2014 Golden Rose Betting Preview and Tips

September 12th, 2014

A talented field of 15 three-year-olds have been confirmed for this weekend’s featured Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Hallowed Crown is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Golden Rose

Hallowed Crown is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Golden Rose. Photo: Steve Hart

Having returned to the track in typically good form this time in, Bring Me The Maid has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in the 2014 Golden Rose, currently available at $3.80 odds ahead of Hallowed Crown ($5.50), Better Land ($7) and Almalad ($9) at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Bring Me The Maid justify favouritism and win the 2014 Golden Rose, or will one of her talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Hallowed Crown ($5.50)

Contesting an exceptional career start over three appearances on track competitively so far, Hallowed Crown’s chances of success in the 2014 Golden Rose appeared to take a slight hit when allocated the relatively wide and awkward barrier 14, however arguably offers punters the best value for success in betting markets. Debuting with a comfortable win in a minor event over 1150m on March 26th, the Street Sense colt announced his arrival when leaving a talented field in the dust in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) on Day 1 of The Championships in April, and has seemingly returned in similarly devastating form this time in; winning the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) by a length on August 30th. Taking solace from Zoustar’s impressive Golden Rose win from the wide barrier in 2013, trainer James Cummings is confident his runner has the class to continue his perfect run of form through this weekend.

2nd

Bring Me The Maid ($3.80)

Yet to finish outside the places in five career starts to date, talented Peter Moody-trained runner Bring Me The Maid was allocated the ideal barrier 6 for the 2014 Golden Rose and has so-far received the greatest market share of wagers for success; cutting in from an opening quote of close to $5 to currently feature at $3.80 favourite and clear market mover. Winning the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and finishing a credible third in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) most notably over four autumn starts, the Sebring filly more than stamper her claims as a leading Golden Rose contender when winning the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) by close to two lengths first-up on August 23rd. Confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Luke Nolen, punters may find value in including Bring Me The Maid as a selection in a quinella or trifecta bet.

3rd

Kumaon ($15)

One of two Godolphin horses confirmed for the 2014 Golden Rose, Kumaon has finished outside the places just once in six competitive starts and offers punters great value in Golden Rose betting markets, particularly at $4.40 to run a place. Finishing second in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) and third in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) most notably in autumn, the Lonhro colt ran on for second behind Hallowed Crown in the Run To The Rose first-up, and is more than worth consideration for a Golden Rose bet.

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