The Golden Rose 2016 – What you need to know

FACTS AND FIGURES ON THE GOLDEN ROSE

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

HISTORY

* Known as the Peter Pan Stakes until 2003 and elevated to Group One status in 2009

* Colts and geldings have historically dominated the race. No filly has won the race since it became a Group One

THIS YEAR’S FIELD

* ATC Sires’ Produce winner Yankee Rose is the only Group One winner in the 14-horse field

* She is one of three fillies in the race along with favourite Omei Sword and O’Reilly Cyrus

* Winx’s younger half-brother El Divino, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, will be ridden by champion jockey Hugh Bowman

* Godolphin colts Astern and Impending are both searching for their first Group One win

KEY COMMENTS

* “We’ve won this race from wide draws before and the way Astern is progressing in this preparation he can overcome it” – Godolphin Australia managing director Henry Plumptre

* “We’re really happy about the weather at the moment because he’s been looking for a firmer track” – Good Standing’s trainer James Cummings

* “She’s not foolproof yet. She’s still learning her trade” – Trainer Chris Waller on Omei Sword

THE EARLY MONEY

* Omei Sword is $3.50 favourite following her dominant Group Two Silver Shadow Stakes win

* Astern has drifted to $4.60 and shares the second line of betting the Hawkes Racing-trained Divine Prophet

* Yankee Rose has been backed from $11 into $6.50

RECENT HISTORY

* Exosphere claimed the Run To The Rose-Golden Rose double last year repeating Hallowed Crown’s effort from the previous year

* The last four winners have come out of the Run To The Rose

* Derryn will attempt to be only the second Victorian-trained winner after Toorak Toff won it in 2010

 

Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au

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