Rothfire second favourite for Golden Rose

Mark Oberhardt
Group One JJ Aitkins winner Rothfire is targeting the Group One Golden Rose in September

Brilliant Group One JJ Atkins winner Rothfire is a late entry for the Group One Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 26.

Trainer Robert Heathcote paid the $2500 late entry fee and the gelding was immediately made an $8 second favourite.

Favourite for the race is the Group One Golden Slipper winner Farnan at $6.

Rothfire has won six of his seven career starts with his only defeat coming in the Gold Coast 2YO Jewel in March.

He showed he would have no problems with 1400m trip by running a course record to claim the JJ Atkins.

Rothfire is likely to have his first Sydney start in the Run To The Rose on September 12.

Heathcote is also hoping to get a slot in the $15 million The Everest in October but failing that Rothfire could head to Melbourne.

Rothfire is a $15 chance in the The Everest despite not having an invitation at this stage.