Race reviews: Rosehill, June 17th

Race 1 – TAB Handicap (1200m)

Note – Gaulois was sent out as the $2.7 favourite and got the job done leading from barrier to box in workmanlike fashion. Hualalai ran on solidly into second place from the rear on the turn to continue his good form. These two were a class above the rest of the field and both will be around the mark at their next events based on these efforts in this class.

Race 2 – Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400m)

Just Dreaming (1st) – Sat second in the run about 4-5 lengths behind runaway leader Arbeitsam, given the job of towing the field up he was headed down the straight however dug deep to come again and win by a narrow margin. A good effort considering others had a lot softer run in transit.

Note – Not a lot to report of the beaten brigade as they all had their chance to win the race. Short priced favourite Arbeitsam just went too quick in front, did drop out quickly however I would be willing to give another chance.

Race 3 – TAB Highway Handicap (1500m)

Zamex (1st) – Big win! Sat last and was a long way off the lead turning for home. He let down sharply down the straight to reign in the leaders and win going away. He made the horses to follow list on his last start, he is an exciting prospect. Keep following

Note – Of the beaten runners the well tried Mister Marmalade led but didn’t offer a lot in the straight and Murrmaid was every chance. I would be putting their average performances down to the heavy track at this stage.

Race 4 – Pro rata ATC Membership On Sale Sprint (1200m)

Note – Under two lengths between the first six across the line and the flying Test The World did it again to make it four straight this preparation. All the beaten brigade had their chance to win. Upscale will be further improved with that run and looks ready to peak and she did win third up last preparation.

Race 5 – TAB Rewards Handicap (1500m)

Note – Another very competitive finish, 1.8 lengths separating the first five across the line. Winner Liapari was given an excellent ride from Bowman which made the difference in a driving finish. Moss ‘n’ Dale was brave in running second, he rarely runs a bad race. Reiby The Red & Magical Stance both ran very well after both raced a touch wide, and kept giving down the straight to just miss.

Race 6 – Kensei Handicap (2000m)

Note – Supply And Demand made it back-to-back wins in a slugging finish over the well tried Tucanchoo who was good in running second. Montauk looks ready to win back at Randwick. They all had their chance to win but couldn’t get the job done. Supply And Demand is limited however is consistent and continues to hold his form unlike the others

Race 7 – Schweppes Handicap (1800m)

Sir Plush (1st) – First-up and settled just behind the leaders, turning for home let down very sharply to put the field away in a couple of strides to win by almost three lengths on the line. Flies fresh and at this distance range he might be in for a good preparation as it can handle the wet tracks. Keep following

Note – Winner was just too good for them, Badajoz & Fickle Folly were both sound in the minor placings, however had their chance to win. Magic Alibi was caught wide through the run and doesn’t really like the wet, so willing to forgive. Pioneering will be better for the first up run

Race 8 – #theraces Handicap (1800m)

Note – Winner Collateral was really good in taking this out and making it three in a row for him, raced a touch wide but just kept giving down the straight to run down the well tried favourite Carzoff who looked the winner on turning. Speed Hero ran on well from the tail. I noticed King’s Officer hitting the line well late as well, although still well beaten

Race 9 – One Solutions Handicap (1400m)

Pakaya Prince (3rd) – Raced three wide on the quick speed and was pulling hard in the run, entitled to knock up completely in the straight however kicked on strongly to only be beat by 0.6 lengths. A softer run in transit at this class will see him winning soon

Note – Very tight finish with under 3 lengths between the first ten across the line! Invincible Knight flashed home from the tail to score in an exciting finish. Pick Me Up in second was a touch unlucky struggling to find clear room. Not a lot between them all going forward so don’t jump into any shorties out of this race next start.

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