A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up...
Named as the two-year-old to beat, Military Rose has drifted slightly in the betting markets after drawing barrier eight for Saturday. This brilliant daughter of General Nediym is unbeaten in her five career starts, a career that has seen her earn in excess of $1.5million already, and the punters are getting behind her to maintain that dazzling record in the Golden Slipper.
Military Rose is so dangerous because as jockey Stathi Katsidis, who will be aboard her on Saturday, has pointed out she can win when she leads or come from behind in a burst of acceleration and claim victory.
Likely to sit five or six back from the pace to start, if she can find an opening in the field and get to the front in the closing stages will come out victorious.
A determined and talented youngster Military Rose can handle interference and regain her composure, which is why she will start as the odds-on favourite.
Current Odds: $3.70
Jockey: Stathi Katsidis
Trainer: Gillian Heinrich
Owner: Heinrich Bloodstock
Breeding: by GENERAL NEDIYM from BELLA MADDELENA
Prizemoney: $1, 527, 000
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