2019 Run To The Rose Preview


This week’s $200,000 Group 2 for the three year olds will have eight colts and geldings lining up and includes last start Group 1 J J Atkins Plate winner Prince Fawaz as well as exciting last start winners Exceedance and Dawn Passage.

The 2019 Run To The Rose field at Rosehill on Saturday has attracted a small but talented group of three year olds who are warming up for Group 1 glory in the $1m Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) in a fortnight at the same track.

We have analysed all the horses in the field and our complete 2019 Run To The Rose tips are now available.

Prince Fawaz

Prince Fawaz claimed Group 1 glory at the end of his two year old season with a win in the J.J. Atkins Plate (1600m) at Eagle Farm in June and will be resuming in the Run To The Rose. Prince Fawaz showed during his last campaign that he got better as the distances got longer and the Anthony Cummings trained colt might find the 1200m of The Run To Rose a bit short. He will better suited over the 1400m of the Golden Rose in a fortnight.  

Yes Yes Yes

The Chris Waller trained Yes Yes Yes was the winner of three of his five races during his juvenile season and had no luck from the outside gate when seventh in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill during the 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival. Yes Yes Yes has had two barrier trials in preparation for his return to the racetrack and a forward showing is expected. Nash Rawiller is riding in outstanding form at the moment.


Bivouac resumed from a spell with a very impressive win in the Group 3 Vain Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield on August 17 but was then run over by Exceedance on a heavy track in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on August 31. Trainer James Cummings has taken the blinkers off Bivouac for his return match with Exceedance.


Exceedance could not have been more impressive when he stormed home to put two lengths on Bivouac in the San Domenico Stakes and looks the one to beat again stepping up to the 1200m. The Team Hawkes trained Exceedance will no doubt have taken plenty of improvement out of that run and it is no surprise that Tommy Berry is sticking with him.  

Dawn Passage

Dawn Passage ran up to his early two year old form with a first up win in the Listed Rosebud over 1100m at Rosehill on August 10 and further improvement is on the cards. Co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have given the Dawn Passage a trial since and the colt performed well again with a win in the 900m heat. Facing a smart line up here and will be thereabouts at the finish.


Kubrick was the winner of his first two starts as a two year old before finishing a head second to Prince Fawaz in the Group 1 J J Atkins Plates at Eagle Farm during the 2019 Brisbane Winter Carnival. Trainer Chris Waller has given Kubrick two easy barrier trials in preparation for his return and the Shooting To Win colt will no doubt be ready to peak in a fortnight in the Group 1 Golden Rose. Kept a close eye on him with James McDonald in the saddle.


Hightail had a tough run when second first up after being planted three wide in the 1200m Listed McKenzie Stakes at The Valley three weeks ago and will get a better run from barrier two in the eight horse Run To The Rose field. Sam Clipperton takes over from Damien Lane on the Peter and Paul Snowden trained gelding. No easier here.

Mo’s Crown

Mo’s Crown is taking a huge step up in class to Group 2 company after breaking his maiden at Wyong a fortnight ago. Facing a tough task here.

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