Ben Dorries - Recent. 31 March, 2019
Easy Rosehill 2YO winner Bellevue Hill will get his chance to win a Group I next Saturday but the Gai Waterhouse-Adrian Bott team have another Inglis Sires’ contender they consider could potentially be just as good.
Bott confirmed on Sunday morning that Bellevue Hill would back up into next Saturday’s Sires (1400m) at Randwick after he led throughout to win Group III The Schweppervescence (1400m) by two lengths at Rosehill on Saturday.
Bellevue Hill is on the third line of Sires betting at $8 with tab.com.au but there is another likely contender from the Waterhouse-Bott yard at much bigger odds.
Snitzel colt Dresden Green won his maiden at Hawkesbury at his third start on March 20 and is a best-priced $26 chance in the Sires.
You get the feeling that the training partners believe there isn’t much in ability between Bellevue Hill and Dresden Green.
“He (Dresden Green) did a bit of work with Bellevue Hill leading into Saturday’s race and there was very little between them. They will certainly be evenly matched going into the Sires,” Bott said on Sky Radio on Sunday morning.
“He will take his place – he is a tough horse and one that keeps improving, you get him into the fight and he doesn’t lay down.
“He is one on the up.”
Waterhouse has already won the Sires seven times - more than any other trainer - her most recent win in the race was with Bellevue Hill's sire Pierro in 2012.
Castelvecchio is the $6 Sires favourite with tab.com.au and Golden Slipper runner-up Microphone is on the second line of betting at $7.
Both Bellevue Hill and Dresden Green were purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock as yearlings at the 2018 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott