Doomben Roses 2017


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

The Roses, also known as The Doomben Roses, is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies run at Doomben Racecourse on a Saturday in late May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Offering $175,000 in total prize money, the set weights race is run over 2000m, the same distance as the meeting’s feature race – the Group 1 Doomben Cup.

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).

Before her, subsequent Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal (2011) was the last Doomben Roses winner to win the Queensland Oaks. 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 next edition of the The Roses runs on May, 2017.

Doomben Roses Field

The Doomben 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.

In 2016 Kebede ran third in the Gold Coast Bracelet before her The Roses whin, 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.

Doomben Roses Betting & Odds

The Roses betting markets are led by in-form fillies coming off good lead-up runs in either Queensland or Sydney. A race like the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) over the same distance at Randwick in Sydney can make a nice lead-up into the Queensland feature, while the fillies that finished in the money at the Gold Coast in the Bracelet usually head The Roses odds at Doomben.

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

Doomben Roses Tips

Doomben 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 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington the campaign before and those high up the futures Queensland Oaks odds.

Doomben 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 and Queensland Oaks hopes are all important when doing the Doomben Roses form.

The Doomben 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 Roses placing.

Doomben Roses Results

The Roses results at Doomben 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 Doomben Roses winners from the past decade include Bohemial Lily (2015), Arabian Gold (2014), Dear Demi (2013) and Scarlett Lady (2011).

Past Winners of The Roses

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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