King’s Rose is back in work with Peter Moody for a spring preparation that will culminate in the G1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 10.
The NZ bred daughter of Redoute’s Choice races for Hong Kong-based owner Dr Gene Tsoi and she hasn’t been seen since suffering a nightmare trip in the G1 Hong Kong Mile last December.
“She had three week’s pre-training before arriving at Peter’s stables,” Tsoi’s bloodstock manager Marcus Corban said. “He hasn’t set a start off point but was rapt with her condition.”
King’s Rose (5m Redoute’s Choice – Nureyev’s Girl by Nureyev) was the champion filly of her generation in NZ during 2010-11 winning the G1 1000 Guineas, G2 Royal Stakes, G2 Sir Tristram Classic and G3 Eulogy Stakes.
She joined Moody’s stable last year and won the G2 Memsie Stakes and G2 Stock Stakes before going down a long neck to (King) Mufhasa in the G1 Toorak Hcp. After an unplaced effort in the G1 Cox Plate, she was beaten a nose by Albert The Fat in the G1 Emirates Stakes on the last day of the Melbourne Cup carnival.
King’s Rose is by Arrowfield champion Redoute’s Choice from Nureyev’s Girl who was stakes-placed at Morphettville.
The dam’s two year-old is a Fastnet Rock colt named King’s Rock. David Ellis paid $1,750,000 for him at Karaka earlier this year. Nureyev’s Girl foaled a Commands filly last year.