The Roses 2020

Saturday June 13, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Roses – Queensland Oaks is a popular winter betting double in Brisbane

Note: The COVID-19 pandemic saw a number of big changes to the 2020 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival including The Roses running over 1800m at Eagle Farm in mid-June offering $175,000. There was also no Queensland Oaks being held in 2020. 

The Roses, formerly known as the Doomben Roses up until 2009, is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies traditionally run at Doomben Racecourse on a Saturday May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Offering $200,000 in total prize money, the set weights race is run over 2000m and is held on the same day as the carnival’s first elite level race – the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m).

The fillies lining-up in The Roses field are traditionally heading towards a run in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse a fortnight later and the last filly to complete the double was Scarlett Lady (2011).

The only other filly to take out The Roses – Queensland Oaks double since the former was inaugurated in 1996 subsequent Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal (2011).

In 2014, The Roses winner Arabian Gold went on to run second to Tinto in the Queensland Oaks, Tinto having come off a second in The Roses. Both Gondokoro (2nd in 2013) and Quintessential (4th in 2012) also went on to win the the group 1 after a good lead-up run in the Doomben Roses.

The latest edition of the The Roses ran on Saturday June 13, 2020 at Eagle Farm over 1800m and was won by the favourite Vanna Girl. 

The Roses Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 13, 2020
  • Track: Doomben Racecourse (Eagle Farm in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • Distance: 2000m (1800m in 2020)
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000 ($175,000 in 2020)
  • First Run: 1996

2020 The Roses Results

The full The Roses 2020 race results & finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 13, 2020.

  • 1st: #2 Vanna Girl
  • 2nd: #5 Cellarmaid
  • 3rd: #4 Celestial Falls

The in-form Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained Vanna Girl ($2.10) saluted for the punters as the short-priced favourite in The Roses 2020 results ahead of a likely big spring campaign in Melbourne.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 12 56.5kg $2.10F
2 5 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida James Orman 1.25L 10 56.5kg $31
3 4 CELESTIAL FALLS Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 1.55L 3 56.5kg $5
4 1 FLORENT Tony Noonan Andrew Mallyon 3.3L 5 56.5kg $11
5 10 SHUHOOD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Robbie Fradd 4.3L 1 56.5kg $21
6 14 MISS PENFOLD Kelly Schweida Jake Bayliss 4.5L 7 56.5kg $101
7 3 MISS CAVALLO Michael Nolan Dale Smith 5.75L 13 56.5kg $201
8 9 SKY HORSE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 5.85L 2 56.5kg $6
9 7 MONEY MAGIC Mark Newnham Ryan Wiggins 5.95L 11 56.5kg $19
10 11 AL JOOD Chris Munce Ms Stephanie Thornton 6.7L 9 56.5kg $31
11 12 SOUL PURPOSE Mark Newnham Luke Dittman 7.45L 14 56.5kg $61
12 6 DEE DAY DIVA Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 7.85L 8 56.5kg $91
13 13 ADELASE Barry Baldwin Mark Du Plessis 8.05L 6 56.5kg $81
14 8 CALIFORNIA SALTO Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 4 56.5kg $26
  15e HALLOWED GIRL Chris Anderson     0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia

The Roses Betting & Odds

The Roses betting markets are led by in-form fillies coming off good lead-up runs from the autumn – early winter season. The fillies that finished in the money in the Gold Coast Bracelet, sometimes called simply The Bracelet and run in Brisbane, usually head The Roses odds as do those dropping back in grade from a Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) run over the same distance in Adelaide.

The last The Roses favourites to salute for the punters were Kenedna ($3 in 2017) who came off a second in the Schweppes Oaks, the Chris Waller-trained Youngstar ($4 in 2018) and the local Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained Vanna Girl ($2.10 in 2020).

The Roses betting markets are dominated by fillies proven over at least 1800m and The Bracelet graduates, and favourites have a fair recent record in the Group 2.

2020 The Roses Odds

The season’s best The Roses 2020 betting odds and markets will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Brisbane Winter Racing odds and offers on the Queensland Oaks lead-up.


The Roses Field

The Roses field attracts the winter’s most promising staying-type fillies targeting a Queensland Oaks run over the mile and a half a fortnight later at Brisbane’s premier track, Eagle Farm. The traditional lead-up into The Roses field for three-year-old fillies is the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) on Hollindale Stakes Day in early May.

The Roses Doomben betting at Ladbrokes.com.au

Scarlett Lady (2011) was the last filly to win The Roses – Queensland Oaks double during the winter in Brisbane. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

In 2016 Kebede ran third in the Gold Coast Bracelet before her The Roses win, while the Bracelet winner Imposing Lass finished third in The Roses.

The previous year, Bohemian Lily won the Gold Coast Bracelet – The Roses double, while Col ‘N’ Lil ran second in both races. Doomben Roses nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field of acceptances and barrier draw is out on the Wednesday.

2020 The Roses Field

The official The Roses 2020 field & barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week.

