Hauss­mann to fol­low Gen­eral

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Ray Thomas

THERE was a real syn­ergy for trainer John O’Shea’s Godol­phin sta­ble when Hauss­mann won the Civic Stakes at Rose­hill last month.

Hauss­mann gave O’Shea rea­son to re­flect on his ex­tra­or­di­nary de­but 12 months at Godol­phin which had its ge­n­e­sis when the trainer won the same race last year with Gen­er­al­ife.

But be­fore Gen­er­al­ife won the Civic Stakes, O’Shea was hav­ing a rel­a­tively quiet start to his ten­ure at Godol­phin, prompt­ing some crit­i­cism of his ap­point­ment.

The crit­i­cism faded as O’Shea set­tled into the job and Godol­phin’s fa­mous royal blue colours started to fre­quent the win­ner’s stall.

Gen­er­al­ife fol­lowed his Civic Stakes by rac­ing away with the Listed $100,000 Win­ter Stakes (1400m) – the same dou­ble Hauss­mann will at­tempt to com­plete at Rose­hill Gar­dens on Satur­day.

The Win­ter Stakes is the fi­nal stakes race of the 2014-15 Syd­ney sea­son, with only three city meet­ings re­main­ing af­ter the Rose­hill meet­ing on Satur­day.

FO­CUS ON JU­VE­NILES

AUS­TRALIAN rac­ing’s fas­ci­na­tion with ju­ve­niles ex­tends through the sea­son.

Two of the main races in NSW in com­ing days are both fea­ture two-year-old events.

On Tues­day, the $25,000 Bal­lina Bracelet (1250m) at the Bal­lina meet­ing is the high­light race while on the same day at Dubbo is the run­ning of the $20,000 Sil­ver Gob­let (1100m).

KEEP BACK­ING COSTIN

MY TIP for Rose­hill Gar­dens on Satur­day is to fol­low star ap­pren­tice Wi­nona Costin – again! She con­tin­ues to ride in out­stand­ing form de­spite hav­ing her al­lowance re­duced re­cently to 1.5kg.

I hope to see you track­side soon.

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