After we reported earlier in the day that the Rosehill Gardens track was improving rapidly ahead of Golden Slipper Day, hearts must have sunk for some connections as Sydney copped a bucket load of rain which wasn’t forecast.
The Bureau of Meteorology forecast Wednesday as a sunny day with minimal chance of rain but come early afternoon a storm rolled in off Sydney’s western mountain range.
While races at Randwick were delayed for up to 20 minutes in the storm Rosehill managed to avoid most of it recording only 2mm of rain.
It’s left the track manager at Rosehill Lindsay Murphy a very relieved man.
“It’s not going to change things too much,” Murphy said.
“It was almost back into the good range this morning and there’s no doubt it will have put us back but I’ll do another reading first thing in the morning and see where we are at.”
The rail will be set at four-metres for the Golden Slipper Day meeting this Saturday.
“There’s plenty of grass on the track, It has really matted up well and it is a bit better than the last few years,” Murphy said.