The spring preparation of The Everest favourite Nature Strip and several other spring contenders met a slight hiccup when Tuesday’s Rosehill trials needed to be postponed due to wet weather.
Racing NSW Stewards made the decision early in the morning to pull the pin and shift the heats to Thursday with heavy rain falling across Sydney expected to hang around for the majority of the day.
The forecast in Sydney improves on Wednesday with only light rain predicted for the remainder of the week, which should allow trials to go ahead 48 hours later.
Nature Strip had been due to trial in the second heat of the morning over 900m alongside Group 1 winner September Run as well as spring contenders Madam Rouge and Subpoenaed.
Nature Strip was scheduled to trial. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Nature Strip is the $5 favourite with TAB for The Everest and is one of the last contenders for the lucrative sprint to make his first spring appearance.
Among the Waller-trained stars that were also set to step out included Melbourne Cup hopeful Il Paradiso as well as the classy Shared Ambition, Charms Star, Signora Nera, Giannis and new addition Hinged.
Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou had Standout and the talented filly Joyous Legend among their triallists.
Racing NSW recently also announced some amendments to the ATC barrier trial schedule with an additional Randwick trials to be run next Thursday, September 2 with the Rosehill trials on the same day transferred to Friday, September 3.
Originally published asRain delays Nature Strip return as trials postponed
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