2015 The Rosebud Nominations Released

August 3rd, 2015

Nine talented three-year-olds have been included in nominations for Saturday’s 2015 Listed Rosebud (1200m) at Royal Randwick; the first point of call of the traditional path to the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) on September 12th.

Voilier has been included in 2015 Rosebud nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Voilier has been included in 2015 Rosebud nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Rageese stamped his claims as one to watch through a short but impressive autumn campaign but has been included in nominations for a racing return in the 2015 Rosebud.

Failing to make anything of an impact when sixth in the TAB.com.au Plate (1100m) on debut in November, Rageese returned this year for a close second to Tarquin in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) before finishing a close second to Pride Of Dubai in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on Day 1 of The Championships.

Sebring Sun returned to racing for an impressive maiden win and is sure to lay a great account for himself in the 2015 Rosebud.

Debuting to racing for second amongst talented company in the Season Plate (1000m) in October, Sebring Sun returned to racing this year for third in the TAB Place Multi Plate (1000m) before running fifth in both the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m).

Having beaten a notable competition in the TAB Maiden Handicap (1200m) on July 29th, the Sebring colt will be tough to beat if allocated a favourable draw on Wednesday.

John O’Shea and Godolphin Australia are spoiled for choice with a plethora of talented three-year-olds currently in work, and will be represented by Inner Circle in the 2015 Rosebud.

Debuting for success in a Rosehill minor over 1200m in late February, Inner Circle placed fourth in the Pago Pago Stakes in his next competitive start; rounding out his maiden campaign Schweppervescence Quality (1400m) on March 28th.

Having placed third in the McGrath Estate Agents Handicap (1250m) on July 25th, the Street Cry colt is sure to receive a gem of a ride from James McDonald on Saturday.

Voilier stamped his claims as one to watch from his first competitive appearance on course and appears in the right form to lay a great account for himself in the 2015 Rosebud.

Winning the Sire Custodians 2.y.o Plate (1100m) on December 6th, the Beneteau gelding placed second in the Group 2 Silver Slipper (1100m) but failed to beat a runner home in the Todman Stakes a fortnight later.

Having returned for fourth in the Bob Ingham Handicap (1100m) on July 18th, trainer Gary Nickson is reportedly pleased with the gelding’s condition and is confident of success on Saturday.

The 2015 Rosebud final field and barrier draw is due to be completed by midday, Wednesday.

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2015 The Rosebud Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 51 CAN BE BOSSY G 3 Mark Macdonald
2 148×3 INNER CIRCLE C 3 John O’Shea
3 32×43111 KIMBERLEY STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse
4 23×71 LET’S MAKE IT RAIN C 3 Ron Quinton
5 3 METALLIC CROWN C 3 Chris Waller
6 6x22x RAGEESE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
7 2x355x1 SEBRING SUN C 3 Gary Portelli
8 5×1132 TATOOSH G 3 Paul Perry
9 1x25x4 VOILIER G 3 Gary Nickson