The 2017 Run To The Rose Day results will be known shortly and the Group feature event is right up there with one of the most anticipated races of the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival to date.
The Run To The Rose has drawn a stellar field of potential starts and the likes of Menari, Pariah and Kementari will all do battle, with the winner likely to become the new favourite for the 2017 Golden Rose Stakes.
There are a host of other interesting races set to take place at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon and will be key form references for the rest of the Spring.
The Stan Fox Stakes and Sheraco Stakes are both set to be excellent races, but there is no doubt the highlight will be the Theo Marks Stakes – a race previously won by Winx – as it includes Australasian Oaks and Queensland Oaks winner Egg Tart.
Visit horseracing.com.au throughout the afternoon to keep up to date with all the 2017 Run To The Rose Day results!
2017 Run To The Rose Day Results
Race 1 (12:10pm) – $100,000 Schweppes Handicap Results
Positive Problems led from start to finish to record a tough victory in the 2017 Schweppes Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Blake Shinn took Positive Problems straight to the front in the early stages of the Schweppes Handicap and he opened up a big gap on the rest of the field.
Mariquita charged at Positive Problems late, but Shinn timed his ride to perfection and Positive Problems was able to hold on for the win.
- 1st – Positive Problems
- 2nd – Mariquita
- 3rd – Cambage
Race 2 (12:45pm) – $60,000 Highway Handicap Results
Suncraze scored a narrow win over Don’t Give A Damn to win a thrilling Highway Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Don’t Give A Damn kicked away at the top of the straight and looked as though he would be tough to catch, but Suncraze stormed home and got his head down in the shadows of the post to record a strong victory.
Trainer Melanie O’Gorman was thrilled with the win of Suncraze and she confirmed that he would head to the $200,000 Anniversary Highway Handicap at Royal Randwick on The Everest Day.
- 1st – Suncraze
- 2nd – Don’t Give A Damn
- 3rd – Levee Bank
Race 3 (1:20pm) – $100,000 Rydges Parramatta Handicap (1500m)
Quick Defence stormed home in the final 100 metres to return to winning form in the Rydges Parramatta Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Imanui fought-off Mapmaker at the 300 metre mark and looked like the winner, but Quick Defence emerged from the pack to finish over the top of his rival.
Quick Defence’s win was his first since he broke his maiden at Canterbury in July of 2016.
- 1st – Quick Defence
- 2nd – Imanui
- 3rd – Mapmaker
Race 4 (2:00pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes Results
Gold Standard could head on to bigger and better things after he recorded an impressive win in the 2017 Stan Fox Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Josh Parr elected to take up the running on Gold Standard in the early stages of the Stan Fox Stakes before he handed up to The Mission at the 1000 metre mark.
Gold Standard quickly picked up The Mission and he held off both Sanctioned and Addictive Nature comfortably to claim a maiden black-type win.
- 1st – Gold Standard
- 2nd – Sanctioned
- 3rd – Addictive Nature
Race 5 (2:35pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes Results
Deploy led from start to finish to record a dominant victory in the 2017 Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Josh Parr took Deploy straight to the front in the early stages of the Theo Marks Stakes and he never looked like getting beaten.
He opened up a big gap at the top of the straight and he continued to find the line to claim another impressive win, while breaking another track record in the process.
Egg Tart was unable to replicate her stablemate Winx in the Theo Marks Stakes, but she still found the line nicely to finish second.
- 1st – Deploy
- 2nd – Egg Tart
- 3rd – Euro Angel
Race 6 (3:10pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m)
A change of tactics worked wonders for Ravi as she returned to winning form in the 2017 Sheraco Stakes.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy elected to take up the running on Ravi in the early stages of the Sheraco Stakes and it proved to be a winning play.
Ravi’s win was her first since she won the 2016 edition of the Just Now Handicap in Queensland and both McEvoy as well as co-trainer Peter Snowden are confident that she is in for a big campaign.
- 1st – Ravi
- 2nd – Perizada
- 3rd – Daysee Doom
Race 7 (3:50pm) – $200,000 Group 2 The Run To The Rose Results
Menari will go into the 2017 Golden Rose Stakes as a clear favourite following a stellar win in The Run To The Rose at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Perast took up the running in the early stages of The Run To The Rose and Menari was eventually able to settle in second, while Pariah trailed that pair into the race.
Pariah had every chance to finish over the top of Menari, but the Snitzel colt was far too strong and he found the line strongly to record another impressive victory.
Trainer Gerald Ryan confirmed that Menari will head to the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) and he indicated that the three-year-old is one of the best horses that he has ever trained.
- 1st – Menari
- 2nd – Pariah
- 3rd – Perast
Race 8 (4:30pm) – $100,000 Fugen Handicap Results
Zumbelina finished over the top of Tango Rain to win the Fugen Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Tango Rain took up the running in the early stages of the Fugen Handicap, but looked like a sitting duck when she was on tired legs at 200 metres left to run.
Brenton Avdualla’s decision to get off the rail on Tango Rain opened up a gap for Zumbelina and she took advantage top score a nice win.
- 1st – Zumbelina
- 2nd – Tango Rain
- 3rd – Isorich
Race 9 (5:10pm) – $100,000 Benchmark 84 Handicap Results
The final race of Run To The Rose Day was decided in the stewards room!
Punters right around Australia backed Interlocuter as if he was unbeatable and he showed an impressive turn-of-foot to cross the line in first, but the drama did not end there.
Brenton Avdulla on Wayanka lodged a protest and Racing New South Wales stewards determined that Interlocuter shifted out to take the running of Wayanka, which cost him the race.
- 1st – Wayanka (On Protest)
- 2nd – Interlocuter
- 3rd – Oklahoma Girl