Race fans will have their eyes on Rosehill today when an exciting card takes place that is highlighted by the Listed $100,000 2012 Christmas Cup (2400m).
The staying race will feature a mixture of youth and experience as well as a combination of in-form horses and those out to improve.
Key runners include Bjorn Baker’s in-form stayer Cantonese who has been a picture of consistency this preparation and veteran gelding Fiumicino who is coming off a win in the Listed ATC Cup at Warwick Farm on December 1.
But the Christmas Cup is not the only race worth watching with a number of other exciting affairs including the Rosehill Gardens Handicap (1100m) which features a number of unseen two-year-olds.
Many names known to your regular Saturday race fan will line up in the Parramatta Leagues Club Handicap including Capital Commander, Havana Rey and Uate.
Despite overcast conditions, the track is rated a Good 3 which is good news as it means limited scratchings at today’s Sydney meeting.
Race 1 – 1:00PM ROSEHILL GARDENS HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
#3 Le Cordon Bleu #11 Steel Bolt
Race 2 – 1:40PM BOWERMANS OFFICE FURNITURE HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Race 3 – 2:20PM AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
#3 Soapy Star #7 Group Hug #9 Butcher Boy
Race 4 – 3:00PM GREG HOUSTON PLUMBING HANDICAP (1900 METRES)
Race 5 – 3:40PM ASCEND SALES TROPHIES HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
#1 Capital Commander #9 Miss Spoken
Race 6 – 4:20PM UNCLE TONY’S CHRISTMAS CUP (2400 METRES)
#8 Dreamworker #9 Watertight
Race 7 – 5:00PM PARRAMATTA LEAGUES CLUB HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Race 8 – 5:40PM tab.com.au HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
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