Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

March 19, 2019

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 barrier draw for the 2019 Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Cosmic Force, above, is the new favourite for the Golden Slipper at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Cosmic Force, above, is the new favourite for the Golden Slipper at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Cosmic Force drew barrier two in the capacity sixteen horse field plus three emergencies and was promoted to be the $5 favourite for the Golden Slipper at Ladbrokes.com.au

The Chris Waller trained Yes Yes Yes lost his spot at the top of the market order after drawing a horror gate and will jump from the extreme outside barrier and is on the fourth line of betting at $7.50.

The Godolphin owned pair of Tenley (barrier 6) at $5.50 and Microphone (barrier 1) at $6 make up the top four in the betting.

Cosmic Force is one of three runners for the Snowden Team who will also saddle up Anaheed from barrier seven and Catch Me from barrier twelve and also have the second emergency Rome who drew barrier four.

Melbourne based jockey Mark Zahra has picked up the plumb ride on Cosmic Force replacing James McDonald who was aboard the Deep Field colt when he annihilated the rest of the field in winning the Group 3 $175,000 Bowermans Office Furniture Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

McDonald had already been booked to ride the James Cummings trained filly Tenley who he rode to victory in the Group 2 $300,000 Astus Australia Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on March 9.

Tim Clark finds himself back aboard Anaheed who is marked at $26 while $51 outsider Catch Me with Corey Brown in the saddle will race with the blinkers off in the Golden Slipper.

The Rosehill track is rated a heavy 9 on Tuesday morning and with more rain forecast for Sydney for the rest of the week, co-trainer Peter Snowden’s smile is widening after Cosmic Force skimmed through a very heavy track in recording a seven and a quarter lengths win in the Pago Pago last Saturday.

“The fact that he handled the wet conditions was such a big plus. It is definitely going to be wet on Saturday and it will suit some horses, not all horses,” Peter Snowden said.

Cosmic Force’s stablemate Anaheed is also a winner in on a wet track while all of Catch Me’s four starts have been on a good surface.

Snowden said that Cosmic Force has pulled up very well after his Pago Pago win and the colt is showing all the positive signs going into the Golden Slipper.

“This close to the race you need a horse that has really shown you improvement. The keenness and willingness in their work and the feed bin and a good attitude that keeps getting better,” Snowden said.

“As you know two year olds can come up quickly and go off even quicker.”

“So you need to have the right horse going the right way and this bloke has been doing that the last three weeks. He has continued to improve. He has always had a good attitude but with a bit of racing he is starting to learn a bit about his craft.”

“He is learning how to race, learning how to breathe and do things properly and it showed on Saturday what he is starting to come to hand with.”

Final field and barrier draw for 2019 Golden Slipper (1200m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 211×1 YES YES YES Chris Waller Blake Shinn 19 56.5kg
2 1211 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg
3 11×416 TIME TO REIGN Gary Portelli Jason Collett 9 56.5kg
4 113 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg
5 1×221 COSMIC FORCE Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg
6 1×123 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Walker 16 56.5kg
7 5111 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 13 54.5kg
8 2×1420 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3 54.5kg
9 1×11 TENLEY James Cummings James McDonald 6 54.5kg
10 1×1 PIN SEC James Cummings Tommy Berry 5 54.5kg
11 1×514 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7 54.5kg
12 12×41 KIAMICHI James Cummings Damian Lane 17 54.5kg
13 1×100 CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 12 54.5kg
14 1×13 VINCERE VOLARE Tony Gollan Sam Clipperton 11 54.5kg
15 522112 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 18 54.5kg
16 16 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Oisin Murphy 15 54.5kg
17e 2×314 BIVOUAC James Cummings Brad Rawiller 8 56.5kg
18e 4x2x2 ROME Peter & Paul Snowden 4 56.5kg
19e 12 BELLEVUE HILL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14 56.5kg

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