2020 Rowley Mile Race Details

Race 7 at Hawkesbury on Thursday 20 August 2020 is the Listed Rowley Mile.

The Rowley Mile is a 1600 metre handicap race run by the Hawkesbury Race Club at Hawkesbury. It is held during August and attracts a mix of winter horses and those starting a spring campaign.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Rowley Mile page.

Rowley Mile 2020 Preview

Track: Soft   Weather: Cloudy

There is a field of 12 runners for the $150,000 Rowley Mile and three of them are having their first run from a spell. Chris Waller has three starters and all but three of the 12 runners are trained in Sydney. The early favourite is seven-year-old  Order Again from the Waller stable who has placed twice in Listed races from his last four starts. Second favourite is Girl Tuesday who waa 3.1 lengths 7th in the Listed Winter Challenge last start after being slowly away and steadied off heels. Third favourite is Toryjoy who was narrowly beaten as favourite last start on heavy going at the Kensington track and has won a trial since then.

Savacool returns from a nine week let-up and after finishing 2nd in two Group 2 races at his last two starts he should be competitive here. You Make Me Smile has finished 4th then 3rd at his last two starts and should be getting close to a win.  Zourhea has won 2 of 4 on heavy tracks and his is her best distance range. Topweight Carif is a nicely-bred stayer who ran 2nd in the Group 2 Chairman’s Quality Handicap before a 19 week spell, and can’t be ignored. Rapido Chaparro has placed in two recent trials. All other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer.

2020 Rowley Mile Runner by Runner

1. Carif

This So You Think gelding resumes after 19 weeks and is best over much longer distances but could place here fresh.

2. Order Again

He is the oldest horse in the race and has been racing well over the winter with 2nd in the Listed Civic Stakes, 3rd in the Listed Winter Stakes, 4th in the Listed Winter Challenge and 4th in the Spring Preview Handicap. As he is on a five day back-up and goes well in the wet, he should be fighting out the finish.

3. Girl Tuesday

This mare has raced below her best so far this campaign and ran 3.1 lengths 7th in the Winter Challenge last start. She is better than that with 6 wins from her 21 starts from distances of 1400m to 1800m, and she is capable of running a place.

4. Savacool

He finished 2nd in the Group 3 Chairman’s Quality Handicap on 30 May, then 2nd in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup on 13 June before a let-up. He rarely runs a bad race and will make his presence felt.

5. Toryjoy

This Street Cry mare finished 2nd over 1800m on a heavy track at Randwick last start when she started favourite but found the winner too strong.  She can handle soft and heavy going and is one of the main chances.

6. Rapido Chaparro

He has won twice at this distance and ha placed in two recent trials. Not the worst.

7. Jazzland

Trained at Wyong, this gelding won the South Grafton Cup over 1600m in July before running 4.2 lengths 6th in the Coffs Harbour Cup on 6 August. He has won 7 of 17 starts and could surprise.

8. Spencer

This Pierro gelding has placed in three of his six runs this campaign and goes down in weight. One for the multiples.

9. You Make Me Smile

His best distance is 1200m and in 27 starts he has not won beyond 1300m. That is not likely to change here.

10. Zourhea

This Zoustar mare has won twice on heavy tracks and this is her best distance range. She drops 4kg from her last race at Randwick where she ran 4th. It would not be a surprise if she ran a place.

11. Miss Redoble

This mare has raced at this track four times before for one win. At her last start she finished 3rd at Randwick on a heavy track, and is not without a hope.

12. Reiby’s Regent

Trained by Jason Attard at Hawkesbury, this gelding won over 1400m at Kembla Grange last start. He has a big drop in weight and as the local hope it would be nice to see him in the finish.

Rowley Mile 2020 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
2. Order Again
5. Toryjoy
3 Girl Tuesday
8 Spencer

2020 Rowley Mile Results

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings were 7. Jazzland and 11. Miss Redoble.

Result Horse Margin
1st Savacool
2nd Girl Tuesday 0.5 length
3rd Spencer 0.6 length
4th Toryjoy  0.9 length