Nominations are extended for the two features at the Australian Turf Club’s meeting at Rosehill on Saturday with eight nominated on Monday for the $100,000, November Handicap (1400m) and nine for the $100,000, November Topaz (1900m).
Both races have progressive handicappers nominated with Cabeza De Vaca for the November Handicap and Interlocuter (USA) for the November Tozaz.
The Waterhouse and Bott trained Cabeza De Vaca resumed for a new campaign with a win in the Filante Handicap over 1400m at Randwick on a Soft 6 on October 28th. Apprentice Rachel King rode with 51.5kg.
The six-year-old Northern Meteor gelding has won his last four starts for the stable who have just finished an outstanding week at Flemington being the leading trainers of the VRC’s Melbourne Cup week. The wins included a first VRC Oaks win for Gai Waterhouse and for training partner Adrian Bott when the impeccably bred Pinot won the race last Thursday.
From Cabeza De Vaca’s small number of 13 starts he has won six and placed in a further six.
Godolphin’s Interlocuter (USA) has raced in Australia six times since he was imported by the stable and since March he has won four and placed second in the other two starts. The Medaglia d’Oro five-year-old entire won the Benchmarch 95 over 1800m at Randwick last time out carrying 56.5kg under Tye Angland.
The track was rated a Good 4 on Monday and the rail will be out 6m for the entire circuit.
Sydney’s weather for the week has no rain from Tuesday through to Thursday with temperatures rising from 23c to 28c. Friday’s forecast is for a cloudy day with a high (80%) chance of showers with 2mm-5mm and 25c. Saturday’s forecast is similar with a high (80%) chance of showers with 1mm-4mm and the chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Temperatures will range from 15c – 23c.
Racing at Rosehill on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS