Three highly promising young colts – who head the TAB market for Sydney’s premier Group 1 race for three-year-olds at the Everest Carnival – clash this Saturday at Rosehill Gardens.
Saturday’s Group 3 $160,000 Sky Racing Active San Domenico Stakes will further shape the Group 1 $1 million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose, to be run at Rosehill Gardens on 28 September.
Godolphin’s crack colt Bivouac with champion jockey Hugh Bowman is the early $1.70 TAB fixed odds favourite this Saturday, ahead of Yes Yes Yes ($4) for trainer Chris Waller and jockey James McDonald, and Hawkes Racing’s Exceedance ($4.80) and Tommy Berry.
The trio is also the first three TAB favourites for the stallion-making Group 1 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose, one of Australia’s most sought-after spring races.
Saturday’s Group 3 $160,000 Ming Dynasty Quality over 1400m features another field of promising three-year-olds headed by Maddi Rocks ($3.30), Subedar ($3.50), Alligator Blood ($6.50) and Academy ($7.50).
The Group 3 $160,000 Iron Jack Premier’s Cup sees the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Wolfe – ridden by Group 1-winning jockey of the moment Tim Clark – open the early $2.90 TAB favourite, ahead of the Chris Waller pair Girl Tuesday ($4.20) and So You Win ($5.50).
The Rosehill Gardens track was rated a Good 4 on Thursday morning, but that will change with an expected 40mm of rain over the next two days.
Group 1-winning sprinter Nature Strip, trained by Chris Waller and currently a $15 chance with TAB for The Everest, is scheduled to have an exhibition gallop over 1000m on Saturday after race 1 with star jockey James McDonald in the saddle.
Rosehill Gardens and all Australian Turf Club racecourses provide free parking and free high capacity WiFi.
General admission gates open at 11am this Saturday with the first race due to start at 12.10pm and the final event, Race 9 at 5.10pm. For all ticketing, racing and general information go to theraces.com.au