Sharnee Rose returned to winning form with a huge boil over win in the Group 3 $250,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill today.
The Kris Lees trained Sharnee Rose, at the huge odds of $51, was able to knock off the $2.40 favourite Red Tracer in a three way photo with Bennetta ($5.50) figuring in the tight three way finish.
Today’s win was Sharnee Rose’s first for Kris Lees who took over the training of the mare during the Autumn and is her first since winning over 1100m at Caulfield for Melbourne trainers Mathew Ellerton and Mark Zahra.
Lees has always had faith in Sharnee Rose and was relieved that she has been able to live up to his faith with a welcomed win today.
“It’s great to get a group win for the boys,” Lees said.
“They paid a bit of money for her and it was looking a bit so so there for a while.”
“It all honesty her two runs back, we’ve been very happy with them. She ran into a track record time first up and then at Newcastle she was on the inside where you didn’t want to be.”
“All in all we went to the races thinking she was a genuine place chance and it’s good to get a win today.”
Lees will now give the Nadeem mare a three week break in between runs and saddle up her up against the mares again in the Group 3 $125,000 The Nivison (1200m) at Randwick on October 19.
Winning jockey Brenton Avdulla was happy to sit back near the tail of the field in the early and middle stages while Tommy Berry set the pace on Driefontein and have the last crack at them.
Berry tried to put a gap on the rest of the field at the top of the straight, but folded at the 200m while Avdulla was able to peel off the back of Nash Rawiller on Red Tracer and proved too strong in the run to the run.