Sundees Son chases Rowe Cup victory

Sundees Son chases Rowe Cup victory

Only considered a runners chance in last week's ANZAC Cup at Group One level, Sundees Son defied the form pundits, delivering a knockout blow to New Zealand's best square-gaiters.  Tonight he returns to Alexandra Park as a form horse and undoubtedly looms as one of the key chances in the Rowe Cup.

From behind the mobile last week and over the 2200m, Sundees Son produced a paralysing turn of foot to loop the field from last at 800m, looming up to the leaders on the turn and then running away for the most convincing of victories. Group One placed at his previous start at Addington, he is clearly in the best form of his career.

Tonight's two mile trip should hold few fears. Instead it may be the stand start that causes the most nervousness early on. Safely away, Sundees Son looks a huge chance of delivering John with his first Rowe Cup victory.

Sundees Son is joined in the race by stablemate Bonnie Highlander, which also lays some claims in an open field. To be driven by Bob Butt, Bonnie Highlander is somewhat of a track specialist and is another in career best form. We wish the connections of both runners the very best of luck this evening.

There are a host of other chances in the race, with Majestic Man, Massive Metro and Speeding Spur amongst the toughest to roll.

Our night at Alex Park starts off in Race Two with Pres Da Belle. If she were to bring her best manners to this race, she would definitely be an eachway prospect.

Resonate has done well since joining the stable also, but meets some real guns in race Three the Northern Trotting Derby. A peak run here and he could be a surprise place option.

Tiffany Rose has been so good against the best fillies in recent weeks. She has had the misfortune of drawing the carpark in Race Four, the Sires Stakes for the fillies. While she will need luck in the running, she is again a place chance here. 

Karmic Way goes around in Race Five. He is a place hope in his second start for the stable.

Henry Hubert didn't have a lot of luck in last week's Taylor Mile and will again be looking for a race run at a frenetic pace in Race Seven, the Messenger. Should he get some luck in the running, he is a place hope. 

Posted: Fri 03 May 2019

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