There will be a welcome sight at Rosehill this weekend, as spectators make their long-awaited return to the track, and there promises to be an entertaining day of horse racing for fans to look forward to. The featured race of the day will be the Golden Slipper, and we will break down some of the biggest races of the day here.
Profiteer Looking To Fulfil Potential
The Golden Slipper is the featured race for horse racing gamblers this weekend, as the field will race across 1,200 metres at Rosehill Gardens. It is the world’s most lucrative race for two-year-olds, with prize money of A$3 million up for grabs. Farnan for trainer Gai Waterhouse was the winner in 2020, and Waterhouse will be looking for an unprecedented eighth win in the race this year. You can find the horses that will be lining up for the race this year below:
The house that will be getting the most attention from punters for the Golden Slipper will be Profiteer. The two-year-old emerged as a clear front-runner for this race with success in the Inglis Millennium, and also put in another excellent display in the Todman Stakes. The horse could be the perfect selection for those looking to utilise a welcome bonus if they want to bet on sports online on this race at their favourite online bookie.
Artorius is another that will have a lot of attention, and he will be coming into the Golden Slipper after an excellent win in the Blue Diamond Stakes. The wide draw may be the only negative from his perspective. The most intriguing horse in contention is Shaquero, who returned to winning ways with success in the Pago Pago Stakes.
Wide Open Field For George Ryder Stakes
There is more for fans to enjoy on Golden Slipper Day than the featured race, with the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes likely to be one of the big betting races of the day. Prize money for the race will be in the region of A$1 million, and there have been famous horses in the past to win this, including Winx. The field for the race this year can be found below:
- Kolding (NZ)
- Avilius (GB)
- Star Of The Seas (NZ)
This promises to be a wide-open affair, and there are a number of possible contenders that could win the George Ryder Stakes. Kolding will likely go off as the favourite after some progressive runs this season. He finished second at Rosehill back at the end of January, before following that with another second at Randwick. However, he will need to find something after finishing fifth at Randwick on his most recent run.
Avilius will be one to watch out for after finishing third on his return to the track last time out after a 105-day break. Dreamforce’s ability isn’t in question after winning this very race 12 months ago. However, the eight-year-old did finish just under six lengths behind Kolding at Randwick back in September. Star Of The Seas could be the pick, as the six-year-old has an excellent record in Group 1s, and we expect improvement after finishing sixth at Moonee Valley last time out.
More Anguish For The Favourite In The Galaxy?
Gamblers will be aware of the favourites curse when it comes to online horse racing betting for The Galaxy, as Russian Revolution in 2017 was the first win for the favourite in ten years. This year’s race looks like another competitive instalment, with a talented field likely to compete for the Group One honour.
- Dirty Work
- Haut Brion Her
- Jungle Edge
The record of favourites will be a slight concern for those thinking about backing Eduardo this weekend. The Joseph Pride-trained horse is certainly the standout horse in contention this weekend and was excellent when returning to the track at Randwick to take Group 2 success last time out. Bella Vella was a close third on that occasion and may be a decent price to get closer this time around.
Punters may also want to consider Fabergino and Haut Brion Her. The latter won the Grade 2 Sheraco Stakes back in September, and has followed that up with a string of excellent performance. She was unlucky to finish second by a neck last time out at Rosehill.
Ranvet Stakes & Rosehill Guineas Round Off The Action
It is Group 1s all the way at Rosehill this weekend, and there will also be enthralling action in the forms of the Rosehill Guineas and the Ranvet Stakes. The Rosehill Guineas will round off the action-packed day, and it is the second leg of Sydney’s Triple Crown. The main contenders for success can be found below:
- Lion’s Roar (NZ)
- Lunar Fox
- Mo’Unga (NZ)
- Milford (NZ)
New Zealand trained horses dominate the field for the Guineas, and for good reason. Lion’s Roar would be a standout selection after looking dominant last time out at the Randwick Guineas. The only concern may be a wet track, which would favour Lunar Fox.
The Ranvet Stakes will kick off the action at Rosehill, as runners compete over the 2,000-metre distance. There is typically a high-quality field of horses that make up this event, and that is no different this year:
- Addeybb (IRE)
- Sir Dragonet (IRE)
- Master Of Wine (GER)
- Angel Of Truth
- Cliffs Of Moher
The opener will be all about Addeybb’s return to the track for trainer William Haggas. The seven-year-old has been dominant on both previous starts, and won this race 12 months ago from Very Ellegant on route to Queen Elizabeth Stakes glory at Randwick. It would be hard to see anything other than history repeating itself.