2yo Bay Filly
Hidden Dragon x Pertinence
Trainer – Troy Hall
Rosella is not just our favourite tomato sauce, but she’s the latest Filly to burst onto the scene this QLD Carnival.
Under the guidance of Sunshine Coast trainer Troy Hall, this Hidden Dragon filly has speed to burn and loves applying the blowtorch to her competitors.
She first came to our attention when she stepped out in a midweek 2yo Mdn at Eagle Farm over 1200m on the 30th April. We liked her early speed and the fact that she kept finding the line even though the speed upfront was hectic. After dropping her early challengers mid-straight, she was a sitting duck for the swoopers but still managed to win by 1.5 lengths. Was this a fluke? We think not as she broke the class record by running a blistering 1min11.2secs. She also showed positive signs early when she ran 2nd in her lead-up trial to the very talented Aimee, who has since won the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic.
Tomorrow Rosella steps up in class to tackle the 2yo Fillies Listed Race at Doomben (Race 3 1.20pm). From an inside draw (gate 2), and with the NZ sensation James McDonald aboard, we believe she will jump, lead and take a tonne of running down.
Currently she is $10 fixed (as at 7.55PM Friday) with Tab.com.au after opening at $15. Fillies Form still thinks this is great value.