By Brad Gray
At Rosehill Gardens
Next Time For Miss Invincible
Good luck beating Miss Invincible in a fortnight back to 1000m for the $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Royal Randwick.
The filly showed brilliant early speed to take up the running before managing to fight off her rivals for 1090m only to be nabbed on the post by Perfect Pitch.
“She is a very good filly,” said Miss Invincible’s trainer Bjorn Baker, “It was a great run. She is a good horse but is still a bit raw.”
Godolphin’s filly Colombina was left without any excuses having been heavily backed into $2.80 with TAB Fixed Odds.
“She ran honest. The gap came but she wasn’t 100% switched on to take the gap and go, but I think she is a nice filly,” Brenton Avdulla said.
Then there is David Payne’s powerfully built colt Toulouse who charged to the line in the manner of a horse worth following when he gets out in trip over the autumn.
“He’s got talent. Serious talent,” was Blake Shinn’s succinct feedback. “They went very fast in front and he did it on the back of one trial.”
All honours to Perfect Pitch on the day though with Gary Portelli predicting a bright future for the half-sister to Lipizzan.
“What you saw today was just a taste of what is to come. She has got a real stayers action and I think she’ll be a great horse as a three-year-old,” Portelli said.
Replay of the opening race at Rosehill
Sedanzer To Burn Turf At Gosford
Gosford’s $150,000 Group Three Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) has been penciled in for Sedanzer’s next start after the mare made it back-to-back wins.
Rachel King has ridden the four-year-old on three occasions resulting in three wins and said the best is still yet to come from the Waterhouse and Bott-trained mare.
“She is a really classy mare on the up. She has got a bit more to give. She was stronger again today and just super tough. She has got a really big future and was really soft today. It’s going to be exciting to see what she can do this preparation,” King said.
“She is not a typical Gai horse in that she doesn’t jump and run. If you ride her a little bit quitter she has got a very, very good turn of foot which we found out. Just sit on her early, let her relax and she always hits the line strong.
“She is good when you space her runs a little bit and she tells us when she is ready.”
"Really looking forward to what she is going to do after this." - @RachelK11
There was no stopping Sedanzer! pic.twitter.com/GZs65sadCx
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) December 2, 2017
Red Excitement Joins The Club
Welcome to the millionaires club Red Excitement.
In an amazing advertisement for a horse’s longevity on the track, the eight-year-old made his debut in the 2011 Breeders’ Plate running sixth beaten 4.1L by Pierro.
Fast forward six years and he has won 13 of his 50 starts and his third in the Group Two Festival Stakes saw his prize money figure tick over to $1,011,420.
After a couple of lackluster efforts (for him) Red Excitement looks right on track for the Villiers Stakes now with Brenton Avdulla suggesting the wet track may have cost him the race.
“He ran terrific. The track was just a bit wet…”