Gai Waterhouse’s brilliant Golden Slipper winning filly Overreach has been installed at the top of the futures odds for the Golden Rose 2013 this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
First acceptances for the $1 million Group 1 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m), running at Rosehill Gardens on September 14, were taken by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) earlier this month revealing 168 hopefuls still in the mix.
Eighteen of the Golden Rose first acceptors come from the stables of Waterhouse including Exceed And Excel filly Overreach.
A winner of three of her five starts to date including the world’s richest two-year-olds race, the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), Overreach hasn’t raced since her close third to Guelph in the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 13.
While she didn’t run the 1400m and win that time Waterhouse is confident she’ll get it this prep in the Golden Rose, and so too are the bookies.
In the current Golden Rose odds Overreach tops the markets at $4.40.
And she’s well on her way to a spring return according to Waterhouse who has her on track for a likely trial at Randwick this Friday.
“The filly looks great and she will be ready to trial soon and then have the one run into the Golden Rose,” Waterhouse said at Randwick on Saturday according to the Herald Sun.
There are then just two other rising three-year-olds under double figures in the markets with Guelph ($7) and Sidestep ($7.50).
The Peter Snowden-trained Exceed And Excel filly Guelph is already a dual Group 1 winner having backed up from her Golden Slipper fourth to win the Sires Produce – Champagne Stakes double.
Proven over the mile in the Champagne, which she narrowly won on April 27 at Randwick, Guelph will also be out to hand Snowden with successive Golden Rose trophies following the success of Epaulette last spring.
Another Snowden-trained Exceed And Excel progeny, Sidestep was last seen running second in the Golden Slipper before which the untapped colt won the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m).
The next best fancied of Waterhouse’s 2013 Golden Rose contingent is then Northern Meteor gelding Romantic Touch at $11 who has won their last three on the trot.
After a second-up Warwick Farm win they went to Canterbury for an emphatic seven and a half length win over 1550m before relishing the step up to the mile for their Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m0 win at Eagle Farm in June.
JJ Atkins runner-up Zoustar is also a top fancy for the Rose paying $14, Chris Waller’s son of Northern Meteor having won their other three career starts including the BRC Sires Produce Stakes at Doomben.
Other notable chances in the markets as they stand now include Waterhouse’s recent Rosehill winner Bull Point ($15) and Snowden’s undefeated colt Safeguard ($15) who won the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) last time out.
Still under $20 are then Bart Cummings’ also undefeated colt Eurozone ($16) and Waterhouse’s Golden Slipper third placegetter Sweet Idea ($16).
See below for the top fancies in the latest Golden Rose 2013 betting markets, the Top 21 prices courtesy of our preferred online bookie bookmaker.com.au.
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2013 Golden Rose Odds
Rosehill Gardens – 14/09/2013
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