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20 September 2017
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Gai Waterhouse has six Golden Slippers but no Golden Rose.

Gold Standard, a colt on the rise, could change that at Rosehill on Saturday.

Waterhouse is yet to win a Golden Rose but last-start Group Two winner Gold Standard represents the stable's latest chance to rectify that anomaly.

Gold Standard won the Stan Fox Stakes over 1500m on September 9 at Rosehill on the same day Menari confirmed Golden Rose favouritism with a dominant win in the traditional lead-up, the Group Two Run To The Rose (1200m).

Program changes this year meant the Stan Fox was moved to before the Golden Rose instead of after and co-trainer Adrian Bott said the stable believed that was the right way to go with Gold Standard.

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