favourite Snoopy ($4.40) for a tow into the race, however Snoopy dropped out sharply forcing Schofiled to look for a tight run between Shiraz and Slightly sweet. The grey just edged through it, flying when he got clear air and was placed under the stick.
Has a habit of being a tragedy beaten after some nightmare inducing runs at the Valley last prep but does boast a win at that track over subsequent G1 winner Redkirk Warrior. With some luck this preparation I’m expecting him to add some more wins to his already impressive record.
He stepped out to the 1400m for the first time since the Magic Millions 3YO guineas last year and looked to get every bit of it. This probably looks his ideal distance now and I’d be a touch apprehensive about a mile but would trust in Waller’s judgement there.
Where to next? 1400m Handicap