The official Golden Rose 2014 barrier draw has been conducted in Sydney ahead of this Saturday’s $1 million showdown at Rosehill Racecourse with Bring Me The Maid coming up with a nice better than mid-field draw in barrier six.
This morning a below capacity field of 15 three-year-olds was announced for this year’s Group 1 De Bortoli Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) with the Peter Moody-trained filly Bring Me The Maid and James & Bart Cummings’ undefeated colt Hallowed Crown battling for favouritism at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Those Golden Rose betting markets are set to settle now following the release of the barriers with Silver Shadow Stakes winner Bring Me The Maid in six while Hallowed Crown has work to do out in barrier 14.
Golden Rose Barrier Draw – Key Developments
- #13 Bring Me The Maid (Barrier 6) – The sure to be favourite gets a nice gate six draw with Luke Nolen to ride the last start Silver Shadow Stakes winning filly for Peter Moody
- #1 Almalad (Barrier 5) – Drawn one inside the favourite is Gai Waterhouse’s JJ Atkins winner needs a firmer track to perform at his best after a failed ninth (of 10 runners) first-up in the Run To the Rose on a wet track here last month
- #3 Hallowed Crown (Barrier 14) – Unbeaten colt was battling for top spot in the Golden Rose odds but price is easing after the wide gate, has a get-back style however so could still be there challenging in the end as gets through the wet ground well
- #4 Kumaon (Barrier 1) – John O’Shea’s Lonhro colt was runner-up to Hallowed Crown in the Run To The Rose late last month from barrier three and had gate one when third to Go Indy Go in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over the Randwick mile in the autumn so will enjoy inside alley again here
Hallowed Crown and Bring Me The Maid meanwhile are both known mudlarks that have won on rain-affected tracks, and with Rosehill tipped to be Slow at best on Saturday the money is coming for the wet course performers.
Bring Me The Maid is out to become the first filly since Forensics (2008) to beat the boys in the Golden Slipper and she comes off a Group 2 win on a Heavy (9) at Randwick on August 23 against her own kind.
Coming off a win is ideal statistically speaking as the last non last start winner to take out the Golden Rose was Duporth back in 2008.
Moody meanwhile has two chances in the Golden Rose field having also accepted for Better Land, Blake Shinn to ride Shamardal colt from barrier 10 on the weekend, a gate that hasn’t produced a Golden Rose winner in the past 30 years.
Runner-up to Scissor Kick in the Listed The Rosebud (1200m) on August 9, Better Land was last seen running fourth behind the same horse in the Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes (1300m) in a luckless run he’ll be out to atone for in the Group 1.
The other Golden Rose hopes drawn in the hoodoo gates are then:
- #14 Ygritte (Barrier 7) – One of two in the race for Gerald Ryan, she’s also one of three fillies looking to salute for the females for the first time since the race was moved from the autumn to spring with Brenton Avdulla to ride the last start Run To The Rose third placegetter
- #9 Sniper Fire (Barrier 13) – Chris Waller’s sole chance of going back-to-back following his success with Zoustar 12 months ago
- #3 Hallowed Crown (Barrier 14) – Easing second pick in the markets with work to do from out wide but still every chance as he gets back anyway
- #7 Modoc (Barrier 15) – Outside barrier draw for Paul Perry’s Haradasun gelding out to improve on a Run To The Rose fifth
Hallowed Crown is yet to taste defeat having won all three of his starts to date, the son of Street Sense last seen beating fellow Golden Rose acceptors Kumaon and Ygritte in the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) on a rain-affected Rosehill track on August 30.
He did it from barrier six that day but has 12 for the weekend and work to do with just one Golden Rose winner jumping from that barrier in the past 30 years.
The most successful Golden Rose barrier over the past 30 years meanwhile has been gate 11 producing 4 winners and on Saturday belongs to the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Shooting To Win.
A roughie chance with genuine claims, Shooting To Win will be ridden by Tim Clark who stays on after guiding the Northern Meteor colt to a nice second behind non Golden Rose acceptor Panzer Division in last Saturday’s Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap (1400m).
She’s also co-trained by the most successful Golden Rose winning trainer with Peter Snowden having prepared three winners from eight starters since 1983.
The rest of the Golden Rose winners have been widely spread across the starting line-up with barriers 1, 2, 5 and 9 all producing three winners each since 1983.
It is important to note too that unlikely runner Nostradamus has drawn barrier three with the bulk of the field to come in should Team Hawkes scratch the galloper.
See below for the full Golden Rose 2014 barriers and jockeys, updated odds available online at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the famous $250 bonus sign-up bet offer!
2014 Golden Rose Field & Barriers
Rosehill Race 7 (4:25pm) – 13/09/2014
|#||Last (10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x11x9||ALMALAD||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||5||56.5kg||90|
|2||5x716224x6||SCRATCH ME LUCKY||Paul Perry||Timothy Bell||2||56.5kg||82|
|3||11×1||HALLOWED CROWN||Bart & James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||14||56.5kg||90|
|4||13x263x2||KUMAON||John O’Shea||Kerrin McEvoy||1||56.5kg||85|
|5||7×111||SCISSOR KICK||Paul Messara||Tye Angland||12||56.5kg||85|
|6||147×17||NOSTRADAMUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||TBA||3||56.5kg||84|
|7||1126349×5||MODOC||Paul Perry||Jeff Lloyd||15||56.5kg||74|
|8||43119x||BACHMAN||Gerald Ryan||Corey Brown||9||56.5kg||80|
|9||2311×0||SNIPER FIRE||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||13||56.5kg||73|
|10||11×82||SHOOTING TO WIN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||11||56.5kg||74|
|11||1×44||SARAJEVO||John O’Shea||James McDonald||8||56.5kg||70|
|12||1×24||BETTER LAND||Peter G Moody||Blake Shinn||10||56.5kg||70|
|13||1313×1||BRING ME THE MAID||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||6||54.5kg||99|
|14||1222×63||YGRITTE||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||7||54.5kg||80|
|15||2x247x416||PRESS REPORT||Lee Curtis||Ms Winona Costin (a)||4||54.5kg||75|