2014 Golden Pendant Day Scratchings & Rosehill Track Update

Following the ‘under the lights’ racing action at Moonee Valley in Melbourne overnight, today the spring gallopers are on show in Sydney for Golden Pendant Day 2014 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.


Sweynesse is favourite in Rosehill's opening race today - the Gloaming Stakes in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

An eight-race card is lined-up for the punters this afternoon including five Group status racing.

Rosehill Gardens Track Report

  • Rail Position: +3m Entire Circuit
  • Track Condition: Good (3)
  • Weather: Fine
  • Penetrometer: 4.65

In a different schedule to usual the black type action kicks things off at Rosehill today with Race 1 at 12:40pm being the $200,000 Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) featuring 2014 Victoria Derby favourite Sweynesse ($2.30 @ Ladbrokes.com.au).

A handicap clash featuring Chris Waller’s Wyong Cup winner Multilateral ($4.40) follows with Race 2 at 1:15pm being the Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m), a nice lead-up for stayers looking to back-up Saturday week in Randwick’s $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan over the same distance.

The next Group race is then Race 5 at 3:05pm with top three-year-olds including luckless Golden Rose runner-up Scissor Kick ($1.90) and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Valentia ($4.80), scratched from the day’s opening event, facing off in the $200,000 Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m).

The $175,000 Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) follows at 3:45pm where four-year-old Rock Sturdy ($3.20), runner-up to Manawanui in the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) last Saturday, on the rails looks the one to beat.

While only holding Group 3 status, the day’s marquee race in Sydney today is then Race 7 at 4:25pm with the fillies and mares running in the lucrative $300,000 Golden Pendant (1400m).

Waller’s smart mare Catkins ($1.55) is the deserving odds-on favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au and the best performers in the Golden Pendant will be setting sights on a trip to Victoria during the Melbourne Cup Carnival for the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington.

See below for the full Rosehill scratchings so you know who is in and who are out of contention in the feature races you can bet on online now at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the $500 bonus bet offer for new customers that deposit and quote the code SPRINGBONUS!

Rosehill Scratchings – Saturday September 27, 2014

Race 1 (12:40pm) – $200,000 Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m)

#1 Valentia (6)

Race 2 (1:15pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m)

No current scratchings

Race 3 (1:50pm) – $100,000 Listed Bacardi Reginald Allen Quality (1400m)

#1 Twirl (9), #9 Talisa (3)

Race 4 (2:25pm) – $85,000 SmoothFM Handicap (1900m)

#8 Lucky Liaison (5), #9 Nordic Duke (8)

Race 5 (3:05pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m)

No current scratchings

Race 6 (3:45pm) – $175,000 Group 2 It’s Betting Season At TAB Shannon Stakes (1500m)

#8 Vilanova (2)

Race 7 (4:25pm) – $300,000 Group 3 PJ’S Irish Pub Parramatta Golden Pendant (1400m)

No current scratchings

Race 8 (5:05pm) – $85,000 The Paslode Handicap (1350m)

#2 Pitt Street (18), #6 Laohu (13), #17e Longma (5), #18e Casino Dancer (4)


Have your say, post a comment.