Sally Roworth is excited by the return of Cool Euro and has high hopes the Danzero mare can make it two wins from successive starts in the Bar Cove Radler …
The lightly-raced five-year-old was outstanding on Boxing Day and could not have been any more impressive when she trounced rivals including Light and Excite by a dominant three length margin with Be Honor third.
Ridden by Kevin Bohorun, Cool Euro led from the outset and kicked away at the top of the straight to score an impressive maiden win at her second career outing after debuting at Bunbury for trainer Michael Campbell in 2010.
“I’m quite excited by her prospects and what she has to offer,” said Roworth.
“The ease of her win surprised me and the way she dictated terms from the outset.
“The original plan was to sit third or fourth and come over the top of them but she bounded out of the gates and kicked clear at the top of the straight.
“She has drawn out wide again but with a small field it shouldn’t pose any problem.
“I’m confident of another top effort.”
Stable mate Be Sharp stamped his claims for the XXXX Gold Maiden (1600m) after an improved last-start performance, his second this preparation.
The Magic Of Sydney gelding was seventh first-up and six lengths behind Mosalishus before running on to be placed fourth of 13 to Frank Maynard’s Main Time.
“A much-improved effort last time out,” said Roworth.
“My preference was to run him over 1400m but I didn’t have too many options open to me.
“But the way he finished off a fortnight ago suggests he will run out a strong mile.
“I rate him an each way chance.”
Roworth will take a dual-pronged attack into the Hahn Premium Light Handicap (1400m) but believes My Girl Kate has the edge over Wing Star.
“My Girl Kate faced her highest rating race last week and measured up to the class with a third placing,” said Roworth.
“She won impressively the start prior in slightly lesser company and has been a consistent performer this season.
“It won’t be an easy race to win as there are quite a few chances.”
El Serenata’s hopes were cruelled once again after drawing the widest gate in barrier 14 for the Hahn Super Dry 3.5 Handicap (1300m).
The Moysater mare is searching for her first win in 12 starts.
“Her previous run the other day was good when you consider she had to do it the tough way,” Roworth said.
“She ran second to Main Time after getting trapped wide throughout and the most pleasing aspect was the way she kept fighting on and attacking the line.
“With luck in running she is an each way chance.”