Rosehill Meeting Saturday Features Sprinters and Everest Contenders
Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse is the scene of a nice meeting this weekend, with a card that includes four Group 2 races.
First to jump is The Daily Telegraph Stan Fox Stakes (1500 m) for three-year-olds, run at set weights. The field as of this time has 11 horses set to go, with The Autumn Sun viewed as the clear favourite at $1.85. From there, it is all the way out to $8.50, with Master Ash and Danawi sharing that quote from Ladbrokes. Irukandji and Outrageous share a $12 quote and Dealmaker and Mizzy each have a price of $17 on them.
The interesting betting tidbit from this race is that the longest-priced horse is Tarka, at just $26.
Next up is the Theo Marks Stakes (1300 m). The race is for horses three-years-old and upwards. It was won in 2015 by Winx; back when she was just making her third straight win of her current 26-win streak.
Trapeze Artist will be in the field of eight at $2.80 and will have a 5kg heavier burden than number two D’Aregento ($3.00). A win by Trapeze Artist will earn him backers for The Everest next month.
Race six is The Run To The Rose (1200 m), where a field of 12 is currently led in the betting by Graff ($2.60), followed by Performer at $7.50. As a race for three-year olds at set weights plus penalties, the $1 million prizemoney will attract a solid field.
Finally, race seven is the Irresistible Polls Sheraco Stakes (1200 m. fillies and mares only, set weights plus penalties). Ravi won the race last year. She was solid, if unspectacular after this, her last victory, and has since been retired.
This year’s Sheraco Stakes offers Champagne Cuddles ($3.10) for punters who back favourites, followed by Daysee Doom ($8.00), Formality and Egyptian Symbol, both at $9, and Invincibella ($9.50).
Like the Stan Fox, the field for this race contains no prohibitive long shots.