Anthony Cummings’ Golden Rose aspiration She’s A Fox has been allocated 1.5kg above the 54kg minimum for her next assignment in the 2012 The Rosebud at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
A winner of two of her three career starts to date the daughter of Fastnet Rock was last seen putting four lengths on Sherocksmyworld, a late entry for the $100,000 Listed The Rosebud (1200m) this weekend, to win The Optus Sprint over 1100m at the Farm on July 28.
Having originally also been nominated for the $125,000 Group 3 Missile Stakes (1200m) where she would have taken on an older field of rivals under weight-for-age conditions with just 49.5kg, She’s A Fox has been confirmed as going to The Rosebud where she will have 55.5kg – Hugh Bowman booked for the ride.
It will be the second time Bowman partners with the expensive $600,000 yearling purchase (2011 William Inglis & Son Australian Easter Yearling Sales).
He rode her to a smart one and three quarter length victory over Omniscient for her debut at Canterbury back in March before Peter Robl took over riding duties for She’s A Fox’s two most recent runs.
Saturday’s race will give Cummings a better idea of where the promising three-year-old is at as they head towards the season’s maiden Group 1 feature, the $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 15.
Currently paying $15 in the futures Golden Rose odds led by unlikely participant Pierro ($3.50), She’s A Fox drops back half a kilo from the weight she carried to victory at the same track a fortnight ago on Saturday.
The Rosebud weights are topped by the Chris Waller-trained Jade Marauder who has attracted a whopping 59kg.
Another Fastnet Rock filly, Jade Marauder has won two of her five career starts including the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Randwick back in March, and was last seen beating home just one other runner when five and a half lengths away 15th to Pierro in the Golden Slipper.
Following Jade Marauder are then She’s A Fox’s stablemate Ninth Legion and the Jason Warren-trained VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes runner-up Pronto Pronto on 57.5kg each.
There are then three other nominees above the minimum with Gai Waterhouse’s progressive filly Sherocksmyworld (55.5kg), the David Payne-trained Secret Delight (54.kg) who ran third to She’s A Fox last start, and local Street Sense colt Urquidez (54.5kg) coming off a good win at the track.
Below punters can find the full 2012 The Rosebud nominations, weights and ballot with the final field and barrier draw due for release tomorrow.
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2012 The Rosebud Weights & Ballot
Warwick Farm – 11/08/2012
|1||JADE MARAUDER||Chris Waller||3||59kg||82|
|2||NINTH LEGION||Anthony Cummings||4=||57.5kg||75|
|3||PRONTO PRONTO||Jason Warren||4=||57.5kg||75|
|4||SHE’S A FOX||Anthony Cummings||1=||55.5kg||75|
|6||SECRET DELIGHT||David Payne||6||54.5kg||73|
|8||CROWN OF COUREUSE||John P Thompson||9=||54kg||64|
|10||LONGPORT||John P Thompson||8||54kg||67|
|11||PATSY GIRL||Wendy Roche||12||54kg||55|
|12||RED DYNAMITE||Tim Martin||11||54kg||57|
|13||TROPHIES||John P Thompson||9=||54kg||64|