This Saturday’s Sydney meeting will be held at Rosehill Gardens. The course proper was rated a Good 4 on Thursday and with light showers forecast for Sydney over the next couple of days, Rosehill could border on Good/Soft condition on raceday.
Lonhro colt Roheryn can kick off Saturday’s meeting on a winning note for punters in the opening event at Rosehill (Sydney Race 1, 1100m). The 3YO is very highly rated and has been unbeaten in his career so far winning both his trials before his debut. He won both his race starts, and he annihilated the field by 4 lengths last start at this track, sprinting his last 600m in 33.48 secs and a quick 10.84 secs from the 400m-200m. Joshua Parr will once again be on board the colt and from barrier 2, Parr will let him find his feet settling somewhere mid-field on the fence. With his good turn of foot, Roheryn will be hard to beat.
Veteran galloper Red Excitement can continue his winning way in the November Topaz (Sydney Race 4, 1900m). The Gerald Ryan-trained 9YO broke through for a well deserved win over this track & trip last start in the Topaz Preview a fortnight ago. Earlier in his preparation, he showed that he still has the sprint in him by finishing a length 2nd in the Cameron Handicap (1500m) before being outclassed in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap. The gelding has a good record at this track & trip haven’t never missed a place from 3 attempts, and he can handle any track conditions. It’s an advantage to draw the rail (gate 1) at the 1900m start and Joshua Parr can settle just behind the leaders on the fence. With a cushy run in transit, Red Excitement will give punters a great sight at the finish.
Godolphin-owned Isaurian seems to have conditions to suit in the Rosehill Bowling Club Sprint (Sydney Race 7, 1100m). The lightly raced 4YO has shown plenty of potential with 3 wins and a further 2 placings from 8 career starts. He can handle any track conditions and a strong rider like Brenton Avdulla will suit the horse. Avdulla will utilize the inside gate (barrier 1) to his advantage and sit Isaurian just behind the likely leaders Tango Rain and Holy Seal. If Avdulla can get a split in the straight, Isaurian will finish far too strong for this lot.
By Owens Wong, Editor