McDonald’s magic will help Astern overcome wide Golden Rose barrier

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Godolphin’s Australian managing director Henry Plumptre is relying on the magic of stable jockey James McDonald to overcome Astern’s wide barrier in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Astern, above, has to overcome a wide barrier in the Golden Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Astern, above, has to overcome a wide barrier in the Golden Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Astern came up with gate twelve in the fourteen horse field but Plumtree said the first Group 1 of the Sydney Autumn Carnival is still winnable with McDonald riding in peak form.

“No jockey is riding better than James McDonald and he’ll make the right decisions,” Plumptre said.

“We’ve won this race from wide draws before and the way Astern is progressing in this preparation, he can overcome it.”

“He’s dropping his head, racing much more kindly. He’ll probably have to go back.”

Plumptre is also confident that Astern will handle the jump up to the 1400m after scoring first up in the Group 2 $175,000 MTA Run To The Rose over 1200m at Rosehill on August 27 and added that the Group 1 $1m Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 8 is also on the Spring Carnival agenda.

“We have Guineas aspirations for this colt later in the Spring, so this trip shouldn’t present a problem,” Plumptre said.

“He is by Medaglia d’Oro so we’re anticipating that will kick in and along with racing pattern he’s shown us during this preparation, it should give him the chance to run it out strongly.”

Astern lost his spot at the top of the Golden Rose market order at Ladbrokes.com.au when the twelve marble came out and is now the second favourite at $4.20 behind the Chris Waller trained Omei Sword at $3.60.

Waller has also gone with the magic factor and has called on the services of Hong Kong’s leading jockey Joao ‘Magic’ Moreira to partner Omei Sword.

As well as Astern, trainer John O’Shea will saddle up $12 chance Impending and Plumptre expects the Lonhro colt to show plenty of improvement on his first up third to Astern in The Run To The Rose.

“Impending was brought along a bit more slowly in his first prep and it’s probably fair to say he has plenty of improvement to come,” Plumptre said.

“He has the pedigree that says he’ll run seven furlongs at Group One level. His mother was a classic winner, he’s a colt who’s shown he should appreciate this trip.”

“I really feel we have the best two colts in the race, the draw for Astern could be better, but it is far from a disaster.”

Market order for the Golden Rose at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.60 Omei Sword, $4.20 Astern, $4.80 Divine Prophet, $8 Yankee Rose, $12 Impending, Derryn, $15 El Divino, $26 Mediterranean, $34 Thronum, $51 Good Standing, $61 Nikitas, $101 Oink, $126 O’Reilly Cyrus, Chamalu.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    Very great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    mention that I have truly loved surfing around your blog
    posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing for your feed and I am hoping you
    write again very soon!

  2. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on.
    Any suggestions?

  3. Umanizzare

    I was recommended this web site by means of my cousin. I am not positive whether or not this put up is written by means of him as nobody else understand such particular approximately my trouble.

    You’re wonderful! Thank you!

  4. https://www.smartmylife.fr/

    Greetings from Florida! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your
    blog on my iphone during lunch break. I love the knowledge you provide here and
    can’t wait to take a look when I get home.

    I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m
    not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing site!

  5. cell phone numbers lookup

    It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of information. I am
    glad that you simply shared this helpful information with
    us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. tenipurionly.dothome.co.kr

    I pay a quick visit day-to-day some web sites and sites to
    read articles, however this web site presents quality based writing.

  7. Lelio Junior

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  8. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very helpful information specifically the last part :) I care
    for such information much. I was seeking this certain info for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  9. website design

    Hello my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, great written and come with almost all significant infos.

    I would like to peer extra posts like this .

  10. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    Your mode of explaining the whole thing in this piece of
    writing is genuinely fastidious, every one can easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  11. Grupo Coral fraude

    Fantastic post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Appreciate it!

  12. Itamar Serp

    It’s awesome in support of me to have a website, which is beneficial for
    my experience. thanks admin

  13. Gonzalo

    I just like the helpful info you supply in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again right here frequently.
    I’m reasonably sure I will be informed many new stuff right here!