A capacity field of three-year-old fillies faces off in The Roses 2020 at Eagle Farm with the Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained favourite Vanna Girl, recent winner of the Daybreak Lover – Pam O’Neill Stakes double – drawing wide in barrier 13.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2613×85123 FLORENT Tony Noonan Andrew Mallyon 6 56.5kg 75
2 214112111 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 13 56.5kg 90
3 2×68722404 MISS CAVALLO Michael Nolan Dale Smith 14 56.5kg 65
4 521x213x22 CELESTIAL FALLS Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 4 56.5kg 80
5 511538×662 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida James Orman 11 56.5kg 69
6 4×41132220 DEE DAY DIVA Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 9 56.5kg 70
7 122×132 MONEY MAGIC Mark Newnham Ryan Wiggins 12 56.5kg 71
8 x196x25775 CALIFORNIA SALTO Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 5 56.5kg 70
9 24114 SKY HORSE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 3 56.5kg 70
10 5×286114 SHUHOOD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Robbie Fradd 2 56.5kg 71
11 418×516173 AL JOOD Chris Munce Ms Stephanie Thornton 10 56.5kg 73
12 642312 SOUL PURPOSE Mark Newnham Luke Dittman 15 56.5kg 63
13 7×232331 ADELASE Barry Baldwin Mark Du Plessis 7 56.5kg 61
14 1×05399 MISS PENFOLD Kelly Schweida Jake Bayliss 8 56.5kg 64
15e x816465x43 HALLOWED GIRL Chris Anderson  TBA 1 56.5kg 58

2020 The Roses Nominations

The Roses 2020 nominations will be provided below on the Monday of race week so stay tuned to see what early Queensland Oaks hopes are targeting the traditional lead-up.

Note, there is no Queensland Oaks race held in 2020.

The 2020 The Roses nominations feature 17 fillies led in betting by Vanna Girl coming off back-to-back Listed wins at Doomben for this season’s Stradbroke Handicap winning trainers Toby & Trent Edmonds.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 7×232331 ADELASE F 3 Barry Baldwin 61
2 418×516173 AL JOOD F 3 Chris Munce 73
3 x196x25775 CALIFORNIA SALTO F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
4 521x213x22 CELESTIAL FALLS F 3 Mark Newnham 80
5 511538×662 CELLARMAID F 3 Kelly Schweida 69
6 4×41132220 DEE DAY DIVA F 3 Robert Heathcote 70
7 2613×85123 FLORENT F 3 Tony Noonan
8 x816465x43 HALLOWED GIRL F 3 Chris Anderson 58
9 2×68722404 MISS CAVALLO F 3 Michael Nolan 65
10 1×05399 MISS PENFOLD F 3 Kelly Schweida 64
11 122×132 MONEY MAGIC F 3 Mark Newnham
12 8×75110245 SEGRILL F 3 Clarry Conners
13 5×286114 SHUHOOD F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
14 24114 SKY HORSE (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
15 642312 SOUL PURPOSE F 3 Mark Newnham
16 214112111 VANNA GIRL F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
17 x1132521x5 VIOLET F 3 Michael Nolan 72

The Roses Tips

The Roses betting tips include looking for the fillies that performed best in the key lead-up race, the Gold Coast Bracelet run a fortnight earlier over 200m shorter.

Other The Roses tips are to look for fillies with proven ability over at least 2000m, fillies that may have contested the spring’s Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington the campaign before and those high up the futures Queensland Oaks odds.

2020 The Roses Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Roses 2020 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the young hopefuls to back and sack in the Group 2 event.

The Roses Form Guide

The Roses form guide features information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of all the fillies in the field. Looking for fillies coming off a Black-Type win, those that ran well in the Gold Coast Bracelet last time out, three-year-olds proven at the Doomben track (or Eagle Farm in 2020) and Queensland Oaks hopes are all important when doing The Roses form.

The Roses form has also stacked up in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day in recent years with Dariana (3rd in 2010) going on to win the Queensland Derby over the boys off a The Roses placing.

Note, in 2020 The Roses ran the weekend after the Stradbroke Handicap and there was no Queensland Derby or Oaks being held due to COVID-19.

2020 The Roses Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Roses 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Roses Results

The Roses results in Brisbane have been dominated by classy fillies in recent years, many of which went on to perform well in Eagle Farm’s Queensland Oaks over 400m further.

Notable The Roses winners from the past decade include Kenedna (2017), Bohemian Lily (2015), Arabian Gold (2014), Dear Demi (2013) and Scarlet Lady (2011).

Past Winners of The Roses

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Vanna Girl Cellarmaid Celestial Falls 1:48.2 (over 1800m)
2019 Etana Aliferous Welsh Legend 2:03.3
2018 Youngstar Another Dollar Highway 2:04.7
2017 Kenedna Oklahoma Girl Perilous Love 2:08.0
2016 Kebede Sebring Sally Imposing Lass 2:02.5
2015 Bohemian Lily Col ‘n’ Lil Whatalovelyday 2:04.0
2014 Arabian Gold Tinto Tornado Miss 2:03.0
2013 Dear Demi Gondokoro Vaquera 2:05.3
2012 Invest Miss Artistic Scorpio Queen 2:04.1
2011 Scarlett Lady Savannah’s Choice Divorces 2:04.0
2010 Marheta Femina Fashion Dariana 2:03.5
2009 Awesome Planet Ekstreme Purple 2:04.3
2008 Heavenly Glow Pentacity Miss Maren 2:05.5
2007 Lasoron My Ladys Chamber Eskimo Queen 2:03.0
2006 Gaze Upstaged Zenarta 2:03.5
2005 Cinque Cento Ponte Piccolo Fiery Sunset 2:04.0
2004 Natural Woman Charmview Imana 2:04.3
2003 The Jewel Crianca Domielle 2:04.9
2002 Palidamah Faiza Quays 2:01.9
2001 Ethereal Life Is Beautiful Dandify 2:04.3
2000 Avilde Miss Zoe Citirecruit 2:05.4