The Gosford Race Club takes centre stage as the NSW metropolitan meeting on Saturday with the first running of the $500,000, The Coast Quality (1600m) for three and four year-old’s the feature for which 15 nominations were received on Monday.
Randwick’s John O’Shea has uniquely nominated two full-sisters with 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.
If O’Shea accepts with the two the ownership group of the Waikato Stud’s Gary and Mark Chittick and Victoria’s Rosemont Stud will busy watching the progress of both.
Newcastle’s Kris Lees has nominated three for The Coast, I Say Hello (NZ), Game Of Thorns and Grand Rumore (GB).
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.
There were 25 nominations for the $250,000, Listed Gosford Gold Cup (2100m) and 10 for the $150,000, Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m).
The track is rated a Good 4 on Monday with the rail in the True position for the entire circuit.
Rain is forecast during the week with 5mm to 10mm possible and 20c on Tuesday, 8mm to 15mm and 19c Wednesday, 4mm to 10mm and 22c on Thursday and partly cloudy days with 23c on Friday and Saturday.
All Hallow's Eve and Jamie Kah winning at Randwick, picture Sportpix.com.au