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The Rosehill Wrap - December 9

The Rosehill Wrap featuring a race by race recap of key performers and ones to watch from the Rosehill meeting on December 9.

The Rosehill Wrap - December 9

Race by race recap of key performers and ones to watch moving forward from Saturday’s meeting at Rosehill.

A six week stint of Saturday meetings conducted at Rosehill has come to an end.

The track raced well through the duration and played host to a number of runners who won't look out of place at stakes level.


Last Saturday, progressive mares in Test The World Horseform and Noire Horseform continued working through their grades.

Test The World
Test The World Picture:Racing and Sports

Of the beaten brigade at Rosehill on Saturday, a pair of well backed favourites both rolled second up in Flow Horseform and Heliosphere Horseform are each worth following at their next starts, both victims of circumstances in transit.

Race 1: Gongs - 2YO Handicap (1100m)

Saturday brought about two wins from as many starts for Gongs Horseform. The latest has netted her a Timeform rating of 101.

Gongs is the first two-year-old to win twice in Sydney this season. James Cummings’ juvenile team is starting to grow in momentum and size now.

The daughter of Dawn Approach is the pick of his fillies. He’s also got some nice colts such as Encryption Horseform, Ranier Horseform and Plague Stone Horseform.

Gongs
Gongs Picture:Racing and Sports

Chris Waller has some decent two-year-olds as well. He’s got the best one we’ve seen so far this season in Breeders’ Plate winner Performer Horseform.

Orcein Horseform and Charge Horseform on Saturday were each good late when placing behind Gongs. Each give the impression they will be suited over more ground.

Race 2: Sparky Lad - 3YO Set Weights Plus Penalties Handicap (1400m)

That was Sparky Lad’s second run back from a freshen up. Josh Parr produced a smart ride by holding a position which kept the favourite Heliosphere wide.

Sparky Lad Horseform has run to a Timeform rating of 100.

Heliosphere Horseform is the horse to be follow out of the race. He was painfully unlucky. The colt was caught three wide with no cover throughout. The fact Heliosphere continued to fight out the finish despite such a torrid run was admirable.

With even luck he should be winning third run from a spell.

Poetic Charmer Horseform was last across the line. Team Snowden will reportedly send him for a spell and have the Your Song colt gelded. On the best Poetic Charmer’s shown this prep, watch for him returning to the races later this season. He’s only a Benchmark 67 horse so being a couple of stone lighter next prep he could progress right through the grades.

Race 3: Magic Choir - Class 3 Highway Handicap (1400m)

Adam Hyeronimus gave Magic Choir a beautiful ride, third on the fence behind the leaders and the horse rewarded him for it in the straight. 75 was the Timeform rating placed on the run.

He’s lightly-raced for a four-year-old, just six starts and has now won three of his past four.

It will be interesting to see how far he can go. Magic Choir is still a stallion so if his current progression through the grades comes to a stop, connections at least have the option to geld the son of Magic Albert in an attempt to gain some extra lengths.

In the meantime however, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Race 4: Noire - Fillies and Mares Benchmark 83 Handicap (1400m)

Kerrin McEvoy produced a carbon copy of Magic Choir’s ride the race prior, third on the fence.

Noire Horseform had plenty up her sleeve after it in the straight.

She’s produced a Timeform rating of 95 to win.

It was an important win for her as it’s shown connections she can get over a longer trip.

Noire
Noire Picture:Racing and Sports

Noire’s form from her maiden prep reads great too. She held her own against some nice types such as subsequent Group winner Savapinski Horseform, Slow Burn Horseform and Test The World Horseform.

Her stablemate Miss Ballantine Horseform was good in second. The stable took the Blinkers off her this prep and she’s responded well to that change having commenced her prep with two seconds from as many starts.

Race 5: Gambler’s Blues - Benchmark 80 Handicap (2000m)

Third up Gambler’s Blues was ready to go after consecutive seconds to kick off his prep.

The seven-year-old has recorded a Timeform rating of 93. He’s holding his form well. There is probably even room for a little more improvement fourth up.

Three Chris Waller runners finished within a length of the winner.

Carzoff Horseform was the real head turner of the three.

Mornington Horseform ran fourth as a well supported favourite and is starting to prove costly for followers. There is a 2100m Benchmark 80 at Warwick Farm in two week’s time which might be the race he needs.

Race 6: Invinzabeel - Benchmark 90 Handicap (1400m)

The first leg of the quadrella was an interesting race. There looked to be no speed on paper and the well supported favourite Flow Horseform was meant to get a picnic out in front.

Instead they went extremely hard early and those fast early sectionals were always going to take their toll late.

