Thoughts on Rosaceous at Haydock tomorrowSeptember 27, 2013
Rosaceous heads to Haydock tomorrow (28th September) for the 4.40. Steve Drowne maintains his partnership with the filly in the mile and a quarter handicap for fillies. Rosaceous put up a big effort on heavy ground at Ffos Las and has come out of the race in great shape. She was much better behaved before the race and is hopefully maturing as a horse and can begin to show more of the potential she shows us at home. She didn’t look comfortable on fast ground at Salisbury so we have decided to avoid quicker going with her for the time being hence we served an easier assignment at Newmarket today to come here where the ground ought to be lovely good ground. The ground was officially given as good to firm when she won but the general feeling amongst the jockeys that day is that it was on the softer side of good, and this is what we felt when walking the course beforehand that day. She should be suited by the big flat galloping track as her two best efforts have been at Newbury and Ffos Las.
The race looks a very open affair and it is going to take a career best effort from Rosaceous to land this decent prize. There are several lightly raced fillies open to any amount of improvement, notably Electra Spectra who steps up in grade. Missed Call is a little more experienced but still looks to be improving and will be in the mix. To add to the complexity of the race the older fillies who run appear to be in great from Princess Caetani and Cosmic Halo both put in strong performances to win last time out. Whilst Cruck Realta seems to have lost her way a bit recently has some very classy form at her best.