Last start Canterbury Stakes winning mare Forbidden love is favorite to extend her winning streak to three at the trot on Saturday in the fall 2022 George Ryder Bets†
One of four elite level races on Rosehill Gardens on the Golden slipper day card, this year’s Group 1 $1 million The Agency George Ryder Stakes (1500 m) attracted a quality field of 12 stars for age.
sit on top George Ryder Bet Odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $3.80 and bracing is Richard & Michael Freedman‘s in-form All Too Hard four-year-old Forbidden Love.
She comes back-to-back Randwick wins on wet, the latter an effort of nearly two lengths in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) on a Heavy (9).
While the track will likely be firmer on Saturday at Rosehill, Forbidden Love remains the one to beat hard and versatile from a two-drawer weapons barrier. Hugh Bowman keep ride.
The danger that the second line of George Ryder Betting Bets for $4.20 the Annabel Neasham-trained mo’unga back in Sydney after a lead group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) second fresh in Caulfield.
The Savabeel squad won the Rosehill Guineas on this day 12 months ago and have taken one win since their first win over Verry Elleegant in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) during the spring.
He has been competitive in everything since he was a Cox Plate fourth and third for Zaaki in the 2000m Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington before returning to Futurity on February 26.
Fitter second Mo’unga is the improver who takes the challenge, also nicely drawn in gate four with jockey Tommy Berry coming aboard.
Also well supported is the $5 third chosen one Convergea double acceptor also in the field against Anamoë in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) further on the same race map.
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottThe trained three-year-old Frankel defeated Anamoe over the mile in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas last time and fourth in Rosehill is sure to be competitive in whichever option the stable chooses for him.
In an open market, another two horses are on a single George Ryder Stakes chance with: colette ($7.50) and pulled the rails private eye ($8).
god dolphin‘s Hallowed Crown mare Colette is winless this campaign, looking to return to winning form for the first time since her Group 1 Empire Stakes (1600m) win at Flemington on Derby Day.
She was last seen with a somewhat disappointing eighth behind supermare Verry Elleegant on a Heavy (10) Randwick course in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and here gets her chance again in barrier three ahead James McDonald†
The Joe Pride-trained Private Eye is also kept safe for his second run, four-year-old Al Maher winning the Group 1 Epsom (1600m) handicap last year in his best-known feat of last year.
He returned third from Forbidden Love four lengths from Saturday’s favorite fresh in the Canterbury Stakes and needs to improve significantly to close that gap.
The 2022 George Ryder Bets is set to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 4 p.m. (AEDT) with full markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au available here†
2022 George Ryder Stakes Field & Barrier Draw
|new||last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Likely weight||punishment||Hcp Rating|
|1||501x599x04||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||Jason Collette||5||59kg||112|
|2||07x12543x2||MO’UNGA (NZ)||Annabel Neasham||Tommy Berry||4||59kg||112|
|3||1x174185x3||PRIVATE EYE||Joseph Pride||Regan Bayliss||1||59kg||108|
|4||33x08360x6||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Chad Schofield||12||59kg||106|
|5||8752208×07||RIODINI (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Mrs Rachel King||9||59kg||99|
|6||3211×01115||BANKERS CHOICE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Jay Ford||8||59kg||94|
|7||54518x5x57||INDEX LEGISLATION (IRE)||Annabel Neasham||Mark Zahra||11||58.5kg||106|
|8||4x65118x28||COLETTE||James Cummings||James McDonald||3||57kg||111|
|9||x47830x211||FORBIDDEN LOVE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Hugh Bowman||2||57kg||111|
|10||11x84837x4||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||7||57kg||107|
|11||1321x8x331||CONVERGE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||10||56kg||108|
|12||x53011x523||HILAL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||6||56kg||102|
Table credit: Racing Australia.