This Saturday Randwick Racecourse will host the first three-year-olds black type of the new season with a field full of Golden Rose hopes to face off in The Rosebud 2013.
Set to run as Race 6 at 3:30pm (AEST) the $100,000 Listed The Rosebud (1200m) has drawn a final field of 10 hopefuls.
Many of the youngsters are using the event as a precursor to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival’s premier race for that age group, the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday September 14.
The one trainer with multiple entries in The Rosebud this year is Gai Waterhouse accepting for both Northern Glory and Bull Point.
The duo had mixed luck with the barriers in gates seven and two respectively with veteran hoop Jim Cassidy (Northern Glory) and young gun Tommy Berry (Bull Point) booked for the rides.
A well-tried daughter of the ill-fated Northern Meteor, Northern Glory has had six starts for a trio of wins to date and is a known wet-tracker that will appreciate slow going on Saturday.
Bull Point meanwhile burst onto the scene during the winter, the Fastnet Rock colt winning two of their three starts including their most recent with a three length effort over 1200m at Rosehill on July 20.
They are also one of five The Rosebud hopefuls that were nominated for the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) this week.
Among the other Caulfield Guineas-bound hopefuls during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival due to race on Saturday in Sydney are the undefeated Northern Meteor colt Eurozone prepared by new training duo Bart & James Cummings, and another Northern Meteor prodigy One Step Beyond who is trained by Bart’s son Anthony Cummings.
Eurozone is also the shortest-priced of Saturday’s runners in the early Golden Rose odds paying $15 in markets led by Waterhouse’s Golden Slipper winner Overreach ($5).
Other notable The Rosebud 2013 acceptors include the flying More Than Ready filly Watabout to be ridden by Nash Rawiller as they chase their fourth win on the trot, last start Canterbury winner Dream Forward and the Peter Moody-trained Sebring colt Dissident.
Check out the full 2013 The Rosebud final field, barriers, weights and jockeys below.
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2013 The Rosebud Final Field & Barrier Draw
Randwick Race 6 – 3:30pm (AEST)
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||14×3113||NORTHERN GLORY||Gai Waterhouse||Jim Cassidy||7||58kg||79|
|2||3111||WATABOUT||Allan Denham||Nash Rawiller||8||58kg||79|
|3||121||BULL POINT||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||2||58kg||75|
|4||137x||DISSIDENT||Peter G Moody||Tim Clark||10||58kg||75|
|5||11||EUROZONE||Bart & James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||5||57kg||73|
|6||22158x||GOOD JOB BRO||John Sargent||James McDonald||3||56.5kg||72|
|7||32×1||DREAM FORWARD||Darren Smith||Christian Reith||4||56.5kg||71|
|8||36593010x||DOWDSTOWN CHARLIE||David Payne||Jason Collett||1||56.5kg||68|
|9||3×51155422||MR ENTERTAINER||Grant Allard||–||6||56.5kg||68|
|10||5×1||ONE STEP BEYOND||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||9||56.5kg||63|