Next NSW Race

Latest News

Davies Aiming For Magic At Gosford (Friday)

By Brenton Le Grand

Group racing returns to The Entertainment Grounds at Gosford with the running of the Group 3 Gosford RSL Belle Of The Turf Stakes and the Listed Mercedes-Benz Gosford Guineas this Friday.

Hosting a strong seven-race card and with over $500,000 in prizemoney on offer, many strong metropolitan stables will make the journey up the freeway looking for some black type.

Magic Name (Aaron Bullock) after winning at Muswellbrook. Image by Bradley Photographers

Local trainer Angela Davies has Magic Name engaged in the Prestige Wedding And Event Hire Class 2 Handicap over 1900m and is wrapt to have dual Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Corey Brown in the saddle.

“He’s been a bit of a frustrating horse with one win and eight placings, and he simply didn’t handle the wet track at Scone the other day,” Davies said.

“But he’ll be back on the top of the ground on Friday and it’s nice to be able to walk across the road and race on his home track. Corey is one of the better staying riders going around.”

Another local, Luke Hilton, lines up the well-named Mornay in the Listed Mercedes-Benz Guineas, but knows it’s a massive step up in grade compared to her maiden victory at Mudgee earlier this month. Out of a Redoute’s Choice mare named Lobster, Mornay takes on some better-performed three-year-olds including Rosina Kojonup, a half-sister to Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign.

“It wasn’t the original plan to go to this level straight away, but it’s on our home track and worth a throw at the stumps when they are two and three-year-olds,” Hilton said. “It looks like being a high-pressure race, so if she can sit midfield and get some cover we might be able to finish it off.”

The highlight of the day is the time-honoured Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes over 1600m and has a who’s who of the training ranks with Chris Waller, James Cummings, Joe Pride and the Waterhouse/Bott camp well represented.

Group 1 winner Aloisia returned to form with a slashing second in the Group 2 Villiers last time out, but takes on a hot field with in-form mares Sexy Eyes, Sweet Deal and Organza all set to be competitive.

Gates open at 12pm with the first race scheduled for 1.25pm. Hospitality packages are available with live music and free kid’s entertainment on course.

View the final fields with full form & race replays for Gosford here

The Latest Racing News

Punting Pointers: Two Year Olds

Part Two of the carnival edition of the Punting Pointers series with professional punter and form analyst Mark Rhoden from ...
Read More

Level 1 Hot Weather Policy Invoked For Trangie (Saturday)

Please be advised that as temperatures are forecast to reach 37 degrees at Trangie on Saturday (23rd March 2019), Level 1 ...
Read More

Wild Card Favourite Has A Target On His Back

By Ray Hickson There’s no thought in Scone trainer Stephen Jones’ mind of conceding Sunday’s all important Country Championships Wild ...
Read More

Longines Golden Slipper Day To Have A Barnes-Storming Finish

Longines Golden Slipper Day – Australia’s biggest day of Group 1 racing at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday – is ready ...
Read More

Rosehill Winners - Tips For Saturday 23rd March

By Brad Gray Tips and race by race preview by Brad Gray for Golden Slipper day at Rosehill Gardens. The ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links