The 2014 Golden Slipper preview

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I guess we have to have a look at the Golden Slipper. I have to admit it is not a race I have had a lot of success with over the years, but this does look an ok betting affair.

 Golden slipper

THE GOLDEN SLIPPER- 1200m

The first and main point is there are a few speedsters that will push hard for sure here especially LAW and ELOPING. OAKLEIGH GIRL will not be far off getting a great run behind the leaders and I am sure JABALI will use the gate to be somewhere in the first 4-5 settling also.

All respect must be shown for EARTHQUAKE. She is outstanding and I do believe she has lengths on them all being equal. The question is a little hiccup this week and gate 13? I really don’t like that gate for her, I feel she is far superior ridden off the speed and I am worried Kerrin may push forward and it will be very hard to find a spot even if they do go extremely hard as expected. His chance will be trying to get in one out one back but they will really have to motor for her to get in.

No doubt in my mind the runner who is a little underrated in the stable mate GHIBILLINES who is extremely well bred and ran a career best last start. It’s only a feeling I have but Snowden may just have got this bloke right and he may well improve out of sight again. He is on the improve and that is what you are looking for in a race like this, you don’t want them to have peaked just yet.

Really like the fact Bougoure has taken OAKLEIGH GIRL into this fresh, many have queried it but I think it’s brilliant. General Nediym and Military Rose both come to Sydney and blew them away in lead-up races only to leave it on the track that day and didn’t run as well Grand Final day. I am not convinced she is the best horse in the race but I love the preparation.

  • I do think EARTHQUAKE and GHIBILLINES are the top selections but going away from them some others for trifecta’s may be

CORNROW who seems to keep improving and will love the hot speed.

BRING ME THE MAID who is another that will be very strong late off a good win last week.

MOSSFUN who will try to get on EARTHQUAKE’s back in the run.

ALPHA MISS who keeps getting the job done and slipping under the radar. Gets a nice run midfield and could be value.

 

2014- GOLDEN SLIPPER selectionsTattsBet

NOTE: Update- Rain is around and MOSSFUN must now be in the first couple of selections

3- GHIBILLINES

9- EARTHQUAKE

11- OAKLEIGH GIRL

13- ALPHA MISS

5- CORNROWPiney BBQ