Spirit Of Boom (Moonee Valley R7 No.2): looks in good order to be going very close tonight, he accounted for these last start in the Newmarket and is going very well. Likely to settle a touch worse than midfield and finish with a strong burst.
Race 1: 3 THAT’S A GOOD IDEA - Nash Rawiller, 8 SHIVARCHI - Craig Newitt.
Race 3: 1 UNENCUMBERED - Craig Williams.
Race 4: 5 LUCKY RAQUIE - Brenton Avdulla, 10 SHEEZALADY - Chad Schofield.
Race 5: 6 LET’S MAKE ADEAL - Craig Williams.
Race 6: 8 ECUADOR - Tim Clark.
Race 7: 9 SWEET IDEA - James McDonald.
Race 8: 6 CARLTON HOUSE - Kerrin McEvoy.
Race 9: 4 LIBERTY’S CHOICE - Nash Rawiller, 13 MARMELO - Jim Cassidy.
Diametric (Rosehill R5 No. 5) - plenty of those who are regular trial watchers have been counting the hours to this horse debuts and the wait is over. This Waller import has been a show stopper in his two heats placed behind Arinosa and then Dear Demi in successive R’wick and WF trials. And now he debuts at home at his preferred distance. The son of Waller favourite sire Dansili was a G1 runner-up in Germany and we know how strong German form is. He was also stakesplaced in France at Longchamp so he will be very comfortable in an Australian G3. He is a high quality racehorse.
Senta De Noche (Rosehill R1 No. 6) - makes a welcome to the racetrack for the first time since Mar 23 when he won a 1200m Bm85 here. The son of EDL who spent time (without racing) in HK is unbeaten in all 4 starts so far and in fact has never been headed in his life. Now 6, the horse showed he is more than ready for his comeback with a pair of purely outstanding trial wins on slow then heavy at Wyong/Gosford. Drawn well and is still untapped.
Lassitude (Sandown R1 No.3) from Echuca 8/3, we said: ''away fairly and drifted back to settle second last on the fence. Crept along the inside and ran up behind the leader at the top of the straight. Badly held up and was going backwards until inside the 200m when he finally got off the fence. Extended nicely late and while he winner was easing down the run was super on debut.''
- shapes as though the extra trip and big track will suit. Good chance.
Prince Cheri (Rosehill R5 No. 4) - this former French Galloper caught the eye when resuming in the Chipping Norton stakes recently, goes much better 2nd up and the extra trip should suit in a very winnable race.
Tango’s Daughter (Sandown-Lakeside R5 No. 3) - this Mick Price trained Filly returned in good order recently when a good 3rd up the straight, went across the line with Gregers that day and should find this much easier.
He Or She (Ascot R2 No. 2) - this Gelding could not have been more impressive in his two wins to date and whilst this is his toughest test to date looks hard to beat again.
RANDWICK: Fiorente (Rosehill R8 No. 1) - Thursday, dirt, 1400m in 1:42.0, last 600m in 40.4, final 200m in 12.9.
ROSEHILL: Catkins (Rosehill R7 No. 1) - Monday, course proper, 16m out, going dead, 1000m in 1:9, last 600m in 39.03, final 200m in 12.29.
BROADMEADOW: Sharnee Rose (Rosehill R7 No. 8) - Tuesday, course proper, 15m out, going good, 1200m (with Lucia Valentina) in 1:21.50, last 600m in 37.60.
CAULFIELD: Samaready (Moonee Valley tonight R7 No. 7) - Tuesday, 800m in 53.46, last 400m in 23,46.
FLEMINGTON: Desert Jeuney (Rosehill R5 No. 9) - Tuesday, inside grass, rails, clockwise direciton, going dead, 1200m in 1:21..72, last 400m in 25.46.
LEADING jockeys Tommy Berry and Glyn Schofield aren't riding at Rosehilltomorrow having made the decision last night to travel to Singapore to be at Nathan Berry's side in hospital.
Nathan is suffering from viral encephalitis and his condition has fluctuated through the week.
Tommy completed his first column for Sportsman prior to the decision to forego his rides tomorrow where he was hoping to ride Unencumbered to victory for Nathan.
Our thoughts are with Nathan, and his new wife Whitney, and we hope for some good news soon.