Golden Rose Betting Dilemma
Golden Rose Betting Dilemma
David Moody has posed a challenge to punters over his plans for the Golden Slipper-winning filly Crystal Lily. TAB Sportsbest have given an 8.00 betting odd for the Stratum filly for the 1400-metre, $1 million, Group 1 Golden Rose on the 28th of August.
However, the prominent Victorian breeder and owner has aired his plans that Crystal Lily will start her Melbourne spring campaign at the 1100-metre, $100,000 Listed Quezette Stakes at the Caulfield racecourse on the 14th of August. It is only after that race when Moody will decide if he will give Crystal Lily a run at the Golden Rose or not in a fortnight.
This dilemma leaves punters to two options. One option is to take the 8.00 betting odd now while the other option is to wait for the decision of Moody after the Quezette Stakes when the market price is firm if the filly is heading for Sydney. In a jump out at Flemington last week, Mood said that Crystal Lily made an impressive run.
He added that his horse had flawless preparation and she has been resting since the day after her Golden Slipper victory. Moody did not want to push her too much and he is happy with that decision for Crystal Lily came out in top form and gained weight after a seven-week stay at the paddock.
Moody is aware that the Melbourne spring racing carnival has a long schedule and he put this into consideration when he was planning the schedule of Crystal Lily. He also is aware that the Golden Rose Stakes is very early in the season and trainers would consider skipping it if they want their race horses to still compete in the latter part of the spring carnival.
He also said that the filly has not been conditioned to peak at the Golden Rose Stakes but she is still a thoughtful option for those who are interested in the race’s market. For them to consider the Golden Rose, Moody said that Crystal Lily must be able to have a dominant race at the Quezette Stakes without getting any injuries.
However, Moody is optimistic that his horse is capable of doing that feat but they will not change Crystal Lily’s program in the mean time. As far as rising three-year-old fillies are concerned, Moody also has Curtana and Willow Creek under his reins. Moody is preparing Willow Creek for the Victorian Thousand Guineas, Crown Oaks and the Wakeful Stakes.
Meanwhile, Curtana will participate at the 1000-metre, $70,000 Notoire Super Vobis Handicap at the Caulfield racecourse. This filly of Exceed and Excel gained a place finish at the 1000-metre Sweets Stakes at the Flemington racecourse on the 13th of March and won a 1000-metre race at Caulfield after a fortnight.
Curtana was given praise by Moody and her trainer hopes that she can be as good as Willow Creek and Crystal Lily. Moody added that she has always been looked over even though she always had a great preparation. Moody is hoping that Curtana can make the grade too.