2010 Golden Rose Stakes Preview – Crystal Lily Top Chance

August 10th, 2010

As part of the esteemed Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, Rosehill Racecourse will come to life on Saturday August 28 hosting Golden Rose Day.

The marquee event on the card will be the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), open to three-year-olds and run under set weight conditions.

With the running of the 2010 Golden Rose, punters and racing fans are treated to the first Group 1 race of the spring season as the event has been elevated form its former Group 2 status for the first time this year.

As the richest race of the Sydney Spring Carnival, the best thoroughbreds are attracted to the Golden Rose making this one of the pinnacle racing events on the calendar and one of the best betting opportunities at Ladbrokes.com.au of the year.

When looking on what horse to bet on in the 2010 Golden Rose Stakes, look towards the dominant runners in lead-up-races including the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1300m) held at Rosehill on August 14.

The Run to The Rose has been an excellent guide for punters in recent years including last year when Denman took out the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double.

The other feature race at the meeting will be the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1100m), which is also worth a punt on online at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Nominations for the 2010 Golden Rose close on Monday August 23 followed by the final field of acceptances being announced on Wednesday August 25.

Bookmark this page to be the first to view the 2010 Golden Rose nominations and final field.

Horses expected to be amongst the 2010 Golden Rose early entries include Fastnet Rock colt Hinchinbrook, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Squamosa and Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily.

Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily is already a top chance to take out the Golden Rose

The 2010 Golden Rose is sure to be used as an early preparatory race for three-year-olds eyeing off a run in some of the major Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features later in the season.

Punters that keep an eye on the campaigns and performances of the top runners in the Golden Rose Stakes can win big as they get an early preview for races including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 9 and the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) on the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting on October 30.

For all of your spring race betting the best tip is not to bet at the TAB. With the TAB’s average odds and limited betting options it is easy to see why more and more punters everyday are choosing to bet big and win bigger online at leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.