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Timeform Recap – Golden Rose Day

Timeform recap of Golden Rose Day at Rosehill on September 23 where the Gerald Ryan-trained Trapeze Artist caused a boilover in the feature event.

Timeform Recap – Golden Rose Day

The Gerald Ryan-trained Trapeze Artist has re-written the history books by taking out last Saturday’s Golden Rose.

Trapeze Artist flew under the radar heading into the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday with all eyes largely focused on his more fancied stablemate Menari.

With Blinkers reapplied after a one paced fourth in the Stan Fox Stakes, Trapeze Artist was transformed, winning the Golden Rose by 4.3 lengths over Champagne Cuddles with favourite Menari third.


Trapeze Artist
Trapeze Artist Picture:Racing and Sports

Trapeze Artist Horseform produced a Timeform rating of 122 for the win and in the process set a number of records which are expected to be long standing.

His 4.3 length victory is now the biggest winning margin for the Golden Rose, two lengths superior to the prior largest margin shared by Court Command Horseform (2006), Exosphere Horseform (2015) and Astern Horseform (2016).

At 40-1, the son of Snitzel is also the longest priced winner of the Golden Rose, eclipsing the 20-1 quote 2003 winner In Top Swing saluted at in the inaugural running of the event.

A talented two-year-old, Trapeze Artist won the Black Opal Stakes at Canberra with a performance assessed at 114 before improving by a pound two starts later when placing behind Invader Horseform in the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce (1400m) at Randwick on April 1.

Next up for Trapeze Artist is likely the Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in two week’s time, a path commonly travelled by Golden Rose winners.

The Golden Rose-Roman Consul double has been achieved in two of the past four seasons with Zoustar Horseform completing the double in 2013 followed by Exosphere Horseform in 2015.

While Trapeze Artist did put a sizeable margin on his rivals, there were a number of other runs which possessed merit.

Champagne Cuddles Horseform was strong late for second while Menari Horseform and Gold Standard Horseform were each brave, sticking on well after settling just behind a suicidal early tempo set by The Mission and Perast.

The fifth placed Assimilate Horseform caught the eye late in what could prove a strong Caulfield Guineas trial for the son of Sebring.

The Golden Rose has played host to a pair of recent Caulfield Guineas winners, the Team Snowden-trained Shooting To Win Horseform in 2014 and 2015 winner Press Statement Horseform.

Washington Heights
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The Gerald Ryan stable has commenced their 2017/18 in fine fashion, with Washington Heights Horseform another example of the form they’ve struck taking out the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m).

Again settled back in the field, Washington Heights peeled out widest into the straight and was simply a cut above his rivals, beating veteran Mighty Lucky Horseform by a half length.

His display returned a Timeform rating of 113, a pound clear of his prior master rating achieved when second in the 2014 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) won by Nostradamus Horseform.

Daysee Doom
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Despite a tough run in transit, Daysee Doom Horseform was still too good in taking out the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m).

The victory netted the daughter of Domesday a new master Timeform rating of 109 and augers well for her chances contesting The Angst Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in a fortnight’s time.

The 2016 Angst Stakes was won last year by Dixie Blossoms Horseform who ran second in the Golden Pendant on Saturday.

Carrying 1kg more than Daysee Doom and only narrowly beaten, Dixie Blossoms returned a Timeform rating of 110.

Ace High
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Ace High Horseform thrived out in trip contesting the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m).

Leading throughout, Ace High recorded a Timeform rating of 114.

It was his first look beyond a mile and being by High Chaparral was always going to thrive.

Both he and runner up Sanctioned Horseform were excellent and each put a big margin on third and back.

The Gloaming Stakes is the main lead up into the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) in two week’s time which is where Ace High is naturally headed prior to a likely trip south for the Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington.

The Gloaming Stakes-Spring Champion Stakes double has been claimed in three of the past five years. Dundeel Horseform was the pick of trio, achieving the feat in 2012.

Complacent Horseform (2013) and Vanbrugh Horseform (2015) followed in his footsteps.

The other Group winner through a strong Golden Rose Day program was Auvray Horseform who ran to 105 in taking out the Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m).

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R7 ROSEHILL 23 September 2017
Golden Rose 3 , 1400m
Race Synopsis: The Black Opal Stakes (Gr3, 1200m) winner Trapeze Artist was a surprise $41 winner but it was an impressive performance, nevertheless. Having his third run this preparation and returning to racing in blinkers, he settled back in sixth place, one off the rails, tracking a strong tempo (first 800m 46.41) before improving well rounding the home turn. He raced to the front at the 200m and then drew away to score decisively by just over four lengths. The filly Champagne Cuddles settled in last place in the 14-horse field, improved (between runners) on turning for home, went to fifth at the 200m and kept running on well to take second, putting up a smart performance. The favourite Menari was quickly away from his wide barrier (11), settled back in fourth place, chasing a strong pace, looked dangerous at the 200m but kept battling on from that point for third, seemingly being tested by the 1400m trip and having worked on a strong early pace. Gold Standard was back in fifth place on the rails, went to third at the home turn and then kept battling on for (4.6 lengths) fourth. Assimilate was back in 12th place rounding the home turn and made good late ground for (5.6 lengths) fifth in a promising effort while Pariah (ninth) and Merchant Navy (tenth) ran below expectations, not threatening at any stage.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
TYE ANGLAND
56.5
$41.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - TREPPES (AUS)
Vieira Racing (Mgr: B Vieira), B Vieira, Mrs S G Vieira, T Vieira, Mrs C Vieira-Choy & J A Choy
2nd  
14. CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES (AUS)
3yo Filly
BJORN BAKER
JASON COLLETT
54.5
$17.00
 
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - SKY CUDDLE (AUS)
Champagne Ladies (Mgr: Mrs M J Hardy)
Jan 16, 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, Psd $180,000 Res $200,000
 
3rd  
2. MENARI (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
JOSH PARR
56.5
$2.38
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - ISURAVA (AUS)
Corumbene Stud Pty Ltd Synd (Mgr: G Altomonte), G Altomonte, Ms L N Smith & G Severino
 Jan 16, 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Dunedoo
 
4th  4. GOLD STANDARD (AUS)
3yo Colt
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
TOMMY BERRY
56.5
$10.00
5th  10. ASSIMILATE (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
HUGH BOWMAN
56.5
$10.00
6th  6. CHAUFFEUR (AUS)
3yo Colt
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$26.00
7th  12. PERAST (AUS)
3yo Colt
PAUL PERRY
A HYERONIMUS
56.5
$101.00
8th  9. DRACARYS (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
TIM CLARK
56.5
$21.00
9th  3. PARIAH (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$8.50
10th  7. MERCHANT NAVY (AUS)
3yo Colt
CIARON MAHER
MARK ZAHRA
56.5
$7.00
11th  13. FORMALITY (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
KERRIN MCEVOY
54.5
$21.00
12th  11. SHOGUN SUN (AUS)
3yo Gelding
KELLY SCHWEIDA
CHRISTIAN REITH
56.5
$26.00
13th  1. THE MISSION (AUS)
3yo Colt
PAUL PERRY
COREY BROWN
56.5
$101.00
14th  8. DIAMOND TATHAGATA (AUS)
3yo Colt
MARK NEWNHAM
GLYN SCHOFIELD
56.5
$201.00


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