The Australian Turf Club received 117 acceptances on Wednesday for the nine race programme at Rosehill on Saturday with 16 for the $100,000, Winx Hall of Fame Bm 93 Handicap (1500m) including the Waller stable progressive four-year-old More Than Ready gelding So Willie.
The Koolman managed So Willie is coming off two wins in succession with the last in the Benchmark 78 over 1500m at Hawkesbury on April 29th carrying 58kg with Tommy Berry up.
Berry rides again on Saturday with barrier 15 to navigate from and 54.5kg. The gelding has already earned stakes of $308,815 from his 23 starts, four wins and nine placings and a win on Saturday will add another $54,000 to his tally.
The stable have also accepted with Liapari (NZ), Jason Collett with barrier nine and 55.5kg, who was second in the Benchmark 85 over 1300m at the same Hawkesbury meeting and Encosta Line, apprentice James Innes Jnr with 51.5kg, who was fourth in that race. They have also accepted with Invinzabeel who has Tye Angland, barrier 16 and 56kg.
The nominal top-weight is Godolphin’s Moher at 62kg with apprentice Deanne Panya wearing the royal blue silks bringing his weight down to 60kg and they have barrier 12.
David Payne’s Foreign Prince (NZ), who is resuming, has 61kg and barrier 11 while Godolphn’s Alegria also has the benefit of an apprentice allowance with Lee Magorrian up with 55.5kg and barrier 11.
The Winx Hall of Fame is Race 7 at 3.05pm.
The meeting commences at 11.25am with a field of nine two-year-olds in the John Miller Hall of Fame Handicap (1200m),
The track is currently rated a Good 3 and the rail will be out 3m for the entire circuit, however rain is forecast for the weekend which will impact on the track.
Thursday is forecast to be partly cloudy with a medium (50%) chance of showers and 22c. Friday and Saturday will be cloudy with a high (80%) chance of rain, 1mm-4mm on Friday and 3mm-8mm on Saturday, with 22c on Friday and 16c-21c on Saturday.