Wide Draw Won’t Stop Cummings Claiming Golden Rose Crown

September 10, 2014

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Wide Draw Won’t Stop Cummings Claiming Golden Rose Crown

Former favourite Hallowed Crown may have drawn wide for Saturday’s 2014 Golden Rose Stakes but co-trainer James Cummings has pointed to history when talking up the colt’s chances in the Rosehill Gardens showdown.

Hallowed Crown

Hallowed Crown has eased out in Golden Rose betting since drawing barrier 14. Photo: Steve Hart.

Yesterday a 15-horse field and the barrier draw for the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) was released with Hallowed Crown considered a big loser coming up with gate 14.

That is likely to become barrier 13 with connections of the Team Hawkes-trained Nostradamus indicating the recent San Domenico Stakes winner would scratch out and instead run on a firmer track in Melbourne’s Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Both barrier 13 and 14 haven’t produced a Golden Rose winner in the past 31 years but Cummings, who trains in partnership with his great grandfather Bart Cummings, remains confident their son of Street Sense can be the first.

Hallowed Crown is undefeated to date however with three wins from as many starts.

The two most recent of those have been at Group 3 level including a first-up effort at Rosehill from barrier six in the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m).

That day Joshua Parr guided the talented mudlark from the back of the field to finish three quarters of a length clear from the John O’Shea-trained Kumaon who is a $13 chance from the inside alley for Saturday’s Golden Rose rematch.

In the Group 1 Hallowed Crown is likely to get another rain-affected track which will suit with Hugh Bowman taking over.

Bowman is the most successful jockey in Golden Rose history.

He saluted in the first two editions of the race with Top Swing (2003) and Doonan (2004) and scored again in 2008 with Duporth before the event held Group 1 status.

He hasn’t however been able to win since the race was upgraded to elite level in 2009, something he’s out to change on the weekend.

Latest Golden Rose odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are firmly led by market mover Bring Me The Maid, Peter Moody’s wet track and Group 1 performing filly drawn ideally in barrier six with Luke Nolen to ride.

Hallowed Crown meanwhile has eased out to $5.50 post barriers, a price Cummings believes could prove generous on the day looking back over the historical Golden Rose facts.

“Last year I think Zoustar drew 16 and Claire’s [Claire Cunningham, Peter Moody’s Sydney foreperson] really good horse Dissident drew 14 and they came away to fight it out,” he said at yesterday’s barrier draw.

“He’s the sort of horse that keeps raising the bar and meeting the challenge.

“It’s amazing how far he’s come in only three starts.”

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