Walter hoping to put on a show at Rosehill
Warwick Farm trainer Guy Walter is getting set for a big day at Rosehill on Saturday with seven runners for the day including three of which are in the Listed Angst Stakes over 1500m and promising young filly Floor Show attempting to win 4 in a row from her 5 starts.
The well performed mare Skyerush has pleased Walter in her work and her first up performance over 1400m to run second to More Joyous proved just what a promising preparation is in store for this mare. “Though she has drawn awkwardly on Saturday she has really pleased me in the way she has come through that race and I think the extra distance will be a big benefit to her”
Walter has engaged the services of experienced rider Robert Thompson to ride Skyerush in the hope it can be a winning partnership.
Walters other runner to watch for the Spring is the daughter of Stravinsky Floor Show who has only been beaten once in four starts and looks to be an up and coming star for future carnivals with Walter describing the 3yo as capable as stepping up through the grades quite quickly.
Malavio has Englebrecht and Berry excited for Spring
The Steve Englebrecht trained Malavio is set for a big day out of Rosehill when he will go out as a strong chance in the Tooheys New Twin Willows Handicap over 1350m.
Described by his trainer as a “big baby with plenty of improvement” Malavio finished fifth in the Group 2 Shorts first up to Pampelonne over 1200m hitting the line strongly.
“If he improves with racing the way I anticipate then there is no reason we shouldn’t think about a race like the Group 1 Emirates stakes over a mile at the end of the Carnival” Englebrecht says.
Malavio’s regular rider Nathan Berry will partner the gelding tomorrow with Berry confident the horse has taken no ill effect from his first up effort “he gave me 110% last start in a hard race and this race is much easier and a more suitable distance for him plus his work since has been really encouraging” declared Berry.
Warwick Farm Trainers set for big day Caulfield
The strength of the training ranks at Warwick Farm is displayed clearly on Saturday when Marc Conners, Dave Van Dyke, Matthew Smith, Dave Pffiefer and of course Peter Snowden all present strong chances at Caulfield for what looks to be a brilliant days racing.
Marc Conners has Didntcostalot in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes while Pfiffer, Smith and Van Dyke all do battle in the Listed Sportingbet Sprint final over 1200m.
Van Dykes recent aquistion Miss Marx looks to be a strong chance having won last start and is the top rated horse in the race whilst Pfiffer is pleased with the way in which his mare worked Melbourne Direction on Tuesday and is hoping she can recapture some of her previous form that saw her finish 3rd in the Group 1 Tatts Tiara last preparation.
Warwick Farm has recently undergone further track upgrades recently with the installation of the ‘Pro Ride’ Synthetic track and is gaining further strength to its reputation as one of the best training centres in NSW much to the delight of trainers mentioned above, who have proved that despite the changing training conditions whilst the upgrades have taken place that they are still capable of producing top grade horses during the Spring Carnival.