Handy gallopers for Sydney start

Canberra has a good show of handy gallopers tomorrow at Rosehill Gardens.

Drastically down in grade but up in weight, Token of Love will start in the #theraces handicap over 1500m with Pat Scorse aboard.   A little hiccup after her last Melbourne start, the Joseph Jones partnership decided to give her a freshen up and has been working well.   “If she shows up on the day she is in a race she can be competitive in” Paul Jones said.  Pat Scorse has won on the mare previously and she jumps from and ideal barrier 2.

D’Beak, also trained by the duo is back in Sydney for a start in the Winter Racing Handicap over 1800m.  “He missed a run due to the Heavy 10 in Canterbury 2 weeks ago and this is a nice race albeit slightly stronger, and Pat Scorse has had a couple of sits on him for 2 seconds” Paul said.  “His biggest hurdle is the gate but he will sit on the speed, he might be looking for a little longer”.

The Luke Pepper trained Viceroy drew terribly and was scratched last week and although the distance in Race 8 for the 5yo gelding is not ideal over 1100m, this race was always earmarked for him.  If he does well the team will head to Grafton for the Remornie Handicap (Listed) Stakes.  With Winter setting in the track could be downgraded, but Pepper is not worried.  “He’s won on a Good 3 and Heavy 10 so the track doesn’t bother him”.  With Tye Angland up he has had a good success on the gelding.