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The action of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival goes to another level today, Saturday March 19, with 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes Day and below we take a look at the latest Rosehill race scratchings and track report ahead of the first.
Rosehill Track Report – 19/03/2022
Australian Turf Club
- Rail: +2m Entire
- Penetrometer: 5.95
- Weather: Light Rain
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Heavy 8
- General Comment: Finalised 19/3 – 7:45am / Rider Replacement R.9 No.16
- Irrigation: Nil
- Rainfall: 6.5mm last 24hrs, 25.8mm last 7 days
- Track Information: Rainfall total last 14 days – 205.8mm
The weather in Sydney today only has light showers forecast for the morning that are set to ease before first jump, but after yesterday’s rainfall there’s a current Heavy (8) Rosehill track rating.
Rosehill racing gets underway at 12:10pm (AEDT) and the bumper 10-race card is set to continue through until the fillies and mares face off in the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) at 5:55pm (AEDT) where four have come out: #3 It’s Me (5), #8 Katalin (9), #10 Robodira (14) and #12 Invincible Kiss (7).
The first of the Group status events on the program is scheduled as Race 3 at 1:25pm (AEDT) with the N E Manion Cup, run this year as the Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2400m), features a full field of potential Sydney Cup-bound stayers including the first emergency Chalk Stream coming in for #3 Mightybeel (8).
Race 4 is another staying event, this time for the female gallopers in the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) where Aspiration Quality winner Le Lude carrying the top-weight is favoured to win again and where #3 Our Intrigue (5) and #7 Welsh Legend (12) have been scratched.
There is an incredible line-up of five elite level races taking place at Rosehill across the afternoon starting with Race 5 at 2:40pm (AEDT) where champion mare Verry Elleegant will face just five rivals in her bid at a 12th Group 1 victory in the $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m).
Following that, Race 6 sees a small field of three-year-olds in the Group 1 $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) where Godolphin’s Anamoe is tipped to turn the tables on Converge after they ran two-one respectively in the Randwick Guineas last start over the mile.
There are just seven remaining hopefuls in the 2022 Rosehill Guineas with the withdrawals of #6 Sword Point (7) and late scratching #8 Three Wise Men (3).
Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) features an excellent field of weight-for-age stars in the Group 1 $1 million George Ryder Stakes (1500m) where three have come out including #11 Converge (10) has come out in favour of that earlier rematch with Anamoe.
The other George Ryder Stakes scratchings are #10 Hungry Heart (7) for Chris Waller who is unsuited to Heavy going and the big withdrawal of the day, #2 Mo’unga (4).
Trainer Annabel Neasham officially withdrew Mo’unga on Friday due to abnormal bloodwork.
“Mo’unga has unfortunately returned a slightly abnormal blood profile. This was undertaken today after leaving feed & a slight increase in his usual temperature. We have taken the unfortunate decision to scratch from tomorrows G1 George Ryder in the best interests of Mo’unga,” @ANeashamRacing confirmed on Twitter.
Updated 2022 George Ryder Stakes odds have Canterbury Stakes winning mare Forbidden Love chasing her third win on the trot as the firm favourite despite not getting her preferred mud track today.
The meeting’s marquee race is of course the Group 1 $5 million Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) set for Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT).
There’s a capacity 2022 Golden Slipper field this season and returning Magic Millions Classic winning filly Coolangatta, the Todman Stakes champ Sejardan and last weekend’s Magic Night Stakes winner She’s Extreme are best in betting.
Joe Pride’s Todman third place-getter #4 Shalatin (5) has been scratched from the Slipper field on vet’s advice after displaying lameness in the off-fore leg due to a plating issue, paving the way for Annabel Neasham’s Pago Pago runner-up Sweet Ride to gain a start.
The marquee race to finish-up Group 1 racing in Sydney today sees the sprinters face off over the 1100m in the $700,000 The Galaxy where original top-weight #1 Splintex (16) and #10 Minhaaj (7) have come out.
Into The Galaxy 2022 field are first and second emergencies Shelby Sixtysix, winner of the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes last weekend, and 30/1 shot Jamaea.
Isotope meanwhile heads the markets, Tony Gollan’s class mare first-up having won the Magic Millions Snippets at the Gold Coast back in mid-January.
See below for the complete Golden Slipper Stakes Day 2022 scratchings and jump times before visiting Ladbrokes.com.au for all the weekend’s top markets.
Rosehill Scratchings – 19/03/2022
- Total Scratchings: 29
Race 1 (12:10pm) – $100,000 Midway Handicap (1500m)
- #7 Holy Reign (14)
- #9 All Machiavellian (3)
- #11 Crystal Waters (15)
Race 2 (12:45pm) – Listed $140,000 Irresistible Pools Darby Munro Stakes (1200m)
- #1 Shaquero (6)
- #2 O’president (7)
- #3 Ingratiating (11)
- #7 Fox Fighter (14)
- #11 Robodira (8)
- #13 Latino Blend (9)
Race 3 (1:25pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Queen’s Cup (N E Manion Cup) (2400m)
- #3 Mightybeel (8)
- #16e Our Candidate (1)
- #17e Olympic Gaze (3)
Race 4 (2:00pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Bisley Workwear Epona Stakes (1900m)
- #3 Our Intrigue (5)
- #7 Welsh Legend (12)
Race 5 (2:40pm) – Group 1 $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m)
- No current scratchings
Race 6 (3:15pm) – Group 1 $600,000 Sky Racing Active Rosehill Guineas (2000m)
- #6 Sword Point (7)
- #8 Three Wise Men (3) – Late scratching
Race 7 (4:00pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 The Agency George Ryder Stakes (1500m)
- #2 Mo’unga (4)
- #10 Hungry Heart (7)
- #11 Converge (10)
Race 8 (4:45pm) – Group 1 $5,000,000 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m)
- #4 Shalatin (5)
- #18e Millane (1)
- #19e Semillion (18)
- #20e Man In The Mirror (4)
Race 9 (5:20pm) – Group 1 $700,000 Furphy Galaxy (1100m)
- #1 Splintex (16)
- #10 Minhaaj (7)
- #17e Delexo (15)
Race 10 (5:55pm) – Group 3 $160,000 TAB Birthday Card Stakes (1200m)
- #3 It’s Me (5)
- #8 Katalin (9)
- #10 Robodira (14)
- #12 Invincible Kiss (7)
*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change.
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