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2022 Golden Rose Stakes Runner By Runner Preview, Odds & Tips

The Golden Rose Stakes is a 1400m Group 1 race held at Rosehill Racecourse for three year olds. The set weights feature is held in the highest regard by trainers and connections as it is the first 3YO G1 of the season, and not only carries $1m in prizemoney but also the ability to greatly boost one’s stud value.

Godolphin’s star entire, Anamoe, was rolled as an odds-on favourite in last year’s Golden Rose, off the back of Tim Clark’s bold front running ride on the Waterhouse/Bott trained, In The Congo.

Run to the Rose winner, In Secret, has come up favourite for this year’s Golden Rose and is currently $2.70 with Dabble. Her stablemate, Golden Mile, is on the next line of betting at $5.50, after his dominant win in the Ming Dynasty, and Blue Diamond placegetter, Jacquinot, is at $7.50 after a strong first up win defeating subsequent G3 winner, Aft Cabin.

These three runners dominate the market but the chances certainly don’t stop there. So, we have dissected each of the horses’ chances for you and provided our horse racing tips! Read on below to find our runner by runner preview of the 2022 Golden Rose Stakes along with The Shark’s best tips. 

1. Daumier (7) – $41
Jockey – Mark Zahra 56.5kg
Trainer – Anthony & Sam Freedman

Blue Diamond winner who was just fair when resuming at Caulfield. Wasn’t beaten far in the Golden Slipper last prep at his only go this track. Looked good in a recent trial this way of young and is the highest rated horse in the field for a reason. Can improve at good odds.

2. Best Of Bordeaux (1) – SCRATCHED


3. Jacquinot (5) – $7.50
Jockey – Damian Lane 56.5kg
Trainer – Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr

Blue Diamond placegetter who resumed with a bang in the McNeil Stakes beating Aft Cabin. That win was no fluke and we saw what the runner up did to a good field last Saturday at Caulfield. Will drift back from the gate and be saved for one crack. Can win.

4. Sejardan (8) – $21
Jockey – Jason Collett 56.5kg
Trainer – Gary Portelli

Ridden very negatively from the wide gate first up and only got warmed up late. The step up to 1400m looks ideal and he’s drawn to get a nice run midfield or a touch worse. Has the ability to win a race of this nature, it’s just a matter of everything falling into place for him.

5. Political Debate (13) – $61
Jockey – Kerrin McEvoy 56.5kg
Trainer – Chris Waller

Well bred colt who was G1 placed last prep over a mile who found them a bit sharp first up in the Run to the Rose. Added distance is a bonus but he might need one more run before we see the best of him this preparation.

6. Promitto (2) – $34
Jockey – Joshua Parr 56.5kg
Trainer – David Atkins

Copped a check at a vital stage first up but still found the line well before another pass mark second up in the Run to the Rose. The 1400m suits and he should get a soft run from the inside gate. Will need some luck but can run a cheeky race at big odds.

7. Golden Mile (11) – $5.50
Jockey – Sam Clipperton 56.5kg
Trainer – James Cummings

Chased hard first up in the Up & Coming before a dominant win last start in the Ming Dynasty here at Rosehill over 1400m. Looks to have plenty of class and will have no trouble measuring up in this. One of the main hopes.

8. Brosnan (17) – $81
Jockey – Tim Clark 56.5kg
Trainer – Gerald Ryan

Pass mark for the big grey first up in the Ming Dynasty. He’s definitely up to this grade but would need to find a few lengths on his first up run if he’s to be taking home the winner’s trophy and may be wanting a mile plus this prep.

9. Sebonack (9) – $71
Jockey – William Pike 56.5kg
Trainer – Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Found the line nice late in the Rosebud first up before a luckless midfield effort last start at Moonee Valley. May pay to forgive his last run and assess him on his best form which would have him somewhere in the mix.

10. Basquiat (12) – $71
Jockey – Chad Schofield 56.5kg
Trainer – Chris Waller

Consistent colt who hasn’t been far away at both runs back this prep. In saying that he’s been safely held by Golden Mile at both outings and it’s hard to see him beating that runner home, let alone a couple of others here. Not the worst but can’t have him in the numbers.

11. Fast Witness (10) – $23
Jockey – Regan Bayliss 56.5kg
Trainer – Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

Won a Cranbourne maiden before stepping straight up to Listed company and proving too strong. Ran into a smart one last start at Flemington and was far from disgraced at his first go 1400m. Improving type who handles all conditions and must be respected.

12. Millane (4) – $31
Jockey – Luke Nolen 56.5kg
Trainer – Peter G Moody

Covered ground last start at Moonee Valley and whacked away gamely. Gets out to 1400m for the first time which looks a bit of a query but will get every hope from the soft draw.

13. Zou Tiger (15) – $41
Jockey – Ben Melham 56.5kg
Trainer – John O’Shea

Broke his maiden in good style first up before rolling forward and finishing down the track last time behind Golden Mile when starting favourite. Needs to lift on that latest performance and the wide gate doesn’t make things any easier.

