2021 Golden Slipper Final Field of 16 Revealed: Two Late Entries

March 16, 2021

2021 Golden Slipper Final Field of 16 Revealed: Two Late Entries

Sixteen of the country’s most promising two-year-olds have been accepted for Saturday’s Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill including two late entries into the world’s richest race for juveniles.

Artorius Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Blue Diamond winner Artorius is a late entry into Sydney’s 2021 Golden Slipper field this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Connections of Artorius and Rocket Tiger paid the $150,000 late entry fee on Monday to get their young hopefuls into the 2021 Golden Slipper field making for another intriguing edition of the autumn classic.

The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Flying Artie colt Artorius hasn’t been seen since his upset win in Caulfield’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in February and Saturday will be his first Sydney assignment.

He attempts the Blue Diamond – Golden Slipper double last completed by Sepoy (2011) and is drawn out in barrier 13 with Luke Currie to ride.

Scott Spackman’s progressive Cluster gelding from Wagga Wagga Rocket Tiger meanwhile is the fairy tale story in the event racing competitively this season hen second in the Group 2 Silver Slipper at Rosehill before a third in Canberra’s Group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at the start of the month.

Kathy O’Hara is booked to ride the fast-finishing Rocket Tiger in the Slipper with the gelding also drawn wide in gate 14.

Artorius is out to be the first two-year-old to complete the Blue Diamond – Golden Slipper double since Sepoy in 2011

Also making this season’s Golden Slipper field for Annabel Neasham is Queen Of Wizardry to be ridden by John Allen from barrier four.

Along with Artorius there are six other last start winners in the line-up for the Golden Slipper Stakes this year including the Chris Waller-trained Shaquero out in gate 15.

The $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning Shalaa colt secured his position in the race donning the number one saddlecloth after his return to winning form when narrowly denying Tiger Of Malay in last weekend’s Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m).

Stratum (2005) was the last horse to complete the Pago Pago – Golden Slipper double on the quick back-up.

The other ‘win and you’re in’ youngster from last Saturday was Thermosphere who the Godolphin stable have opted not to accept for.

The Royal Blue brigade are still well represented as they chase another Slipper success with the James Cummings-trained duo of Anamoe and Ingratiating in barriers 16 and 11 respectively.

Frosted colt Ingratiating was runner-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes before his fifth in last Saturday’s Pago Pago Stakes when having his first run the Sydney way.

Street Boss colt Anamoe also comes off his maiden Sydney assignment when taking out the Group 2 Todman Stakes on March 6 at Randwick.

Waller meanwhile chases his first Golden Slipper success and along with Shaquero also has his Silver Slipper winner Home Affairs looking to atone for a Todman Stakes third in the mix from barrier two with James McDonald to ride, along with his in-form Group 2 Skyline Stakes winning Fastnet Rock colt O’President in gate eight for jockey Glen Boss.

Richard & Michael Freedman’s Zoustar filly Glistening is another in-form two-year-old coming off a lead-up victory having broken her maiden status at Randwick earlier in the month with a Group 2 Reisling Stakes upset.

Estijaab (2018) was the last filly to win the Slipper off a Reisling Stakes victory and Glistening is drawn well in barrier seven as she looks to take another huge step on Saturday.

Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes winning filly Four Moves Ahead for John Sargent and Team Snowden’s Group 3 Black Opal champ Kalashnikov round out the last start winners in the mix.

Click here for the latest Golden Slipper 2021 odds online courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Golden Slipper Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×72161 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 15 56.5kg
2 112 PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg
3 211 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 13 56.5kg
4 12×2125 INGRATIATING James Cummings 11 56.5kg
5 51×231 ANAMOE James Cummings 16 56.5kg
6 213 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 2 56.5kg
7 57×011 KALASHNIKOV Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg
8 114 STAY INSIDE Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 3 56.5kg
9 1123 ROCKET TIGER Scott Spackman Ms Kathy O’Hara 14 56.5kg
10 6×11 O’PRESIDENT Chris Waller Glen Boss 8 56.5kg
11 14×3 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 9 56.5kg
12 21 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 7 54.5kg
13 11 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 10 54.5kg
14 3102 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 12 54.5kg
15 2×13 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 6 54.5kg
16 14x QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham John Allen 4 54.5kg
   

 

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