2021 Run To The Rose Race Details

Race 8 at Rosehill At Kembla Grange on Saturday 11 September 2021.

The Run To The Rose is a 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill. It is held during September at the start of the Spring Racing Carnival. In 2021 the meeting has been transferred to Kembla Grange due to the ongoing Covid crisis as the local government area where Rosehill is located has had the strict stay-at-home orders extended.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Run To The Rose page.

Run To The Rose 2021 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There is a full field of 13 runners plus an emergency for the $200,000 Run To The Rose with 12 colts and two geldings. Sires Snitzel, Capitalist and Flying Artie are each represented by two runners. Chris Waller has four runners and Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott have two. Three runners had their last start in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes over 1100m on 28 August, three in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins Plate over 1600m on 12 June and two in the Group 1 Golden Slipper over 1200m on 27 March.

The early favourite is Group 1 ATC Sires Produce winner Anamoe who has three wins and three places from seven starts. Second favourite is  Converge who won the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate and resumes after 13 weeks. Third favourite is Remarque who finished 3rd in the Listed The Rosebud when resuming.

Stay Inside resumed for 5th in the San Domenico, and should improve.  In The Congo won the San Domenico and has two wins and two 2nds from his four starts. Captivant won the Group 1 Champagne Stakes last campaign, and resumed for 3rd in the San Domenico, while Home Affairs finished 8th in the Golden Slipper and has won three lead-up trials.  All other runners are currently 40 to 1 or longer.

2021 Run To The Rose Runner by Runner

1. Stay Inside

This Extreme Choice colt trained by Richard & Michael Freedman has three wins from five starts. At the end of last campaign he won the Golden Slipper by 1.8 lengths, then resumed after 22 weeks for 2.2 lengths 5th on the San Domenico Stakes. One of the main chances.

2. Anamoe

Trained by James Cummings, this Street Boss colt has three wins and three places from seven starts. He ran 2nd in the 2021 Golden Slipper then found the front and raced away for an impressive win in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce in April. He resumes after 22 weeks and placed in a trial on 2nd September. Should fight out the finish.

3. Captivant

One of two Capitalist colts in the race (the other is Gleneagles) he finished last campaign with a win in the Champagne Stakes over 1600m on 24 April. He resumed for 0.5 length 3rd in the San Domenico and has drawn perfectly in barrier one. Chance.

4. Converge

One of two runners for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, this Frankel gelding has three wins and three places from seven starts. He finished 0.2 length 2nd in the Group 2 BRC Sires’Produce on 29 May, then took over at the 250m and raced off for a 3.25 length win in the JJ Atkins Plate. A key player.

5. Home Affairs

This I Am Invincible colt is one of four runners for Chris Waller and has drawn the outside barrier. Finished 3rd in the Todman Stakes then 8th in the Golden Slipper. He has won three lead-up trials and could surprise.

6. Shaquero

Another Chris Waller runner, this colt has three wins and a place from seven starts. He was a narrow winner of the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes before 8.2 lengths 11th in the Golden Slipper. Resumes after 24 weeks.

7. In The Congo

This Snitzel colt is the second runner from the Waterhouse & Bott stable. He has two wins and two 2nds from four starts and followed 2nd in The Rosebud with a 0.3 length win in the San Domenico. Can place here.

8. Remarque

Trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes, this Snitzel colt resumed after 22 weeks for 2.6 lengths 3rd in The Rosebud when favourite. Not the worst.

9. Ranch Hand

A Fastnet Rock colt from the Chris Waller stable. He won on debut in a Warwick Farm maiden then went to Queensland where he placed twice in five races there. Resumes after 13 weeks.

10. Gleneagles

This Capitalist colt trained by David Payne has two wins and two places from six starts. Both wins were at Hawkesbury and he has placed at Kembla Grange.

11. Flying Crazy

Has a win and two places from three starts. This is a big rise in class.

12. Uzziah

Trained by Scott Aspery at Newcastle, this Outreach colt won a maiden at Taree then ran 2nd in a Class 1 at Gosford. This is too hard.

13. Dash Dash Dash

One of two maiden runners (the other is Giannis), this Star Witness colt trained by Ian Finn has only started once for 7.8 lengths 7th in a 2YO handicap at Randwick in January. Resumes from a 33 week spell and looks to be aiming too high.

14. Giannis – 1st Emergency

Hasn’t started since 2nd in the JJ Atkins Plate . Has three trial wins since then. Not the worst.

Run To The Rose 2021 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
2 Anamoe
7 In The Congo
4 Converge
1 Stay Inside

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes 2021 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Sheraco Stakes 2021 (Rosehill at Kembla Grange 1200m)

Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes 2021 (Rosehill at Kembla Grange 1300m)

Listed Dulcify Stakes 2021 (Rosehill at Kembla Grange 1500m)

Listed Farnley Stakes 2021 (Belmont 1400m)

2021 Run To The Rose Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 5. Home Affairs, 6. Shaquero. 9. Ranch Hand, 14. Giannis.

Result Horse Margin
1st 2. Anamoe
2nd 7. In The Congo 0.3 length
3rd 8. Remarque 1.6 lengths
4th 10. Gleneagles 2 lengths