Race One Number 2 Federal (1st):
Really good training effort from John O’Shea, aided by a 12/10 from Macca. Just waited and waited before peeling out and grabbing Religify in the last few strides. He’ll improve off that and pick up a nice race at either Hawkesbury or Scone, or perhaps towards the end of the Randwick Carnival.
Race Six Number 4 Honesta (6th):
This is the filly I want to be on from an Oaks perspective. Got run off her legs when the leaders sprinted, but she closed off nicely. A drop of rain come Oaks Day and she is the one I want to be on, especially on the bigger surroundings of Randwick.
Race Seven Number 4 Grand Marshal (3rd):
This is your threat to Libran for the Sydney Cup, perhaps he is the one to beat. His effort two back was outstanding, but to finish as close as he did here despite clearly not being a WFA horse…gee it’s a great pointer for the Sydney Cup.
Race Three Number 1 Magic Hurricane (6th) and 5 Entirely Platinum (5th):
Just don’t know what the respective tables do with these two Group l performers, who honestly were pretty poor here in a race, outside the winner, looked very thin. They can’t be backed with confidence again anytime soon.
Rosehill Race Seven Number 7 Preferment (1st)- Hugh Bowman:
Obvious choice, but how could you say anyone else? Put his manhood on the line when taking off 650m; he was either going to be a hero or a villain and it paid off big time. Bowman is riding in vintage form at the moment ever since his stint in Japan and this was just another beauty.
Robbie Fradd will get a mention again for his slaughter job of Wild ‘N’ Famous at Doomben, but if you can, find a replay of the last at Riverton and watch the horse midfield in the black colours, Tomm Jones…Chris Johnson…what’s the word below negative? Dear me.