14. Fireburn (16) – $9.00
Jockey – Brenton Avdulla 54.5kg
Trainer – Gary Portelli

Champion 2YO who resumed with a good effort in the Run to the Rose. She is a G1 winner at 1400m and the forecast of rain will only enhance her winning chances. She has to overcome a wide gate but her raging pattern should allow her to get some cover and finish off strongly. Big watch.

15. She’s Extreme (6) – $10
Jockey – Tommy Berry 54.5kg
Trainer – Anthony Cummings

G1 winning filly who ran well on resumption at Randwick in the Furious. Looks much better suited second up out to 1400m, has drawn a nice soft gate and is a winner here at Rosehill. Ticks a lot of boxes.

16. In Secret (3) – $2.70F
Jockey – James McDonald 54.5kg
Trainer – James Cummings

Didn’t have much luck first up in the Silver Shadow but made amends last start in the Run to the Rose when she destroyed her rivals. That’s generally the main lead up race to this and she excels on all surfaces. Hard to knock what she’s produced thus far and is a deserved favourite.

17. Paris Dior (14) – $19
Jockey – Blake Shinn 54.5kg
Trainer – Peter & Paul Snowden

Battled away ok first up in the Furious in treacherous conditions. If the weather forecast is anything to go by she’ll have to cope with similar conditions again and would likely need to improve a bit to be competitive.

Final Word

Track conditions will play a key role in this year’s G1 Golden Rose, with showers forecasted for the Rosehill area in the coming days. Nevertheless, we still have an exceptional field set to greet the starter and a host of different form lines coming into the race.

Godolphin look to have a vice grip on the race with their pair of runners, Golden Mile and In Secret. Golden Mile was a dominant winner of the Ming Dynasty last start stepping up to 1400m for the first time, whilst In Secret surged clear to win the Run to the Rose which is traditionally the main lead up to this race. Both look great chances here and providing the track isn’t too heavy, it’s hard to see one of them not taking home the winner’s trophy.

Golden Slipper winner, Fireburn, was good through the line first up in the Run to the Rose. She’s drawn wide here second up but will appreciate the extra journey and loves the sting out of the ground.

Much the same can be said for Anthony Cummings’ filly, She’s Extreme, who resumed in the G2 Furious a fortnight ago. She’s drawn well here second up and will eat up the extra furlong.

Melbourne visitors, Jacquinot and Fast Witness, are racing well and have to be given a hope as does Fireburn’s stablemate, Sejardan, who steps up to 1400m for the first time and has a stack of ability.

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7. Golden Mile – Win ($5.50)

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*Odds correct at time of writing, courtesy of Dabble.

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2021 Golden Rose Runner By Runner Preview, Odds & Tips

The 1400m G1 Golden Rose is set to take place at Rosehill this Saturday and has 13 three-year-olds facing the starter. This is the first big test for the new three-year-olds and is also the biggest collection of their age group since the Golden Slipper, won by Stay Inside. 

He won’t be contesting this race after suffering from the Golden Slipper curse and returning poorly so far this prep, but this field is still extremely strong and has class oozing throughout. The Godolphin-trained Anamoe is odds on favourite for the race after an exhilarating win in the 1200m G2 Run To The Rose two weeks ago, where he beat home three of his rivals for this race. 

Given COVID-19 restrictions haven’t allowed races to held at Rosehill since July, the track should be in perfect condition, especially with the rail in the true position and a good surface expected, given the forecast in Sydney. It presents itself as a cracking day for racing and the headline act won’t disappoint, so read on below to find our runner by runner preview of the 2021 Golden Rose.

1.Anamoe (8) – $1.90
Jockey – James McDonald
Trainer – James Cummings

The best two-year-old has returned as the best three-year-old and justifies his short-priced favourtism for the Golden Rose, especially considering his camp has compared him to champion-sprinter Bivouac, who won this race in 2019. He went into the Run To The Rose off a setback and with only a 752m trial under his belt and still stormed over the top to win. He should improve from that run, is proven at the distance and it would take genuine bad luck or a traffic jam to stop him from winning this. 

2. Artorius (11) – $9
Jockey – Jason Collett
Trainer – Anthony & Sam Freedman

Artorius brings Melbourne three-year-old form into the race and it is tough to judge how it will stack up. His running pattern does him no favours, going back and needing everything to go in his favour, but he drops 3kg from his last start, gets Jason Collett on and this may be the fastest run race he has been in this prep, which helps his chances. 

3. Captivant (1) – $34
Jockey – Sam Clipperton
Trainer – Peter & Paul Snowden

He looked flat in the Run To The Rose, finishing 3.8L behind Anamoe in sixth, and it is hard to see how he will close that gap in this one. He has faced the favourite over this distance as a two-year-old and while he was third on that day, he was still 3L off as well. 

