Reliable Man’s Jolly Honour Looks to Repeat13 Jul 2018
Reliable Man gelding Jolly Honour will look to make it back-to-back wins when he runs at Rosehill tomorrow. The Chris Waller three-year-old has been entered for two races initially, Race 3 the A$100,000 #Theraces Handicap for the 3YO’s over 1800m with Hugh Bowman booked for the ride, and Race 6 a Benchmark 80 race - the A$100,000 Sydney West App Handicap over 2000m - against the older horses where James McDonald will ride him, and should be strong winning chance wherever his trainer elects to run him.
Jolly Honour couldn’t have been more impressive when winning his last start at Randwick over 2000m, settling back in the field for Tye Angland and reeling in the leaders with ease when he was asked to quicken. This was his first start over a middle distance and he won with plenty in hand and looks an exciting staying prospect going forward.
Waller will also line up Nobu - a two-year-old son of Reliable Man - in the first race, the A$100,000 Australian Turf Club Handicap over 1400m. Nobu had his first start at Canterbury ten days ago over 1250m and was doing his best work at the finish to finish sixth. The experience, and a step up in distance, are sure to be a big help to the colt and he can be expected to be hitting the line hard in the opener tomorrow. New Zealand apprentice Sam Weatherley will take the mount on Nobu and claim 2kg from his carded weight of 54.5kg.
Pictured: Jolly Honour« Back