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Timeform Recap – Run To The Rose Day

Timeform Recap for the for the Run To The Rose meeting at Rosehill on September 9 featuring boom colt Menari.

Timeform Recap – Run To The Rose Day

Flashy colt Menari has enhanced his claims for both the Golden Rose and a spot in The Everest with his impressive Run To The Rose victory.

If he wasn’t impressive enough on resuming in The Rosebud, Menari built upon the display second up contesting the Run To The Rose (1200m).


Menari Horseform was put in a perfect spot by jockey Josh Parr from a wide barrier, settled second behind leader Perast.

Menari
Menari Picture:Racing and Sports

As Perast came back to the field approaching the furlong, Menari powered by the early pacesetter for a 1.5 length win over Pariah with Perast hanging on bravely for third.

Menari’s dominant Run To The Rose display returned a Timeform rating of 122p.

Such a figure comes in nicely above the prior five year winning average of the event.

It sees Menari sit alongside Astern who also ran to 122+ when claiming the 2016 renewal.

Only Smart Missile Horseform in 2011 and Pierro Horseform in 2012 produced superior ratings to Menari when winning the Run To The Rose, with each of their respective efforts assessed at 123.

The Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes is next for Menari with the son of Snitzel an undeniable $2.50 favourite for the event where the colt will likely clash against a host of the same rivals he despatched in clinical fashion when contesting the Run To The Rose.

History also bodes extremely well for him. The last three Run To The Rose winners Hallowed Crown Horseform, Exosphere Horseform and Astern Horseform all went on to claim the Run To The Rose - Golden Rose double.

The Everest is three weeks after the Golden Rose and off what Menari has produced so far this prep, the Gerald Ryan-trained colt is deserving of a spot in the lucrative sprint.

Of The Everest hopefuls to have raced so far this spring, only Vega Magic Horseform has run a superior figure to Menari with his Memsie Stakes win returning a Timeform rating of 126.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained duo of Redzel Horseform (121, Concorde) and Russian Revolution Horseform (120, McEwen Stakes) are also in the mix heading towards the $10million sprint on October 14.

A further three Group events were conducted at Rosehill on Saturday and Gerald Ryan came away from the meeting with a Group double courtesy of Deploy winning the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m).

Deploy Horseform led throughout for a convincing four length success over the resuming Egg Tart Horseform and in the process broke the 1300m Rosehill track record previously held by Alquoz for 27 years.

While the Theo Marks often acts as a launch pad for horses heading toward mile/middle distance events in the spring, Deploy will be dropped back to the 1200m of The Premiere Stakes at Randwick in three weeks time.

Deploy
Deploy Picture:Racing and Sports

It will act as a final Everest audition for Deploy who ran to a Timeform rating of 114 on Saturday, a figure which suggests he is marginally below the top line sprinters this spring.

Gold Standard Horseform continued to go from strength to strength through his maiden prep by taking out the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m).

The Gai Waterhouse-Adrian Bott-trained colt produced a Timeform rating of 114 to claim the Stan Fox Stakes, ten pounds clear of a prior master figure returned when second in the Up and Coming Stakes behind Dracarys Horseform.

114 is low for a Stan Fox Stakes however it will likely become the norm as a byproduct of the race being moved forward two weeks.

Gold Standard
Gold Standard Picture:Racing and Sports

The Stan Fox used to be positioned perfectly for Golden Rose horses to race in it on the way to the Caulfield Guineas. In recent years we’ve seen the last three Caulfield Guineas winners in Shooting To Win Horseform (119+), Press Statement Horseform (119+) and Impending Horseform (122) all come out of the Stan Fox Stakes with figures well superior to what Gold Standard required last Saturday.

So the purpose of the race has changed commencing this season. Instead of a Caulfield Guineas lead up, it’s now a lead up to the Golden Rose and even the Gloaming Stakes on the same day over 1800m.

Ravi hit the ground running first up to claim the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m).

The Redoute’s Choice mare ran second in the race last year behind Heavens Above Horseform and on Saturday went one better.

Having developed a reputation as a get back mare who required a lot of luck in running, Peter and Paul Snowden have worked on adjusting Ravi’s racing style.

Getting her to settle more prominent has immediately worked and she’s run to a new career peak of 110.

Ravi
Ravi Picture:Racing and Sports

Only three mares have run higher than 110 in winning the Sheraco in the past decade, Mimi Lebrock Horseform returned a figure of 113 when she won in 2008 while More Joyous Horseform ran to 113 and 116 when winning in both 2010 and 2012.

Catkins rounds out the trio with her 2015 success assessed at 116.

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R7 ROSEHILL 9 September 2017
The Run To The Rose 3 , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Menari advanced after his impressive first-up win in The Rosebud (Listed, 1100m) at this track on 12 August to score brilliantly here, claiming clear favouritism for Saturday week’s Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) in the process. He showed good pace as he worked to overcome his outside barrier (10) before settling in second place. He got the better of the leader (Perast) at the 200m and then went to score a very strong win, and in very fast time (1:08.59). The San Domenico Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m) winner Pariah had an ideal trip in third place, briefly looked dangerous when he challenged at the 200m and then fought gamely for second in a strong effort, albeit in finding the winner too good. The $101 chance Perast was quickly away and took the lead. He grabbed a good break coming to the home turn and held on very well for third in a bold effort. Kementari raced back in sixth place, one off the rails. He put in a run from the 300m got to fourth at the 200m and then kept fighting on well for (3.2 lengths) fourth in a sound first-up effort. Shogun Sun was back in last place to the home turn. He went deeper at the 300m and caught the eye in running on late for (3.4 lengths) fifth, looking suited to further.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. MENARI (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
JOSH PARR
56.0
$2.25
 
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
 
2nd  
4. PARIAH (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
BLAKE SHINN
57.0
$3.75
 
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SECLUDED (AUS)
James Harron Bloodstock Colts, Mrs B C Bateman, Love Racing, Doyles Breeding & Racing, P Mehrten, Rockingham Thoroughbreds, J A & Mrs F A Ingham, G1g Racing & Breeding, S N Gillard, Archer Racing, Mrs C J Inglis, Arrowfield Stud (Mgr: J Messara), Pinecliff Racing (Mgr: J Munz)
3rd  
11. PERAST (AUS)
3yo Colt
PAUL PERRY
A HYERONIMUS
55.0
$101.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - THOUSAND VEILS (NZ)
 P M Perry, F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, Peake Racing Syndicate (Mgr: P N Edwards), J W Craddock, Mrs M Craddock, M Sinclair & C J Bell
4th  10. KEMENTARI (AUS)
3yo Colt
JAMES CUMMINGS
KERRIN MCEVOY
55.0
$4.00
5th  8. SHOGUN SUN (AUS)
3yo Gelding
KELLY SCHWEIDA
CHRISTIAN REITH
55.0
$26.00
6th  7. CHAUFFEUR (AUS)
3yo Colt
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
BRENTON AVDULLA
55.0
$10.00
7th  1. INVADER (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
HUGH BOWMAN
58.5
$21.00
8th  2. DIAMOND TATHAGATA (AUS)
3yo Colt
MARK NEWNHAM
COREY BROWN
57.5
$201.00
9th  3. TANGLED (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
TYE ANGLAND
57.5
$81.00


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