On a day when plenty of emerging talent will show off their wet track credentials, an exciting pair of rival Warwick Farm youngsters can steal the show at Tuesday’s rain-hit Goulburn meeting.
With a final inspection of the likely Heavy 10 surface scheduled for early Tuesday morning, despite having only three starts between them, both Nomara and Beer Palace will be sweating on the meeting getting the green light.
Sydney trainer Mark Newnham.Credit:Getty
In the opening Class 1 Hcp over the 900m short course, promising filly and the only two-year-old in the race, Nomara shoots for back-to-back wins for the Matthew Smith stable.
After missing by a whisker on debut in heavy ground at Newcastle, Nomara put paid to a handy maiden field at Kembla in smart fashion on much firmer ground 17 days ago.
But back on a track that’s been swamped by rain in the lead-up, this filly’s heavy track bloodlines are hard to resist.
Nomara is by renowned US wet track sprint sire No Nay Never, and out of an unraced mare by super sprinter Exceed And Excel, also with a wonderful reputation of producing high-class performers in rain-affected going.
Much later in the meeting, exciting three-year-old gelding Beer Palace attempts to pick up where he left off on debut for the Mark Newnham yard in a Benchmark 58 Hcp over 1400m.
A son of Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes winner Vanbrugh, Beer Palace came off some eye-catching trial runs to sweep home and demolish a four-horse field in almost bottomless conditions at Newcastle only 15 days ago.
Despite the small field that day, Beer Palace arrogantly took care of highly touted trial performer Hotstep, and Beppe who then backed up to easily win his maiden at the same track on Saturday.
And if breeding counts for anything, he looms as one of the better bets all day at Goulburn stepping up a further 200m in distance.
Beer Palace is out of the good Kiwi mare Schooner Bay who only raced three times for two wins, but excelled on wet tracks.
Form jockey Tom Sherry has been aboard Beer Palace for all her trials and naturally that dominant debut win.
Full form and race replays available at racingnsw.com.au.
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