Vancouver Drifts in 2015 Golden Rose Betting

September 1st, 2015

Undefeated as a two-year-old Vancouver has eased in 2015 Golden Rose betting markets following a lacklustre first-up performance and relatively un-impressive barrier trial at Rosehill Gardens this morning.

Vancouver has drifted in 2015 Golden Rose betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Vancouver has drifted in 2015 Golden Rose betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Vancouver jumped from the barriers well in the 1050m trial, settling in prime position on the heels of the hit-outs early leaders on the fence; receiving an ideal run in transit.

Rounding onto the straight with a clear racing line, regular hoop Tommy Berry allowed the son of Medaglia D’oro to gradually spool up, but the colt failed to produce much of a sprint when asked for an extra effort and finished comfortably off the pace in third.

2015 Golden Rose betting markets have altered noticeably since the hit-out, with leading online bookie now favouring impressive first-up winner Exosphere to post a maiden win at the highest level in the 2015 Golden Rose at a quote of $3; Vancouver drifting to $3.60 odds.

Despite the performance, Berry remains confident the horse is on track for success in the 2015 Golden Rose.

“He trialled nice. He’s getting ready for a 1400 metre race now and he’s looking for every bit of that,” Berry told Sky Racing.

“I’m really looking forward to the Golden Rose and he’ll be a big player.”

Vancouver more than stamped his claims as one to watch upon debuting to competition last spring; beating a handy field to the line in the Listed NSW Thoroughbred Breeders’ Plate (1000m) on Epsom Handicap day before returning to the paddock.

Jogging home to win the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) first-up this year, Vancouver continued to impress in taking out the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) before posting a maiden win at the highest level when saluting in the major Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 21st.

Unable to match the late pace in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) first-up this time, Vancouver will contest the 2015 Golden Rose Stakes without another competitive run.

Press Statement has firmed into a quote of $4.40 for success in the Golden Rose following an impressive return for second in the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) over the weekend, while the Mick Price-trained Ready For Victory was impressive late for third in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) and is now sole occupant of the fourth line at $9 odds.

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