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Rosewood 2Claim Brings Rosewood Right Into Calculations

Brave Redwood mare Rosewood will take great benefit from the 4kg allowance for inform apprentice Hazel Schofer in the Redstag Open at Awapuni tomorrow. The diminutive mare has been justly handicapped as topweight with 60kg which would have been a significant impost for one of smaller statue were she to carry her carded weight, but the 4kg claim now brings her back to a very respectable 56kg and one would suggest she is now the horse to beat in the 1500m event.

Rosewood has had two starts back from a spell, making up good ground late over 1200m behind Comeback (Makfi) and then desperately unlucky not to have won the Listed AG Challenge Stakes at Wanganui two weeks ago when hampered badly in the straight and going down by just a neck at the line.

Rosewood was in fine form this time last year winning the corresponding event easily and then going on to post a further three wins in open grade. Rosewood has been a wonderful performer for part-owner and trainer Marilyn Paewai, recording 9 wins and 10 placings from her 32 career starts with more than $200,000 in the bank - and the winning “feeling” isn’t over yet!

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