News About: Rothera
Trainer Mick Kent and jockey Brad Rawiller combined to win consecutive Ballarat Cups with backmarker Domesky today.
The two men, who won the 2010 edition with My Bentley, planned and executed a win based on reverse psychology.
It was commonly thought Ballarat was favouring leaders during the day and if true Domesky had little hope.…
Rating out of ten – Strengths and Weaknesses and Unknowns.
1. ROTHERA Rating 7:
- S: Loves wet ground, with leading top trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen.
- W: Never won with 59kg, never raced over 2200m.
- U: Never raced over 2200m or at Ballarat.
2. ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Rating 2:
- S: Can stay the distance.
Leading Melbourne jockey Luke Nolen has given today’s $150,000 Listed Ballarat Cup favourite Rothera the thumps up after rain softened the Dowling Forest track yesterday.
While the weather is fine at Ballarat, the track is rated a slow six.
Nolen, who stuck by Rothera when its trainer Peter Moody was ready to sack him, believes …
The Peter Moody’s stable concern that Rothera may not back up after eight days in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) has little validity.
But the bigger concern is whether the son of Tobougg will run out a strong 2200m.
TABsportsbet have the …
Astute trainer Robert Smerdon’s will rely on TABsportsbet $9 chance Paddy O’Reilly to give him a second hometown victory in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Sportsbet.com.au 2011 Ballarat Cup, (2200m).
Smerdon and his family have a long Ballarat history, but the race has …
Bolter Rothera shocked even his trainer Peter Moody by winning the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown Hillsidetoday.
Moody had the six-year-old galloper booked to go back home to Queensland on Monday so unimpressed had he been with the lead up.
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