4. Hilal (13) – $41
Jockey – Joshua Parr
Trainer – Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Hilal finished 0.4L behind Artorius in a 1400m race at Flemington two weeks ago but meets him 2.5kg worse at the weights for this clash. He was 2.8L off Anamoe as a two-year-old and the wide draw means he will have a lot of chasing to do, which won’t work well for him.

5. In The Congo (6) – $10
Jockey – Tim Clark
Trainer – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

The genuine leader of this race, In The Congo will take some chasing. He will shoot straight to the front and set a solid tempo, meaning the onus will be on the other 12 runners to be able to chase him down. He almost held on in the Run To The Rose, going down by just 0.3L and he won fourth up as a two-year-old, which is what he is for the Golden Rose.

6. Tiger Of Malay (4) – $21
Jockey – Glen Boss
Trainer – Richard & Michael Freedman

Tiger Of Malay is one of just four horses that has won at 1400m previously and the G2 BRC Sires’ Produce was a hotly contested race, considering Converge came out of that race to win the J J Atikins. He stepped up to 1500m last time and just couldn’t hold on with Giannis going past him, so the drop down to 1400m should suit.

7. Remarque (5) – $8.50
Jockey – Hugh Bowman
Trainer – Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

He has had genuine excuses in his two runs this prep and is still being considered by The Everest slot holders, highlighting his class. The issue is that he couldn’t catch Anamoe in the Run To The Rose, albeit posted three wide throughout due to a wide gate, and now meets him 2.5kg worse at the weights for this race. He has an exceptional turn of foot and gets a better draw here, but will need to be at his best.

8. Giannis (9) – $23
Jockey – Kerrin McEvoy
Trainer – Chris Waller

It has been an interesting lead up to the Golden Rose for Giannis. After finishing 2nd in the 1600m J J Atkins in June, he was tucked away and given two trials before coming out and winning the 1300m Dulcify two weeks ago. Chris Waller is very methodical with the way he does things and is following the blueprint that saw him win the 2018 Golden Rose with The Autumn Sun. The blinkers go on here and given he finished strong over 1500m means he will be good to go here. 

9. Royalzel (12) – $41
Jockey – Rachel King
Trainer – Gary Portelli

Given the prep he has had, which includes beating some older horses first up off an eight-week freshen and then finishing just 0.6L off Giannis last start, it doesn’t quite make sense for Royalzel to be at this price. Gary Portelli has lofty expectations for this colt, who has won four of his seven races but the wide draw does him no favours here. 

10. Coastwatch (2) – $27
Jockey – Nash Rawiller
Trainer – Chris Waller

Coastwatch is another interesting Waller runner who has had an unusual prep leading into the Golden Rose. He was a last-start winner over this distance and has had four weeks off since that run to prepare. The worry is that he was a narrow second to Tiger Of Malay in the run prior and now meets him 8kg worse at the weights, and we have pegged a few better than Tiger Of Malay for this race. 

11. Moridan (3) – $101
Jockey – Jean Van Overmeire
Trainer – Anthony Cummings

Moridan is the clear outsider for a reason. While he could come out and shock us, he has had two runs in low grades and won’t stack up against the best three-year-olds.

12. Jamaea (7) – $15
Jockey – Brock Ryan
Trainer – Robert & Luke Price

While fillies don’t normally win the Golden Rose, Jamaea’s speed brings X-factor into this race. Her last start win over 1200m against the girls was exceptional, coming from last and having one of the best last 600m splits of the day. The 2kg allowance for being a filly works in her favour and Brock Ryan is one of the best apprentice (can’t claim in this race) riders in the country.

13. Startantes (10) – $19
Jockey – Regan Bayliss
Trainer – Robert Heathcote

There is some expectation surrounding Startantes in this race. Her connections coughed up $37,500 for the late entry fee into the race, meaning they have a high opinion of her. She comes into this race fifth up, having won her last three races, meaning she is in form and should be storming home late. 

Final Word

It is hard to look past the favourite here. Despite suffering setbacks in the prep, the Godolphin team saying he would need the run and then drifting out of favouritism late in the market, he still came out and won the Run To The Rose first up.

He does have some stiff competition in this race though. In The Congo scares the most as he will take some catching, while Artorius gets down in weights and is ready to win and Jamaea brings X-factor speed and looks like the best chance to buck the trend to win the Golden Rose as a filly. 

However, Anamoe is a class above and his price shows that, considering he holds a nomination for the Cox Plate and could potentially contend against some of the older horses in this preparation. This looks to be another stepping stone on his way to the Caulfield Guineas, where he is $2.50 favourite, and he should simply just win.

If you can get $2 for him, it looks to be one of the best bets all weekend and given Sportsbet are offering bonus back up to 4th, you should be safe to either win or get a bonus back as a worst case scenario!

Best Golden Rose Tip: Anamoe – Win ($1.90)

There is more Group One racing happening this weekend! If you want to check out our Runner-By-Runner analysis of the Moir Stakes, click here! If you want a preview of the five-horse field contesting the Underwood Stakes, click here!

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*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of Sportsbet.