A report variety of particular person Group 1 winners have been entered for the Golden Slipper assembly at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
The Golden Slipper is again, and this time it’s greater than ever earlier than.
Final Saturday’s Rosehill washout has shifted the complete program – together with the 5 Group 1 races – again seven days. Nominations the place reopened for each race besides the Golden Slipper the place the ultimate discipline and barrier draw was carried ahead.
This has resulted in 24 particular person Group 1 winners being nominated – an Australian report for any single raceday.
If you add All Star Mile winner Mugatoo into the combination, it’s shaping as among the best Golden Slipper days in reminiscence.
Type guru Gary Crispe stated the sheer high quality and depth of entries for Rosehill on Saturday is corresponding to any of the foremost conferences in world racing.
“I can’t recall having 24 particular person Group 1 winners at a single Australian race assembly,” Crispe stated.
“If all of them run, there are extra big-race winners at Rosehill on Saturday than you’d discover on a single day at Royal Ascot.
“The one comparable race assembly anyplace on this planet with so many Group 1 winners is a US Breeders Cup Day the place each race is a Grade (Group) 1 race.”
When ultimate acceptances had been taken for the Slipper assembly final week, there was 14 Group 1 winners attributable to compete on the nine-race program.
However after nominations had been opened once more, one other 10 Group 1 winners have been entered for Rosehill together with tremendous sprinter Nature Strip, Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet, plus the likes of excellent mares Colette and Toffee Tongue.
The Ranvet Stakes (2000m) initially had a five-horse discipline and was being billed final week as a match race between English champ Addeybb and Sydney’s glamour mare Verry Elleegant.
However the resolution to re-open nominations means the star duo instantly have some actual competitors with the Ranvet swelling to twenty entries together with 12 particular person Group 1 winners.
TAB Mounted Odds has retained Addeybb as favorite at $2 forward over Verry Elleegant at $2.50 however it’s removed from a two-horse race now with the likes of famous moist trackers Colette ($6) and Sir Dragonet ($11) among the many probably runners.
The William Haggas-trained Addeybb, who edged out Verry Elleegant in an epic Ranvet Stakes final yr, can have a stable exercise with stablemate Favorite Moon (Manion Cup) at Canterbury this morning.
The Galaxy (1100m) now has 21 nominations with Group 1 winners Nature Strip, Movie star Queen and Pippie plus sensible mare Libertini amongst these added to the function race.
Godolphin’s Tailleur stays Galaxy favorite at $4 in an open betting market forward of Haut Brion Her ($5), Wild Ruler ($7), and Nature Strip, Eduardo and Jungle Edge at $8.
Avilius, a stablemate of Tailleur, is the $3.50 favorite for the George Ryder Stakes which now has 26 entries together with Funstar who’s on the second line of betting at $5.
Coach Kris Lees has put a nomination in for Mugatoo ($6) and Perth mare Arcadia Queen ($7) has been re-entered after she was scratched late final week.
Golden Slipper betting stays unchanged with Profiteer favorite at $4 simply forward of Keep Inside ($5) and 4 Strikes Forward ($6).
Sydney’s grass tracks might be closed for trackwork this morning as a result of extraordinarily heavy situations however the synthetic Polytracks which have been put in at Rosehill, Randwick, Warwick Farm, Canterbury, Hawkesbury and Kembla Grange are being put to good use.
“The Polytracks are doing what they’re designed to do and that’s deal with all this rain and supply a protected floor for quick gallops,” ATC’s Nevesh Ramdhani stated. “It implies that no horse is lacking any work.”
Ramdhani stays very assured that the Rosehill course correct might be protected for racing subsequent Saturday regardless of the deluge it has copped in latest days.
“All we’d like is in the future of dry climate and the observe will get better in a short time,” Ramdhani stated.
“The forecast is for about 40mls of rain (Tuesday) however that’s the tip of it, the climate will clear to a effective, heat day on Wednesday then the remainder of the week there may be solely a slight likelihood of a bathe.”