Extreme Choice A Shoe-In For Slipper?

World's richest juvenile race

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the 60th running of the $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.


The Mick Price-trained colts Extreme Choice and Flying Artie have drawn ideally in barriers 7 and 5 respectively, further tightening their stranglehold on the market for the world’s richest juvenile race. Gr1 Blue Diamond winner Extreme Choice, who will be ridden by Craig Newitt, remains at $2.80 with the TAB following yesterday morning’s barrier draw.

However, his equally talented stable-mate, and Blue Diamond runner-up, Flying Artie, who will be ridden by champion jockey Damien Oliver, has firmed slightly from $6 into $5 after finally coming up with a decent barrier in gate 5.

Such is their dominance in pre-post betting, the glamour colts’ nearest market rivals are Capitalist (2) and Astern (17) who share the third line of betting at $9.50.

All other runners are at double figure odds. The Anthony Cummings-trained Moqueen is the only emergency in the 16-horse capacity race and is a $101 chance.

The final field is:

1. EXTREME CHOICE (Mick Price-Craig Newitt) 56.5kg (7)

2. FLYING ARTIE (Mick Price-Damien Oliver) 56.5kg (5)

3. DEFCON (Peter & Paul Snowden-Brett Prebble) 56.5kg (14)

4. KISS AND MAKE UP (Gai Waterhouse-Kerrin McEvoy) 56.5kg (9)

5. ASTERN (John O’Shea-James McDonald) 56.5kg (17)

6. STAR TURN (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes) 56.5kg (11)

7. CAPITALIST (Peter & Paul Snowden-Blake Shinn) 56.5kg (2)

8. GOOD STANDING (James Cummings-Hugh Bowman) 56.5kg (10)

9. TELPERION (John O’Shea-James Doyle) 56.5kg (12)

10. FRENCH FERN (David Payne-Opie Bosson) 54.5kg (13)

11. SCARLET RAIN (Gai Waterhouse-Tommy Berry) 54.5kg (16)

12. CALLIOPE (John O’Shea-Sam Clipperton) 54.5kg (15)

13. YANKEE ROSE (David Vandyke-Zac Purton) 54.5kg (3)

14. SWEET SHERRY (Brent Stanley-Thomas Huet) 54.5kg (8)

15. HONESTY PREVAILS (Rick Worthington-Jason Collett) 54.5kg (6)

16. QUICK FEET (Peter & Paul Snowden) 54.5kg (1)

17e. MOQUEEN (Anthony Cummings) 54.5kg (4)


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