DAY RACING HORSES TO FOLLOW: ROSEHILL: 01-07-2017
Racing thankfully returned to Rosehill on the weekend under some wet Sydney weather. Despite this the track held up extremely well and gave every horse its chance. In rather typical fashion it was better to get off the fence as the program wore on but you could win from anywhere in the run with tempo permitting.
It was a solid day for our black book runners with smart colt Hualalai getting the money in the first at $2.80. Very keen on his prospects moving forward, has since been dubbed by the stable as a Caulfield Guineas horse.
If I could black book this guy again I would: Denstiny’s Kiss was absolutely massive in running 3rd in the Winter Cup. No tempo up front but he was still taking ground away from the leaders despite carrying 8kg more than them! Watch out Grafton Cup!
Disappointing however was Sir Bacchus who didn’t let down at all up on the inside in the Civic Stakes. Jockey Glynn Schofield could offer no answer post-race, give him one more.
TOUGH AS TEAK SELECTION – JUST DREAMING: Very heavily backed into the $2.90 favourite by jump after $4.20 was offered early doors. Finished beaten 0.2L into second after seemingly getting plenty of favours up front.
The finish may have been disappointing but the way this Snitzel filly fought on when headed was brilliant – you just don’t see many gallopers out there with this will to win. Eventual winner Insenstata ($5) drew over half a length in-front of her at one stage before she got a second wind and was taking off ground on the post.
Along with the desire to win, she handles all ground and has racing pattern that will see her competitive is just about any race she runs in. I’d suggest she’ll go away for a well-earned break now and be targeted at a race for mares late in the spring carnival.
Where to next? F&M BM84 1400m
STAYING 2YO SELECTION – ALL TOO SOON: If the stable are saying Hualalai is a possible G1 contender then surely, we must spare a thought for this Filly who finished only 2.9L away in 4th ($13) after settling last and running the fastest final 600m of the race for the David Payne yard.
This was only the daughter of All Too Hard’s first race start so if she is going to race deeper into the coming months, she’d be a real chance once hard fit (had 2 good trials prior to this so not too far away) of taking out a race when some other juveniles are needing the run.
Where to next? 2YO 1600m