Field of 13 for the first running of The Coast

A field of 13 will start in the Gosford Race Club feature, the $500,000, The Coast (1600m) for three and four-year-old’s, on Saturday for the first rendition of the race.

Randwick’s John O’Shea has uniquely accepted with two full-sisters in All Hallow’s Eve (NZ) and All Saint’s Eve (NZ). Both are by Sacred Falls out of the Encosta de Lago mare Halloween with the former a three-year-old and the latter a year older.

All Hallow’s Eve comes off a good victory in the Group 3 James Carr Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on April 24th while All Saint’s Eve, the winner of the 2020 Group 3 Tibbie Stakes over 1400m at Newcastle, was last seen when eighth in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on the 17th.

All Saint’s Eve has barrier one for Sam Clipperton and 56.5kg while All Hallow’s Eve has barrier eight for Andrew Adkins with 52kg.

The ownership group of the Waikato Stud’s Gary and Mark Chittick and Victoria’s Rosemont Stud will busy watching the progress of both with the additional pressure for O’Shea of his wife, Isabelle, sharing in the ownership of All Saint’s Eve.

Newcastle’s Kris Lees has accepted with I Say Hello (NZ) and Game Of Thorns.

I Say Hullo, a filly by Iffraaj who races for Coolmore and associates, was third to All Hallow’s Eve in the James Carr Stakes. Jay Ford rides with barrier five and 52kg while Jason Collett rides Game Of Thorns with barrier two and 54kg

The Coast is Race 8 at 4.00pm.

Race 6 at 2.40pm is the $150,000, Listed De Bortoli Wines Takeover Target (1200m) with a field of seven and Race 7 at 3.20pm is the $250,000, Listed Reward Group & Luux Properties Gosford Gold Cup (2100m) with a capacity field of 16.

The nine race programme commences at 11.45am with a field of 12 two-year-old’s in the $125,000, Central Coast Granite 2YO Handicap (1200m). Overall there were 111 acceptances for the metropolitan meeting.

The track is rated a Soft 5 on Wednesday after 6mm of rain for the last 24 hours with the rail in the True position for the entire circuit.

Rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday with 10mm to 20mm possible on Thursday with 22c and up to 6mm possible on Friday with 23c. Saturday’s forecast is for a mostly sunny day with 12c to 24c.

Gosford fields

Jay Ford rides All Hallow's Eve with 52kg, picture