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Rails Run: Freedman queries NZ type of Pavitra’s Group 1 rival

Rails Run: Freedman queries NZ type of Pavitra’s Group 1 rival


Coach Richard Freedman has questioned the type of increase New Zealand filly Prowess as he plots her downfall with promising Pavitra within the Group 1 $600,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Prowess is making her Sydney debut however she has impeccable latest kind profitable 4 races in succession together with the Group 1 Bonecrusher Stakes.

Pavitra, runner-up within the Victoria Oaks final spring, additionally involves Rosehill on the high of her sport after bounding clear to win the Group 3 Kembla Grange Traditional by 4 lengths.

In in a single day TAB Mounted Odds betting, Prowess is the $2.70 favorite shading Pavitra at $3.20 then it’s $13 or longer the remainder except for Fireburn, final 12 months’s Golden Slipper winner, who’s at $7.50.

“Prowess beat older horses in a Group 1 albeit in New Zealand final begin and I’m undecided what that equates to right here anymore,” Freedman stated.

“I do know it isn’t Group 1 kind right here, it’s in all probability Group 3 kind right here however you continue to must respect it as she is going to run the journey out.”

Pavitra received two of her eight begins throughout her debut preparation final 12 months culminating along with her second inserting to She’s Excessive within the Oaks at Flemington.

However Freedman is adamant Pavitra is a extra full racehorse this autumn as she demonstrated in her Kembla Grange Traditional romp final begin.

“There is no such thing as a doubt Pavitra has come again a greater this filly autumn,” Freedman stated.

“I don’t assume she might have accomplished that to the category of discipline that top final 12 months. Thoughts you, what can also be serving to her is she is getting dry tracks which she loves.

“She handles rain-affected tracks however she is best on a agency observe so I’m a bit of frightened how the observe will come up on Saturday.”

The Rosehill observe floor was rated a comfortable 5 late on Friday with some showers forecast on race day.

Freedman, who trains in partnership along with his son Will, stated Pavitra has accomplished every thing proper since profitable second-up final begin.

“She’s not less than nearly as good as she was earlier than Kembla,” stated Freedman, who trains in partnership along with his son, Will. “All going effectively, the plan is to go to the (ATC Australian) Oaks subsequent begin then we are going to give her a break and look to spring.”


When was the final time two Melbourne Cup winners and two Sydney Cup winners contested the identical race in Sydney?

It’s a uncommon prevalence however at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, Gold Journey, final 12 months’s Melbourne Cup hero, and the 2019 winner Vow And Declare, conflict within the Group 1 $1.5 million Kia Tancred Stakes (2400m).

Their rivals embrace the final two Sydney Cup winners Knights Order (2022) and Selino (2021).

Australian Turf Membership’s James Ross stated the 4 Cup winners and a bunch of characteristic race winners makes Saturday’s Tancred a “world class renewal”.

“To see such class come up in opposition to a four-time Group 1 winner in Montefilia on her residence observe with a rising star in younger jockey Dylan Gibbons provides further curiosity to this nice autumn race,” Ross stated.

“Some 35 years after internationals first got here to Sydney for the Tancred Stakes it’s pleasing to see world-renowned (Irish) coach Joseph O’Brien enter Cleveland with a champion jockey in Kerrin McEvoy aboard.

“The worldwide runners have already tasted a number of Group 1 success on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and we proceed to see runners every week from the northern hemisphere compete in opposition to the most effective of Australia and New Zealand.”


Cascadian can take his profession earnings over the $8 million barrier if he wins the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The Godolphin warhorse is the $3.60 favorite to win the characteristic race and earn $1.8 million which is able to takes his total prizemoney to $8.25 million,

Coach James Cummings stated rising nine-year-old Cascadian has pulled up effectively after his closing second to Mr Brightside within the All-Star Mile final week.

“The Australian Cup seems a very intriguing race for him, third-up from a spell,” Cummings stated.

“He must be effectively suited to 2000m in a solidly run Australian Cup. He’s extra probably within the kind when he backed up and ran second to Zaaki within the (2021) Mackinnon Stakes.”

Cummings is having a career-best season with champion Anamoe’s George Ryder Stakes success final week giving the coach 10 Group 1 wins for 2022-23 with Chris Waller subsequent on eight wins.


Ellsberg, who famously dead-heated with High Ranked within the Group 1 Epsom Handicap final spring, can be provided on the market at an internet public sale on Inglis Digital subsequent week.

Skilled by Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou, Ellsberg reeled off three wins in succession final spring following his Epsom success by taking out the 5 Diamonds Prelude then the wealthy 5 Diamonds.

His 5 Diamonds wins was notably excellent as he smashed the Rosehill 1800m file which had stood for 25 years and earned a lofty Timeform ranking of 121.

Inglis Bloodstock chief govt Sebastian Hutch stated the net sale is a chance to safe a ready-made stallion.

“For a begin, he’s a very lovely horse and it’s telling that he was extraordinarily in style because the gross sales each as a weanling and a yearling,” Hutch stated.

“Likes tends to beget like and if that’s the case with Ellsberg, he’ll breeding very handsome inventory.

“When it comes to pedigree, he brings collectively the Danehill sire line via two nice stallions in Redoute’s Alternative and Snitzel, with one other pure velocity affect in Normal Nediym in a mix that appears most interesting.”

The “Ellsberg Sale” went dwell on inglisdigital.com at 3pm on Friday with bidding to open from 9am Tuesday.

5 years in the past

Almandin, the 2016 Melbourne Cup winner, was again to his dominant finest scoring a powerful underneath Kerrin McEvoy within the Tancred Stakes at Rosehill. Hiyaam avenged her defeat within the Phar Lap Stakes behind Unforgotten by beating that filly within the Vinery Stud Stakes. They clashed once more in ATC Australian Oaks two weeks later the place Unforgotten emerged the winner.

10 years in the past

Fiveandahalfstar, the powerful Anthony Cummings-trained three-year-old who received the Victoria Derby the earlier spring, led all through and held off favorite Silent Achiever to win the Tancred Stakes. Fiveandahalfstar didn’t race once more for almost two years and by no means received one other race because of damage. Norzita, winner of the Flight Stakes the earlier spring, claimed her second Group 1 win within the Vinery Stud Stakes.

20 years in the past

Freemason, educated by John Hawkes and ridden by Darren Beadman, was a $31 outsider when he led many of the means and fought off champion Northerly in an epic slugfest for the Tancred Stakes. Bathe Of Roses, the daughter of Zabeel and intently associated to champions Octagonal and Mouawad, scored the most important win of her profession within the Vinery Stud Stakes.

Initially revealed as Richard Freedman isn’t positive what to make of the Group 1 type of Kiwi customer Prowess forward of the Vinery Stud Stakes