Weekend Racing Review

 Talented mare Rosiano will be seeking one of her final wins at Globe Derby Park on Saturday.

Trainer John Olds, from Kadina, said his lease on Rosiano would run out at the end of September.

So, he is hoping the six-year-old mare can take advantage of barrier one in Saturday’s Bianco Reinforcing Pace (1800m) with regular driver Leah Holman in the sulky.

“She is at her best with a sit-sprint, and from gate one, she should be able to get a good trail and hopefully be in the finish,” Olds said.

“She has been racing well, without much luck, and this draw suits.

“Leah drives her well and it would be great to have another win before she leaves the stable.”

Rosiano is owned and was bred by Geoff Easom at his Wyndown Stud, out of his good race and broodmare Rosie Robust.

“My first lease ran out at the end of March and Geoff was kind enough to give us a six-month extension,” the trainer said.

“Rosie Robust has passed away and I understand why Geoff is keen to take her home, and I believe he has already booked her into a stallion.”

Olds, who turns 80 in November, said he would not be seeking a replacement for Rosiano.

“I have just put my other horse Kickapoo Creek back in work, and I think one will be enough.

The Kadina crew which includes Olds, Holman, Mick Darling and Steve Papps plus several other workers enjoy daily treats from Olds’ wife Kathy as they go about working their horses.

Rosiano has won two races with six places this season, her last win being at Port Pirie on May 30.

“She has been second at Globe Derby Park at three of her last five runs.

“Four starts back she came from gate one when Carly (Holman) had the drive, and ran second to American Beauty in smart time, then two starts ago was second to Clarenden Envoy, so I think she is going well.

“Saturday will be tough but, from the good draw, I am sure she will be competitive. I would love to win another one or two with her before saying goodbye.”

Very good trotter Powderkeg will be well suited to a mobile start on Saturday in the Peak DNK @ Mountain View Stud Trotters Mobile (2230m).

Trained by Jill Neilson, Powderkeg ran very well when resuming at Globe Derby Park on August 12, coming off a 30-metre handicap to run fourth to Barhoon.

The six-year-old loomed up coming off the back but just got tired in his first run since February.

A small field of seven on Saturday should suit and with Ryan Hryhorec in the sulky, Powderkeg should be very hard to beat, provided he is on his best behaviour.

Carrying the reputation of being erratic, the entire has been on his best behaviour since resuming from his spell.

Millys Magic, trained by Claire Goble at Wasleys, has had a wonderful season with four wins and nine placings from 21 starts.

She ran second to Barhoon when Powderkeg was fourth, so if the latter is not on his best behaviour, Millys Magic will be ready to take advantage.


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Photo Walter Bulyga