Rosecoloredglasses is the Black Caviar of Alexandra racecourse.By Hannah Driscoll
Rosecoloredglasses is the Black Caviar of Alexandra racecourse.
The eight-year-old Tatura-trained mare made it four wins from four starts at the course on Saturday with victory in the $2300 Open Trophy Race.
Rosecoloredglasses’ first win at the track was in March 2009, followed by two wins in February and March 2010.
She has had six starts since her last win at Tocumwal on April 7 last year for a record of a win, two seconds, a third and two fifths, but her Victorian rating is 50.
‘‘The problem with her now is her rating has dropped so low it’s very hard to get a run at the professionals, which is a bit of a shame because she is going so well,’’ trainer Rocky Hellicar said.
‘‘She’s had to go back there (to the picnic meeting at Alexandra) so she can get a run, but she seems to like Alexandra because it’s the fourth time she’s been there and it’s her fourth win.’’
Hellicar was unsure exactly why the track suited her, but guessed the standard of horse made her competitive and said she seemed to go quite well on the undulating course.
Hellicar planned to enter Rosecoloredglasses in the Tumbarumba Cup on February 9, where she ran third last year, but wanted her to have one more run somewhere in the interim.
She has been nominated for a Super VOBIS fillies and mares 0-58 handicap at Kyneton on Sunday, but Hellicar was not confident she would gain a run.
‘‘She’ll have to have another run somewhere. What worries me about going to the picnics again is the weight she’s going to get because she had 67
Hellicar said the mare would try her hardest whatever race she was in.
‘‘Whatever race she’s in, she really tries. She might lack a little bit of natural ability in one way, but it’s the fact she tries so hard,’’ he said.
‘‘She’s eight years old and she really loves being in work and she loves to race.’’
Goulburn Valley Health’s renal patients have seven new hand-sewn quilts to call their own.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Murray and Campaspe shire have decided to withdraw membership from Committee for Echuca-Moama.
Rochester Motorsport Complex will host the third round of the Golden Power Series karting championships on the weekend.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Seymour College P-4 students delight in their new surroundings.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
Heathcote Health is finalising its service plan.
Barooga Sports Club chief executive officer Greg Ryan recently celebrated 30 years of service surrounded by friends, family and past and present staff.
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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