Rosehill Gardens Race 7, 4.15pm
Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m)
The lay of the land
A great card of racing at Rosehill tomorrow, with the Group 1 Coolmore Stakes the highlight. Big field of in-form mares and looks a super betting race. The track will be wet, but with clearing weather it may get into the slow range.
The speed story
The pace is drawn wide with Global Glamour (Warehouse & Bott / McEvoy) likely working across and Silent Sedition (Noblet / Clipperton) looking to follow it. In Her Time (Smith / Parr) has good natural speed, but is likely to look for a sit up in distance. Single Gaze (Olive / O’Hara), Thames Court (Brideoake / Moor) and Daysee Doom (Quinton / Adkins) will look to be positive, so the pace should be okay.
In the mix
Omei Sword (Waller / Avdulla) is a very talented filly. She missed a run and then resumed in the wet over 1400m, being given a very negative ride before showing an outstanding turn of foot late. Gate 19 throws a spanner in the works here.
With a few speedier horses drawn awkwardly, there should be a spot for Omei Sword three-wide with cover, without having to go too far back. However, if she jumps average – which she can do – they may have to go right back and rely on more luck.
It’s an open race after that with a stack of hopes.
Global Glamour did a good job sticking on well last start and will be hard to catch if she gets control here.
Danish Twist (Lees / G Schofield) has been given little hope both runs the prep. She showed great acceleration first-up before having plenty of excuses second-up. Maps perfectly here and will run a big race.
Euro Angel (Hawkes / Thompson) trialled well before caught in an awkward spot first-up and hitting the line strongly. This harder but maps perfectly.
Omei Sword is the clear top pick for mine, and the barrier just means a better price.
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