Forever Newyork to tackle Highway Handicap at Rosehill

CITY TEST: Wagga trainer Gary Colvin has Forever Newyork in the Highway Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
CITY TEST: Wagga trainer Gary Colvin has Forever Newyork in the Highway Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

WAGGA trainer Gary Colvin will have another crack at metropolitan success with talented three-year-old Forever Newyork on Saturday.

Forever Newyork will contest the $60,000 TAB Highway Class Three Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill.

Forever Newyork has been very good this preparation without winning, highlighted by his second placing in the Southern District Country Championship heat, and his last start fourth at Canterbury.

Colvin would have preferred a race closer to home for Forever Newyork but has settled on another city trip.

“There’s nothing else around for him,” Colvin said.

“He’s showing us he wants to have another crack and his work has been good enough to give it a go again.”

Talented apprentice Andrew Adkins will take the ride on Forever Newyork from barrier one. Colvin will instruct the young jockey to ride positively.

“He drew pretty good and we’ll be pretty positive I’d say and go forward on him,” he said.

“There doesn’t look to be a lot of pace in it, so I think we’ll be positive and see how he goes.”

The Rosehill track was rated a heavy eight on Friday. Forever Newyork failed at Randwick in his only start on a heavy track and Colvin admits the wet is a query.

“The state of the track definitely frightens me a bit but let’s hope he’s matured a bit now,” he said.

“He failed on a heavy track before but he got shuffled back and then was copping everything.”

Forever Newyork is rated a $7.50 chance with TAB. The race is set for 12.35pm.