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Godolphin’s returning Inglis Sires’ champion from the autumn, Anamoe, is firm favourite to salute first-up for the punters when kicking off his spring in Saturday’s 2021 Run To The Rose at Kembla Grange.
Saturday’s entire Rosehill meeting has been moved to Kembla Grange due to COVID-19 restrictions including the feature race of the day, the Group 2 $200,000 XXXX Run To The Rose (1200m).
The official Run To The Rose field is down to just 11 hopefuls with two early withdrawals plus the scratching of the only emergency in the traditional Golden Rose lead-up event.
Drawn well in barrier five with James McDonald to ride is classy the James Cummings-trained Street Boss colt Anamoe who is at $2.45 and firming through Ladbrokes.com.au.
Placed in both the Blue Diamond (3rd) and Golden Slipper (2nd) last campaign, he was last seen saluting by nearly three lengths as the odds-on favourite in Randwick’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) during ‘The Championships’.
Good in a recent trial when a narrow third to Gytrash, Anamoe looks fit and ready to fire fresh ahead of tougher targets this time in.
The dangers in Run To The Rose betting this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival are equal second favourites Converge ($5.50) and Remarque ($5.50).
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Converge is drawn ideally in barrier three for jockey Tim Clark, the ultra-consistent Frankel gelding looking to kick off right where he left off in top form.
He run placings in Sydney’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) when third to Captivant in late April and Brisbane’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ (1400m) when second behind Tiger Of Malay before winning the Group 1 J.J. Atkins back over a mile by over three lengths at Eagle Farm on June 12.
Converge has had two lead-up Randwick trails, the latest of which he won over 1000m with ease, and ticks plenty of boxes despite likely looking for the 1600m to run his best.
Waterhouse & Bott also saddle-up one of the best outside hopes in the race with their last start Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) winner at the track, In The Congo, at $10 to go back-to-back at Kembla Grange.
Remarque meanwhile is also being kept safe by the bookies despite a wide draw for the progressive Hawkes Racing-trained Snitzel colt.
He comes off a first-up third to Paulele in the Listed The Rosebud (1100m) from early August and has been kept fit since with a subsequent three length winning hit-out at Rosehill on September 3.
Rounding out the single-figure hopes in the Run To The Rose odds at $8 is the Golden Slipper Stakes champion Stay Inside racing second-up off a forgivable fifth in the San Domenico here on August 28.
2021 Run To The Rose Field & Barriers
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1141×5||STAY INSIDE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||10||58.5kg||104|
|2||51x23121x||ANAMOE||James Cummings||James McDonald||5||58.5kg||103|
|3||14x3531x3||CAPTIVANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Sam Clipperton||1||58.5kg||100|
|4||1x621321x||CONVERGE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||3||58.5kg||100|
|5||2138x||HOME AFFAIRS||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||14||57.5kg||92|
|6||1x721610x||SHAQUERO||Chris Waller||Regan Bayliss||6||57kg||90|
|7||1221||IN THE CONGO||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||4||57kg||86|
|8||15×3||REMARQUE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Hugh Bowman||13||55kg||56kg||75|
|9||135x200x||RANCH HAND||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||2||55kg||74|
|10||25x110x3||GLENEAGLES||David Payne||Jason Collett||12||55kg||71|
|11||133||FLYING CRAZY||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||Jay Ford||11||55kg||65|
|12||512||UZZIAH||Scott Aspery||Ms Kathy O’Hara||8||55kg||57|
|13||7x||DASH DASH DASH||Ian Finn||Jean Van Overmeire (a)||7||55kg|
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