He’s All The Talk After 2013 Skyline Stakes Win – Golden Slipper Bound

Speedy colt All The Talk announced himself as a 2013 Golden Slipper contender at Warwick Farm today, producing a dominant start-to-finish victory in the Group 3 2013 Skyline Stakes (1200m).

All The Talk is Golden Slipper bound after winning the Skyline Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

After running fourth in the Silver Slipper in heavy conditions, the Gary Portelli-trained youngster relished being back on top of the ground on a Good 3 surface.

With Brenton Avdulla in the saddle he held a narrow lead approaching the home turn before kicking clear and powering home to claim a three length victory from Queenslander Octane Flyer and Gerald Ryan’s colt Dothraki.

Portelli confirmed the son of Stratum will now head to the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill on April 6.

“It’s unbelieveable, I’m so happy for the owners,” Portelli said.

“I thought come the turn, a couple of horses had a dig at them early, I thought well this will be interesting.

“My plan was probably to be out by two or three lengths but he found plenty. I’m not saying his a good thing in the Slipper but they’ll know he’s in there.”

Avdulla was aboard the emerging galloper for the first time and was impressed with what was a mature performance.

“It was my first ride on him he gave me a good ride,” Avdulla said.

“Half way up the straight I was basically in a world of my own. He switched off for me but he ran through the line well.”

“I haven’t ridden a Slipper. If he’s Slipper quality we’ll find out soon enough but all you can do is win and he won well today.”

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Skyline Stakes 2013 – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 ALL THE TALK Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 7 55.5kg $4.80
2 6 OCTANE FLYER Kelly Schweida Tommy Berry 3.5L 1 55.5kg $26
3 5 DOTHRAKI Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 4.3L 2 55.5kg $9
4 2 FUERZA Bjorn Baker James McDonald 5.2L 4 55.5kg $4.40
5 4 GOOD JOB BRO John Sargent Hugh Bowman 7.1L 8 55.5kg $2.70F
6 9 MAHICAN Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 7.4L 9 55.5kg $14
7 7 CITATIONS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9.4L 6 55.5kg $14
8 8 KIROV Tim Martin Corey Brown 9.9L 3 55.5kg $91
9 1 REGIMENTAL PRIDE David Payne Nathan Berry 10.1L 5 55.5kg $51