Wide Barrier May Benefit Astern in Golden Slipper

March 18, 2016

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Wide Barrier May Benefit Astern in Golden Slipper

Godolphin runner Astern’s chances of success in the 2016 Golden Slipper took a blow when allocated the outside barrier on Tuesday, but co-trainer Darren Beadman believes the draw may be a blessing in disguise.

Astern will jump from the outside barrier in Saturday's 2016 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart

Astern will jump from the outside barrier in Saturday’s 2016 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart

Astern is so-far unbeaten in two career starts but undoubtedly stamped himself as a serious Golden Slipper contender when beating a smart field to the line in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on February 20th.

Unlucky to miss a start in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) a fortnight ago with a minor ailment, Beadman told Racing Ahead the team could not be more pleased with the son of Medaglia D’oro and believes his performance mustered in a recent barrier trial suggests he will be right in the finish of the 2016 Golden Slipper.

“He’s unbeaten the colt and his two wins to date have been raced on speed,” Beadman said.

“In all of his trials he gets out of the gates well so the beauty of drawing out there is he’s going to be last in and a fresh horse out of the gates.

“In a perfect world John (O’Shea, trainer) would have loved to have run him in that race but his hands were tied, so we’ve taken the next best option to trial him and he’s come out of that very well. You couldn’t be more pleased with the colt, the way he’s trained on.”

James McDonald will take the ride on Astern in the 2016 Golden Slipper, and Beadman believes the leading hoop’s confidence in the colt will make a difference in a success performance.

“He’s got a lot of faith in the horse and great confidence,” Beadman said.

“I think when you ride these good colts you just have to let them get into a nice rhythm and hopefully he kind find a nice position in the first half of the field.”

Trialling well in the lead-up to his competitive debut, Astern immediately stamped himself as a colt to follow when jogging home to win the Surf Meets The Turf Maiden (1000m) at Randwick on December 5th.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best 2016 Golden Slipper odds, for which Astern can be taken at a particularly generous quote of $11 for success.

Bet with Ladbrokes.com.au this weekend to take advantage of the lucrative Best Of Everything Golden Slipper market!

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

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

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