Jockey Glyn Schofield is happy to lead again on Sir Plush in today’s Listed $150,000 Gosford Quarries Gosford Gold Cup (2100m) at Gosford.
Schofield let Sir Plush stride to the front last start before being run down by Gresham when second in the Kensington Handicap over 1550m on the Kensington track at Randwick on January 5.
The Bjorn Baker trained Sir Plush has drawn barrier two in the eleven horse field and Schofield said that he would adopt the same tactics on the six year old who is stepping up to the 2100m for the first time.
“He’s going to roll along and he’s probably going to have more speed early in the race,” Schofield told Racenet.
“He seems to run his best races when you’re rolling on him so you don’t have to re-invent the wheel with him to see whether he’ll stay the trip.
“If you’ve got speed and you’ve got momentum, you’ll be hard to run down around Gosford.
“It’s about getting him into his rhythm and keep him bowling along and sometimes these horses can forget how far they’re running if they’re happy and relaxed all the way around.”
Sir Plush might not get it all his own way out in front with noted front runner Fabrizio also enjoys rolling along in front.
Josh Parr takes the mount on Fabrizio and the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained seven year old will jump from gate six.
There is certainly not going to be any loafing in the Gosford Gold Cup with the Chris Waller trained Satono Rasen and Queensland galloper Prioritise also setting the pace at their most recent outings while the Kris Lees trained Singing was an all the way winner in last year’s Gosford Gold Cup.
The Richard Freedman trained Roman Son has been well supported and is the race morning favourite for the Gosford Gold Cup at $2.70 at Ladbrokes.com.au and the five year old is really going to relish the hot pace on up front.
Roman Son is coming off a last start fifth in the Group 3 $160,000 Summer Cup (2000m) at Randwick on December when he made up plenty of ground from the back of the field.
Satono Rasen is on the second line of betting at $5.50 just ahead of Sir Plush at $6 and Araaja at $6.50.