Menari shaping up as carnival contender
SNITZEL colt MENARI, who ran fourth in last year’s Golden Slipper, is resuming from a spell for Gerald Ryan in tomorrow’s Listed 1100m Rosebud Quality at Rosehill for three-year-olds over 1100m.
A big run is expected on the weekend and he will be worth following all spring as he is top class.
He has had two trials with the latest being on August 1 at Rosehill when second to stablemate Condor Heroes over 900m. He made up ground without pressure in a good fitness trial.
All his work has been strong when required and Tuesday morning on the inside grass he strode over 600m in 35.31 with a final 400m 22.78. He was accompanied The Pharoah with the markers out 3m on an average surface.
The pair produced a very good gallop and Menari heads to the weekend in great order. WASHINGTON HEIGHTS has come on great from his first-up win at Rosehill on July 15 when the Commands fiveyear-old beat Sir Plush over 1200m.
Having his first run back from Hong Kong, Washington Heights came 10th at the 400m with a powerful finish and was going away on the line, recording very good figures for the trip.
Trainer Gerald Ryan has given him time to recover from the run and he was a quiet trial at Rosehill on August 1.
He finished well making up good ground behind Tom Melbourne in a 1000m trial on the course proper.
He was in terrific order before working on the Pro Ride on Tuesday morning running 1000m in 1:08.33, last 600m in 38.11 coming home his final 200m in 11.50 without too much effort.
He can win again second-up in Race 7 over 1400m at Rosdhill.
VAUCLUSE BAY will be strongly fancied to complete a winning hattrick at Rosehill tomorrow in Race 2.
The four-year-old has been looked super in winning his past two starts for trainer Chris Waller, the latest running away to beat More Than Fabulous by 4 lengths at Rosehill on July 29.
The Al Maher fouryear-old goes up to 59.5kg tomorrow but ace jockey Corey Brown sticks and better wins are in store with this improving stayer.
On Tuesday he was given solid staying work completing 1200m in 1:24.90, last 600m in 38.80 and final 200m 12.98 on the inside grass with the markers out 14m.
THE PHAROAH went down fighting last start when second to the inform Arbeitsam at Rosehill on July 29.
The lightly raced fouryear-old should be at his peak now following three runs back and is overdue for a win after being runner-up at his past two starts.
He is another Snitzel trained by Ryan and this entire should give backers a big sight in Race 5 over 1350, tomorrow.
His gallop with stablemate Menari on Tuesday was winning work ( see times above).
Washington Heights is on track to win at Rosehill