As the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival prepares for their richest race of the season, the $1 million Golden Rose (1400m), this Saturday the traditional lead-up race for the Golden Rose will take place at the scenic Rosehill Racecourse.
The $125,000 Group 3 The Run To The Rose (1300m) is considered the ideal preparatory race for the quality three-year-olds seeking glory in the Golden Rose, and this year 12 horses will contest the 2010 The Run To The Rose following the scratching of From London.
One horse has emerged as the pronounced favourite in the Ladbrokes.com.au markets, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Squamosa.
Squamosa is currently paying $2 for a win at Ladbrokes.com.au, the unbeaten colt ready to defend his perfect record of two wins from two starts jumping from barrier nine on Saturday.
The second-favourite at $4.20 through Ladbrokes.com.au in The Run To The Rose is Masquerader, another unbeaten colt.
Trained by David Payne, Masquerader has also won both of his race starts including the Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial (1200m) back in March.
Drawn better than the favourite in barrier six, Masquerader could definitely claim an upset win at good odds.
Other promising three-year-olds with claims in Saturday’s showdown include Encosta De Lago filly Sasa drawn ideally in barrier three and paying $7.50 at Ladbrokes.com.au, consistent colt Testarhythm and the Peter Snowden-trained Classics.
Smart punters will be keeping an eye on the top performers in this Saturday’s The Run To The Rose before checking out the lucrative ante-post betting markets open at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Golden Rose on August 28.
The 2010 Smithfield RSL Run To The Rose is scheduled as race six at Rosehill this Saturday and is due to jump at 3:40pm.
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2010 The Run To The Rose Final Field, Barriers & Odds
|David Payne||Glyn Schofield||6||58||4.20|
|Tim Martin||Tye Angland||3||56||7.50|
|Bart Cummings||Hugh Bowman||7||55.5||10.00|
RUN FOR LEVI
|John P Thompson||Peter Robl||5||53||41.00|
|Anthony Cummings||Tim Clark||11||53||34.00|
|David Payne||Tommy Berry||10||53||41.00|
|Gai Waterhouse||Blake Spriggs||9||53||2.00|
CIRCLE OF POWER
|Rod Craig||Nathan Berry)||12||53||34.00|
|Darren Smith||Jim Cassidy||8||53||11.00|
|Peter Snowden||Blake Shinn||4||53||11.00|
FROM LONDON SCRATCHED
|John P Thompson||–||13||53||–|
|John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||1||53||10.00|
|Anthony Cummings||Daniel Ganderton||2||53||20.00|
*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change.