    Good luck for the next!

  14. doku.spiria.me

    Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your
    post is just spectacular and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming
    post. Thanks a million and please continue the gratifying work.

  15. asbestos study first

    Hey I am so thrilled I found your blog, I really found you by
    accident, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Anyhow I
    am here now and would just like to say thanks for a incredible post and a
    all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to read it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  16. http://www.amberkaye.com/

    We absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content for you?
    I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write in relation to
    here. Again, awesome weblog!

  17. travel tips

    Hi! I just would like to give you a huge thumbs up for the excellent information you’ve got right here on this post.
    I will be returning to your web site for more soon.

  18. besting timex

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we communicate?

  19. http://image.sezn.ru/

    I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high
    quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this
    site. Reading this info So i’m satisfied to exhibit that I’ve a very
    excellent uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I
    needed. I such a lot unquestionably will make sure to don?t overlook this web site and give it
    a look on a continuing basis.

  20. berylcook.wsisites.net

    When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment.

    Is there a means you can remove me from that service?


  21. resort asbestos

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog.
    I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own blog now ;)

  22. gratis brazil dating

    I pay a visit every day a few web pages and websites to read content, but this website offers quality based posts.

  23. web dating guidelines

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and
    let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both
    show the same results.

  24. www.engevias.com.br

    Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in reality was a leisure account it.
    Glance advanced to far brought agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we be in contact?

  25. travel tips

    After going over a number of the articles on your web page, I honestly appreciate your way of blogging.
    I bookmarked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking
    back in the near future. Please visit my web site too and let me know
    your opinion.

  26. dating web site

    I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I certainly
    enjoyed every bit of it. I have you bookmarked to check out new things you

  27. travel news

    If some one needs expert view on the topic of blogging after
    that i recommend him/her to go to see this web site, Keep
    up the fastidious job.

  28. http://acuriousmix.com/wiki/doku.php?id=following_ma_kets_sta_ts

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is
    required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% sure. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  29. travel guides

    This article offers clear idea for the new users
    of blogging, that actually how to do blogging and site-building.

  30. pay monthly phone

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  31. soccer shoes pattern

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today,
    yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.
    In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made
    good content as you did, the internet will be much more
    useful than ever before.

  32. best butt

    What’s up all, here every one is sharing these kinds of
    know-how, so it’s good to read this weblog, and I used to pay a visit this
    blog all the time.

  33. well-known dating sites

    This design is wicked! You most certainly know how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost
    moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.

    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  34. Alonzo

    I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come
    across a blog that’s both educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.

    The problem is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something regarding this.

  35. having holiday travel

    Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of
    this web site; this blog consists of remarkable and genuinely
    excellent data for visitors.

  36. Louisa

    May I simply just say what a relief to discover someone that truly knows
    what they are discussing over the internet.

    You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    A lot more people really need to look at this
    and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you are
    not more popular given that you certainly possess the gift.

  37. heart attacks

    Marvelous, what a weblog it is! This webpage provides helpful information to us,
    keep it up.

  38. brazil butt

    each time i used to read smaller articles that
    also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I
    am reading at this place.

  39. hashala.co.il

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Thank you for
    supplying these details.

  40. Catalina

    This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am really happy to read all at one

  41. dating guidelines

    I am sure this article has touched all the internet users, its really really nice
    article on building up new webpage.

  42. holiday travel cruise

    When someone writes an article he/she retains the thought of a user in his/her brain that
    how a user can understand it. Therefore that’s why this article is perfect.

  43. best butt

    Terrific work! That is the type of info that should be shared around the net.
    Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this post upper!
    Come on over and visit my website . Thank you =)

  44. heart protection

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the
    following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly
    the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  45. jordan soccer jersey

    Your means of telling the whole thing in this post is genuinely nice, all can without difficulty be
    aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  46. traveling jobs

    You’re so cool! I do not suppose I have read through anything like
    that before. So great to find someone with a few original thoughts on this subject matter.

    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.