RACEGOERS will have to wait until September 29 for the next instalment of the spring racing carnival at Rosehill Gardens.
After a long cold winter, the first Group 1 race of the spring finally arrived.
A total of $1 million in prize money was up for grabs in the Golden Rose, the one and only Group 1 at the western Sydney track during spring.
Rosehill-based trainer Gerald Ryan hoped his colt Amorino could deliver.
He was a long shot, but as any punter knows, a lot can happen between the barriers and the post.
The Joel Thompson-trained Fastnet Rock filly Nechita went into the race unbeaten from two starts and a $2.50 favourite.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Kabayan followed closely at $4.50 and its form justified the price — second in the T.J Smith Group 1 in June and another second in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes just two weeks before.
But it was another trainer that had them seeing double. Peter Snowden's colts, Epaulette and Albrecht, swooped the opposition to take the quinella.