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The Golden Rose is fast becoming an elite stallion making race
Group l racing returns to Rosehill this Saturday with the Golden Rose (1400m) fast becoming an elite stallion making race, and potentially could shape up The Everest field.
Down below is a speed map, runner preview and $100 betting strategy for the 2023 Golden Rose.
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2023 Golden Rose Speed Map
There doesn’t look to be much speed engaged here. I think from gate one, Charm Stone will look to hold a forward spot. Moravia and Libertad will be handy, as will Butch Cassidy, but I don’t think they’ll go hard. Drawn wide, the likes of King Colorado and Shinzo will likely be dragged back.
2023 Golden Rose Runner Preview:
1 Militarize: Militarize is racing already like he wants 1600m+. He resumed two weeks back in the Run To The Rose where he was very one paced when initially asked but he kept on and kept finding the line in a strong return behind Cylinder. I don’t think he has the brilliance to beat these, but he is a must for exotics.
2 Shinzo: A win here for Shinzo and he probably becomes Everest favourite. Top class colt that resumes, having not raced since his famous Golden Slipper triumph when giving them a start and a beating under Ryan Moore, who makes the trip over from England to ride him again. His trial work and work between races has been very good and every indication is that he will eat up 1400m.
3 Cylinder: I’ve been hot on Cylinder for this race for a few months and won’t be dropping off. I think he’s had the ideal prep leading into this. Solid test when winning the Vain first up at Caulfield before racing here two weeks ago in the Run To The Rose where he was cuddled until very late, edging clear and drove hard to win. 1400m is the query, but I think with a patient steer, dry ground, he’ll be hard to hold out.
4 King Colorado: He is a good horse when right. Kept on ice since the Winx Stakes when taking on the big boys and girls at WFA and he was far from disgraced in defeat behind Fangirl. Freshened up with this race in mind…likely spots them a start but will be strong at the end.
5 Don Corleone: His best can see him run top four. Far from disgraced when close up in defeat fresh in the Run To The Rose behind Cylinder and gets a much better set up this time around, up to 1400m in a truly run race. He’s one I’d include in exotics.
6 Libertad: To me, this horse looks like he’ll run okay here and then freshened up for the Coolmore Stud. Won the San Domenico, aided by a 12/10 steer. He then was close up in the Run To The Rose, albeit he had every chance. With that in mind, 1400m is a bridge too far. Happy to let him go around.
7 Moravia: He has done little wrong in three career outings. He attempted to lead throughout in the Run To The Rose and he gave a very strong kick but didn’t have the finale of Cylinder, running a narrow second. Reckon with a bunny to chase, he’ll be more effective…can he win? No, but first four is a possibility.
8 Encap: Was bursting to win a race and it finally came in the Ming Dynasty where he lobbed into a beaut spot behind the speed and once he got clear air, it was race over and he was dominant. He’s now got a win on the board, he’ll be strong at the end…a win wouldn’t totally shock.
9 Butch Cassidy: Game third in the San Domenico before having every chance on speed in the Run To The Rose when fourth to Cylinder. Not good enough to beat this lot.
10 Nadal: Nice horse for Maher/Eustace. Let down with purpose to win fresh in a Kenso maiden before going to the Run To The Rose where he kept finding the line in a good effort behind Cylinder. I doubt he turns the tables, but he won’t disgrace himself.
11 Snapback: This is the one at massive odds I can entertain. Took care of an average field at Goulburn to break the maiden tag first up but go back to the Brisbane Winter, he was far from disgraced in the JJ Atkins behind King Colorado. The price gap between that pair is far too great IMO so I think at big odds, he is worth a mini throw at the stumps.
12 General Salute: He’s ready to win a race. Just not this. Convinced he is racing really well and was far from disgraced in the Run To The Rose. Think a level below this, he can win races.
13 Charm Stone: I am really keen to take on this filly. Just a win in the Quezette before winning the Atlantic Jewel where she was wide no cover but the overall time was just fair and the field was weak. 1400m a query and I just think the form around her is too suspect.
2023 Golden Rose $100 Betting Strategy:
Been hot on Cylinder and won’t drop off. $100 Win on him.
Group l Strategy Outlay: $300
Group l Strategy Return: $550
2023 Golden Rose Odds:
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