This post was updated on the 11th of September, 2011 to include the results.
2011 Golden Rose Race Results
Smart Missile was unlucky to come second to Manawanui in the 2011 Golden Rose after interference at the 600m mark from Foxwedge, who also severely checked other on-course favourite Helmet. This resulted in jockey James McDonald getting a seven-meeting suspension for hindering the chances of Smart Missile and Helmet from winning the Golden Rose. Foxwedge finished the race 3rd, but a protest from jockey Kerrin McEvoy, the jockey of Helmet, was succesful.
Trainer of Smart Missile, Anthony Cummings was dissapointed his horse didn’t come away with the win, reflecting after the match:
“When everything became untidy at the start, Bossy (jockey Glen Boss) changed his mind,”…
“We had planned to be a lot more forward than where we ended up.
“He’s run the best sectional (600 metres), he’s run the best race but the best ride won the day.”
Cummings did manage to find some solace in the loss, now that he’s seen Smart Missile competitive over 1200m for the first time.
“At least on that run today we know 1400 (metres) and a mile (1600m) won’t be an issue”
“His first run in Melbourne will either be the Guineas Prelude or the Rupert Clarke Stakes and we’ll work it out from there.
Final Race Results
|2nd||Smart Missile||Glen Boss|
End of results update.
On Saturday the 10th of September all eyes will be looking to Rosehill, where 6 promising 3 year olds try to win their share of the $1,000,000 prize money for the Golden Rose Stakes.
Smart Missile is the horse to beat, and I think you should lock in the best fixed odds you can find, currently CentreBet with odds of $2.10. If you bet on the Golden Rose on CentreBet using the Promo Code: ROSES and your horse loses, they’ll refund your outlay up to $25. Make sure you take advantage of this risk free way to bet on the 2011 Golden Rose!
Rosehill Race 5, 2.50pm
As usual, the best odds available are listed in bold.
|2||Smart Missile (5)||x1x1||1.90||2.00||2.00||2.00||2.10|
|6||Flight Of Pegasus (2)||34×5||81||101||101||101||101|
Good Luck and Happy Punting!
These odds were correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.