Samaready in Doubt for 2012 Golden Rose

August 28, 2012

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Samaready in Doubt for 2012 Golden Rose

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready is unlikely to be accepted for the McNeil Stakes at Caulfield this weekend and is also in doubt for the Golden Rose 2012 in Sydney next month, trainer Mick Price concerned over her health after the classy filly refused to eat her feed on Monday night.


Samaready may miss the 2012 Golden Rose due to a minor spring setback

The daughter of More Than Ready has already amassed over $1.2 million in prize money over her four-wins-from-six-starts career to date that is headlined by her Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes success back in February.

Samaready also proved she could match it with the best when she finished a close third behind Gai Waterhouse’s champion colt Pierro, who resumes in Saturday’s Run To The Rose in Sydney, in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper before being turned out for a well-earned rest.

The start to her three-year-old campaign this spring suffered a dismal start however when she failed to let down on the Heavy Caulfield track on August 18 when finishing a first-up fourth to Elite Elle as the beaten favourite in the Listed Quezette Stakes (1100m).

She was tipped for improvement second-up over more distance on a firmer track however having been nominated for the $150,000 Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) back at Caulfield this Saturday, her last start conqueror Elite Elle also entered.

Things have gone amiss however with Samaready missing a crucial track gallop this morning, Price ordering a series of blood tests to determine what if anything was wrong with the star following her failure to eat on Monday evening.

“I brought her to the track this morning and she seemed bright enough,” Price said.

“But I decided not to gallop her just in case.”

While confident Samaready will be okay and will race on during the spring, Price admits that the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 15 may have to be taken off the cards if she misses any more work between now and then.

“We’ll have a look at her blood picture and take it from there,” Price, who suspected a low-grade infection, said.

“I can’t see it being a massive problem, but I wanted to give her one run before the Golden Rose and it wouldn’t be practical to do that a week before the race.”

The Golden Rose was one of two Group 1 targets for Samaready this campaign with her other major assignment being the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 17.

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