The road to the 2013 Tooheys New Golden Slipper will continue this Saturday, 2 March with Patinack Farm Silver Slipper Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens.
Between races, patrons will be able to enjoy the Smirnoff Cocktail Lounge Experience, complete with classic cocktail mixers and a cool and casual atmosphere. Racegoers will also be able to enter the ‘SMS to WIN’ competition and pocket a $300 gift card to Sydney’s premier entertainment destination, The Star.
On the track, all eyes will be on this weekend’s juvenile racing with 13 hopefuls looking to make their mark on the track in the Group 2 Patinack Farm Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) – with the winner securing ballot exemption from the Tooheys New Golden Slipper, the world’s richest two-year-old race at Rosehill Gardens on 6 April.
Gerald Ryan-trained Charlie Boy (Glyn Schofield) has opened as the $3.90 favorite with TAB Fixed Odds after a strong debut run at Rosehill Gardens in December. The colt will have tough competition in Never Can Tell (Peter Robl) from the Anthony Cummings stable who remains undefeated in his two starts, and Blue Diamond Preview winner Kuroshio (Kerrin McEvoy).
Trainer Tony Gollan will bring his gelding Whiskey Allround (Ric McMahon) to Sydney for the horse’s toughest test to date. The Queensland-based chestnut has opened at long odds in the betting ($26) but is sure to be the wildcard of the race boasting a three-from-three record.
Four individual Group 1 winning horses will take on the Group 2 $200,000 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m including two-year-old Triple Crown winner Pierro (Nash Rawiller) in his first start since last year’s Cox Plate. Holding an impressive 80% strike rate, the Gai Waterhouse-trained colt has opened as the short-priced favourite at $1.75 with TAB fixed odds. The Lonhro-sired three-year-old will find his competition from stablemate Proisir (Hugh Bowman) who has displayed good form in recent barrier trials at Royal Randwick and the undefeated Gary Portelli-trained colt Rebel Dane (Jason Collett).
The first race gets underway at 1.10pm and gates open to the public at 11.00am. The rail will be +6m Entire Circuit and the track is currently sitting at a Slow 6 rating.
Source : Australian Turf Club