Run To The Rose nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Run To The Rose. Run To The Rose will be run on Saturday 27th August at Rosehill Gardens racecourse.

1ASTERNC3John O’Shea
2CELLARMANC3Chris Waller
3EL DIVINOC3Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4GADFLYC3Paul Perry
5GOOD STANDINGC3James Cummings
7LEOTIEF3Henry Dwyer
10MEDITERRANEANC3Peter & Paul Snowden
11NIKITASC3Chris Waller
12STAR TURNC3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
14TESSERAC3John O’Shea


Hawkes Racing-trained colt Star Turn is the early favourite to take out the Group Two Run To The Rose.

The San Domenico Stakes winner is rated a $3.80 chance for Saturday’s race over 1200m at Rosehill, ahead of Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt Mediterranean who is $4.80.

Impending is the shortest of four Godolphin nominations at $5 with stablemate Astern on the next line of betting at $6.

Winx’s sibling El Divino, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, opened at $8 but has been wound into $5.50.

The races shapes as Astern and El Divino’s first start since they could not be separated in a photo-finish to the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick in April.

Chris Waller-trained colts Cellarman and Nikitas are at $35 and $61 respectively.

Late entries for the Run To The Rose close on Tuesday morning.

The race is a lead-up to next month’s $1 million Golden Rose (1400m).

Star Turn is $8 to win the Group One race at Rosehill on September 10 with stablemate Divine Prophet $6 favourite after a dashing win in the Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

El Divino, Impending and Mediterranean are all $11 hopes for the Golden Rose.

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