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2017 Golden Rose - Sydney and Melbourne formlines set to clash

Jackson Oldham in Carnivals 14 Aug 2017
  • The Godolphin horse Kementari holds favouritism 
  • Catchy, Pariah and Tulip are all in the market 
Catchy defeats Pariah in the Blue Diamond Stakes

The new season three-year-olds are ready to step out in the fourth Group One of the 2017/18 season, the Golden Rose. The Godolphin horse Kementari holds favouritism over the Blue Diamond winner Catchy and impressive Rosebud winner Menari. 

The Golden Rose is run over 1400 metres at Rosehill and is a very prestigious Group One event. The 2017 edition will be run on September 23. 

Previous winners of the Golden Rose include Astern (2016), Exosphere (2015), Zoustar (2013), Epaulette (2012), Toorak Toff (2010) and Denman (2009). 

The James Cummings-trained Kementari is at the top of betting despite having had just two starts. The three-year-old Lonhro Colt appreciated getting to 1400m after his second on debut over 1200m. Ridden by Tye Angland, Kementari settled fourth before being angled out with 250 metres remaining. When Angland pushed the go button, Kementari exploded away and trounced them, winning by four lengths in a canter. 

Godolphin and Cummings must have an extremely high opinion of this horse, he is nominated for the Golden Rose, Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Classic and Cox Plate. It will be fascinating to see him go up against the proven three-year-olds such as Catchy, Menari and Pariah. 

Menari catapulted himself into Golden Rose contention with a dominant win in the listed Rosebud at Rosehill on Saturday. Menari was Group placed at his last preparation but has clearly gone to a new level as a three-year-old. First-up with 60.5kg seemed like a big ask, but the Gerald Ryan-trained galloper showed unbelievable acceleration to power away from his rivals. The unbeaten Siege Of Quebec battled on for second and is also in contention for the Golden Rose. 

When asked about the Golden Rose, trainer Gerald Ryan said “Na, I’m thinking The Everest.” Which is an obvious indication that Ryan thinks this horse is special. He later went on to say they would more than likely target the Golden Rose before making a call on The Everest as well as other races. 

The Blue Diamond form has been respected by the bookmakers. First, second and fourth in the Blue Diamond are all in the top five in the Golden Rose markets. Catchy is the most prominent with bookmakers, installed an equal second favourite with Menari. 

Pariah is on the third line of betting while Tulip is on the fourth line. Both David Hayes and Craig Williams have a big opinion of Catchy, with Williams comparing the Filly to Miss Finland. The horse I was most impressed with from the Blue Diamond was the Redoute’s Choice Colt Pariah. Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, He was caught three-wide the trip in the Blue Diamond and still looked the winner all the way down the home straight before being collared by Catchy in the final 50 metres. 

The possible X-Factor in the face might be another Godolphin runner, Esperance. The Gelding is not nominated for the Golden Rose. James Cummings stepped Esperance out on debut at Echuca. He missed the start by a length but jockey Andrew Mallyon found a position and got to the lead around the home bend. When Mallyon pulled the whip below the 200m, He kicked right away winning by eight lengths like a very good horse.

Esperance steps out for his second race start at Sandown on Wednesday and that will tell us more about the class of this Gelding and if James Cummings and Co. will pay up for the Group One Golden Rose. 



Golden Rose Market courtesy of Sportsbet.com.au 

Kementari $9.00 
Catchy $11.00 
Menari $11.00 
Pariah $13.00 
Tulip $15.00 
Invader $15.00
Esperance (Not Nom) $17.00
Alizee $17.00 
Merchant Navy $17.00



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2017 Golden Rose - Sydney and Melbourne formlines set to clash

The new season three-year-olds are ready to step out in the fourth Group One of the 2017/18 season, the Golden Rose. The Godolphin horse Kementari holds favouritism over the Blue Diamond winner Catchy and impressive Rosebud winner Menari.

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