The Lord Mayors Cup meeting will be held at Rosehill this Saturday. The course proper was rated a Heavy 9 on Thursday and with mainly fine weather in Sydney leading up to the weekend, Rosehill is likely to be racing on a Soft track on raceday.
Top weight Anders looks the good in the opening event at Rosehill (Sydney Race 1, 1100m). This 2YO colt has been in good form running 2nd when 1st up over 1000m at Kembla on 28th April before taking out the 1100m maiden on a Soft 6 track two weeks ago. Anders is fit, he can handle a wet track and reigning champion Sydney jockey James McDonald will take over the rein on Saturday which is another bonus. McDonald will go forward and Anders could prove hard to catch.
Last start winner Soldier Of Love can make it two wins in a row in the Schweppes Handicap (Sydney Race 4, 1500m). The Bjorn Baker-trained gelding finished 3rd in a 1300m race at Rosehill when resuming from a spell and he won last start over 1400m at Randwick three weeks ago. The 5YO can handle wet tracks and stepping up to 1500m 3rd up seems perfect. Soldier Of Love had 2 starts over 1500m with one win and one 2nd. Beautifully drawn in barrier 5, Rachel King will settle somewhere mid-field and Soldier Of Love will finish off the race strongly.
English import Dr Drill is going to add the Lord Mayors Cup to his resume (Sydney Race 7, 2000m). The 5YO gelding took out the Scone Cup over the mile last start and stepping up to 2000m 3rd up looks ideal. Dr Drill had won his only start at Rosehill and he won twice from 3 attempts at 2000m. And he also won both his starts on Soft tracks. The in-form Jason Collett will be on board this Saturday. Collett is likely to settle just behind the leading bunch one off the fence and Dr Drill is the one they all have to beat.
By Owens Wong, Editor