Golden Rose
Golden Rose Stakes 2021
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ANAMOE is the clear top rater. Group 1 winner of the Inglis Sires last autumn when he went 109 and was strong, then went 110 resuming over 1200m at Kembla in the Run to the Rose. That’s a key lead up race for this. He certainly had more in the tank and he’s on his way to at least a 114 this prep, I’d say, which makes him a very serious horse.

ARTORIUS is fitter for two runs back in Melbourne and can improve here. He’ll stand them a big start but he’s a handy horse who showed good ability in his first prep.

JAMAEA had a nice win last start when she got a mile back. That is her problem, it’s how she races…  but up to 1400m now she’s more suited and she will be finishing strongly.

REMARQUE couldn’t go with Anamoe last start when he was second-up and just died on his run a bit. But he is fitter for that and maps quite well from the good draw here. Expecting improvement.

CAPTIVANT won well over the mile at the end of last prep at Group 1 level as a two-year-old. He’s had two runs back over too short a trip (1200m both times). He’s fitter for those though and will appreciate the 1400m here.

TIGER OF MALAY is effectively second-up off a little let-up.  He was okay last start and can improve off that and a nice winner at Kembla the start before. He’s some chance if ANAMOE fails to fire.

Golden Rose Stakes

The Golden Rose Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney during the Spring Carnival. The race is run over 1400 metres at set weights. Current prizemoney is $1 million.

The race actually started in 1978 as the Peter Pan Stakes, named after the dual Melbourne Cup winner from the 1930s, Peter Pan. In 2002 the Australian Turf Club revamped the race, renaming it the Golden Rose Stakes to align with the famous Golden Slipper Stakes for two-year-olds. In 2019, the Golden Eagle for four-year-old horses was also added to the racing calendar.

The conversion of the Peter Pan Stakes to the Golden Rose also brought about a new prize pool of $1 million. This attracted a high-quality field. Subsequently, the race became a Group 3 in 2006, a Group 2 in 2008 and finally a Group 1 in 2009.

The key lead-up race is the Group 2 Run To The Rose, held under the same conditions but over 1200 metres. The Run To The Rose is also held at Rosehill typically a couple of weeks prior to the Golden Rose. Winners of the race have multiple Group 1 options to continue their campaign. These include the Spring Champion (2000 metres at Randwick) or the Caulfield Guineas (1600 metres). For some, open-age Group 1 racing beckons immediately.

Golden Rose Stakes

Rosehill Racecourse, 1400m
Group 1, three-year-olds, set weights
$1 million

Golden Rose 2020
Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 Ole Kirk Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:22.61 3 56.5 $7
2 North Pacific James McDonald Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 0.2 6 56.5 $7.50
3 King’s Legacy Hugh Bowman Peter & Paul Snowden 2 9 56.5 $21

Golden Rose: past winners

2019 Bivouac
2018 The Autumn Sun
2017 Trapeze Artist
2016 Astern
2015 Exosphere
2014 Hallowed Crown
2013 Zoustar
2012 Epaulette
2011 Manawanui
2010 Toorak Toff

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