Golden Slipper Stakes final field and barrier draw - favourable gates for top pair

  • Barriers 1, 5 and 11 most successful in recent times.
Jordan Childs on Written By (red cap) wins the Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill Gardens

The barrier draw for Saturday’s Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) has certainly favoured the top pair in betting with Sunlight and Written By drawing gates 5 and 4 respectively. 

In the past 30 years, barrier 5 has produced five Golden Slipper winners while no runner has won from barrier 4 in that period.

Barrier 1 has accounted for seven winners in the past three decades, while gate 11 has also proven successful with five winners including last year’s victor She Will Reign.

In 2018, Black Opal runner-up Sizzling Belle has drawn the inside gate while Sunlight’s stablemate, Oohood, will jump from gate 11.

Traditionally, the Reisling Stakes (1200m) and Todman Stakes (1200m) are the best guide to the Slipper, and in 2018, Reisling winner Estijaab has come up with barrier 17, while Todman winner Aylmerton will jump from gate 8.

The Chris Waller-trained Fiesta has drawn widest in barrier 20 but will come into 16 without emergencies, while Long Leaf (19), fourth emergency Spin (18) and the wayward Performer (16) have also drawn outside.

Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) winner Seabrook has come up with gate 12 for trainer Mick Price and jockey Damien Oliver, and Skyline Stakes (1200m) winner Santos has drawn favourably in alley 7 for jockey Tim Clarke.

2018 Golden Slipper Stakes field and barriers:

1. WRITTEN BY Grahame Begg - Jordan Childs (4) 56.5kg
2. SANTOS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott - Tim Clark (7) 56.5kg
3. AYLMERTON Jean Dubois - Tommy Berry (8) 56.5kg
4. LONG LEAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig - Blake Shinn (19) 56.5kg
5. PERFORMER Chris Waller - Hugh Bowman (16) 56.5kg
6. EF TROOP Tony Gollan - Jason Collett (2) 56.5kg
7. PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price - Mark Zahra (6) 56.5kg
8. SANDBAR Brad Widdup - Christian Reith (3) 56.5kg
9. ENBIHAAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig - Stephen Baster (15) 54.5kg
10. SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy - Luke Currie (5) 54.5kg
11. ESTIJAAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes - Brenton Avdulla (17) 54.5kg
12. OOHOOD Tony McEvoy - Zac Purton (11) 54.5kg
13. FIESTA Chris Waller - Kerrin McEvoy (20) 54.5kg
14. SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive - Ms Kathy O'Hara (1) 54.5kg
15. SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price - Damien Oliver (12) 54.5kg
16. SECRET LADY Gary Portelli - Ben Melham (13) 54.5kg
17e. QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig - Craig Williams (10) 54.5kg
18e. GONGS James Cummings Tye Angland (14) 54.5kg
19e. LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan – TBA (9) 56.5kg
20e. SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden – TBA (18) 56.5kg


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Golden Slipper Stakes final field and barrier draw - favourable gates for top pair

The barrier draw for Saturday’s Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) has certainly favoured the top pair in betting with Sunlight and Written By drawing gates 5 and 4 respectively.

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