Rosehill Gardens mounting yard report.. By Matthew Howard with intro by Just Racing

Rosehill Gardens mounting yard report.. By Matthew Howard with intro by Just Racing

This weeks horse to follow Moher. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

This weeks horse to follow Moher. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Group 1 racing took place in Brisbane and Adelaide on the week end with Sense Of Occasion getting the job done for Kris Lees with Corey Brown aboard in the G1 Doomben Cup. Kris Lees has done an excellent job with the horse with him having 11 starts for 3 wins, 3 placings, 3 fourth placings and $1,385,190 in prizemoney in that time.

In Adelaide David Hayes took out the G1 Goodwood with stable newcomer Vega Magic who had to do it tough sitting outside the lead before kicking back to win after being headed in the straight. The Hayes camp had an unbelievable week training in total 14 winners from 38 runners including grand campaigner Extra Zero who notched up only win number 7 but has amassed $1.7 million in prizemoney.

Whilst on hot stables it would be hard to go past young QLD trainer Ben Currie who had a Saturday to remember getting a win at Doomben in race 1 with Gully Command then winning 5 of the 7 races won on his home track at Toowoomba. For the week, the stable had 12 runners for 7 winners and 2 third placegetters. It follow’s hot on the heels of his big day at on Toowoomba Cup day in early April where he trained a treble on his home track.  

Matthew Howard of Mounting Yard Mail was back at Rosehill after his spell and hit the ground running with 3 of his on top selections from the yard getting home for followers. Below is this week’s report which you can read Matthew’s thoughts on his Facebook page each Saturday prior to each race to assist with finding some winners:

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Rosehill Gardens: Australian Turf Club Saturday 20, May 2017    
     
Race 1 – 11:25AM JOHN MILLER HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1200 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
VIRIDINE Top selection from the yard despite the drift on course. Lovely style of horse with a very strong hind quarter. Nice loose walker. 1st
IPSO FACTO Parades a little fresh today, not for me. 6th
ADSUM Nice long striding colt. Is definitely forward enough to run a competitive race. 7th
ALIK Quite patchy in the coat and displays some behavioral negatives. 8th
CONNOISSEUR This horse is up from the 1000m to the 1200 but parades like a 1000m horse. Not for me. 5th
SILENCE Nice enough style of horse however not stretching out as well as I would like. 4th
PENDELOQUE Quite plain in the coat. This thing would love some more showers to hit the track. Wet tracker. 2nd
ALLIED POWER SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
CHARLIE CHAP Best of the roughies for mine. The fittest horse in the yard. 3rd
     
Race 2 – 12:00PM GEORGE MOORE HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1400 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
QUICK FEET In good order today however this horse normally parades well but is hard to catch. 1st
GRETNA Moving much better today than the last time I saw her. 5th
WHITE MOSS Clear top selection from the yard here. Dapples For Days!! 2nd
SAMADOUBT Touch warm late and displays some behavioral issues. 6th
FLEETING STRYKE Has the winter coat on today. Horse is fit however a plain looker. 3rd
MISS BALLANTINE Relaxed but that’s the only nice thing I can say about this horse today. Not the miss Ballantine I know. 7th
PASSAGE OF TIME Cracking style of horse. First two laps paraded fantastic then slowly started to melt in the yard. Easy lay at that price. 4th
     
Race 3 – 12:35PM SAINTLY HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1100 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) Nice strong gelding this. Still has upside to come fitness wise. Does get warm in the yard, apparently much better today. 1st
GOOD TIME CHARLIE Really good order today. Looks great in the coat and moving well. 7th
MEMES Leggy filly, wont mind the little give in the ground. 3rd
DIPLOMACIA Not presenting well today, not focusing. 8th
ANOTHER SLIPPER Reasonably forward first up. Not the worst but cant find it in top 3. 6th
ONCE MORE A LADY Real heavy set walker. The firmer the track the better for this horse. 4th
KAWAIKINI Best mover in the yard. Has to be a query ask in distance but horse presents in good order. 5th
VIENNA ROMANCE Warm, coat quite patchy. Looking for others. 2nd
     
