This Saturday Rosehill Gardens will host the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival’s premier race for three-year-olds, the latest 2013 Golden Rose betting markets and movers detailed below.
Running as Race 7 at 4:30pm (AEST) this year’s $1 million Group 1 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) features a crack final field of 17 talented gallopers.
Opening as the favourite at $4 earlier in the week was the Tony Vasil-trained Prince Harada.
Drawn on the rails in barrier one, which has produced three previous Golden Rose winners, the son of Haradasun won their two career openers as a juvenile before suffering their first defeat two weeks ago at Caulfield.
It was a luckless second for the colt in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) too with Prince Harada suffering bad interference in the closing stages of the race won by the David Hayes-trained Fast ‘N’ Rocking.
Still sitting top of the Golden Rose betting markets Prince Harada has eased out in their price to become a Group 1 winner on the weekend now at $4.60.
Fast ‘N’ Rocking meanwhile is the second fancy but is another market easer out from $5 to $5.50.
Due to be ridden by last year’s Melbourne Cup winning jockey, the Singapore-based Brett Prebble, Fast ‘N’ Rocking hasn’t really been in the spotlight leading up to Saturday’s showdown.
It’s a shame too as they really look hard to beat.
Yes, Prince Harada was unlucky in the McNeil, but Fast ‘N’ Rocking was still the deserved winner and in the Rose this Group 1 performer has a gun draw (five), fitness and plenty of class.
Also losing steam with the punters is the Chris Waller-trained Zoustar ($10 out to $11) who has the extreme outside barrier 17 of 17 to overcome, the Northern Meteor colt a Group 1 runner-up in the JJ Atkins in Brisbane last season.
While the prices have eased out some of the top fancies there are a number of other longer priced hopefuls with genuine claims for an upset Golden Rose result that the punters have come for including Sidestep ($14 into $13).
Looking to go back-to-back for trainer Peter Snowden who prepared last year’s winner Eurozone, Exceed And Excel colt Sidestep couldn’t beat any home last start when 14th to Va Pensiero in the Run To The Rose.
But there were excuses that day and we’re willing to forget as are the punters.
They will improve, have the right trainer, a good draw in barrier three and were runner-up in the Golden Slipper last year so can handle big race pressure at this track which they’ve raced exclusively at for their past five starts.
The genuine market mover meanwhile has been the Gai Waterhouse-trained Aussies Love Sport now into $18 after opening at $21.
One of five chances for Sydney’s leading lady of racing in this year’s Rose, the Redoute’s Choice colt has a horror barrier 16 draw but there’s a lot to like about their chances.
They come off back-to-back 1400m wins in Sydney, the first by 2.5 lengths at Rosehill and the most recent a smart 1.3 length effort in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality at Randwick last Saturday where they overcame barrier 12 of 14.
See below for the latest Golden Rose 2013 odds and market moves.
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2013 Golden Rose Betting Market Moves
Rosehill Race 7 – 4:30pm (AEST) – 14/09/2013
#1 Sidestep (3) – $14 into $13
#2 Fast ‘N’ Rocking (5) – $5 out to $5.50
#3 Criterion (6) – $51 into $41
#4 Zoustar (17) – $10 out to $11
#5 Dissident (14) – Steady at $15
#6 Aussies Love Sport (16) – $21 into $18
#7 Windjammer (11) – Steady at $26
#8 Eurozone (2) – $17 out to $18
#9 Pitcrew (4) – $34 out to $41
#10 Drago (13) – Steady at $11
#11 Bull Point (12) – $34 out to $41
#12 War (10) – Steady at $26
#13 Prince Harada (1) – $4 out to $4.60
#14 Thermal Current (8) – $17 out to $18
#15 Into The Red (15) – $51 into $41
#16 Cluster (7) – Steady at $8.50
#17 Marseille Roulette (9) – Steady at $51
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change