There were 109 acceptances for the Australian Turf Club’s meeting at Rosehill on Saturday as racing resumes back in the metropolitan area after the stand-alone Saturday meetings at Hawkesbury and Scone.
The $100,000 Australian Hall of Fame Bm 95 Handicap (1500m) has a field of 13 with the Chris Waller trained Tougherthantherest out to keep up his appropriate name in lights going for his fourth win in succession.
Tougherthantherest won the Benchmark 94 over 1350m at Rosehill on May 5th and the listed National Sprint over 1400m at Canberra on March 11th the race prior.
On Saturday apprentice Lee Magorrian rides with his 2kg claim bringing Tougherthantherest’s weight down to 59kg, equal top-weight with Godolphin’s Farolitos with apprentice Rachel King and barrier two. Tougherthantherest has barrier eight.
Tougherthantherest, a four-year-old Street Boss gelding, has the good record of six wins and five placings from 12 starts with stake earnings of $214,515.
The Waller stable dominates the field with five other entries; Sir Baccus with Rory Hutchings, barrier one and 57.5kg; Up ‘N’ Rolling with James McDonald, barrier three and 56.5kg; Veladero, barrier seven and 56kg; Dagney (NZ), barrier six and 53.5kg and Hunter Jack, barrier 12 and 53kg.
The meeting commences at 11.30am with a field of eight two-year-old’s in the $100,000, Abercorn Hall of Fame Handicap (1200m).
The rail will be out 3m for the entire circuit and the track is rated a Good 4. The track has received 3mm of irrigation for the last seven days and 2.5mm of rain for the last seven days.
The weather for the Rosehill region leading into Saturday is for sunny conditions with temperatures to 21c. Saturday’s forecast is for a partly cloudy day and 8c – 21c.
Racing is back at Rosehill on Saturday, picture Stevehart.com.au