Run To The Rose 2018

Saturday 8th September, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double is a popular one for punters each spring

The Run To The Rose is a Group 2 race for three-year-old sprinters held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in early September each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Offering $200,000 in total prize money, the event is now run on the same race card as the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) and the other three-years-old feature on the card the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m).

The set weights plus penalties clash was upgraded from a Group 3 to a Group 2 race in 2015 and is the traditional lead-up for three-year-olds into the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) back at Rosehill a fortnight later. Recent winners of the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double include Astern (2016), Exosphere (2015), Hallowed Crown (2014) and Denman (2009).

The latest edition of the Run To The Rose jumped on Saturday 8th September, 2018.

2018 Run To The Rose Results

  • 1st: #2 Lean Mean Machine
  • 2nd: #3 Graff
  • 3rd: #9 Jonker

The Run To The Rose Race Info

  • Date: Saturday 8th September, 2018
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 2003

Run To The Rose Field

The Run To The Rose field attracts the best three-year-old sprinters of the season and class usually prevails in the race. Horses often kick off their spring campaigns in the Group 2 on way to the Golden Rose the following month and may have contested a race like Randwick’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) as a two-year-old in the autumn.

In 2012 star colt Pierro won three straight Group 1 races as a two-year-old including the Golden Slipper and Champagne Stakes before a first-up success in that year’s Run To The Rose. If not racing first-up runners may come via a race like the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) run two weeks before also at Rosehill, the last horse to complete the San Domenico Stakes – Run To The Rose double being Va Pensiero (2013).

2018 Run To The Rose final field can be found below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 146122x ZOUSAIN Chris Waller James McDonald 8 57.5kg 90
2 13310x LEAN MEAN MACHINE Chris Waller Tye Angland 7 57.5kg 88
3 11×1 GRAFF Kris Lees Jason Collett 13 57kg 85
4 1x1L0x3 PERFORMER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 57kg 83
5 323x81x8 PAQUIRRI Gary Moore Christian Reith 3 57kg 81
6 2×221 DANAWI Tim Martin 11 57kg 75
7 11628×1 SANDBAR Brad Widdup 10 56kg 85
8 11x10649x2 LONG LEAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tommy Berry 9 56kg 82
9 110×4 JONKER David Atkins Kerrin McEvoy 4 56kg 78
10 1x4342x8 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Brett Prebble 12 55kg 80
11 5310×5 TCHAIKOVSKY Peter & Paul Snowden 5 55kg 71
12 113 SMART ELISSIM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 55kg 70
13 47×14 NUCLEAR BLITZ Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6 53kg 62

Run To The Rose Betting & Odds

Run To The Rose betting markets are led by the most promising and well-performed three-year-olds of the new season.

Youngsters that performed well in top company as a juvenile that autumn gone in races like the Champagne Stakes sit high up the Run To The Rose odds. If runners in the field are returning to racing, first-up records have an impact on the markets, while fit three-year-olds coming out of the San Domenico Stakes at the track earlier that month also represent good value in Run To The Rose betting.

Favourites have a solid record in the Run To The Rose and the winner more often than not starts near the top of betting for that year’s Golden Rose Stakes.

Run To The Rose Tips

Good Run To The Rose tips include looking for the best performing two-year-olds in the autumn that are starting their 3YO spring campaigns, those with proven winning form over 1200m in Sydney and any fit youngsters coming off a top three run in the San Domenico Stakes.

Run To The Rose Form Guide

The Run To The Rose form guide features crucial information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and past runs of the three-year-olds in the field. The Form for this race has has held up in the Golden Rose many times in recent years with all four winners of the Group 1 from 2012 – 2015 coming out of the traditional lead-up race.

Run To The Rose graduates have also performed well in other future Group 1 races including in 2015 when runner-up in the Group 2 Press Statement went on to win the Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne that October.

Run To The Rose Results

Run To The Rose results have a major impact on upcoming markets for the Golden Rose Stakes each spring. Many short-priced favourites have saluted in The Run To The Rose including Pierro who jumped the odds-on favourite in 2012.

The last roughie hope to score an upset Run To The Rose result was Va Pensiero ($21 in 2013). Notable recent Run To The Rose winners include Exosphere (2015), Hallowed Crown (2014), Pierro (2012) and Denman (2009).

2018 The Run To The Rose Results

The official The Run To The Rose 2018 results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday 8th September, 2018.

 

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Lean Mean Machine Graff Jonker 1:13.5
2017 Menari Pariah Perast 1:08.5
2016 Astern Star Turn Impending 1:10.9
2015 Exosphere Press Statement Holler 1:10.6
2014 Hallowed Crown Kumaon Ygritte 1:12.9
2013 Va Pensiero Dissident Marseille Roulette 1:09.6
2012 Pierro Your Song Epaulette 1:09.8
2011 Smart Missile Foxwedge Helmet
2010 Squamosa Masquerader Testarhythm 1:18.2
2009 Denman More Than Great Bombay Sling 1:16.6
2008 Desuetude Maybe I Emperor Bonaparte 1:18.1
2007 El Cambio Rapid Jacko Turffontein 1:16.2
2006 Mentality He’S No Pie Eater Boncoeur 1:17.6
2005 Paratroopers Pendragon (Nz) Thunderbird Hill 1:16.3
2004 Eremein Uber Econsul (Nz) 1:18.3
2003 Gilded Youth Charmview Confectioner 1:16.7

Run To The Rose Winners