2010 Golden Rose Nominations

August 23rd, 2010

Nominations for the richest Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature, the $1million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m), are out in anticipation of the Rosehill feature this Saturday.

Fifty-six classy horses have been nominated for the classic three-year-olds showdown, all vying for a spot in the final field.

The 2010 Golden Rose has a field limit of just 17 horses plus four emergencies, so there are some generous odds available on the early entries in the Ladbrokes.com.au markets ahead of the acceptances announcement later in the week.

The Rick Hore-Lacy-trained Toorak Toff opened as the top elect in the ante-post Golden Rose betting and is almost certain to remain the odds-on favourite following the nominations when our preferred online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au update their Rose markets later today.

Winner of the Vain Stakes (1100m) last-start at Caulfield, a good barrier draw is crucial for Toorak Toff in the Golden Rose as the Show A Heart colt attempts his maiden Group 1 victory.

Another early favourite to become the 2010 Golden Rose winner is Masquerader, David Payne’s lightly raced colt set for another showdown with the horse that beat him last start in the Group 3 Run To The Rose, Squamosa.

Masquerader is set to be ridden by champion hoop Hugh Bowman who won the first two editions of the Golden Rose aboard In Top Swing and Doonan and then made it a hat-trick with Duporth in the 2008 Golden Rose.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Squamosa is also among the Golden Rose nominations and will have Nash Rawiller aboard, along with stablemates Brightexpectations and Dal Dal.

Another interesting entry for the Rose is Saturday’s winner of the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1200m) Blackball trained by Peter Snowden who has also nominated promising filly Classics, Giresun and Group 1 Champagne Stakes winner Skilled.

Blackball, however, is anything but a certain starter for Snowden who may not back the colt up so quickly.

Other Up And Coming Stakes runners nominated for the Golden Rose this year include fourth and fifth placegetters Top Drop and Decision Time.

Top Drop will be Rosehill-based trainer Gerald Ryan’s only hope in the Rose after announcing his Fastnet Rock colt Hinchinbrook will miss the race in favour of the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1100m) at the same meeting after missing a crucial first-up run in the Starlight Stakes due to an elevated temperature.

Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily has also been nominated but connections will opt to run her in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield instead depending on her barrier draw. If the Melbourne filly does run in the Rose, regular jockey Brett Prebble will take the mount.

The filly that beat Crystal Lily last-start in the Queztte Stakes, the Peter Moody-trained Panipique, is set to run in the Golden Rose and is the leading contender for the Moody stables ahead of other entrants Achievements and Master Harry, Master Harry to be withdrawn and sent for a spell instead.

Also worth checking out the odds at Ladbrokes.com.au on is the Mick Tubman-trained Chance Bye, the filly coming off a third to Parables in the Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes last Saturday and named as a 90 per cent chance of being in the Golden Rose final field.

The 2010 Golden Rose final field will be released on Wednesday August 25 and published here so bookmark this page.

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2010 Golden Rose Nominations

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Horse

Trainer

1
ACHIEVEMENTS
Peter G Moody
2
AMBERS WALTZ
John O’Shea
3
BIG STORM
Bart Cummings
4
BLACKBALL
Peter Snowden
5
BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS
Gai Waterhouse
6
BUTT I’M READY
Gary Portelli
7
CENSOR
Lee Freedman
8
CHANCE BYE
Michael Tubman
9
CIRCLE OF POWER
Rod Craig
10
CLASSICS
Peter Snowden
11
CRYSTAL LILY
Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
12
DAL DAL
Gai Waterhouse
13
DECISION TIME
Clarry Conners
14
DEMANDING MISS
Barry Baldwin
15
ELIMBARI
Kris Lees
16
EXCHANGES
Lee Freedman
17
GEORGETTE SILK
Clarry Conners
18
GIRESUN
Peter Snowden
19
GYBE
Anthony Cummings
20
HEARTSAREFORLOVE
John P Thompson
21
HINCHINBROOK
Gerald Ryan
22
ILOVETHISCITY
Grahame Begg
23
IN FAITH
David Hayes
24
JALSAH
David Hayes
25
KINGFISHER
Grahame Begg
26
KUDAKULARI (NZ)
Bart Cummings
27
LEGALISTIC
David Hayes
28
LEVI’S CHOICE
John P Thompson
29
LIESELE
Liam Birchley
30
MASQUERADER
David Payne
31
MASTER HARRY
Peter G Moody
32
MILITARY ROSE
Gillian Heinrich
33
NAMASTE
Lee Freedman
34
PANIPIQUE
Peter G Moody
35
PARISIAN SUNRISE
David Hayes
36
PELLIZOTTI
Lee Freedman
37
PRAECIDO (NZ)
David Payne
38
PRESSDAY
Chris Waller
39
REEM
David Payne
40
ROULETTES
Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
41
RUN FOR LEVI
John P Thompson
42
SASA
Tim Martin
43
SHAAHEQ
David Hayes
44
SHRAPNEL
Mark Kavanagh
45
SKILLED
Peter Snowden
46
SLEEPERS
Lee Freedman
47
SLICE AND DICE
Liam Birchley
48
SLOW THE FLOW
Matthew Smith
49
SO DETACHED
Graeme Rogerson
50
SOLAR CHARGED
John O’Shea
51
SPIRIT OF BOOM
Tony Gollan
52
SQUAMOSA
Gai Waterhouse
53
THE RUFFIAN
Lee Freedman
54
TOM’S CHOICE
Chris Waller
55
TOORAK TOFF
Rick Hore-Lacy
56
TOP DROP
Gerald Ryan