Golden Slipper 2012 Form Guide & Betting Preview

This Saturday the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival’s premier event will light up Rosehill Gardens and to help our readers back the winning juvenile below the Races.com.au team have their exclusive 2012 Golden Slipper form guide analysis and betting preview.

Pierro

Pierro is one of four 2012 Golden Slipper chances to have won at the track and distance

Due to jump at 3:50pm as Rosehill Race 7 this Easter Saturday, the $3.5 million Group 1 AAMI Golden Slipper (1200m) is often referred to as the other race that stops a nation and is indeed Australia’s second richest race behind the coveted Melbourne Cup.

The 2012 Golden Slipper field by the numbers features:

  • 16 two-year-olds
  • 8 fillies
  • 4 single-figure chances
  • 1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner
  • 5 Gai Waterhouse-trained hopefuls
  • 3 unbeaten horses

So which horse will emerge the Golden Slipper winner and have their name in the papers on Sunday?

Will it be the $2.50 favourite Samaready who is out for the Blue Diamond Stakes – Golden Slipper double won by Sepoy last year?

Can Gai Waterhouse secure her incredible fourth Golden Slipper win with one of her five including her undefeated duo of Pierro and Driefontein?

Or will a roughie take it out this year such as Brisbane filly Doubtfilly, connections of the $81 roughie considering her a good enough chance to pay the $150,000 late entry.

The Races.com.au experts have done the 2012 Golden Slipper form, gone over the history, facts and status and come up with the best betting preview for the 56th edition of the world’s most lucrative two-year-olds’ feature.

2012 Golden Slipper Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s Golden Slipper winner was the Peter Snowden-trained Sepoy who came off a second in the Todman Stakes, had earlier won the Blue Diamond Stakes, jumped from barrier eight (of 14), and was ridden by Kerrin McEvoy
  • This year Snowden will seek back-to-back Slippers with #2 Epaulette ($6.50 bookmaker.com.au) and #7 Narcissus ($31 bookmaker.com.au), the first of which will be ridden by last year’s winning hoop McEvoy, both of which also come off last-start seconds
  • Barrier 8 belongs this year to #11 Dreifontein ($15 bookmaker.com.au), one of five Gai Waterhouse-trained hopefuls, while #9 Samaready ($2.50 bookmaker.com.au) vies for the Blue Diamond Stakes – Golden Slipper double
  • The most successful Golden Slipper barrier in history is Barrier One which has produced eight Golden Slipper winners, the most recent of which was Crystal Lily in 2010, #1 Pierro ($6 bookmaker.com.au) is drawn on the rails for Saturday
  • The next best barrier stat wise to be in is Barrier Three which has produced six winners but none since Catbird (1999), barrier six belongs to #15 Doubtfilly ($81 bookmaker.com.au)
  • The only barrier yet to produce a Golden Slipper winner is Barrier 13, the hoodoo looking to be broken this year by $101 bookmaker.com.au roughie #5 Faustus
  • There are three unbeaten horses in this year’s field with the favourite #9 Samaready ($2.50 bookmaker.com.au), and the Gai Waterhouse-trained duo of #11 Driefontein ($15 bookmaker.com.au) and #1 Pierro ($6 bookmaker.com.au)
  • Along with the above trio other Golden Slipper fancies coming off a last-start win are #6 Ashokan (Group 3 Skyline Stakes, 1200m, Randwick, 17/03/2012) and #12 Jade Marauder (Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes, 1200m, Randwick, 17/03/2012)
  • Obviously the undefeated trio boast the highest Win and Place rates of the field (100%) the next highest Winning Percentages then going to #2 Epaulette ($6.50 bookmaker.com.au) and #3 Raceway ($15 bookmaker.com.au) with 66.67%
  • The fillies in the race this year are #9 Samaready ($2.50), #10 No Looking Back ($9), #11 Driefontein, #12 Jade Marauder ($17), #13 Snitzerland ($26), #14 Cavalry Rose ($26), #15 Doubtfilly ($81) and #16 Later Gator ($71)
  • The last filly to win the Golden Slipper was Crystal Lily in 2010
  • Colts narrowly hold the advantage having won 24 editions of the race to 23 fillies
  • The most successful jockeys in the race’s history are Shane Dye and Ron Quinton
  • The late, great Tommy Smith trained six Golden Slipper winners
  • His daughter Gai Waterhouse has won three with Ha Ha (2001), Dance Hero (2004) and Sebring (2008)
  • Waterhouse will look to prepare her fourth Golden Slipper winner this year with #1 Pierro ($6 bookmaker.com.au), #10 No Looking Back ($9 bookmaker.com.au), #3 Raceway ($15 bookmaker.com.au), #11 Dreifontein ($15 bookmaker.com.au) and #16 Later Gator ($71 bookmaker.com.au)
  • The only other horses prepared by a former Golden Slipper winning trainer are Peter Snowden’s duo of #2 Epaulette ($6.50 bookmaker.com.au) and #7 Narcissus ($31 bookmaker.com.au)
  • Horses to be ridden by a former Golden Slipper winning jockey this year are #2 Epaulette (Kerrin McEvoy, Sepoy, 2011), #8 Shelford (Brett Prebble, Crystal Lily, 2010), #5 Faustus (Jim Cassidy, Ha Ha, 2001), #10 No Looking Back (Craig Williams, Miss Finland, 2006) and #15 Doubtfilly (Damien Oliver, Forensics, 2007)
  • At Rosehill the horses with the best record are #1 Pierro (2-2-0-0), #14 Cavalry Rose (3-2-1-0), #2 Epaulette (2-1-1-0), #4 Amorino (2-1-0-0), #5 Faustus (2-1-0-0) and #9 Samaready (1-1-0-0)
  • Horses with winning form over the 1200-metres are #2 Epaulette (3-2-1-0), #12 Jade Marauder (3-2-1-0), #14 Cavalry Rose (4-2-1-0), #13 Snitzerland (3-2-0-0), #9 Samaready (2-2-0-0), #11 Dreifontein (2-2-0-0), #6 Ashokan (2-1-1-0), #1 Pierro (1-1-0-0) and #15 Doubtfilly (2-1-0-0)
  • Four horses have won over the Track & Distance with #14 Cavalry Rose (3-2-1-0), #2 Epaulette (2-1-1-0), #1 Pierro (1-1-0-0) and #9 Samaready (1-1-0-0)

