Mark Shean’s Racing Tips – Golden Rose Stakes Day


Rosehill Gardens - Race 2 12.50pm AEST

No. 9 Rapture Miss

Rapture Miss was a big winner two starts ago before she drew wide at Randwick last start. She had to be dragged right back to last and she gave away an impossible start, but I like the way it hit the line done the outside. The extra 100 metres is in her favour and she is drawn a little bit better.

Rosehill Gardens - Race 5 2.35pm AEST

No. 6 Youngstar

Youngstar resumed in the Tramway and she ran out of room in the concluding stages. She ran sixth, but she was really starting to hit the line strongly late and the extra 100 metres is in her favour. There is a little bit of speed in the race with Arbeitsam and Cabaza De Vaca, who both like to roll along. Youngstar will have the chance to finish over the top of them.

Rosehill Gardens - Race 7 3.50pm AEST

No. 4 Graff

This is an outstanding group of three-year-olds and we are set for a fascinating edition of the Golden Rose Stakes. Graff was most impressive when he won first-up from a spell in the San Domenico Stakes and he was beaten by the barrier last start in the Run To The Rose. He was wide on a limb the whole way and the early section in that race was the fastest of the day. He probably had to push the button a little bit too early. He is drawn to get a much better run and he is the one to beat.

Rosehill Gardens - Race 8 4:30pm AEST

No. 8 Tip Top

Tip Top ran a shocker second-up, but he had a little bit of a break and barrier trialled between runs before he went to a midweek meeting where he sat three wide with a big weight, but still powered to the line. He has won at 1400 metres in the past and he should get a beautiful run on the inside. He looks a bit of value in a tricky race.