Rosehill Gardens Mounting Yard Report….By Matthew Howard

Rosehill Gardens Mounting Yard Report….By Matthew Howard

Siege Of Quebec beating Calculated. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Matthew Howard of Mounting Yard Mail was back at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend and for those that follow on race day had another good day finding winners. 3 of  Matthew’s on top selections won on Saturday and for those that already haven’t I would suggest you like Mounting Yard Live’s Facebook page and follow on Twitter so that you can take advantage of Matthew’s expertise on race day.

Below is this week’s report which you can read Matthew’s thoughts on his Facebook page and Twitter each Saturday prior to each race to assist with finding some winners:

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Rosehill Gardens: Australian Turf Club Saturday 15, July 2017

Race 1 – 11:30AM #THERACES HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
COLESBERG No, Looks plain in the coat here and needs the run. 6th
CALCULATED Second pick from the yard. Athletic colt that looks healthy in the coat. Lovely striding type. As I write this does show one behavioral negative last lap in the yard. 2nd
CONDOR This is the best this horse has looked both fitness wise and the coat however for the first time is showing a behavioral negative I haven’t seen before in him. Firm track suits. 3rd selection. 3rd
SIEGE OF QUEBEC Brother to one of my favourite mounting yard horses Bull Point. Well breed, great style of colt. Moves perfectly and is forward. Top selection. 1st
ALMIGHTY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
STONE Still not at the top of his game so has improvement to come from this race. 4th
TENNESSEE TANGO nice overstep on the horse however doesn’t have the strength some of these have. Lighter framed type. 5th
WINNER’S LANE Tall gelding, no form coming into this and big SPs however this horse parades better than a few of these. Relaxed and good condition. 7th
Race 2 – 12:05PM BOOK SPRING HOSPITALITY@THEATC.COM.AU HANDICAP (1350 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
PIONEERING This is the best this horse has looked in the coat this preparation. Actually glowing. Concern is carrying weight as she is not a big mare. 9th
HETTY HEIGHTS Big improver in the yard between runs. Coat is glowing today. 8th
GIRL SUNDAY She towers over this field. She’s big, she’s strong and she parades super relaxed. Should run well here. 2nd
INSENSATA Parades as did last start. Can carry a bit of weight around the midsection but if you know here like I do you know that’s just her. 1st
WAHNG WAH Could do with this run. Firm track suits however has improvement to come fitness wise 5th
LABDIEN Will appreciate the firmer track here today. Relaxed and focused however I have others parading better 3rd
MARIQUITA Awful walk this horse and getting hot and bothered 4th
LANI GIRL Very fit this horse and moving pretty well. Not the worst 7th
ELOUERA Looks outclassed here. 6th
Race 3 – 12:40PM TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
BULALA Good order today. Coat and fitness level look spot on. 5th
COSMIC REIGN Wooliest of winter coats I’ve seen and looks hungry. Needs a feed. 4th
NORTHERN CONQUEROR Fit horse but very plain in the coat. 11th
SETTLERS Looks plain. 10th
SURPRISE PARTY returned in good order here. Fit, forward and relaxed. 6th
BUDDY HONEST Dry track suits however still not there in the coat. 1st
MALACHI CRUNCH Very fit horse, one of the roughies that parades ok here. 8th
IMITATION GAME Another of the roughies that parades ok. Moving well and looks fit. 7th
OUR FINVARRA Another with the winter coat on, others parading better. 3rd
EMPYREAN Looking for its mother. 9th
STAR ASPIRATION Nice enough style of horse yet displays key behavioral negatives. 2nd
PRINCE JACKO SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
Race 4 – 1:15PM PRO RATA ATC MEMBERSHIP ON SALE HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
ARBEITSAM Funny horse this. Known for melting in the yard, last start comes out and parades relaxed and wins. Again today the horse is focusing and not getting worked up. 2nd
HIGH MIST Lovely moving type, did parade 1 length better last start. 12th
SAMADOUBT Paraded e lengths better the last time I saw it. 13th
THAAD Top selection here, parading in very good order. Fit and focused. 5th
LIVE TO DREAM very fit horse just outside my top selections. 9th
BARBASS Still fat. 7th
VAUCLUSE BAY Coat looks healthy and horse doesn’t display negatives. 1st
WALK THE STREETS Very fit this horse now, right at the top of its game. No improvement to come after this race. 4th
THE GETAWAY Not really liking its walk, not exactly light on its feet. 11th
QUEEN OF HEIGHTS (NZ) Very plain in the coat today and still carrying a bit of excess. 8th
EMPEROR’S WAY Coat looks average. 3rd
ITSA FAIT ACCOMPLI stick to the highways. 10th
WORD GAMES doesn’t look a horse suited to this distance to they eye. 6th
EUREKA STREET SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
READY FOR SUCCESS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
Race 5 – 1:50PM THE EVEREST IS COMING HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
KING DARCI (NZ) Looks better from a fitness perspective today however displays some behavioral negatives. 5th
PICK ME UP Top selection here. Big strong gelding. Firm track suits and I like the step back in distance here. 1st
CLEAR THE BEACH Best this horse has paraded this prep and I believe the horse will be more effective on top of the ground. 3rd
ZARA BAY Firm track will suit but she’s still carrying excess. 7th
CONARCHIE Not focusing at all in the yard. 13th
SONIC SWISH Has returned in good order, has had enough work put into it to be competitive here. 9th
MANA best roughie in the race for mine, keeps catching my eye when it walks past. Looks keen to race. 2nd
DAM READY Not the worst runner here. 90% fit. 8th
