McEvoy’s Sun to shine in the Rose

The Sportsman Midweek - - Latest trackwork Times - CRAIG BREN­NAN

TRAINER Tony McEvoy is chang­ing tack with Sun­light with a view to a po­ten­tial start in the Group 1 Golden Rose.

The three-year- old will get the chance to press her claims when she runs in Satur­day’s Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rose­hill Gar­dens.

Sun­light has raced on nine oc­ca­sions win­ning six times with a fur­ther three mi­nor plac­ings.

Af­ter be­ing beaten up the Flem­ing­ton straight on de­but, Sun­light went on to record five straight wins, in­clud­ing the Magic Mil­lions Clas­sic at Gold Coast, be­fore run­ning third to Esti­jaab in the Golden Slip­per at Rose­hill.

She re­turned in July to fin­ish sec­ond to Na­ture Strip over 1050m at Mor­phettville be­fore win­ning the Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Au­gust 18.

McEvoy said he has no­ticed some changes in Sun­light since her lat­est vic­tory and wants to ex­plore whether she can step up in dis­tance.

“I’ve de­cided to take her there to run in the Run To The Rose on Satur­day just give the opportunity to see if she’s a Golden horse at the 1400m ,” McEvoy said.

“I know I’ve al­ways said speed, speed, speed with her but I think I’ve seen some lit­tle changes in her.

“So we’ll run her in the Run To The Rose and if she gives us enough con­fi­dence to want to go to seven fur­longs (1400m) we’ll that.

“If not, we’ll the Ro­man Con­sul Stakes at Rand­wick (Oc­to­ber 6) and then come back down for the Cool­more Flem­ing­ton.”

Luke Cur­rie, who has rid­den the filly in seven of her nine starts, has the ride on Satur­day.

The McEvoy-trained Oo­hood, run­ner-up in the Slip­per, fin­ished fourth af­ter a slow start in Satur­day’s Fu­ri­ous Stakes (1200m) at Rand­wick her fifth the Sil­ver Shadow over same dis­tance two weeks ear­lier.

Trainer Tony McEvoy will run Sun­light in the Run To The Rose.

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