Sweet Embrace Winner Anaheed Sets Sights on Golden Slipper

March 2, 2019

Sweet Embrace Winner Anaheed Sets Sights on Golden Slipper

Team Snowden look to hinge their hopes on Anaheed ahead of Rosehill’s $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) race on March 23.

The two-year-old by Fastnet Rock won the Group 1 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday, beating home a strong field to win narrowly at the line over Chris Waller trained co-favourite Still Single. 

Anaheed, above, has firmed onto the third line of betting with Ladbrokes ahead of the Golden Slipper on March 23. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Snowden team have won the Golden Slipper twice, most recently with Capitalist in 2016. Anaheed, who has now won on the heavy and the dry, has firmed into $21.00 with Ladbrokes, but Paul Snowden admits the journey up until this point hasn’t been easy.

“She had a bit of joint. It’s hard for a robust filly to get that sort of fitness into it as well as not doing too much to aggravate it. It was just like she rolled an ankle. You can still walk. Just got to hold her together” Snowden said when asked on Anaheed’s past issues. 

Anaheed was second-up at Randwick on Saturday after finishing fifth in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview for fillies at Caulfield in January. Prior to that, she claimed the Victory Vein Plate (1000m) at Randwick last October, while Snowden now sets his sights on the Slipper on March 23.

“I think so with a trial in between” Snowden said when asked on whether or not Anaheed would head straight to the Slipper.

Winning jockey Tim Clark confirmed Anaheed had her problems, but thought she improved drastically from her win last year. The blinkers on proved to be the trick, and although the youngster still wandered a little down the straight, Clark still thinks she’s got a bright future ahead.

“She’s a nice filly. Still a bit raw with improvement to come. She’s definitely a stronger filly now then when I last rode her, she’s got a good attitude to” Clark said.

“We got it soft enough outside the leader. We were a bit concerned about that before the race, we thought there might have been a bit more pressure, but we were able to get there and control it.

She wandered a little bit up the straight so if she got something to follow for a bit longer she could even go a bit better. Nice to see her back in the winner’s stall.”

Second place-getter Still Single, ridden by Hugh Bowman,  was unlucky not to pinch the win at the line, while Let It Pour debuted nicely for Bjorn Baker running third.

Full Golden Slipper Odds:

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

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Cosmic Force has a tight grip ...

Cosmic Force new favourite for...

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force is the new favourite after the...

Mystic Journey draws wide barr...

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Wildcard entry Mystic Journey has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 $5m...

Lees has strength in numbers i...

Lees has strength in numbers in 2019 Newmarket Handicap

Trainer Kris Lees has strength in numbers as he lines up to claim his first...

The Autumn Sun odds on after 2...

The Autumn Sun odds on after 2019 Randwick Guineas field released

Three year old sensation The Autumn Sun has been installed as the odds on...

Race Results

Godolphin’s Kiamichi Wins the 2019 Golden Slipper

2019 Ranvet Stakes: Avilius Claims Group 1 Glory for Team Godolphin

Winx Adds Fourth George Ryder to Extraordinary Resume

The Autumn Sun Wins 2019 Rosehill Guineas on Wet Track

Manion Cup Winner Midterm Bound for Sydney Cup

Race Previews

A Galaxy for the Ages: Nature Strip Claims Narrow Victory Over Pierata

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

The Autumn Sun Flies Home Late to Win 2019 Randwick Guineas

Fields & Form

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Lees has strength in numbers in 2019 Newmarket Handicap

The Autumn Sun odds on after 2019 Randwick Guineas field released