Stay tuned to Races.com.au to view our insider Golden Slipper tips and predictions published later in the week.

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2012 Golden Slipper Field & Form Guide

Rosehill Gardens Race 8 – 3:50pm – 07/04/2012

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. A/S Days API Career W% P% Last 6
1. PIERRO Ms G Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 56.5 2yoC 14 $121,133 3: 3 0 0 100.00% 100.00% 1×11
2. EPAULETTE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5 2yoC 14 $84,167 3: 2 1 0 66.67% 100.00% 112
3. RACEWAY Ms G Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 9 56.5 2yoR 21 $49,000 3: 2 1 0 66.67% 100.00% 112
4. AMORINO G A Ryan Steven Arnold 2 56.5 2yoC 14 $34,750 4: 2 0 0 50.00% 50.00% 1164
5. FAUSTUS J A O’shea Jim Cassidy 13 56.5 2yoC 14 $39,333 3: 1 1 0 33.33% 66.67% 1×25
6. ASHOKAN J A O’shea James McDonald 14 56.5 2yoC 21 $44,150 2: 1 1 0 50.00% 100.00% 21
7. NARCISSUS Peter Snowden Peter Robl 12 56.5 2yoC 7 $21,667 3: 0 2 1 0.00% 100.00% 322
8. SHELFORD J A O’shea Brett Prebble 15 56.5 2yoC 14 $25,000 2: 0 1 1 0.00% 100.00% 23
9. SAMAREADY M G Price Craig Newitt 11 54.5 2yoF 14 $228,788 4: 4 0 0 100.00% 100.00% 1111
10. NO LOOKING BACK Ms G Waterhouse Craig Williams 3 54.5 2yoF 42 $180,667 3: 1 2 0 33.33% 100.00% 122
11. DRIEFONTEIN Ms G Waterhouse Tommy Berry 8 54.5 2yoF 49 $339,500 4: 4 0 0 100.00% 100.00% 1111
12. JADE MARAUDER C J Waller Glyn Schofield 16 54.5 2yoF 21 $40,075 4: 2 1 1 50.00% 100.00% 3×121
13. SNITZERLAND G A Ryan Corey Brown 7 54.5 2yoF 14 $63,625 4: 2 1 0 50.00% 75.00% 2×114
14. CAVALRY ROSE G A Ryan Christian Reith 5 54.5 2yoF 7 $71,000 4: 2 1 0 50.00% 75.00% 1142
15. DOUBTFILLY S W Kendrick Damien Oliver 6 54.5 2yoF 7 $48,386 7: 4 0 0 57.14% 57.14% 751114
16. LATER GATOR Ms G Waterhouse Luke Nolen 10 54.5 2yoF 7 $18,683 3: 1 0 1 33.33% 66.67% 135

*Form Guide Credit – Ladbrokes.com.au

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change

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