Siblings going head-to-head at Rosehill

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Anne-Marie Robinson with Smashing and brother Terry with Ledger, who meet in the Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Handicap. Picture: GREG TOTMANThe Robinsons have all bases covered with Smashing and Ledger in today’s Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Handicap at Rosehill, but it’s not an ideal situation.Anne-Marie and Terry Robinson will take their sibling rivalry to the track when Smashing meets Ledger for the third time, but admit their late father Kevin would not approve.”I think Dad would be proud to see us in the same race at Rosehill, but he would also say ‘why are they racing each other?’,” Anne-Marie said yesterday. “It’s one of those things you don’t want to do, but I guess we’ll be cheering two horses. I would love for Smashing to win another one in town but Ledger is such a special horse to all of us.”He was the last horse Dad bought before he died and I wouldn’t mind if he beat me at all,” she admitted. The record is one-all between Smashing and Ledger and the good natured banter has been flying around the Seven Mile Beach stable this week.The horses are stabled next to each other and will travel on the same float, with Anne-Marie’s other runner Another Zena.Smashing was a last-start winner at Rosehill on October 25 and is likely to set the speed in the 1200m dash, with Ledger as one of the race’s swoopers.”They are both going great and look fantastic,” Terry said.”Any way the race is run we have a horse which should be able to take advantage of it.”Ledger has to get back and settle and he will charge home and he deserves to get a win in town,” the trainer added. Another Zena will start the day for the Robinsons in the Bacardi Breezer Handicap (1800m), with Kevin’s grandson Luke Price later having Adoranova in the Nivea Visage Handicap (1500m).”Another Zena has been looking for a staying trip and she could give us a good start to the day,” Anne-Marie said.”Then Luke has Adoranova in the next (race), so we’ll all be cheering for him to get his first city winner.”If things go to plan it could be a big day,” she said confidently.

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