Horse Racing: He's No Pie Eater takes Guineas - Derby next; REPORT: AUSTRALIA.
Rosehill Guineas G1
Rosehill 1m2f (3yo)
HE'S NO PIE EATER added his memorable name to a roll of honour featuring Phar Lap, Tulloch and Kingston Town when he took the Rosehill Guineas, writes Nicholas Godfrey.
Winning rider was Hugh Bowman, soon destined for a spell with Mick Channon in Britain.
Trained by Graeme Rogerson, He's No Pie Eater upset some of Australia's best older horses earlier this month with a shock victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes.
Back against his own age-group, the 7-1 shot showed that was in no way a one-off in yesterday's Sydney autumn carnival highlight, marking himself out the one to beat in Australia's premier Classic, the AJC Derby, in a fortnight's time.
He's No Pie Eater was sent clear after turning in, when he produced a decisive burst that sealed the race. He was always holding the late rush of half-length second Ambitious General, who came from well back.
Rogerson said: "I was pretty confident he could win. Everyone thought it was a one-horse race, but he'd won the Chipping Norton and he's a good horse.
"I think it will be three Group 1s before the autumn's over. He'll be very hard to beat in the Derby."
Bowman added: "When I got going he just put paid to them and he's a fit horse.
He beat Desert War and Mentality last time and they've both won Group 1s since.
"I knew I was on the best horse in the race. I don't have a Derby ride yet, so hopefully I'll secure this bloke."
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 25, 2007|
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