Earthquake On Track for Golden Slipper Tilt

February 24, 2014

Earthquake On Track for Golden Slipper Tilt

Trainer Peter Snowden has revealed exciting Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) champion Earthquake will return to Sydney today following her maiden Group 1 triumph at Caulfield over the weekend and begin preparations for a tilt at the 2014 Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on April 5th.

Exciting filly Earthquake will contest just one event before the 2014 Golden Slipper

Exciting filly Earthquake will contest just one event before the 2014 Golden Slipper. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Confident of overcoming the awkward barrier 15 in the Blue Diamond Stakes on Saturday, Snowden told TVN that even has was blown away by the incredible turn of foot shown by his star filly and believes her best is still yet to be seen.

“She even surprised me, she was breathtaking” Snowden said.

“She was as fit as I could get her, but I could see in her work and her condition that she had not peaked.

“When you think how easy she won her first start and she won just as easy yesterday. She hasn’t had gut bustling runs; there is a lot more there and there will need to be.”

Aiming to become just the sixth runner to secure the lucrative Blue Diamond Stakes/Golden Slipper double, Snowden outlined the Group 2 Riesling Stakes (1200m) on March 22nd as the only event likely to fall into Earthquake’s schedule before the Golden Slipper a fortnight later.

“She has to go up another notch for the Slipper, but I believe she is capable of doing it” Snowden added.

Having so convincingly won her three competitive starts to date; the TAB IPhone App Plate (1000m), Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude F (1100m) and Blue Diamond Stakes, Earthquake has been cut drastically in betting markets for the 2014 Golden Slipper; currently featuring as the resounding $2.90 favourite ahead of Unencumbered ($7.50) and Law ($10).

Unable to match the late pace of Earthquake in their highly-anticipated showdown on the weekend, classy colt Rubick has noticeably drifted for Golden Slipper success and is now offered at a quote of $26.

Ladbrokes.com.au is offering the best odds on all 2014 Group 1 event, including the Golden Slipper!

Open and account and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au today to claim a bonus bet of up to $250!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field