A field of nine three-year-olds will contest the first $1 million race of the season when they line up at Rosehill on Saturday for the Group I Golden Rose (1400m). 

With a small field the barrier draw hasn’t had much of an impact on the race but the three favourites fared ideally drawing barriers two to four.

Race favourite Exosphere will start from barrier two with the only Group I winner in the field, Press Statement jumping from gate three. The only filly in the race, third favourite Speak Fondly starts from barrier four.

Racing and breeding powerhouse Godolphin holds the biggest hand in the race with Shards and Holler making up two thirds of the assault with Exosphere.

Below is the final field and barrier draw for the 2015 Group I Golden Rose.

WKR’s full In-Depth preview of the race including runner by runner analysis will be available Thursday morning,

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1

PRESS STATEMENT

Chris Waller

Tye Angland

3

56.5kg

2

EXOSPHERE

John O’Shea

James McDonald

2

56.5

3

GOLD SYMPHONY

Peter G Moody

Tommy Berry

1

56.5

4

RAGEESE

Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Brenton Avdulla

9

56.5

5

SHARDS

John O’Shea

Joao Moreira

6

56.5

6

SEBRING SUN

Gary Portelli

Jim Cassidy

7

56.5

7

LET’S MAKE IT RAIN

Ron Quinton

Tim Clark

8

56.5

8

HOLLER

John O’Shea

Sam Clipperton

5

56.5

9

SPEAK FONDLY

Gai Waterhouse

Brett Prebble

4

54.5