Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing

Randwick trials-double for Waterhouse-Bott juveniles

Rise of The Masses Photo: Ashlea Brennan
Source:TDNAUNZ
Words: Jessica Owers

 

Royal Randwick was host to an 18-race trial meeting on Tuesday morning, and among it was four events for the 2-year-olds. Early in proceedings, co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott sent out two winners, namely the Russian Revolution colt Rise Of The Masses and the Gold Standard filly Golden Queen. Both were comfortable winners of their respective events, with Rise Of The Masses winning for Go Bloodstock by 2.41l. It was the colt’s second trial this preparation after a runner-up finish to Athletica (Exceed And Excel) on his home track on November 11.

Likewise, Golden Queen won driven-out by 1.88l, but she had a few more runs behind her. The filly was eighth and third in her previous trials this preparation before Tuesday’s winning effort. Both trials were open events over 1050 metres on the Randwick turf, with Rise Of The Masses putting in the slightly sharper time of 1:04.02, the last 600 metres in 35.61s, as against Golden Queen’s winning time of 1:04.78, the last 600 metres a full second slower in 36.6s.

Rise Of The Masses was one of two trial winners by Russian Revolution on Tuesday alone. The other was Russian Warrior, who was successful at Doomben over 1000 metres. That victory provided his sire with his first winner, and all of these 2-year-olds are from the first crop of Russian Revolution, who has just under 40 yearlings heading to the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January. Rise Of The Masses was a homebred for Go Bloodstock, and the second surviving foal from the stakes-winning Bernardini (USA) mare Ruud Awakening. Rudd Awakening won the G1 Auckland Diamond S. and a pair of Listed races before she was sold at the 2015 Magic Millions National Sale. She went to Paul Moroney Bloodstock for $675,000 from the draft of Attunga Stud.

Adrian Bott said Rise Of The Masses was dominant in Tuesday’s win, which he was expecting to see. “We were expecting quite a bit from him after what we’ve seen at home,” the co-trainer said. “He went well in his first trial on the polytrack, which I don’t think was to his liking. He showed good improvement getting back on the turf, and he extended well under a bit of pressure.” Jockey James McDonald was aboard for the win, and he gave the trainer positive feedback afterwards. “It’s good to have that in line with what we were thinking going into the trials, so it was good to see the horse put it all together,” Bott said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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