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the run to the rose
the run to the rose

The Run To The Rose is a $250,000 Group 2 race for three-year-olds, run over 1200 metres at Rosehill Racecourse in early September. As the name implies, the race is the main lead-up for the Group 1 Golden Rose, which is run over 1400 metres two weeks later.

The Run To The Rose 2022: Alfie’s preview

Track It’s currently a Soft 6 with rain forecast before race day, so I’m planning on it being a 7 or an 8. Keep an eye on track pattern through the day, Rosehill has been throwing up ever-changing patterns at the last 4 to 5 meetings. The earlier races will start to tell the tale.

Speed Just average. I have Swiss Exile to lead, then Best Of Bordeaux and Sweet Ride next. Netunno settles in the top four on the fence. Political Debate and Fireburn go back.

The Run To The Rose 2022: Runner-by-runner

Prices courtesy of TopSport at time of publication.

1 Best Of Bordeaux [$3.70] was taken back last start which had me scratching my head. He should be more prominent today, you would expect. His last two runs have been disappointing, so I think the current price is a bit short.

5 Nettuno [$4.60] was great first-up in my opinion. If the advantage is to the rails in run it bodes well as he gets that position.

11 In Secret [$5.50] brings in a different formline to most of these, coming out of the Silver Shadow last start. JMac off is a negative, but she’s still a chance.

7 Fireburn [$6] brings in the biggest overall figure. Her chances will really depend on if you can make up ground or not on the day.

3 Swiss Exile [$9.50] will have a bit of pressure on to get to the lead. His chances will depend on how much gas he burns getting there.

2 Sejardan [$9.50] is first-up and his figures are a bit below the best of these.

6 Sweet Ride [$17] had a great win last start in the San Domenico, but he did BSP at $50. So I would question whether he can repeat that figure.

8 Political Debate [$19] will be back in the run. He has the talent but I am against Pike at the moment.

The others aren’t up to this for mine: 4 Promitto [$34] and 10 Buenos Noches [$51]

The Run To The Rose 2022: Betting strategy

Best Bet Nettuno

The last two winners of this race, Anamoe and Rothfire, have gone on prove themselves to be stars. I don’t think this group is at their level… prior to this race they look to be three or four lengths behind. It’s a fairly open race and I’m certainly not as keen as the market in on Best Of Bordeaux. Netunno is the one for me. I was impressed by his run in the San Domenico and I can see him improving again.

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