Thoughts to all the people impacted by the floods in Queensland and New South Wales in particular our TRL owners.
The cancellation of last week’s Golden Slipper has pushed all feature race days back one week throughout the Autumn Carnival. It remains our plan to have our TRL Owners trackside at Rosehill Gardens this time next year at the richest two-year-old race in the world cheering on one or even more of their horses.
There’s much to happen, much to go right…but you OWN some quality horse flesh, who are currently being well educated, will be well trained and we like to dream big at The Racing League. So much rides on the Slipper, if you own a colt who wins it’s instantly worth $30million while a fillies price also skyrockets. No other race shapes Australia’s breeding industry like a Golden Slipper.
Let’s have a revised look at some of the key links for TRL owners for the Slipper.
TRL SLIPPER CONNECTIONS
The Rosehill Gardens track continues to improve, but after copping 365mm over the past seven days we are still expecting a Slow rating at best for the big race and it remains a bit of a guessing game how these babies will get through the going.
Still happy to be tipping Stay Inside, one of two runners for Tycoons’ trainer combo Michael and Richard Freedman he’s drawn beautifully in barrier 3 and should get the run of the race. The week’s delay could work in the favour of Stay Inside with trainer Richard Freedman telling me “Tommy Berry was much happier with his track gallop this Tuesday morning than the previous Tuesday”.
Vic Husslers trainer Mick Price has the other favourite Profiteer, who’s also drawn well in gate 5, Profiteer will make his own luck and with jockey Hugh Bowman thinking he’ll get through the ground but “you never really know until you let them go ”.
Owners of The Racing League were lucky enough to pick-up the half-sister (Hellbent/Fimantino filly) to Shaquero two days before he came out and won the Magic Millions. Now Shaquero has made it to the final field of the Slipper drawing terribly in barrier 15, he’ll jump, try and cross the field and has proved he’s in for the fight on the big stage, but will need enormous luck.
Don’t forget Gai Waterhouse, she’s won the Slipper a remarkable 7 times, so don’t leave Swift Witness out of your multiples…simply because it’s trained by Gai.
Bet: Stay Inside (Eachway)
Save: Shaquero (Tycoons own the half-sister)
There’s no major meeting in metropolitan Melbourne with the Vic Husslers racing spotlight turning to Bendigo for the running of the Guineas (1400) and the $150,000 Golden Mile. Vic Husslers’ training combo Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior have a two pronged attack in the Guineas (Race 7) with Annavisto (Jamie Kah) and Redeel (Jye McNeil) both cracking chances.
Annavisto is the favourite, she has a stack of talent but needs to settle better in her races. While Redeel is light raced, was fantastic first-up beating a pretty good field last start and is attractive odds.
You can be part of the Price/Kent stable by joining the Vic Husslers team, go to TRL.net to find out more.
BET: Redeel E/W
The big races keep coming in Perth, this Saturday there’s two cracking features…particularly if you like your staying races, with the running of the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) and the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot.
WA Black Hearts’ trainer Simon Miller has Bravel Angel lining up in the Oaks (Race 8), she won the Ascot Guineas and than had no luck last start, at the odds she’s worth an each way bet while we concede the favourite Pure Devotion to be ridden by William Pike is extremely hard to beat.
BET: Brave Angel EW
The Doomben track certainly hasn’t been spared from the big wet in South East Queensland and while there’ve been some good drying days we are still searching for horses that will handle at Soft surface.
I’m trusting our Queensland Rogues trainer Rob Heathcote will get us off to a winning start in Race 1. It’s for two-year-olds and they are always a bit of a lottery on a rain affected track. Startantes, has had two starts for a win and a second placing, her runner-up effort was on a soft track and her first career start. She came out and won last start and looked pretty good, happy to stick with Startantes.
BET: Startantes WIN