2015 Golden Slipper: Headwater “Doubtful”, Lake Geneva a “Live Chance”

March 11, 2015

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2015 Golden Slipper: Headwater “Doubtful”, Lake Geneva a “Live Chance”

Headwater is the $11 third favourite in the Golden Slipper betting at Ladbrokes.com.au but it’s doubtful that the Team Hawkes-trained colt will even make the race field on March 21.

Headwater is a doubtful runner in the Group 1 Golden Slipper.

Headwater is a doubtful runner in the Group 1 Golden Slipper. Photo by Steve Hart.

The two-year-old colt shot to the top of the futures betting after winning the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) on February 21 by two and a quarter lengths. He then finished third to Vancouver in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) last Saturday.

He was away well but could not cross and was forced to settle in third position three wide facing the breeze. The colt was the first to come under pressure and was poor to the line. A post race veterinary examination revealed the colt had a healing wound and when asked if he would progress to the 2015 Golden Slipper, co-trainer Wayne Hawkes simply said: “don’t know yet, maybe not.”

Without Headwater, Team Hawkes will still be represented in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) by Lake Geneva. The brothers think very highly of the filly, describing her as “flying” and a “live chance” in the $3.5 million feature race.

Lake Geneva has yet to win a race from her two starts but has managed to place in both the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) and Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), in which the filly was wide in the early stages from barrier ten and eased to be 11th at the 600m before making ground between runners on straightening. She got to fifth at the 100m and kept running on well to score a minor placing in the $1 million race.

Wayne Hawkes has a very high opinion of the filly, believing she could have won the Blue Diamond if not for a wide starting gate (10).

“No one has given her anything. She could have been two out of two,” Hawkes said.

“It’s ridiculous what she did (in the Blue Diamond). The winner (Pride of Dubai) might have got stood on his head, but what she did was ridiculous.

“I’d like for her to draw an inside barrier (in the Diamond), give her a cuddle and she would have won by whatever. She should have won.

“She’s a live chance, a good chance. She’s had no hype, but that doesn’t worry us.”

Lake Geneva is currently a $15 hopeful at Ladbrokes.com.au. Open your betting account today to receive up to $250 in a bonus match on your first bet. Simply quote code: BETBONUS.

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

Australia Day Cup Calls for 20...

2018 Gosford Guineas Winner Be...

2018 Gosford Guineas Winner Bella Martini in Tight Finish

The Hawkes Racing-trained Bella Martini held on in a thrilling late finish to...

2018 Kensington Stakes Field &...

2018 Kensington Stakes Field & Odds: Betting Wide Open

It is shaping up as a wide open edition of the Kensington Stakes 2018 at...

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & O...

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & Odds Update

This afternoon’s Gosford Cup 2018 is fast approaching and our insider tips and...

Silent Sedition Set for 2018 C...

Silent Sedition Set for 2018 Coolmore Classic Shot

A second shot at the Coolmore Classic in 2018 is on the autumn agenda for...

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