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Golden Rose Tips - 3 Horses To Follow for the 2020 Golden Rose

  • Who will win the 2020 Golden Rose?
  • Brodie Nickson takes a look at three early contenders
  • The Golden Rose takes place at Rosehill on September 29
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Is Rothfire a leading chance for the $1 million dollar Golden Rose in September? (Getty)

The Golden Rose Stakes will be held at Rosehill Racecourse on September 26, with some of the country’s best three-year-olds set to battle it out over 1400m.

Godolphin superstar Bivouac took out last year's race, kicking back under Yes Yes Yes who went on to take out The Everest in his next start. Who will follow him onto the honour roll?


Queensland superstar and JJ Atkins winner Rothfire is set to embark on a southern mission during the spring, with the three-year-old gelding’s first assignment being the Group 1 Golden Rose.

Set to resume in the Run To The Rose on September 12, the son of Rothesay has won six of seven career starts, with his only loss coming when finishing second behind Kisukano in the QTIS Jewel on a bog Gold Coast track.

A perfectly rounded racehorse, Rothfire has an outstanding demeanour and beautiful gate speed, allowing him to relax perfectly whether he is working in the lead or taking a sit.

Currently $15 in The Everest early markets, Rothfire is one of the few Golden Rose fancies to have successfully stepped out over 1400m, and with a likely Everest position on the line, looks the horse to be on early heading towards the Golden Rose.


A big, green, speed machine, the three-year-old colt looks one of the most exciting gallopers heading towards the Golden Rose after stringing back-to-back wins late in the two-year-old season.

The Hawkes-trained son of Not a Single Doubt recorded a strong victory at Randwick’s Kensington track on debut, but announced himself as a star of the future when demolishing his opposition in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes by four-lengths eased down.

A $1.1 million yearling purchase, he is a strong galloper who can handle all conditions, with the Hawkes team deciding to not rush him as a two-year-old, knowing he will only be better as a three-year-old.

Set to resume in the lead-up to the Run To The Rose, Doubtland is a colt with a high price tag and the talent to match, and looks one of the most promising juveniles to step up from their two-year-old to three-year-old year.


Set to resume in the Group 3 San Demonico Stakes at Rosehill on August 29, Gerald Ryan looks to have a gun youngster on his hands with Peltzer dominating Sydney’s top formlines since the autumn carnival.

After recording a strong win on debut at Kembla Grange, the three-year-old So You Think colt stepped up in class at Randwick in his second start, but it was his third start where Peltzer announced himself as a possible superstar, thrashing Overlord by four-lengths.

A versatile galloper who has showcased his immense talents on wet and dry tracks, he has ability to either lead or take a sit in his races, and is bred to run over further ground.

With Overlord franking Peltzer’s form with a fantastic performance in the JJ Atkins behind Rothfire, his form lines continue to stand up and looms as a leading hope in the Golden Rose on his way to the Caulfield Guineas.


Our three horses to follow who could land the 2020 Caulfield Cup.

Golden Rose: Rothfire Golden Rose @750 at Sportsbetting - 1 Unit
Golden Rose: Doubtland Golden Rose @900 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Golden Rose: Peltzer Golden Rose @1000 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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