Racing will return to Rosehill Gardens for the first time since Tooheys New Golden Slipper Day on Saturday, 11 May for the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Race Day.
Racegoers will enjoy a number of free rides and entertainment outside of the Expo Hall including pony rides, bungy trampolines, jumping castle, face painters, arts and crafts, clown shows and fairy floss and lolly bags.
The day’s attendance is also expected to be boosted by the ATC’s offer of two free race day tickets for Parramatta City Council residents which were distributed via the recent rates notice mail-out.
Drop by the Railway Forecourt and experience the amazing 15m by 15m Bundaberg Rum travelling distillery which offers visitors the chance to journey through the 123-year history of Bundaberg Rum.
On the track there are 121 acceptors for the eight race card which features the 70th running of the Listed $100,000 Fujitsu Lord Mayor’s Cup. The Cup itself has attracted 19 entries including one emergency. Chris Waller-trained Beaten Up who was impressive in defeat last Saturday at Hawkesbury has opened as the race favourite with TAB Fixed Odds at $5.00.
Stablemate Hoylonny (Tim Clark) sits on the second line of betting at $7.00 and will be a strong threat over the 2000m. Permit (Brenton Avdulla) is the other Chris Waller runner that will provide fierce competition for the stayers following a strong BMW Sydney Carnival campaign.
Your Song (Tim Clark), trained by Anthony Cummings, looks to have returned from a six-month spell in great order with a convincing seven-length barrier trial win at Royal Randwick and will be a competitive starter in the Power Access Handicap over 1200m. The son of Fastnet Rock has opened the clear favourite in the betting at $2.50.
Three-year-old Emblems (Christian Reith) for the Darley stable, who boasts a record of two wins from three starts, will also take his place in the field of 12.
The Centrebet Juvenile Stayer returns with Danehill Dancer colt Drago (Blake Shinn) looking to be the one to beat after running an impressive fourth in the Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes a fortnight ago. This is the second year the Australian Turf Club has hosted an 1800m staying race for the two-year-olds.
The first race gets underway at 12.20pm and gates open to the public at 11.00am. The rail will be in the True position and the track is currently sitting at a Good 3 rating.
Source : Australian Turf Club