Can Overreach Justify 2013 Golden Slipper Favouritism?

April 3, 2013

Can Overreach Justify 2013 Golden Slipper Favouritism?

At $2.15 and with no other runner falling under double figures, Overreach is considered to be almost unbeatable in the 2013 Golden Slipper (1200m).

Overreach is a deserving Golden Slipper favourite. Photo: Steve Hart.

But can the Gai Waterhouse-trained filly stand up on the biggest stage this Saturday at Rosehill in the world’s richest two-year-old race?

The emerging star certainly brings terrific form into the race and there’s no doubting her ability.

Will barrier one be a hindrance or a help? She’s been thumping the fillies but can she now beat the boys?

There are some concerns about getting caught behind runners but jockey Tommy Berry has faith in her ability.

“In her last two races, she has jumped a half-length in front of the rest so we know she is usually a brilliant beginner,” Berry said.

Not sure whether to stick with the favourite or look elsewhere? Keep reading for the stats that matter as well as the pros and cons about Overreach’s chances in the Golden Slipper.

#11 Overreach – Horse Facts

  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
  • Jockey: Tommy Berry
  • Barrier: 1
  • Weight: 54.5kg
  • Owners: Corumbene Stud Pty Ltd (MGR: G ALTOMONTE), G Altomonte, Ms L N Smith & G Severino
  • Age: 2YO
  • Gender: Filly
  • Breeding: by Exceed and Excel (AUS) out of Bahia (AUS)
  • Career: 3-2-1-0
  • Prize Money: 263,300
  • Current 2013 Golden Slipper Odds: $2.15

Why Overreach Can Win the 2013 Golden Slipper

  • Sensational lead-up form. Won Widden Stakes by six lengths and Moet and Chandon Stakes by 4 1/2
  • Worst career result was second on debut
  • From stable of Gai Waterhouse. Unbelievable record with juveniles. Four Golden Slipper winners and chasing back-to-back titles
  • Drawn the inside which is the most successful barrier in history. Nine winners have jumped from barrier one, including Pierro
  • Won at the track and distance comfortably last start
  • Has a good association with jockey Tommy Berry

Why Overreach Can’t Win the 2013 Golden Slipper

  • Is barrier one not the benefit it seems? Must jump well. Won’t get the picnic in front she has had previously
  • Jockey Tommy Berry is yet to win a Golden Slipper, is he experienced enough on the big stage?
  • She has been winning in small fields where she has dictated. How will she respond to the hustle and bustle and pressue in the Slipper?

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