Rosehill conducts a Benchmark meeting on Saturday with 123 nominations on Monday including 15 for the $125,000, Benchmark 88 (1400m) with John Thompson nominating Volterra to 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.
There were 18 nominations for the $125,000, 2YO 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.
The rail will be out 3m for the entire circuit with the track rated a Good 4 on Monday.
Rosehill’s weather this week will be sunny through to Saturday with temperatures up to 34c on Thursday and 31c on Friday. Saturday’s forecast is for a partly cloudy day and 14c – 24c.
Rosehill track a Good 4 on Monday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS