Slipper favourites firm on favourable draw
Extreme Choice and Flying Artie have both been wound in for the Golden Slipper, after the Mick Price duo grabbed ideal inside gates at today’s barrier draw.
UBET trimmed the Blue Diamond winner from $2.90 to $2.80 after it drew barrier seven, while Flying Artie was $6.50 into $5.25 when it came up with marble five.
“All the runners in the market drew in the inside half, so we only made a few minor price adjustments,” said UBET Media Manager Nick Curry.
“Extreme Choice looks a logical pick on paper, but Flying Artie finally drew well and we reckon he’ll be the one they come for early in the piece.”
One-time race favourite Capitalist secured gate two and held his place in the market at $10, while his Todman Stakes conqueror, Kiss and Make Up, eased from $8.50 to $11, despite snaring barrier nine.