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A great day’s racing at Rosehill today that will make the Golden Slipper picture a bit clearer with the running of the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes over 11000m for the two year olds while the pecking order for the three year olds will start to take shape with the result of Group 2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m.
Also on the nine event program we have the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) for the fillies and mares and the open class horses get their chance in the Listed Parramatta Advertiser Cup over 1900m).
Plenty of interest in the minor races as well and we will keep you up to date with race by race results at races.com.au
2018 Hobartville Stakes Day Results
Race 1 (12:30pm) – $60,000 Highway Handicap (1100m)
The Rodney Northam trained Try A Lil Harder did just that to overhaul the runner up She Knows ($5.50) with $61 outsider Where’s Pippa running aa mighty race to fill third spot.
Try A Lil Harder was sent out as the $2.60 favourite on some good recent form and kept the punters happy with the half a length win.
- 1st – Try A Lil Harder
- 2nd – She Knows
- 3rd – Where’s Pippa
Race 2 (1:25pm) – $100,000 #Slipperstyle Handicap (1500m)
The Chris Waller trained Cellarman ($3) made it a hat trick of wins with a tradesman like win in the #Silverstyle Handicap. Blake Shinn settled Cellarman in the middle of the pack and eased him out approaching the home to give the four year old clear running all the way down the straight.
Runner up Show A Star ($2.80 favourite) raced on the pace while the winner’s stablemate Alward ($14) had no luck in the straight but he found clear running made up good ground to fill third position.
- 1st – Cellarman
- 2nd – Show A Star
- 3rd – Alward
Race 3 (2:00pm) – $250,000 Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m)
Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Sunlight ($2.90) staked her claim for Golden Slipper favouritism with a grinding win in the Silver Slipper Stakes for the two year olds. Tim Clark was able to settle the Tony McEvoy trained Sunlight just off the pace behind the two up front, Estijaab ($2.05 favourite) and Neutrality ($6.50). Even though Sunlight had a soft run in behind, she had to work hard in the straight to overhaul Estijaab who had a tough run in front. A neck separated the first two placegetters while there was another six and three quarter lengths back to the third placegetter Gongs ($8)
- 1st – Sunlight
- 2nd – Estijaab
- 3rd – Gongs
Race 4 (2:35pm) – $100,000 Spark Of Life Handicap (1100m)
A patient ride from Blake Shinn saw I Am Excited ($4.60 favourite) score a tidy first up win in the Spark Of Life Handicap. Shinn settled Spark Of Life near the tail of the field and sweated on a run in the straight which did open up off the back of fourth placegetter Trekking ($5).
I Am Excited was able to score by a long head from Marsupial ($5.50) who got the bound in for second just in front of Za Zi Ba ($10).
The win on I Am Excited wrapped up an early winning double for Blake Shinn who scored earlier on the Chris Waller trained Cellarman.
- 1st – I Am Excited
- 2nd – Marsupial
- 3rd – Za Zi Ba
Race 5 (3:10pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m)
Tough mare Daysee Doom ($7.50) has earned a start in the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 17 with a first up win in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes.
New addition to the senior riding ranks, Andrew Adkins, rode a confident race on the pace on Daysee Doom and the Ron Quinton trained mare was able to stick her head out on the line to beat Girl Sunday ($14) who also fought hard to the line.
The Chris Waller trained Foxplay ($5) also produced a slashing first up run to finish third while the $2.60 favourite Prompt Response had every chance before finishing fourth.
- 1st – Daysee Doom
- 2nd – Girl Sunday
- 3rd – Foxplay
Race 6 (3:45pm) – $125,000 Listed Parramatta Advertiser Cup (1900m)
The Jason Coyle trained More Energy caused a huge boilover at $41 in defeating the $3.30 favourite Supply And Demand in the Parramatta Advertiser Cup. In a blanket finish Liapari ($13) ran home strongly from the back of the field to fill third position.
Runner up Supply And Demand set the pace and fought hard in the straight but just didn’t have enough to hold the outsider of the field More Energy.
- 1st – More Energy
- 2nd – Supply And Demand
- 3rd – Liapari
Race 7 (4:25pm) – $400,000 Group 2 Chandon S Chic Easy Hobartville Stakes (1400m)
The James Cummings trained Kementari proved to be the dominant three year old on the day with his win in the Hobartville Stakes.
Kementari was sent out as the $3.20 favourite and kept the punters happy as he surged to the front over the concluding stages to record a one length win over Pierata ($4.60) who was working home late from the back.
The Chris Waller trained D’Argento ($6) was also doing his best work at the right end and showed that he definitely capable of holding his own in Group company.
Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist ($4.20) set the pace and fought on in the straight to finish fourth.
- 1st – Kementari
- 2nd – Pierata
- 3rd – D’Argento
Race 8 (5:05pm) – $100,000 Schweppes Handicap (1100m)
Perizada ($7) proved too strong for her opposition in scoring a one length victory in the Schweppes Handicap over the $3.40 favourite Fickle Folly.
Royal Tudor ($14) ran another honest race to finish third a nose ahead of Hieroglyphics ($12).
- 1st – Perizada
- 2nd – Fickle Folly
- 3rd – Royal Tudor
Race 9 (5:45pm) – $100,000 Triple M Marquee Handicap (1350m)
Lofty’s Menu did all the hard work up front and after being headed in the straight by runner up Up ‘N’ Rolling ($9) was able to regain the front and score a hard fought win and then had to survive a protest before being declared the winner. Up ‘N’ Rolling’s jockey Blake Shinn’s objection against the winner was dismissed.
Etymology ($31) was doing his best work at the finish after settling well back in the field while the $3.20 favourite Bratislava wound up in fourth place.
- 1st – Lofty’s Menu
- 2nd – Up ‘N’ Rolling
- 3rd – Etymology
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