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Godolphin’s Run To The Rose winner Anamoe is odds-on favourite dominating a class field of three-year-olds in Saturday’s Golden Rose Stakes 2021 at Rosehill Gardens.
The talented Street Boss colt chases his second elite level win second-up in the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) following his Group 1 Inglis Sires’ success over the same distance at Randwick in the autumn.
He has his second run at the Rosehill track having placed second to Stay Inside in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper as a two-year-old back in March.
Anamoe ran the ideal first-up trial ahead of the Golden Rose winning the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) at Kembla Grange on September 11.
The youngster now chases the double most recently completed by the fellow James Cummings-trained Bivouac in 2019.
James McDonald retains the ride with the well-supported duo drawn well in gate eight and Anamoe at $1.90 in the current Golden Rose Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.
McDonald is after his third Golden Rose winning ride, but his first for Cummings, having ridden the John O’Shea-trained winners Exosphere (2015) and Astern (2016).
There are just two other single-figure hopefuls in the latest Golden Rose Stakes betting with Artorius ($8.50) and Remarque ($9.50) considered the dangers.
Anthony & Sam Freedman’s Blue Diamond champion Artorius has had two lead-up runs in Melbourne with the Flying Artie colt narrowly beaten in both.
First-up he was second in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield before his second as the beaten odds-on favourite a neck off Mr Mozart in the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) at Flemington with 59.5kg.
He presents fit third-up in Sydney on Saturday at a better price carrying less weight from barrier 11 looking to return to winning form.
Remarque has three-time Golden Rose winning hoop Hugh Bowman aboard from gate five, the Hawkes Racing-trained son of Snitzel third in both the Rosebud and Run To The Rose this prep.
He gets a better gate this weekend and looks an improver returning to Rosehill where he won by two lengths back in January.
The early market mover backed into $10 is the ultra-consistent Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained In The Congo in gate six with Tim Clark aboard.
Another Snitzel colt in the mix, In The Congo won the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes two back before his second to Saturday’s favourite in the Run To The Rose only a quarter-length beaten ahead of the rematch.
Other notable hopes include last start Furious Stakes winning filly Jamaea ($15) saved for this over a Tea Rose run last weekend, Chris Waller’s Dulcify Stakes winning Flying Artie colt Giannis ($16) and runner-up out of the same Kembla Grange event from September 11 Tiger Of Malay ($19).
2021 Golden Rose Stakes Field & Barriers
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||51x23121x1||ANAMOE||James Cummings||James McDonald||8||56.5kg||103|
|2||2116×22||ARTORIUS||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jason Collett||11||56.5kg||100|
|3||14x3531x36||CAPTIVANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Sam Clipperton||1||56.5kg||100|
|4||12722×53||HILAL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Joshua Parr||13||56.5kg||94|
|5||12212||IN THE CONGO||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||6||56.5kg||94|
|6||x527513x12||TIGER OF MALAY||Richard & Michael Freedman||Glen Boss||4||56.5kg||91|
|7||15×33||REMARQUE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Hugh Bowman||5||56.5kg||90|
|8||53x752x1||GIANNIS||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||9||56.5kg||88|
|10||038x10x521||COASTWATCH||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||2||56.5kg||77|
|12||12621×41||JAMAEA||Robert & Luke Price||Brock Ryan (a)||7||54.5kg||92|
|13||2131×5111||STARTANTES||Robert Heathcote||Regan Bayliss||10||54.5kg||83|
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