Summary Of Our Trainers’ Tips For Bookmakers Recognition Day

From Nathan Doyle

Horse: Kipsbay
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 7, Farewell James Ross Sprint) Kipsbay has been off the scene since June last year and after he pulled up from his last start with some issues, I have elected not to rush him back for a summer preparation. On the back of two strong trials, Kipsbay is ready to return in the Farewell James Ross Sprint where he gets in with 53.5kg. He seems to have come up very well in his two trials. He had a bit of a setback so he had an extended break but he seems to be moving well and doing everything right. He was feeling a few joints so we gave him a bit of time and he seems to have responded well. I feel he’s trialled up better than he has in previous preparations so it looks the right race. I didn’t have a lot planned out for him, if he’s to step up to another level in might be in the winter so it’s probably the right time to have him back. Barrier one is probably not ideal for him, we know he’s had barrier issues in the past but he’s been good in the gates lately so hopefully it pans out okay. The horse is good, but you just want to see him do everything right on race day. You don’t want him to run his race before the gates open. He doesn’t shirk his task, he’s genuine, and I can’t see why he can’t step up. I just want to get through Saturday, it’s the right stepping stone and we’ll see where we sit.

From Michael Freedman

Horse: Yiska
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 6, Hot Rod & Custom Show Hcp) Yiska has finished just behind the placings in all three runs this time in, the latest a closing 4th behind the unbeaten Briasa at Canterbury just over a week ago. I’ve put the visors on him. His last two starts he has half-baulked and he is a bit of a thinker. Sam (Clipperton) got off the other day and suggested trying a bit of headgear on him. I think kept fresh for the 12(00 metres), and on a bigger track like Rosehill, it should suit him.

From Ron Quinton

Horse: Rantan
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 1, ATC Bookmakers Recognition Day Hcp) There was a deal of expectation on Rantan going into her first start as she carried a small ‘boom’ and started odds-on following some eye-catching trial performances. Kerrin McEvoy rode her in both trials and he was very rapt in her last trial which was a pretty good trial. So there was a huge rap put on her after those barrier trials. She went to Newcastle and got the job done. She gave them a nice start into the straight and ran them down to win. If she can jump well and get balanced that’s the main thing. She’s a filly I really like and I think she’s going to make a lovely three-year-old. Whatever happens she’ll go to the paddock and be prepared for the spring.

Horse: Biographer
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 2, Midway Hcp) He’ll run a creditable race again as he always does. He’s a good honest horse and most of the I Am Invincibles like the better ground. A firmer surface will be in his favour.

Horse: Smart Little Miss
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 5, Dennis Jamieson Hcp) Smart Little Miss notched an overdue win two starts back at Hawkesbury before she found the 100m drop in distance against her at Gosford when midfield two weeks ago. She’s a mare that does need things to go her way but if they do she’d be an each-way chance in the Dennis Jamieson Handicap. They ran her off her legs in the middle stages at Gosford, she’s a bit of a hit and miss job but she’s always capable of running well.

From Kris Lees

Horse: Razeta
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 5, Dennis Jamieson Hcp) Razeta was good last start. She is a little bit tricky to place having won a couple of stakes races, but we will put a claimer (apprentice Benjamin Osmond) on her and she can take some weight relief on Saturday. She will run here and then probably go on to Scone (for the Dark Jewel Classic) three weeks later.

Horse: Amokura
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 8, Vale Lonhro Hcp) It’s probably too short for her, but it will be a nice run to bring her on for the preparation. Everything is on the table at the moment. We will see how sharp she looks first time out and then we will step her up in trip with no real definitive plan just yet. She was a little bit tender in the feet through the spelling process, so we held her back with a view to giving her a few runs over the winter and then preparing her for the spring. I wouldn’t rule out a Caulfield Cup with her if she can take that next step. She is never going to be a really robust filly, she is a long, lighter-framed filly, but she is a lot bigger than she was this time last year.

From Ron Stubbs

Horse: Prophet’s Daughter
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 4, Highway Hcp) A late maturer, fine, lightly framed, we put her back in the paddock for extended time to develop – this prep she’s just snowballed. She’s trained on nicely and mares generally hold their form. And the way she’s been winning, you have to come up while they’re eligible for the level of prizemoney. Always hard races these Highways with capacity fields so you need luck at 1100m but in our favour is an inside gate and nice weight drop. We should be able to position better than midfield and she’ll be strong late off that 1400m win. The way she’s been closing I thought she might even get out to a mile, and she was really unlucky there at Wagga before she put two together.

From Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou

Horse: Green Shadows
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 3, Phillip Picone Hcp) There’s been a noticeable difference in Green Shadows’ attitude since his summer spell. We just spelled him, put him in the paddock for three months and let him be a horse. Right from when he came back his attitude was different, he’s better in the brain and more mature. If he’s as good on Saturday as he was first-up we might think about running him at Gosford (for The Coast), or we keep going through this type of race and get some money in the bank. I just want to see him run well. If you can run on he’s up to it. You’ve only got to look at some of the races we ran him in, we always had a good opinion of him.

Horse: Let’s Try
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 6, Hot Rod & Custom Show Hcp) The gelding has won three of his last four and steps into a city race for the first time in the Hot Rod & Custom Show Handicap with jockey Brandon Lerena continuing his association. He was a bit wayward in his first preparation but we gave him a good spell and he came back and was terrific then he was really good first-up again. He ran good sectionals. He’s a big strong horse who will put himself in the first three and be strong.

Horse: Eagle Nest
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 7, Farewell James Ross Sprint) A class drop could be in Eagle Nest’s favour as she searches for a return to form in the Farewell James Ross Sprint. She wasn’t quite up to those races (Group 3 company in the Wenona Girl and Birthday Card in March). She’s going well but I just want to see her find a bit of form again.

From Matthew Dale

Horse: Martini Mumma
Message: (Saturday, Rosehill Race 4, TAB Highway Hcp) Martini Mumma has put big gaps on small fields in her two runs, both over 1000m, since a spell. She’s been super impressive and Saturday is still a big step up. The margins she has put on them have been impressive, they just don’t do that generally two times in a row. She’s not the complete furnished product, she’s quite a highly strung, raw, filly. It’s the right race for her next step but it is a decent step up, with that she gets the nice weight drop (54kg). I’d like to think she can run really well but there’s that one caveat in that it’s a big jump in pressure. The ability I have no problems with.

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