The two-year-old’s commence the Rosehill programme on Saturday with a field of eight for the $125,000, Drinkwise Plate (1100m) including the Bjorn Baker trained Hinchinbrook colt Hinchbeast who won on debut over 1100m at the same track on November 11th.
The colt led all the way under Hugh Bowman. That win earned a stake of $33,250 and a further win on Saturday would take Hinchbeast’s stakes to a good level to progress into the two-year-old classics in the late summer and autumn.
On Saturday Hinchbeast and Bowman have barrier one with 56kg under the set weights and penalties conditions.
There are two others who have started previously, the Waterhouse and Bott trained Farnam and Mark Newnham’s Mrs Maisel.
Farnan, a colt by Not A Single Doubt, won by nearly 5L over 1000m at Canberra on November 17th while Mrs Maisel, a filly by Hinchinbrook, was second to Destination over 1000m at Kembla Grange on November 24rd.
Josh Parr rides Farnan with barrier eight and 56kg with Tim Clark on Mrs Maisel with barrier seven and 54kg.
The Drinkwise Plate starts at 1.15pm.
The final race at 6.15pm is the $125,000, Rosehill Bowling Club Bm 88 Handicap (1400m) with a field of 14.
The John Thompson trained Volterra will resume after a short break since a last start second on August 3rd.
The five-year-old Sebring gelding was a narrow second carrying 59.5kg to Matowi (NZ) with 54.5kg on that occasion over 1800m. The consistent metropolitan performer has won three and placed eight times from 18 starts for stakes of $221,960.
On Saturday Nash Rawiller rides with barrier six carrying 56kg.
Overall there are 97 acceptances for the meeting. The The rail will be out 3m for the entire circuit with the track rated a Good 4 on Wednesday..
Rosehill’s weather leading into Saturday has smoke haze forecast for each day with temperatures up to 34c on Thursday and 32c on Friday. Saturday’s forecast is for a partly cloudy day and 15c – 28c.
Rail out 3m for the entire programme, picture ThoroughbredNEWS