Golden Rose Stakes Tips - punters to chant Yes Yes Yes

Bivouac (L) defeats Yes Yes Yes (R) in the Run To The Rose (PA Images)

Nash Rawiller has had to make a tough choice about which horse to ride in Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill. 

Since returning to race riding in July, Nash Rawiller has found strong support from John Thompson (6 wins from 15 rides), Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott (4 wins from 11 rides), Bjorn Baker (4 wins from 8 rides), Mark Newnham (2 wins from 8 rides) and Chris Waller (1 win from 9 rides).

Having ridden the Waterhouse and Bott-trained Yao Dash to both wins and having partnered Waller’s Yes Yes Yes to 2nd place in the Tea Rose Stakes (1200m) last start, Rawiller would have had a tough decision to make ahead of Saturday’s $1 million feature. 

On Saturday, Rawiller sticks with Yes Yes Yes, and I think this is a good pointer as to who he thinks is the better chance. 

Yao Dash did defeat Funstar last start and that filly went on to defeat Probabeel and Libertini in the Tea Rose Stakes (1400m), so the form must be respected. 

Yes Yes Yes was runner-up to Bivouac in the Run To the Rose (1200m) while also beating home Exceedance (3rd), Kubrick (4th), Dawn Passage (5th) and Prince Fawaz (6th).

There wasn’t a lot between the first three, and Kubrick’s run was also full of merit being first-up, but the other pair were disappointing and it’s hard to see them turning the tables. 

Kubrick also carried 55kg and meets Yes Yes Yes, who carried 57.5kg, 2.5kg worse at the weights. 

Following the Run To the Rose, I blackbooked Yes Yes Yes as he was also first-up and should have more improvement in him than Bivouac who was third-up and Exceedance who was second-up. 

Bivouac was one of the fittest horses in that race and was entitled to maintain a two-length margin over Yes Yes Yes to the line, but I thought Yes Yes Yes did a massive job to stick on as well as he did without the fitness runs. 

As far as the speed map goes, I can see Yao Dash leading from Bivouac while Yes Yes Yes and Dawn Passage land behind the leaders from Kubrick and Exceedance and then Prince Fawaz and Castelvecchio at the rear. 

I think Bivouac may be vulnerable late over 1400m, but he should provide a nice slingshot for a horse like Yes Yes Yes who will be getting off heels in the straight and finishing strong.

I’m a big fav of Castelvecchio but won’t be backing him until he gets out to a mile and beyond, and of the Run To the Rose combatants, Yes Yes Yes looms as the biggest improver and looks hard to beat. 

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Golden Rose Stakes Tips - punters to chant Yes Yes Yes

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