Race 4 – 1:10PM TAB HIGHWAY PLATE (1500 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
PUZZLING WONDER Know this horse well. Have seen it paraded far more relaxed than he does today. 4th
RED KNOT Has the winter coat on today. Looks fit, wouldn’t want any more give in the ground. 2nd
DALMATIA PRINCE This horse is missing its arse. 7th
SCHEDULE Top selection from the yard. Horse presents in very good order today. No knocks. 6th
ATTAINMENT Seen this horse a couple times now and probably presents the best I’ve seen it today. 12th
DYFIELD For a roughie presents ok. Has some improvement still to come in the coat but fit and relaxed today. 9th
FOREVER NEWYORK SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
I WANNA BE A JEEP I think this horse would like a firmer track than it gets today. 10th
ART ATTACK Another of the roughies that presents better than its starting price. 11th
HAY NOW Tall mare, good mover. Nice and relaxed. No issues. 1st
STAR BID If you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all. 13th
O’LORDY Big overstep on this horse, almost to the point it looks like its going to trip itself. 8th
ROSEITO Not many Snitzels running around in highway races. Great in the coat. 5th
BOLSHOI DEVOUSHKA still has a stack of improvement to come fitness wise. Two runs short 3rd
     
Race 5 – 1:45PM LLOYD WILLIAMS HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1100 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
SECRET TRAIL Has returned in good order here. Looks forward enough and healthy in the coat. 4th
LOVERBOY CHARLIE Like this horse. He’s not the biggest horse but very athletic. The main issue for him is the weight he has to carry. Would prefer they claimed. 6th
OLD MAN SAM Not much size to this horse so the claim helps. Does look fit and relaxed and a bit of cut out of the ground helps. 3rd
ELEMENOHPEE Horse is parading better this prep than last prep. Have it just out of my top 3 chances. 13th
ALLEZ CHIVAL Coat good but needs the run. 10th
ALPEN ROSE (NZ) Really not parading well today. 11th
DISSOLUTE This horse really catches my eye today. Has to step up to Saturday grade but if he runs as he parades he will run well. 2nd
MAGNAJOY Still has improvement to come from a fitness perspective. Not today. 7th
ROSE OF MAN Not focusing today. 8th
CLEAR THE BEACH Fat Fat Fat. 1st
MANA I know this horse well and he is parading far off his best here. 5th
CAESAR AUGUSTUS Not flash. 12th
PEPPERBERRY Getting quite warm in the yard today. No. 9th
TIMING SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
     
Race 6 – 2:25PM J B CUMMINGS HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (2000 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
MONTAUK I’ve seen this horse parade better than today but with so many parading poorly, he gets his chance. 5th
FLOODLIGHT (USA) I am not a fan of this horse. Too heavy in the chest for a stayer. 12th
BE LIKE DAD Was keen to have a play on this horse before it paraded. 7th
BROADSIDE (NZ) Top selection from the yard this horse in an average race. Fit and bright in the coat. 1st
MORTAR PLATOON (IRE) Midweek horse at best. 11th
NOTHING BOX No major knocks, would prefer on a slight wetter surface. 6th
MY PSYCHIATRIST Needs a therapist. 9th
CAERLESS CHOICE Just outside my top 3 selections in the race. Big step up in distance but Messara has made the trip to down so must be respected. 4th
GET ON THE GRANGE Looks awful. 2nd
MORE ENERGY I’m expecting this horse to run better today than prior start. 3rd
DIAMOND MADE Still carrying excess condition. 8th
RED DUBAWI Fit but displaying behavioral negatives. 10th
LAST TRY WINS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
     
