It’s very much seen as a launching pad for Man Of Peace’s second The Kosciuszko campaign but trainer Matthew Dale still needs to see a competitive performance in the Hyland Race Colours July Sprint (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
The Invitation, a new $2 million race for Fillies and Mares which was only announced by Racing NSW at the end of last week, is already starting to have an influence on trainers and owner’s consideration of their race program for any well performed fillies and mares they have in their care.
The second-up syndrome got the better of lightly raced three-year-old King Of Hearts but trainer Craig Carmody is adamant he can rebound at Kembla Grange on Thursday.
Brett Partelle is confident Commander Bell can take the next step as he travels to Rosehill in the Benchmark 78 Handicap (2400m) on Saturday.
A gritty win by New Zealand-bred two-year-old War Eternal at Royal Randwick on Saturday provided ex-pat Kiwi trainer Bjorn Baker with a victory that propelled him into second place on the Sydney Metropolitan Trainers’ Premiership (56 wins) behind runaway leader and fellow Kiwi Chris Waller (159).