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Robbie Dolan edging towards half century

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Apprentice Robbie Dolan is powering his way towards 50 metropolitan winners for the season.

Several trainers will be able to take advantage of apprentice Robbie Dolan’s two kilogram claim at Rosehill for the last time.

Dolan rode his 44th metropolitan winner for the season and 50th overall at Randwick on Wednesday a few hours after acceptances had been taken for Rosehill on Saturday.

That leaves his two kilo claim intact for Rosehill with it reduced to 1.5kg after the meeting.

Dolan reached the milestone on the Chris Waller-trained Lucicello and Sydney’s champion trainer has entrusted him with three rides at Rosehill.

They include Seaway in the Listed Civic Stakes in which Dolan cannot use his claim.

Dolan began his career in Ireland and moved to Australia searching for opportunities.

His ability to ride as light as 49kg has him in great demand and he has the apprentices’ premiership sewn up.

He goes to Rosehill 20 wins ahead of the Waller stable’s apprentice Sam Weatherley and sits sixth overall on the Sydney premiership.

Seaway is an $8 chance with Godolphin’s Organza heading the Civic Stakes market at $4.40.

Dolan’s other rides for Waller are on Mazaz and Waking Moment and he has two for Kim Waugh – Oxford Tycoon and White Boots.

Dolan is on the way to becoming the first apprentice since Tommy Berry in 2009/10 to ride 50 or more winners in Sydney for a season.

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