Sunlight sits at top of the 2018 Golden Rose Stakes order of entry

August 28, 2018

Sunlight sits at top of the 2018 Golden Rose Stakes order of entry

Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Sunlight sits at the top of the order of entry for the 2018 Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 22.

Sunlight, above, sits at the top of the order of entry for the 2018 Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Sunlight, above, sits at the top of the order of entry for the 2018 Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

The early announcement that 2018 Golden Slipper winner Estijaab, with $2,312,575 in prizemoney, was out for the Spring Carnival and will miss the Golden Rose, the Tony McEvoy trained Sunlight, who is officially marked at number two under the Team Hawkes trained Estijaab, is now the top qualifier.

Sunlight is listed with $1,947,200 in earning, almost double of her stablemate Oohood who has $1,001,000, courtesy of her three Group 1 placings during her two year old season, a third in the $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, a second in the $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill and a second in the $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick.

The Ben Smith trained El Dorado Dreaming is the fourth in the order of entry and burst into Golden Rose Stakes calculations with her upset win at $81 in the Inglis Sires’  followed by a third in the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

Smith is expecting the Ilovethecity filly to continue to be competitive in the feature races throughout the 2018 Spring Carnival and has planned for the filly to resume in the Group 2 $200,000 Darley Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on September 15.

“There’s some pretty big plans for her but I’m pretty sure she’s in the market in all of those,” Smith told the Newcastle Herald.

“That run in the Champagne proved she’s up to the grade and she’s come back in better order, so I’m sure she’s going to run well in these big races.”

The Mick Price trained filly Seabrook is fifth, ahead of the Chris Waller pair The Autumn Sun and Fiesta, Lindsay Park’s Enbihaar, Queensland filly Outback Barbie with the Leon and Troy Corstens trained Thrillster sitting at number ten in the Golden Rose Stakes order of entry.

Early betting for the 2018 Golden Rose Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $6 The Autumn Sun, $7 Graff, $12 More Sundays, $14 Zousain, $16 Bondi, Brutal, Fiesta, Long Leaf, Oohood, Performer, Seabrook, $118 El Dorado Dreaming, Sandbar, $26 Lean Mean Machine, $31 Granny Red Shoes, Santos, Thrillster, $41 or better the rest.

2018 Golden Rose Stakes Order Of Entry as at August 28, 2018

Order Prizemoney    Horse Name                        Trainer                                           Sex         Sire                    Dam
1         $2,312,575     ESTIJAAB     Scratched    Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes F  SNITZEL                     RESPONSE
2         $1,947,200     SUNLIGHT                      Tony McEvoy                                F  ZOUSTAR                  SOLAR CHARGED
3         $1,001,000     OOHOOD                       Tony McEvoy                                F  I AM INVINCIBLE       BELLA SUNDAY
4         $753,755       EL DORADO DREAMING Benjamin Smith                            F  ILOVETHISCITY          SOLANAS (NZ)
5         $556,300       SEABROOK (NZ)              Mick Price                                     F  HINCHINBROOK       MIDNIGHT REVELS (NZ)
6         $458,221       THE AUTUMN SUN         Chris Waller                                  C  REDOUTE’S CHOICE  AZMIYNA (IRE)
7         $434,550       FIESTA                             Chris Waller                                  F  I AM INVINCIBLE       NOW NOW
8         $423,400       ENBIHAAR                       David & B Hayes & T Dabernig    F  MAGNUS                  CHARM’S HONOUR
9         $346,950       OUTBACK BARBIE            Tony Gollan                                  F  SPIRIT OF BOOM      PURE PURRFECTION
10       $332,200       THRILLSTER                      Leon & Troy Corstens                  F  STARSPANGLEDBANNER HEART OF THRILLS
11       $320,190       ZOUSAIN                          Chris Waller                                 C  ZOUSTAR                  PASAR SILBANO (IRE)
12       $316,500       LONG LEAF                       David & B Hayes & T Dabernig   C  FASTNET ROCK         FRUSTRATING
13       $299,750       ENCRYPTION                    James Cummings                        C  LONHRO                   GUELPH
14       $264,950       EF TROOP                         Tony Gollan                                 G  SPIRIT OF BOOM      LIMEALICIOUS
15       $261,870       SANDBAR                         Brad Widdup                               C  SNITZEL                     TALLOW
16       $244,670       AYLMERTON                     David & B Hayes & T Dabernig  C  SIYOUNI (FR)             ALOONA (USA)
17       $217,600       SANTOS                            Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott   C  I AM INVINCIBLE       GHALIAH
18       $209,944       LEAN MEAN MACHINE     Chris Waller                                C  ZOUSTAR                   SHE’S MEANER
19       $204,580       BONDI                               Peter & Paul Snowden               C  SNITZEL                      BONDI BLONDE
20       $198,660       SIZZLING BELLE                Nick Olive                                    F  SIZZLING                    GREENMOUNT BELLE
21       $184,515       GRANNY RED SHOES       Toby Edmonds                            F  NOT A SINGLE DOUBT SHOBOARD
22       $184,225       SECRET LADY                   Gary Portelli                                 F  CHOISIR                      FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
23       $183,860       GRAFF                              Kris Lees                                      C  STAR WITNESS            DINKUM DIAMOND
24       $182,850       PERFORMER                    Chris Waller                                 C  EXCEED AND EXCEL    GAVROCHE
25       $174,598       DIO D’ORO                      Gary Portelli                                C  MEDAGLIA D’ORO (USA) SEEKING ATTENTION
26       $165,250       FUTOOH                           David & B Hayes & T Dabernig F  SEBRING                       GOLDEN MILLENNIUM
27       $162,210       JONKER                            David Atkins                               C  SPIRIT OF BOOM          HEARTS AND ARROWS
28       $159,210       THE ENZO                        Mark Newnham                         C  STRATUM                      DANICA
29       $152,430       OUTRAGEOUS                 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes C  ALL TOO HARD            FIT AND READY
30       $151,450       KINKY BOOM                   Tony McEvoy                              F  SPIRIT OF BOOM           KINKA RHODE

 

 

 

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