Va Pensiero has led all the way to win the 2013 Run To The Rose at Rosehill Gardens today August 31, 2013.
The Stratum colt made it two wins from two runs this campaign, after also winning the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on August 17.
Va Pensiero won the race by a neck in front of a fast finishing Dissident and third place-getter Marseille Roulette.
The three-year-old was paying big odds of $44.60 to win the 2013 Run To The Rose at bookmaker.com.au, despite having defeated many of these same horses just a fortnight ago.
Trainer Jason Coyle was pleased to see Va Pensiero continue his flawless spring form in the 2013 Run To The Rose.
“He was great today,” Coyle said.
“He had to work hard to get across there, they didn’t give it to him.
“We’ve raced him against the best horses and so far so good.”
When asked whether Va Pensiero would contend the Group 1 Golden Rose over 1,400 metres in two week’s time, Coyle answered “possibly.”
“We’ll have a chat with the owners but it’ll (probably) be a Flemington straight 1,200 (metres race),” he said.
“We’ll take him home now and see how he pulls up.”
Nathan Berry was the jockey to steer Va Pensiero to today’s win in the 2013 Run To The Rose.
“I took the bull by the horns early and got him there,” Berry said.
“(He was) very gallant and Jason Coyle’s horses always have improvement.
“I’m very thankful to him and the owners.”
While Va Pensiero’s connections are rejoicing, Sidestep was the hard luck story of the race after running into trouble early in the 2013 Run To The Rose.
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2013 Run To The Rose Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||4||VA PENSIERO||Jason Coyle||Nathan Berry||–||10||58kg||$31|
|2||6||DISSIDENT||Peter G Moody||Tim Clark||0.2L||2||57.5kg||$9.50|
|3||7||MARSEILLE ROULETTE||Gai Waterhouse||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1L||3||56kg||$41|
|4||3||ZOUSTAR||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||1.8L||8||58.5kg||$7.50|
|5||12||CLUSTER||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||1.9L||14||56kg||$15|
|6||8||WINDJAMMER||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||2.8L||4||56kg||$14|
|7||10||INTO THE RED||Kelso Wood||Joshua Parr||3.4L||12||56kg||$12|
|8||5||EUROZONE||Bart & James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||3.9L||9||57.5kg||$4.60F|
|9||9||EQUATOR||Gai Waterhouse||Adam Hyeronimus||4.4L||1||56kg||$15|
|10||11||NAPAYSHINI||Grant Allard||Timothy Bell||4.7L||11||56kg||$12|
|11||2||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne||Christian Reith||6.7L||13||58.5kg||$15|
|12||13||IKE’S LEGACY||David Vandyke||Blake Shinn||6.9L||7||56kg||$13|
|13||14||SPURRENDOUS||John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||8L||5||54kg||$101|
|14||1||SIDESTEP||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||9.3L||6||58.5kg||$4.80|