Runners to Watch: Rosehill, March 25th

Shane Adair's race notes from Legends Day at Rosehill Gardens.

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Race 1 – The Schweppervescence (1400m)

Nothing of note in this race.

Race 2 – Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m)

Dal Cielo (2nd) – Sat just behind the eventual winner Jungle Edge into the straight and he was just unable to pick the winner, tried hard and beat third quite comfortably. Not sure he really likes a heavy track, so if he can find a good/soft range track next start he is racing well and will be hard to beat.

Race 3 – Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m)

Assign (1st) – Real tough win for him today, settled behind a good pace and settled into a three-way duel down the straight and just got the bob in. It was a big form reversal from his first-up run and when he hits form he tends to hold it. Can continue to be followed.

Race 4 – Doncaster Prelude (1500m)

Spectroscope (1st) – Impressive winner first-up and again settled near the tail of the field. Turning for home he looked in big trouble, however once the gap appeared he sprinted quickly to put pay to them. Racing in impressive fashion and can continue to be followed with a high degree of confidence.

Race 5 – Tulloch Stakes (2000m)

Jon Snow (1st) – Settled behind the leader and never looked like getting beaten. Turning for home he was in a line of three and put a couple of lengths on them in a flash. A class above. Nothing behind the winner can win the Derby, however this bloke can. Was very strong through the line and can continue to be followed this preparation.

Race 6 – The BMW (2400m)

Lasqueti Spirit (5th) – Went like last week’s pay out in front.  Turning for home Jameka quickly reeled her in to win very easily, however in the last 200m she was holding her position and kicked on well to hold 5th. Her next assignment is the Oaks and she won’t be meeting anywhere near the class of stayer in that event. Big chance to repeat her VRC Oaks victory on that performance. Keep following.

Race 7 – Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m)

Nothing of note in this race.

Race 8 – Emancipation Stakes (1500m)

Daysee Doom (2nd) – She was trapped three-wide in the run and on pace. Kicked strongly at the top of the straight, however was just run down in the last 50m.  Brave, tough effort. Racing in great heart this preparation and can continue to be followed. Peaks in fitness for mine next start.

Race 9 – Efm Logistics (1400m)

Notes – Low standard race to end the day. A lot of runners that either struggle to win or are out of form. I wouldn’t be rushing into any runners at a short price coming out of this event. Two lengths covered the first six across the line so tread with caution.