FAITH’S ENCORE Not ready to go yet. 4th
ADJECTIVE Condition wise he is ok but looks outclassed to mine. 12th
OSCAR’S CHOICE Parades slightly better today that last start but I have others well ahead of it. 11th
EMINENT DUKE Strong hind quarter on this horse, prefer on tighter tracks but does get firmer surface today which suits. 6th
IRON GEORGE Coat in good order but I can spot a couple key negatives. 10th
Race 6 – 2:30PM WINNING POST RESTAURANT HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
YESTERDAY’S SONGS best roughie for mine in the race. Didn’t rate the form however the horses walk catches my eye in the yard. Dry track suits this style of horse. 4th
KUDERO Ok condition wise however not the biggest horse so weight worries me. 6th
FORGET Big strong gelding needs the run. 80% fit. 11th
SAVOUREUX Paraded better last start than today. Not for mine. 8th
INZ’N’OUT Still half a run short fitness wise. This race should bring it right on. 3rd
BEATNIKS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
PRINCEFAMOUS (NZ) all this horses form is on top of the ground yet to my eye should run well with give in the ground. Little thing. 7th
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS VERY foreword. Has been set for a first up run. Keen to get out and race, a little fresh but very fit here. 1st
TOP STRIKER A horse I have time for from a yard perspective. Never parades poorly and looks good again today. 9th
REINCARNATE Needs this run, should be fit next start. 5th
SIR PLUSH (NZ) Parading very well again here. Focused and fit, cant find fault. 2nd
SUSPENSE Need this run, still has a belly. 10th
Race 7 – 3:10PM ATC WINTER STAKES (1400 METRES)
No Notes Finishing Position
GOLD SYMPHONY This horse parades just how you want a horse to parade. Head down focused, moving well, taking it all in. 11th
NINTH LEGION Still fat. 13th
BURNING PASSION haven’t seen my mate Burning Passion for some time and those that think he is just a wet tracker need to have a look at him. Parades in great order, healthy horse. 5th
SNIPPETS LAND One of my old favorites this bloke but not bright in the coat today. 9th
CENTRE PIVOT Needs to lay off the pies. 7th
CLASSIC UNIFORM Not a fan of how this horse moves in the yard, does it each start but still not a fan. 10th
MARENOSTRO (NZ) SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
OXFORD POET Ran well whilst being fat 1st up, expecting flat run today. Still fat 12th
SHIRAZ Would prefer Shiraz nowadays on a track with more give in it. 4th
ELLE LOU Not the worst here. Not much too her but not carrying much weight which helps. 3rd
MAN OF HIS WORD One at odds that catches my eye in the yard. Parades better than his price suggests. 2nd
SLIGHTLY SWEET Why cant she draw a gate here. Loved her last start but cant see here being anything except 3 wide. Looking good though. 1st
EXTENSIBLE Maps well here, rock hard fit and healthy bright coat. 8th
BERRY DELICIOUS Plain in the coat, no. 6th
WOULDNT IT BE NICE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
ZIN ZAN EDDIE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
Race 8 – 3:50PM SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
No Notes Finishing Position
GOLD AMBITION (NZ) SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
SIGNPOSTED (IRE) Cant back this horse on top of the ground, needs more give. 10th
COLLATERAL Hasn’t taken a backward step this horse. Is in excellent order here. Top selection. 1st
COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) I give this horse none. 14th
ZOURKHAN (IRE) SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MULTIFACETS (NZ) Light, prefer on tighter turning tracks. 5th
OBSIDIAN (USA) Waiting for this horse to show me he is right. Not yet. 13th
REIBY THE RED Bright in the coat, should appreciate the firmer track here today. 11th
LIFE O’BRIEN Should run well here and parades well. 3rd
SPRINGBOK FLYER (GB) Coat in excellent order but not quite fit yet. 9th
RUSTIC MELODY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
TAP THAT (JPN) Gets a firmer track today which should help however I have others parading better. 12th
KING VIV (NZ) fitness wise looks well however not stretching out as well as I would like. 4th
FANTASIZE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
ASHKANND (FR) looks a tight turning track sort of a horse. 7th
THE GAVEL Back in distance here suits as horse doesn’t look like a 2400m horse. Good order. 2nd
ESTIKHRAAJ (GB) Lightly framed middle distance staying type. I have a few others parading better but the horse is fit and bright in the yard. 6th
DEVIL HAWK A shadow of his brother. 8th
Race 9 – 4:30PM TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP (1500 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
FOUR CARAT (GER) Nothing more than a barrier trial this distance. Not ready. 12th
RENEGED In fantastic order this horse. Moving exceptionally well and very fit now. Expect to run very well. 5th
ZAUNKONIG Got time for this horse despite being hard to find on occasion. Big strong athletic type, has returned in good nick 10th
FLOW I’m opposing this horse here from the yard. Not the biggest horse and carrying weight against more seasoned horses. 6th
NOT A GYPSY Not yet ready to go and getting touch warm late. 7th
PLYMOUTH ROAD (NZ) Doing absolutely everything wrong in the yard. 13th
THE RUMOUR FILE (GB) Relaxed horse however not fit yet and coat quite plain. 9th
METALLIC CROWN Seen this horse parade much better and still do nothing. Not one for me today. 4th
LAY DOWN THE LAW SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
TRENCHANT Coat in good order, real wet track type. Is getting touch warm late. 8th
HUNTER JACK Getting warm like he usually does. 1st
QUEEN MISTY Really like the way she is moving in the yard today. Should run well. 2nd
IT’S SO OBVIOUS Taking up a lot of the market this horse, prancing around the yard. Not settling. Looking to others. 3rd
HYPERNICUS Very plain. 11th
HORSE TO FOLLOW NONE