2011 AAMI Golden Slipper Field, Barriers & Betting


Foxwedge is one of the favourites for the Golden Slipper despite a wide draw

This Saturday April 2 the richest race for two-year-olds in the world will take place at Rosehill with the 2011 Golden Slipper and here we take a look at the confirmed Golden Slipper field, barriers and latest betting odds.

Earlier today a full 16-horse field plus one emergency were accepted for Saturday’s $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).

Wearing the number one saddlecloth will be Sepoy, Peter Snowden’s Elusive Quality colt still the favourite in the Golden Slipper odds at a quote of around $3.20.

Sepoy drew gate 10 in the Golden Slipper barrier draw, the widest gate the Blue Diamond Stakes winner has had to start from to date.

Second favourite in the Golden Slipper betting is Anthony Cummings’ up-and-coming Fastnet Rock colt Smart Missile.

Last start Smart Missile claimed an upset victory over Sepoy in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill and could be primed to defeat the favourite again after drawing ideally with barrier five for the Golden Slipper.

Cummings was reportedly over the moon with the gate allocation for Smart Missile stating his runner looked one of the hardest to beat.

While a wet track at Rosehill will be detrimental to Sepoy, beaten for the first time due to rain, the predicted showery weather should not faze Smart Missile.

The only other runner at single-figure odds to become the 2011 Golden Slipper winner is Foxwedge, the John O’Shea-trained colt also by sire Fastnet Rock.

Foxwedge ran a game third in the Todman Stakes on March 19 after jumping from barrier one but has come up with a more difficult gate for the Golden Slipper with barrier 11.

Best value pick of the AAMI Golden Slipper field following today’s barrier draw looks to be the Clarry Conners-trained filly Satin Shoes.

Forgotten by the punters after running second as the beaten favourite behind Elite Falls in the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) last start, Satin Shoes is sitting at a generous price of around $13 in the latest Golden Slipper markets.

Prior to the Reisling, Satin Shoes enjoyed three straight wins and has come up with the perfect barrier two draw for Saturday making her a flying chance to cause an upset Golden Slipper result.

See below for the latest Golden Slipper 2011 Field, Barriers & Betting Odds.

No. Horse Barrier Jockey Trainer Weight Latest Odds
1. SEPOY 10 Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 56.5kg $3.20
2. SMART MISSILE 5 Glen Boss Anthony Cummings 56.5kg $4.40
3. RUNNING TALL 8 Ben Melham Danny O’Brien 56.5kg $26
4. FOXWEDGE 11 Nash Rawiller John O’Shea 56.5kg $7.50
5. MASTHEAD 4 Craig Williams Lee Freedman 56.5kg $81
6. SALADE 12 Luke Nolen Bart Cummings 56.5kg $15
7. HOT SNITZEL 7 Corey Brown Gerald Ryan 56.5kg $67
8. SATIN SHOES 2 Hugh Bowman Clarry Conners 54.5kg $13
9. ELITE FALLS 16 Jim Cassidy John O’Shea 54.5kg $10
10. KARUTA QUEEN 13 Tommy Berry Neville Layt 54.5kg $15
11. ALTAR 14 Josh Parr Peter Snowden 54.5kg $34
12. SHARED REFLECTIONS 6 Damien Oliver Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg $19
13. SARAMENHA 15 (a)Nathan Berry Gerald Ryan 54.5kg $67
14. FAST AND SEXY 17 Glyn Schofield Chris Waller 54.5kg $67
15. MOSHEEN 1 Danny Nikolic Leon Corstens 54.5kg $101
16. EMPRESS ROCK 3 Michael Rodd Bart Cummings 54.5kg $101
17 (1st Em) DO YOU THINK 9 Steven Arnold Bart Cummings 56.5kg $51