No time to rest for in-form Clark   Leave a comment

Tim Clark has a full book of 10 rides at Rosehill on Saturday. Picture: Gregg Porteous

Tim Clark has a full book of 10 rides at Rosehill on Saturday. Picture: Gregg Porteous Source: News Corp Australia

TIM Clark might be in for a busy day but his peers in the Sydney jockeys’ room would love to be his shoes.

The in-form Clark has a full book of 10 rides at Rosehill on Saturday, starting at 11am with unraced juvenile Duvet for John O’Shea’s Godolphin stable. He finishes with Role Model in the final race at 4.35pm.

In between, there is only 35 minutes between races so Clark won’t get any downtime between rides.

The Rosehill meeting has been bolstered by the addition of two Group 3 races, the Darley Crown and the Hawkesbury Guineas, which were transferred from the washed out Hawkesbury meeting last Saturday.

“It is a shame what happened at Hawkesbury last week but good they have been able to switch a couple of the feature races to Rosehill,’’ Clark said. “This will make for a long day with 10 races now.

“There was a couple of times in Hong Kong where I rode in all 11 races but I don’t think I’ve ever ridden in 10 races at a Sydney race meeting.

Craftiness will be one of Tim Clark’s feature rides on Saturday. Pic Annette Dew

Craftiness will be one of Tim Clark’s feature rides on Saturday. Pic Annette Dew Source: News Corp Australia

“With a few of the boys interstate, I’ve got some rides for some of the better stables so hopefully I can make the most of these opportunities.

“This does look a good meeting with big numbers and plenty of chances in each race.

“But I’m going to the races confident I have a strong book of rides but we still have to go out there and get the job done.’’

Clark, who rode a double at Newcastle on Tuesday then a treble at Gosford on Thursday, has some excellent winning chances, none better than Najoom in the Hawkesbury Guineas.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained filly put together three successive wins including an explosive effort at Warwick Farm before being beaten as favourite by Bonete at Canterbury last start.

“Najoom is a talent,’’ Clark said. “I’ve ridden her in a bit of work, she has always promised a lot and she is a much stronger filly this time.

“I think the extra week off will benefit her and if she can produce something like her Warwick Farm win two starts back the she is right in the race.’’

Originally published as No time to rest for in-form Clark

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Posted May 9, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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