Cylinder looking for unique double at Rosehill
Cylinder is the current market favourite for the Group One Golden Rose this Saturday at Rosehill Gardens however the Godolphin team could be chasing a unique double on Saturday with the boom three year old being courted by Everest Slot holders.
Godolphin Australia boss Vin Cox confirmed that a number of slot holders had confirmed there interest in Cylinder joining the $20m Everest field in October.
"We will get through the Golden Rose and then work out what we do with Cylinder,'' Cox said.
"But you never say never in this game. I will say it (Group 1 win) would make any (Everest) conversation a little easier.''
As yet, no three year old has been able to win the Everest and the Golden Rose in the same season. In 2019 Yes Yes Yes was the closest to achieving the double when running second in the Golden Rose before setting a track record when winning the Everest.
Cylinder is currently a $15 chance to win the Everest and has already resumed his Spring Campaign with wins in the Vain Stakes before getting out late to power home and win the Group Two Run To The Rose.
With a host of international talent in the way of UK jockey Ryan Moore and The Magic Man Joao Moreira in town, jockey Nash Rawiller has been confirmed to retain his ride aboard Cylinder on Saturday at the Gardens
Trainer James Cummings is looking for a third success in the race having won the Golden Rose with Hallowed Crown in 2014 and Bivouac in 2019 with the pair also winning the Run To The Rose in there final lead up races.