Updated markets for this Saturday’s Sydney Group 1 at Rosehill Gardens are now out with the John O’Shea-trained Exosphere the clear favourite to win the Golden Rose Stakes 2015.
Set to run as Rosehill Race 6 at 3:45pm (AEST), this year’s $1 million Group 1 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) has attracted just the nine final acceptors.
Of the three-year-olds in the mix the favourite in Golden Rose Stakes betting paying $2.90 for the win with James McDonald in the saddle is the Godolphin-raced Lonhro colt Exosphere.
A winner of three of his five starts to date, Exosphere was last seen winning the Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) on August 29 and shoots for the same double Hallowed Crown took out last Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
Second past the post in The Run To The Rose and occupying the second line of the Golden Rose Stakes odds at a current quote of $3.70 is the Chris Waller-trained Press Statement.
Winner of the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) as a juvenile in Brisbane in the winter, Hinchinbrook colt Press Statement was beaten one and a quarter lengths in the traditional Golden Rose lead-up but with winning form up to a mile he will be finishing closer over the 1400m this weekend.
Tye Angland stays on Waller’s runner and the two jump from one outside of Exosphere in barrier three.
There is just one other single figure hope in the latest Golden Rose Stakes markets with the sole filly in the mix Speak Fondly at a quote of $5.50 to join Dandify (2000) and Forensics (2008) as the only two fillies to beat home the boys in the race in the past 15 years.
She is drawn in gate four, which last produced a winner in 2009 with Denman, and has Hong Kong-based Brett Prebble making the trip for the ride.
A triple Group 2 winner, Northern Meteor filly Speak Fondly is undefeated this time in having won the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) just last Saturday at Randwick.
The next best in betting at more generous odds are the other two O’Shea-trained Godolphin representatives Shards and Holler at an equal $13.
Brazilian hoop Joao Moreira has the ride on last start Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes (1300m) winner Shards while Sam Clipperton jumps aboard Commands colt Holler who was third past the post in The Run To The Rose first-up.
Equal on $15 for an upset Golden Rose Stakes result are the rails-drawn Gold Symphony who looks top value with Tommy Berry to ride the flying Reward For Effort colt and Sebring Sun.
Peter Moody prepares Gold Symphony who makes his Sydney debut this weekend after winning the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in his two last starts in August.
Sebring Sun also won back-to-back races earlier this prep including the Listed The Rosebud (1200m) before a third to Shards in the Up & Coming Stakes, and has veteran hoop Jim Cassidy in the saddle on Saturday.
The last of the hopes in the Golden Rose Stakes betting markets are the Team Hawkes-trained son of Street Cry Rageese ($17) and Let’s Make It Rain ($21) for Ron Quinton.
See below for the latest Golden Rose 2015 odds then visit Ladbrokes.com.au who will be offering the hottest odds on the Group 1 this weekend!