2016 Golden Rose Stakes Odds Update

September 6th, 2016

Fourteen runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Omei Sword is favourite in 2016 Golden Rose Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Omei Sword is favourite in 2016 Golden Rose Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Omei Sword has returned to racing in exceptional form this time and has been backed into outright $3.50 favouritism in 2016 Golden Rose Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au, after drawing the ideal barrier 3.

Omei Sword won a minor Rosehill sprint over 1100m on debut, before making a strong transition to black type company when second in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) on March 12th.

Having clearly had enough by the time she ran ninth in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on Day 1 of The Championships, the High Chaparral filly delivered a smart field a near-four length defeat in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 20th.

Confirmed to be partnered by leading Hong Kong hoop Joao Moreira, Omei Sword will carry only 54.5kgs in the 2016 Golden Rose and is a leading chance of a first three finish on Saturday.

Godolphin colt Astern has drifted slightly since his allocation of barrier 12, but remains sole occupant of the second line at Golden Rose Stakes odds of $3.80.

An impressive winner on debut in December, Astern continued his undefeated career start through the Group 2 Silver Slipper (1100m) upon resuming this year but failed to fire in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).

Returning to the paddock after dead-heating the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1200m) with fellow Golden Rose acceptor El Divino, Astern savaged the line for success in the Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) a fortnight ago and should prove tough to beat with James McDonald in the saddle.

Team Hawkes have a big opinion of Divine Prophet, and the horse is well positioned to make a play at Group 1 glory as outright $4.80 third-favourite in Golden Rose Stakes betting markets.

Capping his autumn campaign third in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), Divine Prophet returned to racing this time for success in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) three weeks ago.

Sure to relish a step-up in distance, the Choisir colt has been confirmed to be partnered by Tommy Berry and will lay a great account for himself in the Golden Rose Stakes.

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