The $3.5 million Golden Slipper betting market was given a shake up last weekend when the Richard & Michael Freedman trained son of Extreme Choice STAY INSIDE produced what was a “head wobbling” win in the $150,000 Pierro Plate (1100m).
James McDonald had time to ease the bay colt down over last 200m, have a good look at the big screen then shake his head at amazement with the ease his mount took care of his opposition on the wet ground.
Did someone say Golden Slipper?
Stay Inside was ultra impressive… pic.twitter.com/DAIy8YTkAT
— 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@7horseracing) February 14, 2021
Palmerbet was quick to react to the impressive display shortening him from $21 into $7 and third place on the betting list behind Newgate Farms new acquisition in Profiteer ($4.50) and Blue Diamond favourite Enthaar ($5).
The weekend should help shape the Slipper as Melbourne stages the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes with Enthaar ($2) currently all the rage to add Group 1 glory to an unbeaten record whilst Sydney hosts the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) where the John Sargent trained filly FOUR MOVES AHEAD will be tested for a Golden Slipper start after winning her only start back at Randwick on January 2nd.
Another couple high in Slipper betting are the Magic Million Classic winner SHAQUERO and Hawkes Team trained REMARQUE who both trialed impressively at Rosehill 900m (54.30) 11/2 with both going to the line in unison. It is unclear what paths they will take to Slipper glory.
Nothing between a couple of smart colts and major #GoldenSlipper chances as Shaquero holds on from a charging Remarque with Tiger Of Malay third in a trial at @rosehillgardens on Thursday. @tabcomau @7horseracing pic.twitter.com/dM7phnrPZZ
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) February 10, 2021