Saturday Wrap-Up 14.03.2015

On Saturday March 14th, the Gold Coast Turf Club hosted the main meeting of the day with the $100,000 Gold Coast Stakes (1200m) being the feature race of the afternoon. Architect was very well supported and ran a solid favourite at the jump while second favourite Sir Moments was easy in the market after opening favourite in some markets earlier in the weeks. 

On pace runners featured prominently in most races during the meeting and the main race was no exception with Rocket To Glory clinging  on to the lead at the winning post. Punters had the better of the day and most winners were well supported although bookmakers had some relief with Platinum State and Rocket to Glory saluting the judge.

Other winners Upstart Pride (R8), Siegfried (R6), Wobbly Boots (R4), Secret Trail (R3), Eight's A Party (R2), and Perplexity (R1)were all solidly supported. Vodnik was an easing favourite in race one.  

There was plenty of interest in the southern meetings and Gold Coast trained Rudy was well supported in the ninth at Rosehill however he had no luck in a very competitive race.


Next Saturday, 21 March sees the spotlight of Australian racing shining on Sydney with the running of the feature 2yo (1200m) Golden Slipper. This meeting is usually well patronised at the Gold Coast Turf Club.  The Waterhouse trained Vancouver is tight favourite ($2.80) for the race prior to the barrier draw however, he should hold his position at the top of the market no matter where he is positioned at the barrier.