A crack all Group race card is scheduled at Rosehill Gardens this Easter Saturday, the action of course headlined by the iconic 2012 Golden Slipper, and below you will find the Races.com.au team’s exclusive Golden Slipper Day betting guide and money trail preview.
Outside of the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), the premier juvenile’s feature in the world to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 3:50pm, punters will be entertained by no less than four other elite level features.
The other Group 1 major is the lucrative $2.25 million The BMW (2400m) where former Melbourne Cup hero Americain and Peter Moody’s Australian Cup – Ranvet Stakes double winner Manighar will face off.
What else is on the card?
How about brilliant filly Mosheen looking for her third Group 1 win on the trot, and fourth of her career, in the $400,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) in Race 3 at 1:05, which could be her swansong Aussie race.
Or tune in for an early 2012 Doncaster Mile guide with the mares led by More Joyous in the $400,000 Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1500m), and Gai Waterhouse’s crack colt Niagara favourite for the $400,000 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) later in the day.
All this plus much, much more egg-riffic racing action is just around the corner so here the Races.com.au crew have a better look at where the money is at on the five Group 1’s so you have a better Golden Slipper betting guide ahead of the big day.
Race 3 – 1:05pm Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m)
Mosheen is odds-on but the punters at bookmaker.com.au are coming hard and fast for Streama to step up to the 2000m for the first time in an upset according to the money thus far.
“In the battle of the clear favourites Streama is an easy winner according to the money so far,” Ryan Clark from bookmaker.com.au says.
Race 5 – 2:25pm The BMW (2400m)
This race has actually getting as much attention as the Golden Slipper at bookmaker.com.au and with a possible 2012 Melbourne Cup winner in the field we can understand why.
Americain is at $2.15 to get the job done and the step-up in distance is going to suit, but Manighar ($4) comes off two big Group 1 wins so can’t discount them.
What does the money say? Americian got lot of early love but recently there is cash coming in for Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed ($8.50) to return to form. A tickle also for Niwot at their juicy $16 price through bookmaker.com.au.
“A heap of interest in this race for a little while now,” Clark said.
“Americain was best backed in pre post betting and that’s continued after acceptances with some big money coming in for him.
“Southern Speed is the next top pick along with Niwot which both have decent investment.
“Manighar does have some support as well.”
Race 6 – 3:05pm Inglis Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m)
All the rage is for first-up Canterbury Stakes winner More Joyous who is odds on at $1.80 through bookmaker.com.au, Gai Waterhouse’s revived glamour mare after her sixth Group 1 title.
Punters are also looking for a value bet on Golden Slipper Day by backing short-priced favourites More Joyous here and Mosheen (Vinery) in a multi according to Clark from bookmaker.com.au.
Of course a last start Group 1 win never hurts and there has been a bit of money coming for Coolmore Classic winner Ofcourseican ($12) to win another.
Race 7 – 3:50pm AAMI Golden Slipper (1200m)
This year’s Golden Slipper is going to be a beauty. Whether unbeaten Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Samaready, a market drifter out to $2.65 now at bookmaker.com.au, can get the job done is questionable.
So which Golden Slipper horse do the punters want?
Since spruik colt All Too Hard came out of the race and markets punters have gone from horse to horse.
It seems they are liking the big gun trainers with Gai Waterhouse’s unbeaten colt Pierro ($6) in barrier one getting smashed in the bookmaker.com.au markets to hand his trainer a fourth Golden Slipper on Saturday.
“The withdrawal of All Too Hard caught out a number of punters as he was the clear top pick in pre post betting,” Clark said.
“Driefontein, Epaulette, No looking Back, Raceway and Samaready also had some support before acceptances.
“After the final field announcement though none of them have received any further support.
“The big mover is Pierro which accounts for half of all our Golden Slipper bets at the moment.
“The next pick is No Looking Back with a nibble on Snitzerland at odds.”
Race 8 – 4:35pm The Daily Telegraph George Ryder Stakes (1500m)
This Doncaster lead-up brings the Group 1 racing action to a close on Golden Slipper Day and if the money trail is to go by, there are any number of live wire chances.
Last start Futurity Stakes winner King Mufhasa ($6.50) has a fourth go at this race and is getting support.
There has also been money on a couple of longer-priced roughies indicating value with the sole mare in the field Secret Admirer and Monton getting some love.
“This shapes as a fantastic betting race with almost identical money taken for three runners,” Clark reports.
“King Mufhasa is the best supported but only just ahead of Secret Admirer at $9 and Monton at $14.”
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Happy Easter and happy punting!