THE moment is upon us people, the Golden Slipper is ready to be run and won.
It looms as one of the hottest races in Slipper history, with highly touted Sunlight and the undefeated Blue Diamond Stakes winner Written By drawn side-by-side in the feature.
We have your tips sorted for the Slipper, as well as the other eight events on the Rosehill card.
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Race 1 – Chandon S Darby Munro Stakes (1200m)
The hat-trick seeking I Am Excited looks poised to continue the winning run here. The David Pfieffer filly won the Fireball Stakes in strong fashion on March 10 and has been rested since. I Am Excited looks primed for this one.
Race 1 tip: I Am Excited to win ($3.50 at Neds)
Race 2 – Epona Stakes (1900m)
The Pinnacle is yet to miss a placing across three runs this preparation and it will be right in the mix once again. In those three runs the horse has missed out by less than a combined length, and on Saturday the mare will carry less weight than it had for that trio of starts.
Race 2 tip: The Pinnacle to win ($7.50 at William Hill)
Race 3 – Manion (2400m)
Archie Alexander-trained galloper Lord Fandango will be hard to beat here. The horse has notable victories at city and country level and is potentially en route to a crack at the Sydney Cup. This appears within its wheelhouse.
Race 3 tip: Lord Fandango to win ($4.60 at Sportsbet)
Race 4 – Ranvet Stakes (2000m)
Gailo Chop is one of the better bets of the day. The Weir runner has been in stellar form this preparation and was only half a length off being undefeated across three runs this preparation. This race presents as the perfect opportunity to atone for that second placing.
Race 4 tip: Gailo Chop to win ($1.85 at Sportsbet)
Race 5 – George Ryder Stakes (1500m)
Winx wins this, and by a long way. The champion mare’s resumption was spectacular and only five runners are prepared to take her on here. Kementari looms as the safest exacta option.
Race 5 tip: Winx to win ($1.10 at William Hill)
Race 6 – Rosehill Guineas (2000m)
Ace High was far from disgraced in the Randwick Guineas on March 10 and presents well here. The horse doesn’t enjoy a wet track but the form leading into this one cannot be denied. We’re backing Ace High in.
Race 6 tip: Ace High to win ($4.60 at Neds)
Race 7 – Golden Slipper (1200m)
Sunlight is winning this. We declared that the horse would be the one to beat in the Slipper following a brilliant Magic Millions 2YO Classic win, and the strong form since hasn’t deterred us. Back the gun filly in.
Race 7 tip: Sunlight to win ($4.40 at Crownbet)
Race 8 – Galaxy (1100m)
If any horse loves a wet-track, it’s Jungle Edge. The horse returned in great fashion as a massive outsider in the Challenge Stakes and it travels to Sydney as a strong hope in this one. We’re backing the old boy in.
Race 8 tip: Jungle Edge to win ($4.20 at Neds)
Race 9 – Open Stakes (1200m)
Sugar Bella continues to silence the doubters but again it will jump at a generous price. Don’t ask questions as to why a horse searching for a fifth-straight win and a seventh career success from eight attempts is at this price, just get on.
Race 9 tip: Sugar Bella to win ($3.20 at Neds)