Sydney Spring Carnival Racing at Rosehill
The Sydney Spring Carnival is in full swing, and online betting fans have a full card at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday to consider. The meeting includes two Group 3 races restricted to 3-year-olds, so punters will be on the lookout for youngsters at the start of a glittering career.
The 1100m San Domenico Stakes, run at set weights with penalties, has been a feature at Rosehill since 1980. The current purse is $150,000, and the 2017 race has attracted a field of 13.
Pariah, the Snowden brothers-trained colt that won on debut in the 1100m G3 Canonbury Stakes at Rosehill in January, is the favourite, at around $2.80. Magic Night Stakes winner Tulip is the second-favourite; the filly is being offered at $4.60. Gerald Ryan-trained colt Condor Heroes, on a career record of 3: 1-2-0 since January, is at around $5.00
Jorda, Marsupial and Taking Aim are all being offered at $9.00, with the rest of the field at $10.00 and above.
12 Nominated for Ming Dynasty Quality
The Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap, inaugurated in 1986, is a bit more of a test for the 3-year-olds. The G3 race also carries a purse of $150,000, but it is run over 1400m. A field of 12 has been nominated for Rosehill on Saturday.
Bjorn Baker-trained colt Addictive Nature won his first start at Warwick Farm over 1100m in July, and was placed second over 1200m at Randwick earlier this month. He’s the $3.50 favourite to win the Ming Dynasty Quality on Saturday, closely followed at $4.00 by Assimilate, another colt trained by Peter and Paul Snowden.
It looks like it’s going to be a tight one, however. Gold Standard, on a career record of 3: 1-2-0 since he began racing in December, is also close in the betting, at $5.00. Mahalangur is at $7.00, with Animalia, Astoria and Runaway all at $9.00. That leaves five more possibles, all of them at $11.00 or more.