Newnham banking on A Very Fine return

She will launch her campaign in a benchmark race, but A Very Fine Red has stakes targets in store.

Trainer : MARK NEWNHAM.
Trainer : MARK NEWNHAM. Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

If A Very Fine Red can repeat her first-up effort from last time in, trainer Mark Newnham expects her to go close to kicking off her latest campaign with a win. 

The talented mare resumed with a third to Everest contender Mazu in the Fireball Quality (1100m) in March and finds a much softer assignment in Saturday's benchmark 78 Irresistible Pools & Spas Handicap over the same journey at Rosehill. 

"First-up last time she ran third to Mazu, so the plan with her is to run Saturday and then go to Caulfield for the Alinghi Stakes on Caulfield Cup day," Newnham said. 

"I'd like to see her winning. She's pretty forward, so she will run well and she handles soft ground." 

A Very Fine Red is yet to miss a top-three finish in her trio of fresh runs and Newnham has been buoyed by her two trials, in particular her fourth to stablemate Joyful Fortune last month. 

Eduardo finished second in the heat and Joyful Fortune subsequently came out and thumped his rivals by more than four lengths at Flemington on Sunday. 

"She's in good form. Her first trial has proven a strong trial against Joyful Fortune and Eduardo and she was right on their heels," Newnham said. 

"She's had another trial since then and a bit of work, so she won't be far off." 

Newnham will also saddle up Expat in the Group 2 Racing & Sports Golden Pendant (1400m) and possibly three-year-old Spicy Hotpot in the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m). 

Newnham is keen to get the latter back to the races but will weigh up the merits of sending her around from a wide draw on Saturday. 

"I'll have a better look at that race and see," Newnham said. 

"She's quite a good filly and there are a couple of races during the spring I wouldn't mind getting her to, we just have to wait and see where we kick off." 

 

 

 


Racing and Sports



Rosehill

Saturday, 24th September 2022

10
17:25
(local)

IRRESISTIBLE POOLS & SPAS HANDICAP

Age: 3yo and up WT: 52.0kg Type: BM78
AUD $150,000
1100m TURF GOOD
10
17:25
(local)
AUD $150,000
1100m GOOD

IRRESISTIBLE POOLS & SPAS HANDICAP

Age: 3yo and up WT: 52.0kg Type: BM78
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 13. FOX FIGHTER (AUS) 4yo G
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - STAGE BEAUTY (AUS)
SAM CLIPPERTON
DAVID PAYNE
$16.00
56.0kg
W M Shelton, Mrs S E Shelton, M H Shelton, S R Evans, Mrs L D Evans, A J Mitchell, A P Gesell, C W Burrows, W K Franklin, P R Barton, M G Turner, Miss A R Shelton, Mrs C Burrows, Mrs S J Mitchell, S P Loane, D & M Payne Racing (Mgr: D L Payne) & G W Aldridge

Sales Information

2nd 15. WINNING VERSE (AUS) 4yo M
WINNING RUPERT (AUS) - SHE'S POETRY (AUS)
JOSH PARR
MARC CONNERS
$10.00
55.5kg
M Conners Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs M Conners), L Newton, P Szalajko, Mrs T Parkes, L Parkes, Canary Bros Racing (Mgr: B Brunckhorst), R O'Neill, C O'Neill, N O'Neill, M Olson, Mrs J Banks, S Noble, Mrs E Noble, N Goodsell, D Banks, A Sweeney, N McBride, M Conners & Mrs V Mattson

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3rd 2. SPIRANAC (AUS) 6yo M
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - MAKEMEASUPERMODEL (AUS)
REECE JONES
RODNEY NORTHAM
$61.00
58.5kg
B Coulthurst, G R Matthews, S G Matthews, K L Matthews, N J Riley, C W Sheridan, B J Williamson, D Williamson, Yarraman Park Stud & R And R Racing

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4th 4. FIRE (AUS) 4yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - KEEP ON SINGING (USA)
TOMMY BERRY
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$4.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

5th 3. A VERY FINE RED (AUS) 4yo M
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - ITALIAN STORM (AUS)
TYLER SCHILLER
MARK NEWNHAM
$8.50
58.0kg

Sales Information

6th 1. TRISTATE (AUS) 4yo G
HEADWATER (AUS) - JAHRE (AUS)
DYLAN GIBBONS
ANTHONY CUMMINGS
$10.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

7th 5. STARMAN (AUS) 4yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - YOU'RE DREAMIN (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$7.50
59.0kg

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8th 7. NASTURTIUM (AUS) 5yo H
SNITZEL (AUS) - MISS JAKEO (AUS)
TIM CLARK
G RYAN & S ALEXIOU
$17.00
58.0kg

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9th 16. EBHAAR (AUS) 3yo F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - MAROON BAY (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$16.00
54.0kg
10th 10. JULIAN ROCK (FR) 7yo G
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) - SONEVA (USA)
JASON COLLETT
JEAN DUBOIS
$41.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

11th 11. UNDENIABLE (AUS) 5yo M
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - STREET STORM (USA)
ELLEN HENNESSY
MATTHEW SMITH
$101.00
53.5kg

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12th 6. AUTHENTIC JEWEL (AUS) 4yo M
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - GOLD AND DIAMONDS (NZ)
JAY FORD
BRAD WIDDUP
$31.00
58.5kg

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13th 14. MISS DIOR (AUS) 6yo M
BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) - ROYAL SAPPHIRE (AUS)
BLAKE SHINN
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$41.00
55.5kg

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