Easy Rosie continues Canberra love affair

Jeff Penza and the Anthony Warren Easy Rosie (inside) holds on for victory in the TAB Federal at Canberra on Friday. Photo: Thoroughbred Park.
Jeff Penza and the Anthony Warren Easy Rosie (inside) holds on for victory in the TAB Federal at Canberra on Friday. Photo: Thoroughbred Park.

There wouldn’t be many horses that boast a better record at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park than the Anthony Warren-trained Easy Rosie.

The four-year-old – a five-time winner in 18 career starts, earning $130,000 in prizemoney – has enjoyed most of her success in the nation’s capital, starting six times for four wins.

On Friday, the daughter of Super Easy, out of Mezzaluna, won her second TAB Federal, this time taking out the 1400m Benchmark 70 Handicap. 

Fourth-up from a spell, Jeff Penza was able to give the mare a nice sit behind early leader Carnival Miss before Easy Rosie ($2) found the front on the Canberra home straight and just held off the fast-finishing Cyborg (Coriah Keatings, $7.50) by 0.09 of a length, while in third and 1.1 lengths back was Unique Prince Nick Heywood, $4.20). 

“If we could clone her, I would pay the money; she is outstanding,” Warren said after the win. 

“I think the gear changes have worked, and she was really positive today, and she is just so tough.”

Another race at Canberra could be on the cards, but it will all come down to how the handicapper treats Friday’s thrilling victory. 

“We might try and come back, but we’ll just see what the weights do,” Warren laughed when interviewed after the win. 

Regarding her next target, connections have yet to decide where they will go, as they were hoping for an improved effort at Canberra. 

“Not specifically,” Warren replied when asked where Easy Rosie would go next. 

“We just wanted to get through today and see how the gear changes worked, and we’ll find somewhere for her to go after here.”

Warren, who trained his first winner at Wagga in 2020, has since made a name for himself as an astute boutique trainer based in Goulburn.

The stable will head to Hawkesbury tomorrow, with Star To Fall (Regan Bayliss) contesting the $120,000 Class Two Highway Handicap (1100m). 

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