Race 7 – 3:05PM WINX HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1500 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
MOHER Big drifter on course here but no major knocks from the yard. Maybe half a run short, if runs well will back next start. 3rd
FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ) Needs this run. 14th
RULING DYNASTY Not parading like the Ruling Dynasty I know. 13th
ALEGRIA Great walker but I’ve seen her parade much better than today. 11th
IGGI POP (NZ) Carrying excess condition. 15th
KELLYVILLE FLYER Not the worst here in a competitive race. If we got more rain it would suit her chances. 9th
BERRY DELICIOUS Reasonably fit and relaxed in the yard however still has improvement to come in the coat. 2nd
FALKENBERG Horse has returned in good order. This short of its best but should run well. 10th
CARELESS Very fit and coat looks in very good order today. 5th
INVINZABEEL He’s looking good from a fitness perspective but still has improvement to come in the coat. 1st
LIAPARI (NZ) good order today. No major faults at all. Should run very well. 6th
BELIEVE 3rd run this prep and still not fit. Should be fit next start. 12th
SO WILLIE Best I’ve seen him parade in some time. Should run well. 4th
ENCOSTA LINE Raced down in Melbourne a lot last prep so didn’t see much of him. He’ll win a race this prep. 7th
TIMELESS PRINCE has the winter coat on today, others better. 8th
TAKEWING Needs a very dry track. 16th
     
Race 8 – 3:45PM T J SMITH HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1200 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
LUCKY LIBERTY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MOGADOR He’s a looker this gelding however he still needs a run. Not fit. 8th
PAINTE Parading really well today. Tricky gate but he’s looking better than ever. 12th
REINCARNATE Coat has a stack of improvement to come and he is also getting warm late. Not today. 6th
NOBLE JOEY 7th run this prep and still fat??? 15th
FRILL SEEKING Geez she looks a treat this preparation. Fit, relaxed, super healthy. 5th
GUARD OF HONOUR Great muscle definition again. Always parades well. Not as his best but still pretty good. 9th
RAIJINZ Got to have something on him at $60’s. 11th
BUTTERBOOM For her she parades pretty well. Cant find her in my top half a dozen but she parades ok. 7th
GIRL SUNDAY 1 run short. 4th
WILD ‘N’ FAMOUS (NZ) Moving well in the yard today. Should run well. 2nd
BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) She’s not the biggest mare but she’s quite athletic. I know her well and she parades well for her. 1st
DREAM LANE Bit of a smoky this horse. Can’t find her from a form perspective but she does parade quite well today. 3rd
STAR WARS (NZ) Big boy this gelding. Needs this run. Not fir yet. 10th
BRIGADOON RISE Looks outclassed here. 16th
BALMAIN BOY Nowhere near fit enough. 14th
FINAL DECISION Doesn’t look interested. 13th
     
Race 9 – 4:25PM LIGHT FINGERS HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1400 METRES)    
     
HORSE NAME NOTES FINISHING POSITION
HERMOSA BEACH SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
IN A WINK SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MARAAM In really good order at double figure odds. Should run well. 4th
RUSTIC MELODY Needs a couple of runs. 12th
ANISHA Not as relaxed as normal in the mounting yard. 13th
COTTAGE Don’t think the horse is Saturday grade. 10th
KNIT ‘N’ PURL She always parades in similar fashion each start. Needs everything to go right in the run and is hard to catch. 6th
WAHNG WAH the best of the Kris Lees runners in this race. This is a step up in grade but if the yard is a guide should run well. 3rd
DAGNY (NZ) Lets see what berry does from barrier 1 but the horse parades without fault today. 1st
LABDIEN Still half a run short and usually doesn’t perform very well here. 2nd
LEAMI ASTRAY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
ROMNEY’S CHOICE Not focusing in the yard. 8th
FIREBIRD FLYER (NZ) LOST RIDER. LOST RIDER
TENNESSEE HUSSY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
CHLOE’S COMET Parading poorly today. 11th
STILETTOED VIXEN I give this horse none. 9th
SEEKING ASYLUM SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
SHELLEY’S GIRL move on, nothing to see here. 7th
COUNTESS MARINOV Not the worst. 5th
     
HORSE TO FOLLOW MOHER AND GIRL SUNDAY