Saturday, 16 June 2012
: The nine race program at Rosehill on Saturday was wrapped up with wins by a pair of promising three-year-olds in the form of Euryale and Famous Seamus.
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Euryale provided Peter Snowden and Kerrin McEvoy with a winning double for the day when she held on to record a narrow victory in the Benchmark 85 Handicap over 1900m.
After settling third, the Lonhro filly found herself in the lead on straightening and managed to hold off a number of challengers over the concluding stages.
While a tilt at Brisbane black type was unsuccessful in her prior outing behind subsequent QLD Derby winner Brambles
has now claimed wins in her past two Rosehill outings.
“She did a good job,” Snowden said.
“She found herself up front as soon as she straightened which is probably a little bit too early for her but she knuckled down well.”
“She has been to Brisbane and back and had a bit of racing. I've been really happy with her since she has been back here.”
The Noel Mayfield-Smith-trained Famous Seamus
continued to build upon his handy career record when posting a third win in seven starts in the 1100m Benchmark 85 Handicap.
It was a deserved win for the Elusive City gelding who was runner up at this track the run prior and also a most respectable fourth in the Listed Hawkesbury Guineas two back.
“He has had a very unlucky campaign this time around,” Noel Mayfield-Smith said.
“I didn't really have any confidence going into the race because his full brother [Ahdashim] and half brother were useless in it [wet].
“We'll look at the 1400m race here in a fortnight and he should get into it now that he's won that race.”
There were some nervous moments for winning jockey Robyn Freeman-Key who lost her whip at the 200m however still managed to get the three-year-old home.
“I am so proud of him and am honoured to be part of this horse,” Freeman-Key said.
“He is tough. We know he is a good horse.
“We are going to have fun with him.”
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