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Tulloch Lodge seeking early Christmas joy

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Serpentine is expected to bypass the Zipping Classic in preference for a feature closer to home.

SERPENTINE.
SERPENTINE. Picture: Pat Healy Photography

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are set to have two runners in the Listed Christmas Cup with the stable favouring running dual-state acceptor Serpentine in Sydney. 

Serpentine, who has been freshened since finishing down the track in the Melbourne Cup, is also in the Zipping Classic (2400m) but Bott says Military Mission is likely to be their sole runner in the Caulfield feature. 

"We're going to keep him in Sydney at this stage," Bott said of Serpentine. 

"He seems to have bounced out of the Cup in good order. He's had a bit of time between runs now and seems to have freshened up nicely. 

"His form prior to that was very consistent and good, so hopefully he can bounce back." 

Coming off a Brisbane winter carnival campaign, Serpentine was stakes placed at Randwick early in the spring and finished third in The Bart Cummings (2520m) at Flemington. 

Bott felt he didn't see out the 3200-metres of the Melbourne Cup after making the running but reported the horse had done well since. 

Serpentine will join recent stable addition I'm A Dirty Rascal in the Rosehill staying feature, the latter showing positive signs at his Tulloch Lodge debut when warming up late for fifth over 1850m at Newcastle's The Hunter meeting. 

Fourth in the 2021 Group 1 Irish St Leger, I'm A Dirty Rascal has raced just five times since and Bott expects him to strip much fitter for his first-up effort. 

"I think he will really appreciate jumping out to this trip quite sharply," he said. 

"It was a good run the other day against the pattern and in a race shape that didn't necessarily suit him. 

"He can be a nice improver for us and hopefully go through his grades." 

I'm A Dirty Rascal is on the 53kg minimum with Tim Clark to ride, while Serpentine, who carries 57kg, will be partnered by Adam Hyeronimus

A field of 12 will line up in the Christmas Cup including topweight Sky Lab and last year's upset winner Torrens


Racing and Sports

Rosehill

Saturday, 02nd December 2023

9
17:20
(local)

CHRISTMAS CUP (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 53.0kg Type: Qlty
AUD $201,000
2400m TURF SOFT
9
17:20
(local)
AUD $201,000
2400m SOFT

CHRISTMAS CUP (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 53.0kg Type: Qlty


FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. STOCKMAN (NZ) 7yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - CRIMSON (NZ)
REECE JONES
JOSEPH PRIDE
$14
57kg
Proven Thoroughbreds (Mgr: A J Walter), M C Racing No. 9 (Mgr: J J Martin), P R King, Mrs K Walsh, A Vercoe, M C Clucas, D C Clucas, M A Bartley, S M Vella, B C Walker, F W Cook, R K List, P A Karlsson, Miss L Karlsson, Mrs L Karlsson, B D Playford, D J Wilson, Mrs C M Cook, P B Newsom & G A Green

Sales Information

2nd 9. LITTLE MIX (AUS) 5yo M
MAHISARA (AUS) - GIRLS ALOUD (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$6.5
53kg
YES Bloodstock (Mgr: B F Sokolski) & Balmerino Racing Partnership (Mgr: J S Rosham)
3rd 4. TORRENS (AUS) 7yo H
ADELAIDE (IRE) - A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE (AUS)
JENNY DUGGAN
MARC CHEVALIER
$8
56kg
V M Balasubramaniam
4th 12. I'M A DIRTY RASCAL (IRE) 5yo G
GALILEO (IRE) - REMEMBER WHEN (IRE)
TIM CLARK
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$7
53kg
5th 2. SERPENTINE (IRE) 6yo G
GALILEO (IRE) - REMEMBER WHEN (IRE)
ADAM HYERONIMUS
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$4.8
57kg
6th 1. SKY LAB (AUS) 6yo G
REAL IMPACT (JPN) - GOLD MISSION (AUS)
JASON COLLETT
PAUL PERRY
$5
58kg

Sales Information

7th 6. PARRY SOUND (AUS) 8yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - AQUA D'AMORE (AUS)
REGAN BAYLISS
SARA RYAN
$13
54kg

Sales Information

8th 11. DREAMFLIGHT (GB) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - DREAM PEACE (IRE)
RACHEL KING
BJORN BAKER
$91
53kg

Sales Information

9th 5. KUKERACHA (NZ) 6yo G
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) - PORTRAIT OF A LADY (USA)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$12
55kg

Sales Information

10th 8. ANDALUS (NZ) 4yo G
ALMANZOR (FR) - GENIUS (NZ)
ZAC LLOYD
JOHN O'SHEA
$15
53kg

Sales Information

11th 7. DARK DREAM (AUS) 9yo G
ALL AMERICAN (AUS) - BUCHANAN GIRL (AUS)
DYLAN GIBBONS
ALLAN KEHOE
$21
54kg

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