Newnham Sees A 'Natural' In Gimcrack Rose
There’s always a lot of guess work when it comes to the early two-year-old races but trainer Mark Newnham has seen enough in his filly Every Rose to be confident what you saw in her trial is what you’ll get on race day.
Newnham produces two fillies in the Darby Racing colours, with Ashra Jahre also making her debut, in the Group 3 $160,000 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Every Rose opened $2.90 favourite with TAB, Ashre Jahre a $15 chance, and Newnham said the early favourite is a readymade racehorse and barrier two gives her every hope to replicate her trial win.
“She’s a really natural two-year-old what she showed in the trial is what she does in her work,’’ he said.
“She jumped well in the trial, travelled nicely behind a hot speed and tracked into the race, quickened when asked, she did it like a horse that had done it 50 times before.
“I’ve worked her a couple of times with older horses and she's done the same thing, she’s been able to do it from day one.
“The official trials give you a good guide to what you’re going to get 12 days later and if she delivers that she is going to be hard to beat.’’