The first major three-year-olds’ race of the new season takes place at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday with a classy line-up engaged to face off in the Golden Rose 2014, a detailed form guide and betting preview for which is detailed below.
Fifteen final acceptors make op the field for this year’s $1 million Group 1 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m), running as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:25pm.
Favourite of those in from $4.40 to $3.80 is the Peter Moody-trained filly Bring Me The Maid, third in her last Group 1 assignment behind Mossfun and Earthquake in April’s $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
She’s a known wet-track performer and a dual Group 2 winner on Heavy Sydney tracks with money coming for her to beat home the boys this weekend.
The other major players in the Golden Rose Stakes betting markets are then James & Bart Cummings’ undefeated Run To The Rose winning colt Hallowed Crown ($5.50) who also goes well in the wet, Moody’s other runner Better Land ($7) and San Domenico Stakes winner Nostradamus ($8.50) who could still scratch out in favour of a run on firmer ground in Melbourne’s Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m).
That’s what the Golden Rose odds say but what about the form guide, race history and betting statistics?
See below for the must know Golden Rose facts so you can back a winner at the guaranteed best odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au!
2014 Golden Rose Form Facts & Betting Stats
- Last year’s Golden Rose winner was the Chris Waller-trained Zoustar who came off a fourth in the Run To The Rose, jumped from barrier 16 (of 16) and was ridden by Jim Cassidy
- This year Waller is back seeking another win with #9 Sniper Fire ($67) who will be ridden by Jason Collett from gate 13 (of 15)
- Last year’s winning barrier (16) isn’t in the equation this year with a 15-horse field but the outside draw belongs to #7 Modoc ($67)
- The most successful Golden Rose barrier since 1983 with 4 winners is 11 which belongs on Saturday to #10 Shooting To Win ($17)
- Barriers that haven’t produced a Golden Rose winner in the past 31 years are 7, 10, 13, 14 and 15
- Horses that come via this year’s Group 3 The Run To The Rose (1200m) from August 30 meanwhile are #3 Hallowed Crown (1st), #4 Kumaon (2nd), #14 Ygritte (3rd), #11 Sarajevo (4th), #7 Modoc (5th), #2 Scratch Me Lucky (6th), #6 Nostradamus (7th), #1 Almalad (9th) and #9 Sniper Fire (10th)
- In fact the only Golden Rose runners not coming via the traditional lead-up are #5 Scissor Kick, #8 Bachman, #10 Shooting To Win, #12 Better Land and #15 Press Report
- Since the Golden Rose became a Group 1 race in 2006 five of the winners came off a last start win
- The last non last start winner to take it out was Duporth (2008) who came off a third in the Up And Coming Stakes
- Along with Run To The Rose champ #3 Hallowed Crown ($5.50) the other two last start winners in the race are #5 Scissor Kick (Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes, 1300m, Randwick, 23/08/2014) and #13 Bring Me The Maid (Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes, 1200m, Randwick, 23/08/2014)
- Also coming via the Up & Coming Stakes this year along with the winner Scissor Kick are then #12 Better Land (4th) and #10 Shooting To Win (8th)
- That race has produced three of the past six Golden Rose winners with Manawanui (2011), Duporth (2008) and Court Command (2006)
- #13 Bring Me The Maid ($3.80) is the current Golden Rose favourite for trainer Peter Moody
- Only two Golden Rose favourites have won the race in the past 10 years however
- The latest was Denman back in 2009 who made it back-to-back Golden Rose wins for the punters’ pick following the success of Duporth (2008) in the second edition of the race
- #13 Bring Me The Maid is also one of three fillies in the mix looking to became the first female Golden Rose winner since Forensic (2008) – the only filly to win in the last 11 years and the first since the race was moved from the autumn to the spring
- The other fillies in this year’s field looking to break the hoodoo are #14 Ygritte ($21) and #15 Press Report ($81)
- Peter Snowden is the most successful Golden Rose winning trainer with three winners from eight starters since 1983; this year he co-trains #10 Shooting To Win ($17) with son Paul
- The track is likely to be Slow – Heavy on Saturday and the horses with the best wet track form are: #2 Scratch Me Lucky, #3 Hallowed Crown, #4 Kumaon, #4 Scissor Kick, #8 Bachman, #12 Better Land and #13 Bring Me The Maid
- Previous winners at the Rosehill track are: #3 Hallowed Crown (1-1-0-0), #4 Kumaon (4-1-2-1), #6 Nostradamus (2-1-0-0), #8 Bachman (2-1-0-0), #9 Sniper Fire (3-2-0-0), #13 Bring Me The Maid (2-1-0-1) and #15 Press Report (5-1-2-0)
- #8 Bachman (1-1-0-0) and #9 Sniper Fire (2-1-0-1) are the only two to have won over 1400m
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