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2017 Golden Slipper Day has drawn some of the Autumn Carnival’s best racehorses to Rosehill Gardens today and five Group 1 feature races headline a strong ten race card, including the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.
We will be covering the 2017 Golden Slipper Day results throughout the afternoon and we are set for a very exciting day of racing.
All the action on 2017 Golden Slipper Day will get underway with the running of the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) at 12:15pm local time and will conclude after the rescheduled Provincial Championships Qualifier (1200m) in contested at 6:05pm.
2017 Golden Slipper Day Results
Race 1 (12:15pm) Group 3 NE Manion Cup Results
Big Duke has defeated Our Century to win the NE Manion Cup after jockey Craig Williams successfully launched a protest.
Our Century had bobbed clear on the line to officially be first past the post in the race, however stewards found that jockey Ben Melham had shifted out early in the final straight and had subsequently impeded Big Duke’s racing line.
For the second time in as many weeks, Allergic worked to the line well to finish third in the race.
- 1st – Big Duke
- 2nd – Our Century
- 3rd – Allergic
Race 2 (12:55pm) Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes Results
Raiment has stormed home to win the Group 3 Hallmark Stakes by close to four lengths this afternoon.
The Godolphin filly was immediately led towards the pace by jockey Craig Williams and the pair experienced a carefree run in transit, before storming clear of their rivals with complete ease in the final straight.
Samantha worked to the line well for second, while Nancy improved off her first-up effort to finish third.
- 1st – Raiment
- 2nd – Samantha
- 3rd – Nancy
Race 3 (1:30pm) Listed Darby Munro Stakes Results
Derryn has flown home on the outside of the field to win the Listed Darby Munro Stakes.
Jockey Regan Bayliss is in career-best form and the young hoop summed up the Darby Munro perfectly when he pulled Derryn to the outside of the rain-soaked Rosehill track before being greeted with a big turn of foot.
Crafty Cop maintained to the line well to finish second while clear race favourite Tactical Advantage bobbed home to finish third.
- 1st – Derryn
- 2nd – Crafty Cop
- 3rd – Tactical Advantage
Race 4 (2:05pm) Group 1 Ranvet Stakes Results
Our Ivanhowe has produced his best performance in Australia to win the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in dominant fashion this afternoon.
Trainers Lee & Anthony Freedman were confident that Our Ivanhowe would prove close to impossible to beat on a rain-soaked course, and that opinion was franked when the Soldier Hollow entire produced a huge turn of foot in the final straight to beat Hartnell by four lengths.
The United States kicked well in the final straight to finish a head third from a brave Antonio Giuseppe.
- 1st – Our Ivanhowe
- 2nd – Hartnell
- 3rd – The United States
Race 5 (2:45pm) Group 1 George Ryder Stakes Results
Winx has done away with a talent-rich field to win the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) by eight lengths this afternoon.
Winx was slow from the barriers but jockey Hugh Bowman found no issue in steering the champion mare to a position just off the early pace, and the leading hoop was a passenger as she put herself into the race before extending to post the dominant victory; her sixteenth in succession.
Le Romain was brave to the line to finish second, while champion sprinter Chautauqua worked home to finish third.
- 1st – Winx
- 2nd – Le Romain
- 3rd – Chautauqua
Race 6 (3:25pm) Group 1 Rosehill Guineas Results
Kiwi raider Gingernuts has stormed home late to win the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas upon debuting in Australia this afternoon.
Gingernuts broke through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) three weeks ago and the horse was able to frank that form when he easily put away the classy Rosehill Guineas field this afternoon.
Race favourite Inference lost no admirers with a strong performance to finish second, while consistent Victorian So Si Bon worked home well to finish third.
- 1st – Gingernuts
- 2nd – Inference
- 3rd – So Si Bon
Race 7 (4:10pm) Group 1 Golden Slipper Results
She Will Reign is the 2017 Golden Slipper winner after storming home to win the world’s richest two-year-old race by three lengths from Frolic.
She Will Reign jumping from the barriers well this afternoon, but the filly was settled within the Golden Slipper field by Ben Melham as Houtzen and Teaspoon cut the early path.
Offered a clear racing line upon arriving at the final straight, the Manhattan Rain filly stormed home to beat Frolic by a healthy margin; Tulip beating Menari on protest to finish third.
- 1st – She Will Reign
- 2nd – Frolic
- 3rd – Tulip
Race 8 (4:50pm) Group 1 The Galaxy Results
Russian Revolution has attacked the line to beat stable mate Redzel and win the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) this afternoon.
Jumping from the gates well, Russian Revolution took an ideal position in transit on the heels of the early leaders and locked in a fierce sprint battle with Redzel; bobbing his head at the right time to win the race.
Jungle Edge was prominent throughout and worked to the line well to finish third, while Glenall was also brave to the line and ran fourth.
- 1st – Russian Revolution
- 2nd – Redzel
- 3rd – Jungle Edge
Race 9 (5:30pm) Group 3 Epona Stakes Results
Consommateur is produced a perfectly-timed sprint in the final straight at Rosehill Gardens to beat topweight Ambience in the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) this afternoon.
Consommateur was settled towards the tail of the Epona Stakes field and the mare received a great run in transit from Dwayne Dunn as Ambience and Top Of My List traded blows on pace early.
Rounding onto the final straight with plenty to do, the Roc De Cambes mare produced a strong turn of foot on the inside of the field to run home well.
- 1st – Consommateur
- 2nd – Ambience
- 3rd – Top Of My List
Race 10 (6:05pm) Provincial Championships Qualifier Results
Pomelo has justified her resounding favouritism to win the Gosford Provincial Championships Qualifier this afternoon; officially ending 2017 Golden Slipper Day.
Pomelo jumped from the barriers well and was immediately led towards the pace by jockey Chad Lever.
Holding her position on rails rounding into the final straight, Pomelo only continued to improve and opened a big gap on her rivals on her way to the line.
- 1st – Pomelo
- 2nd – Heavenly Anna
- 3rd – Dream Lane
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