Slipper Favourite Tassort Wins Rosehill Trial

Ruling favourite Tassort did his Golden Slipper prospects no harm with an efficient barrier trial win at Rosehill on Monday.

Tassort Picture: Steve Hart

The unbeaten Godolphin colt had his first trial since his resounding five lengths win on debut at Rosehill in November and wasn’t out to run records in his 895m heat on the inside grass.

Tassort sat behind the leader and easily gained the upper hand in the last 100m with his rider James McDonald allowing him to do just enough to win the trial by a decisive margin of 1.3 lengths from the unraced