Trainer Mike Moroney has been thrilled with the results posted and class displayed by Alaskan Rose through her debut campaign, and is confident he will saddle the winner of the 2015 Thousand Guineas (1600m) on October 10th.
Alaskan Rose is yet to taste anything but success through her two start career so far, and undoubtedly stamped her claims as a serious 2015 Thousand Guineas prospect when delivering a notable field a near-two length defeat in the Montague Tree BM78 (1400m) last time out on August 29th.
Moroney told Racing Victoria he is confident his horse is more than up to the mark of notable fillies Stay With Me and Pasadena Girl, and believes the conditions of the 2015 Thousand Guineas will suit Alaskan Rose to the ground.
“I wouldn’t swap her for any of them,” Moroney said.
“A couple of good ones came out on Saturday and run up to what you would expect and they should have improvement in them so it’s going to make for a really good race.
“There’s probably four or five fillies, there’s even one in Adelaide that have the form there so it’s going to be interesting when they all clash.
“We’re going to give her a jump-out here Friday and then it’s a fortnight more or less until the next race at Caulfield.
“She keeps improving, but that’s just natural for all of them in the spring. She’s going the right way.”
Jumping well from the gates in the Grand Hotel Frankston BM64 (1300m) on debut on August 12th, Alaskan Rose was allowed to stride forward by jockey Steve Arnold and settled in prime position on the heels of the race’s early leaders.
Receiving an ideal run in transit, the Encosta De Lago filly immediately responded when asked for an extra effort; producing a monumental turn of foot to pull clear and hit the line close to five lengths in the clear of closest rival Overstay.
Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best 2015 Thousand Guineas odds, for which Alaskan Rose can be taken at a particularly generous quote of $9 for success!