Race 10: Grace and Harmony
One to keep an eye on from Saturday's Rosehill meeting was Chris Waller's four-year-old chestnut mare Grace And Harmony.
Last seen in the Queensland Oaks (2200m) on June 5, the daughter of Sebring resumed from a 13-week let up over 1400m, well short of her preferred distance.
One of the slowest to jump, the mare under the riding of Tim Clark landed a spot at the tail of the field, one off the fence with cover.
Clark and his mount travelled nicely in the run, remaining in a similar spot throughout. In a day that heavily favoured on-pace runners on a Good 3 Rosehill surface, a lot was being asked of the mare when straightening 6+ lengths back with all but one runner ahead of her. Clark hooked his mount to the centre of the track to be the widest runner when letting down with her challenge. The four-year-old made up many lengths in the straight, attacking the line to finish fourth, beaten just under two lengths.
Although narrowly missing the placings, the mare returned in great order with all signs pointing towards a promising campaign. Grace and Harmony will rise in distance in her proceeding runs and is one definitely worth following moving forward.