Rohan ready for Cox Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

A revamped training program for Rohan has trainer Vaughn Sigley confident that his WATC Derby winner is ready to take on another tough weight for age field in the Group 2 $250,000 LD Total – C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Rohan will be taking on Luckygray again in the Cox Stakes

Rohan will be taking on Luckygray, above, again in the Cox Stakes. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

At his first attempt at weight for age, Rohan ran a mighty race when third to Ihtsahymn and Luckygray in the Group 1 $500,000 TAB Touch – Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on December 7 and Sigley says the five year old is jumping out of his skin since a change in routine.

Rohan is spending more time on the Lark Hill training track of late after Sigley decided to tone down the amount of work he did through the bush tracks.

“He’s bouncing around and giving curry to his trackwork riders,” Sigley told the West Australian.

“I had previously been mainly training Rohan through bush.

“But now I’m keeping him out of heavy sand and he’s going to the Lark Hill track. He’s benefiting from the switch to a firm training surface and I couldn’t be happier with him.”

Rohan won the Group 2 $400,000 Schweppes WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot in the Autumn of 2012 and then went on to win the $80,000 WAROA Belmont Guineas (1600m) at Belmont during the Winter in the same year.

But a suspensory ligament injury forced Sigley to send Rohan to the paddock for over twelve months with the Blackfriars gelding returning to the racetrack with second to Playing God in the Group 3 $125,000 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on October 19.

“Rohan had a hole in a suspensory ligament,” Sigley said.

“The horse’s owners spelled him until problems healed and there’s now no sign of trouble.”

“He just went down by the barest of margins, Playing God got him right on the line, and he boxed on really well that day and we were really happy with him,” Sigley said after the Northerly Stakes.

Regular rider Glenn Smith has been riding Rohan in his fast work at Lark Hill and will be back aboard the five year old in the Cox Stakes on Saturday.

“Rohan’s race jockey Glenn Smith is riding him in fast work,” Sigley said.

Rohan will again be taking on tough local Group 1 winners Ihtsahymn, Luckygray and Playing God whom he just beat home into third spot in the Kingston Town Stakes.

Three year old Ihtsahymn looks the horses to beat again and will get the run of the race from gate two while Smith will be looking to slot into a handy midfield position from gate nine.

The Adam Durrant trained Mr Moet (gate 3) and Luckygray (4) have both drawn well while Playing God will need some early luck from gate eight.

Luckygray’s fast finishing second in the Kingston Town Stakes has seen him posted as the $3.70 favourite for the Cox Stakes with Mr Moet at $4.20 and Ihtsahymn on the third line of betting at $4.50 with Rohan marked as s $9 chance and Playing God at $14.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. Jamal

    Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with
    the same subjects? Thank you!

  2. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    I have read so many posts about the blogger lovers however this article is actually a fastidious
    piece of writing, keep it up.

  3. Itamar Serp

    Wow, amazing weblog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for?

    you make blogging glance easy. The full look of your web site is magnificent,
    let alone the content material!

  4. Elvia

    Hello, of course this article is in fact pleasant and I
    have learned lot of things from it about blogging.

  5. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also pay
    a quick visit this web site on regular basis to take updated from most up-to-date
    news update.

  6. website design company

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get
    the hang of it!

  7. home security cameras

    Greate post. Keep writing such kind of information on your page.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You’ve done an incredible job.
    I’ll certainly digg it and individually suggest to my friends.
    I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this website.

  8. last resort asbestos

    you’re in point of fact a good webmaster.
    The website loading velocity is incredible.
    It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a fantastic
    activity on this subject!

  9. website design company

    Terrific article! This is the kind of info that should be shared around the
    internet. Disgrace on the seek engines for not positioning this submit upper!

    Come on over and visit my web site . Thanks =)

  10. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    Hi there! I realize this is kind of off-topic but
    I needed to ask. Does building a well-established
    website like yours take a lot of work? I’m completely new to running a blog but I do write in my diary every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers.

  11. Lelio Junior

    Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss
    and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would value your work.

    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

  12. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    That is a good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very precise info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  13. Dadado Veig

    I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.

    I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here!

    Good luck for the next!

  14. Grupo Coral fraude

    We stumbled over here by a different website and thought I may
    as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to finding out about your web page yet

  15. tercio borlenghi junior

    Everything wrote made a ton of sense. However, what about this?

    suppose you were to write a killer title? I am not suggesting your
    information is not solid, but what if you added a headline
    to possibly get people’s attention? I mean Rohan ready
    for Cox Stakes – HorseRacing.com.au is a little boring.
    You might peek at Yahoo’s front page and note how they write
    post headlines to grab viewers to click. You might add a video or a related pic or two to grab people excited about what you’ve got
    to say. Just my opinion, it might make your posts a little bit more interesting.

  16. bigger website designing

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire
    out a developer to create your theme? Outstanding

  17. Lelio Junior

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb
    blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding
    your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates
    and will share this blog with my Facebook group.

    Talk soon!

  18. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also
    go to see this website on regular basis to take updated from most recent information.

  19. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!
    However, how can we communicate?

  20. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to
    this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and
    adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.

    Talk soon!

  21. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard
    against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on.
    Any tips?

  22. Umanizzare

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  23. Grupo Coral fraude

    Excellent items from you, man. I’ve be mindful your stuff previous to and you’re
    just extremely great. I actually like what you have
    acquired right here, really like what you are saying and the way in which wherein you say it.
    You are making it enjoyable and you continue to care for to stay it sensible.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you. That is actually a wonderful site.

  24. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be
    happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you
    few interesting things or advice. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read more things about it!

  25. www.zerowaste.online

    What’s up to all, how is everything, I think every
    one is getting more from this website, and your views are nice designed for new visitors.

  26. route travel tips

    I simply couldn’t depart your web site prior to suggesting
    that I actually enjoyed the usual information a person provide for your
    visitors? Is going to be back regularly in order to check out new posts

  27. gratis brazil dating

    Excellent blog! Do you have any recommendations
    for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any suggestions? Many thanks!

  28. Tanya Christen

    There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

  29. Armanda Beelby

    Hi, Neat post. There is a problem along with your website in web explorer, would test this?K IE nonetheless is the marketplace leader and a good part of folks will pass over your fantastic writing due to this problem.

  30. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this website.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *