Golden Slipper Day tips
Tomorrow is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill, there are 5 x G1 races on the card & again Mitch Fenton @mitchfenton88 has done all the form.
RACE 4 (Ranvet)
Only 7 runners but still a race that has numerous winning chances.
Contributer has 3 out of his 4 Australian starts since being shipped out by Godolphin including the Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes last start. He’s the one to beat.
Mares Lucia Valentina and Silent Achiever (won this race last year) are both ticking over well and have good prospects here.
Dominant and Tosen Stardom come here from Asia looking to steal our Autumn riches and have the credentials to win an Australian Group 1 without doubt.
Epsom winner He’s Your Man trained by Chris Waller and Kiwi raider Fast Dragon round out the small but select field.
Tough race but I’m going with mare, #6 Silent Achiever. She won this race last year before running a terrific 3rd in the Cox Plate and if she can reproduce both those efforts she’ll be hard to beat.
TIP – 6.SILENT ACHIEVER
RACE 5 (Guineas)
Another Gr1 with just 7 runners, this time for the 3 year olds over 2000m.
The two main chances for mine come through the Randwick Guineas and they are the pair who quinellaed that race, winner Hallowed Crown and runner-up Sweynesse.
I’ve always been a massive fan of Hallowed Crown, I think he’s a super-star so there’s no reason why he can’t make it Group 1 win number 3 at just his 8th race start.
TIP – 1.HALLOWED CROWN
RACE 6 (Galaxy)
The sprinters take aim here looking for Gr1 glory under handicap conditions and it see’s a good quality field come together.
My top three are Avoid Lightning, Knoydart and Fast ‘N’ Rocking, but it’s a very tough race with plenty of depth. My roughie is 13.Villa Verde who has come up with gate 1 and is down on the minimum weight.
TIP – 7.KNOYDART (EW)
RACE 7 (Golden Slipper – see separate post)
RACE 8 (George Ryder)
Always a terrific race annually and this year’s instalment is no exception with Australia’s best milers assembling plus 2 very high quality 3 year olds.
The 3 year olds are Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting to Win and Chris Waller’s Kermadec who was a tragedy beaten last start in the Australian Guineas.
The older horses with the best chances in my reckoning are Criterion, World Ace, Hooked, It’s Somewhat and Royal Descent.
I’m going with the Japanese horse World Ace on top, a son of Deep Impact.
TIP – 3.WORLD ACE