Inside Goss

From Bjorn Baker

Thur 15th Apr, 2021

Horse: She’s Ideel
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 7, Sydney Cup) I’ve had it (Sydney Cup) in my mind since the start of last spring so it’s nice to get her there and the plan has come together pretty well at this stage. She gets in with a light weight (50kg), she’s won at Randwick before and she relaxes well in her races. She’s done everything well, of course the run in the Tancred was very good. She may need a little bit of luck from there but we’re happy with her going into the race. We could definitely from that gate (4) look to be midfield but we’ll leave it up to Rachel (King) because she’s ridden her before and successfully so she knows what it takes. If they roll along up front and they spread out a bit she will get her chance.

From Mark Newnham

Thur 15th Apr, 2021

Horse: Harmony Rose
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 5, Australian Oaks) Whether that’s leading, outside lead, one out one back, will depend on the pace of the race. She settled really well in her work since that run (Vinery Stud Stakes), Josh (Parr) galloped her on Monday over 1400m on the course proper at Warwick Farm and she was strong through the line and pulled up well. She’s coming out of Group 1 form and that looks stronger form than the Adrian Knox but as we saw last year the Adrian Knox form stood up in the Oaks.

Horse: Bargain
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 5, Australian Oaks) Bargain entered Oaks calculations with an eye-catching 2nd in the Group 3 Adrian Knox last Saturday. From barrier one she might be able to settle midfield, take up a good position. She’s come through the race well. I had a ride on her Wednesday morning to see how she was and she’s bounced out of it. What would be suitable for her would be if we got a bit of rain.

From Annabel Neasham

Thur 15th Apr, 2021

Horse: Prague
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Arrowfield 3YO Sprint) I wanted to keep him fresh and freshen him up for this. He drew the car park in the Darby Munro so I didn’t see any need to run, the main aim for him is the Arrowfield then to back up if he runs well into the All Aged. He’s a very high quality colt and I’m expecting a big showing on Saturday. He (Tom Marquand)’s been happy with his trial and his gallop, the only thing I hope he does is jumps a bit better than he has been.

Horse: Wisdom Of Water
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Arrowfield 3YO Sprint) He made his debut for the stable with a gallant 2nd in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes two weeks ago. It was a very tough run I thought, he was entitled to get tired late and he probably was but he dug in deep. He’ll have taken natural improvement from that. The way he worked (on Tuesday) was nice and relaxed and I think he’s in a good frame of mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up on top. If he produces what he produced the other day he’ll be hard to beat back to his own age group.

Horse: Mo’unga
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 8, Queen Elizabeth Stakes) Mo’unga will be the lone three-year-old in the Queen Elizabeth. A dry track can hopefully bring out his best. I think on paper maybe he looked disappointing (in the Doncaster  Mile) but he was just a victim of the barrier in a big field like that, he was detached from the field a little and it was a mighty task. I thought he closed off well all things considered. I think he’s best on top of the ground and can show that turn of foot better than he has his last two starts. In the smaller field (on Saturday) he’ll be a little bit closer to them and it won’t be such a big task.

From John O’Shea

Thur 15th Apr, 2021

Horse: Rondinella
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 7, Sydney Cup) I’d suggest just like Jessicabeel (Sydney Cup winner 2010) she’s coming right at the right time. (Rondinella)’s had a run in the Sydney Cup (2019) previously where she carried 52kg and ran 4th so I don’t think the two miles holds any issues for her. And just the manner in which she’s come through the race on Saturday (Chairman’s Hcp) gives us a bit of optimism. She’ll run the best race of her preparation, we just hope it’s good enough. It’d be a lovely story for young Andrew Adkins on the comeback trail.