Talented mare Strathmore Rose claims thrilling win at Belmont Park for Albany trainer Roy Rogers

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The Roy Rogers-trained Strathmore Rose winning with Madi Derrick aboard.
Camera IconThe Roy Rogers-trained Strathmore Rose winning with Madi Derrick aboard. Credit: Laurie Benson

Exciting Albany mare Strathmore Rose continued her rapid rise for trainer Roy Rogers, scoring an impressive win at Belmont Park on Saturday.

Racing second-up from a spell, the four-year-old got her head down on the line to claim the Crown Perth Handicap (1000m) by a short half head.

After settling third on the rails behind the leaders, apprentice jockey Madi Derrick produced a confident ride on the rails to hold off a strong challenge from Bedouin Belle.

Strathmore Rose jumped a hot $2.20 favourite on TABtouch and notched her fifth win from 10 career starts to take career earnings past $100,000, with bonuses.

She was a narrow runner-up resuming at Belmont last month and appears to have plenty of upside after winning four races in her previous campaign.

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After a breakout 2020-21 season, winning the Great Southern Trainers Premiership, Rogers now has his first success of the new season with Strathmore Rose prevailing.

He has Frosty Beverage and She Who Dares going around at Pinjarra Park this afternoon.

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