Godolphin back at Coolmore Stud Stakes for another crack

Godolphin’s Golden Rose champ couldn’t take care of business a year ago yet the blue armed force is back with another victor of the Sydney three-year-old element in Saturday’s Group I Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.

Toward the back will have his first Melbourne keep running in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. Photograph: Steve Hart

Exosphere began as a $1.60 possibility however could just complete fourth to Japonisme in a year ago’s Coolmore Stud Stakes yet Astern is a $3.70 second pick in the 2016 version of the $500,000 occasion.

Like Exosphere, Astern won the Group III Run To The Rose first-up before asserting the Golden Rose second-up.

The main contrast in the match’s frame is Exosphere won the Roman Consul Stakes while Astern went down barely to individual Coolmore Stud Stakes runner Russian Revolution in his Roman Consul Stakes.