Nominations are extended for the Randwick feature on Saturday, the $160,000, Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) for three-year-old’s, with 13 nominations received on Monday including seven last start winners.
The Hawkes’ stable have put forward North Pacific for the Brazen Beau colt’s second run for black type. The colt made his debut in similar company when third to the eventual Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Farnan in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill back in February.
Spelled after that run he returned to the race track for a smart win over 1100m at Rosehill on a Heavy 8 track on June 11th. The stable sent him out on August 4th for a tune up trial win over 900m at the same track.
Another by Brazen Beau is Godolphin’s Conceited who has started three times for a win and two places. The last was a third to Away Game in the MM 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast in January.
The Snowden’s have nominated Smart Image, the Smart Missile colt who has progressed from a maiden win on debut at Warwick Farm to winning at Rosehill over 1200m on July 25th.
The Waterhouse and Bott stable have nominated Marsanny and Yardstick, the Criterion colt who won on debut at Canterbury over 1100m on a Heavy 8 on July 22nd.
Overall there were 145 nominations on Monday.
Randwick has received a deluge of 31.6mm of rain over the last 24 hours to total 72.2mm for the last seven days, with the track rated a Heavy 10. However, while the wet weather will have passed by Tuesday it may return at the end of the week.
Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast to be partly cloudy with 17c and 20c with Thursday sunny and 22c. Friday is partly cloudy with 21c and Saturday cloudy with showers and a possible 15mm to 25mm and 11c to 18c.
The rail will be out 11m from the 1600m to the winning post and 8m for the remainder of the circuit.
North Pacific winning at Rosehill, picture ThoroughbredNEWS