Invinzabeel Horseform was restrained out of the early speed battle just in time by apprentice Lee Magorrian.

He’s won two straight now and the latest netted the six-year-old a Timeform rating of 108.

The December Handicap over 1400m at Warwick Farm on December 23 is where he should go next. He’s got a good record at the course.

The way the race was run, Flow Horseform was extremely brave to be beaten less than a length in fourth. There is a 1400m colts, geldings and entires Benchmark 85 Handicap at Warwick Farm on December 23. He’ll take beating around Warwick Farm third up and back in grade.

Race 7: Test The World - Benchmark 89 Handicap (1100m)

Test The World Horseform is a fantastic mare. She’s won six of her ten starts now and placed in the other four.

Her latest win netted the Bjorn Baker-trained mare a Timeform rating of 100. That’s a new career peak for her.

They’ll no doubt be chasing black type with the Testa Rossa mare soon.

The Christmas Classic (1200m) at Randwick on December 30 is a potential route. There are options for her in Brisbane too.

Bon Amis Horseform and To Excess Horseform were both excellent. Each are extremely consistent. To Excess clocked the fastest final 600m of the day at Rosehill, 32.61.

Race 8: Drachenfels - Benchmark 80 Handicap (1200m)

Drachenfels Horseform wound up well out wide and was too good. We assessed the run with a Timeform rating of 100.

He’s working through his grades beautifully.

Pipeline Horseform was brave in second and has shown sharp improvement on what was a strong first up showing against similar company three weeks ago.

Lanciato and Torpenhow Horseform each caught the eye late.

Lanciato Horseform is interesting. This is a horse who used to be raced over a mile and beyond. Mark Newnham has kept him fresh and at sprint trips in 2017. He’s recorded two wins and two placings through four runs.

Race 9: King Darci - Benchmark 83 Handicap (1500m)

After a relatively soft lead, King Darci Horseform had to fight hard in the straight but held off a couple of nice horses to win. He’s produced a Timeform rating of 98.

Runner up Bastia Horseform was good rising in grade. His record suggests he’ll be even better if able to find a soft track over the coming weeks.

Cellarman Horseform in third was the real eye catcher.

King Darci clings on
King Darci clings on Picture:Racing and Sports

They made a stack of gear changes to Cellarman a few runs back.

Since those changes he’s recorded two wins and two thirds from four starts.

Racing And Sports



125306
R7 ROSEHILL 9 December 2017
Mark Hughes Foundation (Bm89) 3U , 1100m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
11. TEST THE WORLD (NZ)
4yo Mare
BJORN BAKER
TIM CLARK
55.0
$3.75
 
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - WORLDLY (AUS)
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Worldly (Mgr: G J Morgan), D Moretti, D J Frew, Mrs M A Frew, M Byrne, P J Davis, A Barbieri, R V Barker, Mrs P E Bayles, A J Halloran, G A Henry, Dr A M Morrison-Galt, W E Muller, K G O'Brien, M J Ostermeyer, T J West & A Wetton
2nd  
13. BON AMIS (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JASON DEAMER
BLAIKE MC DOUGALL
52.0
$2.25
 
BON HOFFA (AUS) - MORETHAN LEICYA (AUS)
G R Sheppard, Mrs L K Sheppard, T W Bremner, Mrs W J Truebody-Geens, D W Thaw, Ms C A Rixon, Mrs J A Pinterovic, J Pinterovic, Mrs K L Johnson, D T Johnson, T B Wood, Mrs J A Wood, D G Adamson, Mrs K A Adamson, S G Green & P R Endacott
3rd  
4. TO EXCESS (AUS)
4yo Gelding
TRACEY BARTLEY
JOSH PARR
58.5
$9.00
 
DUPORTH (AUS) - MONTCLAIR (AUS)
 S W Summers & Mrs J M Summers
4th  9. OZARK (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
COREY BROWN
55.5
$12.00
5th  3. PRINCEFAMOUS (NZ)
6yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
NICK HEYWOOD
57.5
$21.00
6th  6. ZIGGY WILLIE (AUS)
6yo Gelding
DAVID PFIEFFER
KERRIN MCEVOY
57.5
$26.00
7th  5. HIGHLY GEARED (AUS)
8yo Mare
GARRY KIRKUP
RACHEL HUNT
55.0
$61.00
8th  1. KUDERO (AUS)
7yo Gelding
CLARRY CONNERS
DEANNE PANYA
59.5
$101.00
9th  2. PERFECT DARE (AUS)
5yo Gelding
MATTHEW DUNN
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE
58.0
$61.00
10th  12. SINGLE BULLET (AUS)
3yo Colt
GARY PORTELLI
ANDREW ADKINS
52.5
$7.50


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