Golden Rose Stakes Tips & Preview 2022

Adam Cusworth Adam Cusworth
Golden Rose Stakes Tips & Preview


Looking for Golden Rose Stakes tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2022 Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill.


It is the Godolphin filly, In Secret, that heads the market with Unibet at the $2.80 quote, ahead of another Godolphin galloper, Royal Mile, at $6. 

The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Jacquinot is an $8 chance, just ahead of the Golden Slipper (1200m) winner, Fireburn, at $10. She’s Extreme ($11) and Best Of Bordeaux ($13) head the rest of the 17-horse field. 


In Secret has had four career starts for three wins and was unlucky when missing out behind Zougotcha when resuming in the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m). The daughter of I Am Invincible then showed a dazzling turn of foot to take out the Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill on September 10. 

She went 7.4 lengths faster than standard that day and looks capable of raising the bar. Best Of Bordeaux led them up in the Run To The Rose at an even tempo but was no match for the winner. Fireburn was resuming after her autumn campaign that yielded a Golden Slipper win and finished four lengths away in 5th position. 

The Gary Portelli filly settled back and produced the fastest 400m-200m split before just peaking on her run. Expect her to improve and her best benchmark figures came in the Golden Slipper when going 9.1 lengths faster than standard. They are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced. 

Others to come out of the Run To The Rose are Promitto (6th) and Sejardan (7th). Sejardan was first up and might be open to some improvement. He claimed the Todman Stakes (1200m) when second up in the autumn. 

Golden Mile is the least experienced runner in the field and has gone 6.8 and 6.5 lengths faster than standard in his two runs this time in. He did a few things wrong when taking out the Ming Dynasty Quality (1200m) by three lengths on September 10 and is clearly open to further improvement. 

Jacquinot comes up from Melbourne after claiming the McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield when resuming. That form has held up with the runner-up Aft Cabin going on to destroy them in the recent Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m). 

Jacquinot went 8.5 lengths faster than standard and looks to have come back in good order. He draws barrier 5 for this. Daumier also comes out of the McNeil and battled into 10th position. He hasn’t done much since taking out the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) as a two-year-old. 

There are four fillies in the race and the others outside of In Secret and Fireburn are She’s Extreme and Paris Dior. Those two finished 3rd and 4th in the Furious Stakes (1200m) on September 3 behind North Star Lass. Figures from that race are weak in comparison to what the likes of In Secret and Royal Mile have been producing. 

However, She’s Extreme improved when stepping up from the 1200m to the 1400m in the autumn to finish runner-up in the Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) before taking out the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m). 

It is hard to make a case for some of the other runners. Roughies to consider are Millane and Fast Witness. That pair come up from Melbourne and Millane covered ground when 3rd behind Shalaman and Merdius at Moonee Valley over the 1200m. Merdius was runner-up to Aft Cabin last weekend. Fast Witness defeated Shalaman in a separate race at Moonee Valley before running on to fill the exacta behind Berkeley Square in the Exford Plate (1400m) at Flemington. 



I am going with In Secret in the Golden Rose. A number of these are clearly on the up, including her stablemate, Royal Mile, while the likes of Fireburn have improvement to come. Hard to ignore the form of Jacquinot after he defeated Aft Cabin at Caulfield last time. But I am banking on the fact that In Secret has more in the tank and can only improve third up, while the step up to the 1400m looks right up her alley. She has produced some sizzling late sectionals in her two runs this time in and should get the run of the race with James McDonald on board.