Early 2014 Golden Rose Stakes Betting

July 24th, 2014

Earthquake is early favourite to win the 2014 Golden Rose Stakes in Sydney this September. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The race is on towards Sydney’s opening Group 1 race of the new season with futures betting markets already out for the Golden Rose Stakes 2014.

Kicking off the elite level racing action of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, this year’s $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) is set to run at Rosehill Gardens on September 13.

Hopeful new season three-year-olds targeting the race are already emerging and in response to that the Aussie bookies are opening their all-in Golden Rose Stakes odds.

Below we take a look at some of the top early fancies to become this year’s Golden Rose Stakes winners and the odds you can get them at online now at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Earthquake ($6)

The tentative early markets on the feature are currently led by Darley-owned Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Earthquake at $6.

Now prepared by John O’Shea the daughter of Exceed And Excel was last seen running second to Mossfun in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) in early April.

She’s set to resume racing in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on September 6 with other spring options for her including Sydney’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in October and the $1 million Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne the following Saturday.

Mossfun ($7.50)

Golden Slipper winner prepared by Team Hawkes, this Mossman filly had a flying two-year-old campaign and will look to continue that in the spring.

Connections however have admitted they have no idea yet where she’ll race, over what distance and what her main aims are though did confirm she would be racing in Melbourne sometime over the carnival.

She’s been back in work in Sydney since mid-June and the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) if she doesn’t stretch out over the mile will be the likely aim at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

Almalad ($9)

Gai Waterhouse-trained Al Maher gelding is the best fancied of the males for this year’s Golden Rose and is being kept safe in betting for a number of other upcoming features as they are undefeated so far.

Their latest effort was in Brisbane’s Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) where they handled a rise in class and distance to beat Brazen Beau by a long neck and secure a Golden Rose bid.

Bring Me The Maid ($13)

Peter Moody’s Golden Slipper third placegetter, this Sebring filly has won two of her four starts including a Group 2 Rosehill race and was competitive coming from the back of the field in the Slipper to make up lots of late ground.

Likely to excel when stepped out over more ground as a three-year-old and is also in line for the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield in October.

Sarajevo ($13)

Lonhro colt prepared by John O’Shea, this lightly raced hope won on debut at Randwick’s Kensington track in April but hasn’t raced again since.

Fourth in a trial on July 18 but not much said or known about their spring lead-up but the bookies must have their ear to the ground to explain this short price.

The next best in betting at $15 is then Darley’s Todman Stakes winner Ghibellines before equal $17 chances Meursalut, Nayeli and Peggy Jean round out the hopes under $20.

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