From Anthony & Edward Cummings
Fri 7th Dec, 2018
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 2, 2019 Membership Hcp) A winner of two of his three starts. He was well supported at his city debut, over the Rosehill 1400m, but was run over finishing fourth behind Royal Celebration before his dominant 3.3 length victory against older horses on the Kensington track on November 22. On that occasion he scooted home in 34.44 sec for his last 600m, running the fastest last 200m of 11.70 sec. He’s always looked like a horse that could rise through the ranks very rapidly.
From Danny Williams
Thur 6th Dec, 2018
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 3, TAB Highway Hcp) He’s never been completely sound or tractable. We rarely gallop him and a firm track on Saturday is a distinct disadvantage. Unfortunately, that looks like being the track rating on Saturday. He’s obviously got the raw ability to still win, but he’s lengths better with give in the ground. But the positives on Saturday is that he’s out to 1400m – drawn well, weighted well and of course (Kerrin) McEvoy rides.
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 3, TAB Highway Hcp) Hemmerle is untapped, winning two from five starts and exceptional ability. Go into the form and you’ll see last prep he finished close-up to Chris Waller’s Seaway in Saturday grade and it progressed to run second in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas. That’s serious form for a Highway. He’s won 1st up and he’s well forward and certainly with an in-form jockey.
Horse: Bridyn May
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 3, TAB Highway Hcp) Bridyn May won impressively last start, she’s progressed and previously she was only beaten narrowly by Noble Boy who won so well last Saturday. She’ll be really strong at 1400m and is very well weighted with the claim. She’ll be ridden forward as she’s more of a grinder and doesn’t have that turn of foot.
From Gary Portelli
Thur 6th Dec, 2018
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 2, 2019 Membership Hcp) The stable made a mistake with him last time dropping him back to 1100 metres thinking there would be an even tempo in the small field and it didn’t work out that way. It should be different over 1400m on Saturday.
Horse: Nicci’s Gold
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 6, TAB Rewards Hcp) Nicci’s Gold finished 2nd on November 17 to the good mare, Seasons. She’s never been placed 1st up before and 2nd up is usually her go so surely she will do well.
Horse: Single Bullet
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 7, Merry Christmas ATC Members Sprint) Single Bullet racked up six minor placings until his 1000m-win at Randwick on October 27. He hasn’t raced for a month and I will step up the work rate and give him a strong gallop on Tuesday morning. He can build on his last win in what hopefully will be a genuinely run race.