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The Rosehill Timeform Wrap : 2019 Hobartville Stakes Day

Timeform recap of the Hobartville Stakes Day program at Rosehill on February 23 by Form Analyst Alex Steedman providing a race by race overview.

The Rosehill Timeform Wrap : 2019 Hobartville Stakes Day

The Rosehill Timeform recap featuring a race by race overview of key performers and ones to watch out of the Hobartville Stakes program on February 23.

The Autumn Sun of course stole the show as he resumed with a victory in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).

 


The Autumn Sun
The Autumn Sun Picture:Racing and Sports

 

The impressive colt looks well on track to become the fourth colt in six seasons to claim the Hobartville Stakes-Randwick Guineas double, joining the likes of Dissident (2014), Hallowed Crown (2015) and Kementari (2018).

Stablemate Seaway is giving the indication he could be a lightweight Doncaster Mile hope now having won both starts this prep.

Earlier in the card, Time To Reign put a forgettable first up outing behind him when taking out the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m).

 

Race 1: Zardoro - Class 2 Highway Handicap (1100m)

 

Zardoro Horseform settled midfield and stayed close to the fence in the straight. The Medaglia D’Oro gelding was waiting forever to get a clear run. He snuck through at the furlong and really knuckled down to the task from there.

He’s only a Class 2 horse now so he can keep plying his trade in these races for a little while longer now. After this Saturday, the Highway Handicaps go on hiatus for about six weeks.

Trainer Terry Robinson may now elect to give him a freshen up prior to the Highway Handicaps recommencing.

Overall, a it was a bit of a low key Highway Handicap. This was perhaps compounded by the fact we won’t see these horses racing in another one for some time now moving forward.

 

Race 2: Time To Reign - Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m)

 

Time To Reign Horseform had a lot of excuses for his failure in the Lonhro Plate however got things back on track contesting Saturday’s Silver Slipper.

 

Time To Reign
Time To Reign Picture:Racing and Sports

 

The Time For War colt produced a dominant win against some good opposition including Golden Slipper favourite Tassort.

We’ve landed on a Timeform rating of 116 for the win. It’s right on the five year average of the race. Interestingly, 116 is the same figure his sister She Will Reign Horseform produced when she won the race in 2017.

While more of a fun fact than anything, She Will Reign, like Time To Reign, also beat home a Godolphin colt, putting 1.5 lengths on Veranillo Horseform.

She Will Reign is of course is the last horse to win the Silver Slipper-Golden Slipper double.

Pierro Horseform in 2012 is the last colt to have won the Silver Slipper - Golden Slipper double.

Those who have backed Tassort Horseform early for the Slipper don’t have to be hitting the panic button.

The son of Brazen Beau got a long way back and was running on well. Despite the defeat he is still favourite for the Slipper. It is possible to get beaten in this race and then go on to win the Slipper, Estijaab Horseform showed that last year.

Born A Warrior Horseform finished off well enough in third. While he is running out of time to make the Golden Slipper field he could be tracking nicely towards a Sires’ perhaps.

 

Race 3: Archedemus - Benchmark 78 3YO+ Handicap (1350m)

 

Archedemus Horseform on Saturday continued his rapid rise through the grades and has won four on end now. This latest success returned a Timeform rating of 102.

It’s a case of full steam ahead to the Provincial Championships from here. He’ll likely go to the Kembla Grange Qualifier in four weeks.

Star Of The Seas Horseform could be ready to go at his next start. He’s hit the line nicely in each of his two runs back from a spell.

Not much to talk about outside in this race outside of those two. Both are worth following however.

 

Race 4: Seaway - Open 3YO+ Handicap (1500m)

 

Right from nominations on Monday this looked a perfect race for Seaway Horseform as a progressive type down in the weights.

The son of Ocean Park got a dream run outside the leader and had plenty in the tank when Kerrin McEvoy asked from him.

 

Seaway
Seaway Picture:Racing and Sports

 

We’ve awarded the run a Timeform rating of 108, a shade down on the figure he ran winning first up.

From here, Seaway should go to the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill in three weeks time.

The Chris Waller-trained gelding could potentially get into the Doncaster Mile as a lightweight hope fourth up.

Comparisons can be drawn to him and Comin’ Through last year who ran a luckless second in the Doncaster Mile behind Happy Clapper Horseform.

Comin' Through entered the Doncaster third up and like Seaway this autumn, was in his first preparation as a gelding. The well bred son of Fastnet Rock gained a start in the Doncaster Mile via winning the Ajax Stakes and become exempt from ballot in the prestigious mile event.

All Too Soon Horseform was solid in second. It might be worth considering the Coolmore Classic for her second up.

One Foot In Heaven Horseform in sixth was working through his gears well enough first up as well.

He’ll improve on that run second run from a spell, likely over ten furlongs.

 

Race 5: The Autumn Sun - Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m)

 

The Autumn Sun Horseform is a quality individual, simple as that. On Saturday he was first up on a testing track over 1400m. He spotted a nice three-year-old in Vegadaze a big fitness edge.

Despite that, the Redoute’s Choice colt really showed his class in the straight.

 

The Autumn Sun
The Autumn Sun Picture:Racing and Sports

 

We’ve awarded his Hobartville Stakes victory a Timeform rating of 119. It’s actually below the five year winning average of the race. The reason for that is the 2018 Hobartville is one of the hottest renewals of the race you’ll ever see.

Kementari Horseform won from Pierata Horseform, D’Argento and Trapeze Artist Horseform. These four claimed as many Group 1’s between them through the remainder of the 2018 autumn.

The Autumn Sun goes to the Randwick Guineas next. That double has been achieved in three of the past five seasons by Dissident Horseform, Hallowed Crown Horseform and Kementari Horseform.

