Fireworks Will Not Go Off in 2015 Golden Slipper

February 3, 2015

Fireworks Will Not Go Off in 2015 Golden Slipper

Talk of connections paying the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1400m) late entry fee for Fireworks began after the filly impressively won the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) on Saturday.

Fireworks will not begin a late Group 1 Golden Slipper preparation after winning the Widden Stakes on Saturday

Fireworks will not begin a late Group 1 Golden Slipper preparation after winning the Widden Stakes on Saturday. Photo by Steve Hart.

Fireworks had placed in her first two career starts when the filly traveled to Rosehill on Saturday for the Widden Stakes. The $4.20 second favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au scored a come-from-behind victory after getting back in the field.

She looked like she’d missed her chance at 100 metres out but managed to win a head in front of Lake Geneva after she kept grinding away.

Despite the filly’s owner John Camilleri being more than willing to pay the $150,000 to begin a late preparation towards the $3.5 million Golden Slipper on March 21, trainer Gerald Ryan believes it’s not necessary.

“I’ve always liked her but she was getting beaten by others in trackwork so I never thought of her as a Slipper type,” he told Sky Racing.

Seeing as the Golden Slipper wasn’t on either of their agendas when the filly arrived at Ryan’s stables in September, the trainer believes there are plenty of better options for the diminutive star.

Ryan is keen to tackle The Championships with Fireworks during the autumn, pinpointing the Group 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) on April 11 at Randwick in particular. He is also looking ahead to the fillies series during the spring, in particular the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in October.

“We’ve got until the Tuesday before the Slipper to pay up but it’s unlikely,” Ryan said.

“My plan would be to back off her for a couple of weeks and look at a race like the Percy Sykes at The Championships.

“It’s a $500,000 race for two-year-old fillies.

“After that she could have a few weeks off. I’d like to get her ready for the fillies series in the spring and get her to the Flight Stakes.”

Second acceptances for the 2015 Golden Slipper will close at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon. Gai Waterhouse’s Vancouver shot to the top of the futures betting at Ladbrokes.com.au after the colt won the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) on Saturday. He is paying $7 to win ahead of John O’Shea’s Ottoman ($8).

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