By Mark Brassel
Talented galloper Pomelo has displaced the Gosford-trained Machinegun Jubs as the favourite on TAB fixed odds for the Provincial Championships Qualifier at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
And it could well be all all-girl finish with the first three favourites prepared by women - Pomelo (Gwenda Markwell), Machinegun Jubs (Angela Davies) and Calabasas (Kim Waugh).
Left: Machinegun Jubs (Jason Collett) wins at Gosford. The galloper will be chasing a 1-2-3 finish at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Image by - Bradley Photographers
Pomelo, from the Gwenda's Kembla Grange stable, is the commanding $3.80 favourite after both she and Gosford galloper Machinegun Jubs (now $4.60) opened as equal favourites. Wyong's Calabasas is the third elect at $9.50
“The favourites are two highly promising four-year-old mares who are both last start winners in the city,” TAB’s Glenn Munsie said. “Overall it is shaping as a very competitive race.”
Better Not Blue, Noble Joey and Princess Posh remain the $6 favourites for the Provincial Championships Final on April 8 at Royal Randwick.
There are two more heats remaining following Gosford – Kembla Grange on March 23 and Newcastle on March 29.
Provincial Championships – Rosehill $3.80
Pomelo $4.60 Machinegun Jubs $9.50
Dream Lane, Invincible George $14
Rock On Zariz, Appoint Percy $15
The Wasp, Flash Fibian, Raido, Twist Tops