Price To Aim Pair at 2014 Golden Rose

July 16th, 2014

Notable performers over two-year-old events through the 2014 Sydney Autumn Carnival, trainer Mick Price has confirmed he is preparing exciting colts Jabali and Cornrow for a tilt at the featured Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 13th.

Cornrow (inside) is one of two Mick Price-trained runners geared towards the 2014 Golden Rose

Cornrow (inside) is one of two Mick Price-trained runners geared towards the 2014 Golden Rose. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Stamping his claims as one to watch when finishing second in each of his first three starts, including the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Jabali had clearly had enough racing by the time the major Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m); fading to finish eleventh.

One of the more consistent runners of the autumn while unable to break through for a race win, Cornrow finished third in all of the Blue Diamond Stakes, Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), but was also unable to figure in the Slipper.

Yet to confirm a first-up appearance for both Jabali and Cornrow in spring, Price told Racing Victoria the Golden Rose will figure as the first major stop before a likely trip to Melbourne for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in October.

“They’ll both go in to work to be set for the Group 1 Golden Rose and the Caulfield Guineas,” Price said.

“They’re nice horses and we’re chasing Group 1’s with them.

Sun Bloodstock International part-own Jabali so they want a Group 1 colt, and Cornrow is part owned by Kitchwin Hills Stud, so they’re looking for a Group 1 colt also.

“It’s frustrating that they haven’t won a race, considering they’ve earned about half a million between them.

“Both horses have done very well, especially Cornrow.”

With early betting markets for the 2014 Golden Rose yet to appear, Jabali and Cornrow are each offered at particularly generous quotes for success in the 2014 Caulfield; available at $26 odds each.

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