Chris Waller’s latest stable star is clearly the dominant colt of his crop and is largely expected to claim his fourth Group 1 victory at Randwick next fortnight.

From there you would think The Autumn Sun goes to the Doncaster Mile via the Rosehill Guineas, thereby dodging stablemate Winx who will contest the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on the same day.

Vegadaze Horseform has enjoyed a fantastic maiden prep. It will be interesting to see if he can build upon it next preparation.

It’s probably worth running him in the Randwick Guineas even if it simply helps get a better gauge on whether he is a sprinter or miler, then start planning his spring campaign. The Lope De Vega gelding could be a lightweight Epsom hope in the spring at this stage.

 

Race 6: Baller - 3YO Open Handicap (1100m)

 

Baller Horseform settled midfield, was clear on straightening and went through his gears to get the win.

The son of High Chaparral produced a Timeform rating of 101 for the victory, the same figure he ran to when wrapping up his maiden campaign with a second to Zalatte Horseform in December.

 

Baller
Baller Picture:Racing and Sports

 

He’ll be tested at stakes level next start in the Listed Fireball 3YO Quality (1100m) at Randwick on March 9.

One of the things worth mentioning after this race is how well Anthony Cummings is going.

So far in 2019, Cummings has saddled up 29 runners for eight winners and five placings with the stable is running at a profit on turnover of nearly 34%.

 

Race 7: White Moss - Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m)

 

White Moss Horseform won at 50-1 and was arguably entitled to run like that as well, she had to work hard to cross and lead from the wide gate.

As far as Fillies and Mares races go, the Millie Fox tends to be a good favourites race.

 

White Moss
White Moss Picture:Racing and Sports

 

There have only be two other blowouts in the Millie Fox in the past 20 years. A Country Girl (20-1) in 2007 and Verdict Declared (40-1) in 2000.

Both were trained by the Baroness Of Bombala, Barbara Joseph.

It sounds like Jason Coyle will attempt to stretch White Moss out to 1500m for the Group 1 Coolmore Classic.

While Daysee Doom Horseform claimed the Millie Fox Stakes - Coolmore Classic double 12 months ago, betting against White Moss to achieve the same feat looks a relatively safe option.

Millie Fox placegetters I Am Serious Horseform and Savatiano Horseform are probably going to turn the tables on her.

Both were giving her fitness heading into Saturday and were closing well late.

 

Race 8: Red Cardinal - Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m)

 

Running the quinella was an excellent result for Australian Bloodstock. Both imports produced strong efforts under big weights for horses who realistically, aren’t even wound up.

What we witnessed on Saturday was the best performance by Red Cardinal Horseform since arriving in Australia assessed at 113.

His career best came when winning the Group 3 Belmont Invitational over two miles in the States back in June 2017.

Red Cardinal and Big Duke Horseform will each be heading toward the Sydney Cup. They’ll probably run in the Randwick City Stakes in two weeks. The Canberra Cup that weekend is also an option, run over the same distance and worth an extra $45,000 to the winner.

Third placegetter Age Of Fire Horseform will race on the same weekend and likely be down in the weights.

 

Race 9: Malahat - Benchmark 94 4YO+ Handicap (1100m)

 

Malahat Horseform has long been a bit of a money muncher for punters. After commencing his campaign with two fair closing efforts, the son of Exceed And Excel had Blinkers reapplied on Saturday and took up a more forward position.

It appears they could prove the key to him.

The final event of the day produced an interesting finish, the runner up Junglized Horseform is a fighter, Malahat is anything but.

Inside the furlong you could see Junglized on empty yet still trying to win as Malahat attempted to throw it away. At the furlong he looked set to salute by much further than the slender margin which ensued.

The four-year-old still has a Benchmark in the mid 80’s. There isn’t much on offer in Sydney for him next month though unless they wish to test him at Group level.

Racing And Sports



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R5 ROSEHILL 23 February 2019
Hobartville Stakes 3 , 1400m
Race Synopsis: Outstanding colt The Autumn Sun scored a good first-up win but not before some anxious moments for supporters. He settled in second last place, on the rails, in the six-horse field behind a steady early tempo. Kerrin McEvoy switched him into clear running on straightening but it took The Autumn Sun some time to pick up in the sprint home before showing his class in the final stages to score narrowly but well, his sixth win from seven starts. Vegadaze again went to the front, steadying the pace, got a break on turning for home and was only headed nearing the post for (long neck) second, his first defeat in four starts after running a bold race, advancing in class. Bondi raced outside the leader (Vegadaze) and kept battling gamely, holding on to take third.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. THE AUTUMN SUN (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.5
$1.53
 
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - AZMIYNA (IRE)
Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd (Mgr: J Messara) & Hermitage (Mgr: O A Koolman)
2nd  
6. VEGADAZE (AUS)
3yo Gelding
ANTHONY CUMMINGS
TIM CLARK
56.5
$3.75
 
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - RAINY DAZE (AUS)
R D Spratt & Mrs K J Spratt
3rd  
2. BONDI (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$9.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - BONDI BLONDE (AUS)
 Newgate S F (Mgr: G D Murphy), China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: A K Teo), Horse Ventures (Mgr: M B Sandblom), Winstar Farm Llc (Mgr: J Mullikin) & Strawberry Hill Stud (Mgr: J D Singleton)
4th  7. PURPLE SECTOR (NZ)
3yo Colt
JOHN P THOMPSON
JAMES MCDONALD
56.5
$15.00
5th  9. RANCHO NOTORIOUS (AUS)
3yo Colt
JASON COYLE
SAM CLIPPERTON
56.5
$101.00
6th  5. PAQUIRRI (AUS)
3yo Colt
GARY MOORE
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$31.00


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