The Run To The Rose meeting will be held at Kembla Grange this Saturday (11th Sept). The course proper was rated a Good 4 on Thursday and with fine and warm weather in Sydney leading up to the weekend, Kembla will be racing on a Good track on raceday.
The unbeaten gelding Silent Impact could simply run away with the Dulcify Stakes (Kembla Grange Race 5, 1500m). The 3YO has won his only two starts over 1000m and 1200m. Being by Maurice and out of a VRC Oaks winner, Silent Impact will run further and 1500m should suit. Tim Clark will retain the ride and from barrier 1, Clark will go straight to the front and Silent Impact could prove hard to catch.
Big Parade has been in terrific form and he has conditions to suit in the Theo Marks Stakes (Kembla Grange Race 7, 1300m). The Mark Newnham-trained 5YO has won three BM88 races from his past four starts and he is ready to step up to black-type races. Big Parade has a good record at 1300m with two wins and a 2nd from three attempts and he has only been allotted 53.5kg. Drawn beautifully in barrier 2, Tim Clark will go to the lead to control the pace and together with his light weight, Big Parade is the one they all have to beat.
The Godolphin-owned Anamoe is resuming in the Run To The Rose and he looks the horse to beat (Kembla Grange Race 8, 1200m). The Sires’ Produce Stakes winner did a great job in his first preparation finishing 3rd and 2nd in the Blue Diamond and the Golden Slipper respectively, culminating to his victory in the Group 1 Sires’. The colt has come back a more furnish horse and James Cummings expects him to sprint well fresh. Nicely drawn in barrier 5, James McDonald will settle just behind mid-field and Anamoe will let down strongly in the run home.
By Owens Wong, Editor