Racing round-up – Where to next for the winners out of Caulfield and Rosehill on July 27?
- Racing was at Caulfield and Rosehill on July 27.
- Who were the major players and where are they headed next?
Group racing was at Caulfield on Saturday July 27 for the running of the Bletchingly Stakes (1200m), while at Rosehill, the Winter Challenge (1500m) was the feature.
Here is our round up of the day as we take a look at where the major players are headed next.
Scales Of Justice prevails at Caulfield, big plans for Tshahitsi.
The Bletchingly Stakes assembled a handy field of gallopers and it was the last start Winter Dash (1200m) winner, Sesar, that was sent in as a $2.15 favourite.
However, the Team Hawkes-trained three-year-old looked all at sea at Caulfield and eventually finished 6th in the nine horse field as Scales Of Justice romped to a three length win.
The Lindsey Smith-trained galloper, who has battled his fair share of injuries in the past two years, sat just off the speed and overhauled the likes of Jungle Edge and Cliff’s Edge in the straight.
The rising seven-year-old is now likely to be set for a tilt at the Toorak Handicap (1600m) later this year and maybe even the Railway Stakes (1600m) Perth.
Other winners at Caulfield included Sopressa, who will now head to the breeding barn after claiming the VOBIS Gold Stayers (2400m), while the Clinton McDonald-trained Benitoite scored in the VOBIS Gold Reef (1600m). Tshahitsi claimed the last event of the day, the Catanach Jewellers Handicap (1400m).
Benitoite has now won three of her past four with the stable to decide whether or not to race on with the three-year-old or to send her for a spell with a view to the 2020 autumn. Tshahitsi may head to the Group 2 Peter Lawrence Stakes (1400m) on August 17.
Seaway scores in the Winter Challenge
At Rosehill, the Winter Challenge was claimed by Seaway and the Chris Waller-trained galloper has been earmarked for the Epsom (1600m), while the Shannon Stakes (1500m) is also on the agenda.
Waller trained the 3rd placegetter in the race, Eckstein, who may also race on into the spring before heading to stud. Goodfella split the two stablemates.
One of the big winners on the day was Our Candidate, who careered away to a four length win in the Robb Report Handicap (2400m). The Kris Lees-trained galloper might be targeted at the Newcastle Cup (2350m).
Racing is at Randwick and Moonee Valley on Saturday August 3, while the Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington and the Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick will be held on Saturday August 10.