Siege Of Quebec faces another tough test

SiegeOfQuebecfacesanothertoughtest

September5,20175:24pm。

byAAP

SiegeOfQuebec(left)willtakeonMenari(right)againintheRunToTheRose

Co-trainerAdrianBottadmitsSiegeofQuebecfacesanothersignificanttestatRosehillinthelead-uptothefocalpointofhispreparation。

ThecoltmakesanotherstepuponSaturdaywhenhetakesonseveralofhishighlyratedpotentialGoldenRoserivalsintheGroupTwoRunToTheRose(1200m)atRosehill。

Bott,whotrainswiththelegendaryGaiWaterhouse,waslookingforwardtoSiegeofQuebeccompetinginaGroupraceforthefirsttimeafterhissecondtoMenariinlastmonthsListedRosebudQuality(1100m)。

Menari,the$6jointTABfavouritewithPariahfortheGroupOneGoldenRose(1400m)onSeptember23,againloomsasathreatinwhatshapesasanultra-competitiverace。

SiegeofQuebecandGodolphinsKementariaretherelativenovicesamongthe13nominationswiththreeandtwocareerstartsrespectively。

BottwasencouragedbySiegeOfQuebecseffortintheRosebud,sayingcomingbackfromhispreviouswinover1400metreswasdetrimental。

Droppingbacktothe1100metresmeanthewasalittlebitout-sprintedbutitwasacourageousperformance,Bottsaid。

SiegeOfQuebecworkedimpressivelyonTuesday,justwhatBottwantedtoseeleadingintothebiggesttestforthethree-year-oldafterhewonhisfirsttworaceswithrelativeease。

Hisworkwasvery,verysharp。

Thatswhatweneededtoseegoingintoacompetitiverace。

Theressomequalitycoltsinthere,Bottsaid。

Ofthe13entries,GoldenSlipperminorpacegetterTulipisthelonefilly。

SiegeOfQuebecwaslistedasa$15chancefortheGoldenRoseonTuesdayalongsideAddictiveNature,Catchy,FormalityandInvader。

WaterhouseandBotthavealsosetpromisingcoltGoldStandardfortheGoldenRose,aprocessthatcontinuesintheGroupTwoStanFoxStakes(1500m)。

BotttookplentyofpositivesfromGoldStandardslast-startblack-typedebutintheGroupThreeUpAndComingStakes,wherehewasonlybeatenalongheadbyDracarys。

Wesawsignificantimprovementfromhimfrommidweektostakescompany,Bottsaid。

Heshouldbesuitedbysteppingoutfurtherintrip。


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