2011 Golden Rose Betting & Field Update

August 10th, 2011

The race is on towards the opening Group One showdown of the season with the Golden Rose 2011 betting markets starting to heat up as the field of hopeful three-year-olds begins to take shape.

Kicking off elite level racing for the spring, the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) is scheduled to take place at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday September 10, 2011.

As the signature race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the 2011 Golden Rose will attract a final field of some of the best three-year-olds going around.

Australia’s leading online bookmaker Luxbet has released their Golden Rose odds and futures markets with Peter Snowden’s Blue Diamond Stakes – Golden Slipper winner Sepoy at the top of the betting paying $4 to add a third elite level victory to his impressive record.

Sepoy, who resumes racing at Caulfield in the Vain Stakes on Saturday, is however an unlikely Golden Rose acceptor with connections stating their intention to target the Melbourne Spring features.

On the next line of Golden Rose betting is the horse that is then set to firm into favouritism come race day, the Anthony Cummings-trained Smart Missile.

Other top three-year-olds high up the markets include Sepoy’s fellow dual Group 1 winning stablemate Helmet ($5.50), Aeronautical who firmed in from $26 to $8 following their victory in The Rosebud last Saturday and Foxwedge ($10).

The John O’Shea-trained Foxwedge is an untapped talent, the son of Fastnet Rock having won one of their four starts to date.

They haven’t been seen since pulling up sore after their seventh to Sepoy in the Golden Slipper back in April, but will resume in the $125,000 Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

A sharp hitout at the track last week showed O’Shea that Foxwedge was more than ready to return to race conditions and that there was lots of improvement to come.

“Foxwedge will have a couple of runs going into the Golden Rose, which is his main target,” O’Shea said.

“I think that 1400 metres is going to be his pet distance, the way he has come back.

“There is a lot of improvement left in him but he will be competitive (in the San Domenico) on Saturday.

“I think going into the Rose third-up will be perfect for him. He will be at his top for this.”

There is a whole host of Golden Rose Stakes 2011 hopefuls that are launching their three-year-old seasons this Saturday including fellow San Domenico Stakes starter Karuta Queen.

Down in Melbourne at the Caulfield meet Golden Rose-bound fillies will face off in the $100,000 Listed Quezette Stakes (1100m) including the Peter Snowden-trained Glissade and last-start Slipper runner-up Mosheen.

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