Rosehill Gardens Welcomes Winter Racing

Winter racing will be welcomed to Rosehill Gardens this Saturday, 1 June for St. Patrick’s Cathedral Race Day.

There are a total of 113 acceptors for the eight race card with 15 entries including one emergency for the racing highlight of the day, the BAC Systems Handicap.

Local trainer Chris Waller looks to have a strong hand in the feature with three runners taking their place in the field including $5.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite Say No More (Jay Ford).  The mare boasts six wins from 15 starts and will step up to the 1800m distance for the first time in her racing career.

Stablemate Illo has opened on the second line of the betting at $7.00 and will partner with jockey Glynn Schofield with Hugh Bowman unavailable. Firebolt (Chris Dell) is the other starter for the stable and will start as the top weight at 59kg.

Brian Gentle-trained Destiny Rising (Jay Ford) will contest the Project Ten Handicap and looking to back up his impressive first up 4.3 length win at Canterbury Park. The son of Flying Spur will find competition from Darley duo Knoydart (Jason Collett) and Emblems (Joshua Parr) who have both finished in the placings their last starts.

The final race on the card, the Parramatta Catholic Care Social Services Handicap sees British import Index Linked (Glyn Schofield) open as the short priced favourite at $2.90 following a hat-trick of strong wins.

However all eyes will be on Gai Waterhouse-trained, European import, Rule Book (Adam Hyeronimus) who will be making his debut for Tulloch Lodge. The four-year-old has opened at $35.00.

The first race gets underway at 11.50pm and gates open to the public at 11.00am. The rail will be +3m Entire Circuit and the track is currently sitting at a Heavy 8 rating.

Source : Australian Turf Club

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