Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper 2018 Preview

Who does NSW racing expert Bryan Haskins have on top in the much-anticipated race?

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Rosehill Gardens Race 7

Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper


Speed Map:
This looks like a typical Slipper with plenty of speed. Sandbar will push forward, while Estijaab will be coming across from out wide. Sizzling Belle should be able to hold her spot up the inside and Written By will be just off the speed. Ef Troop and Sunlight will push forward too.

#1 Written By (Grahame Begg / Jordan Childs)

Barrier 4, 56.5kg
Looks to get the run in behind the leaders, had a great win in the Blue Diamond, has run good times and had a win on the wet last time out. Has done absolutely nothing wrong and looks the winner for mine.

#2 Santos (Waterhouse & Bott / Tim Clark)

Barrier 7, 56.5kg
Really nice horse that looks to get a good run off a decent speed here. Had a really good prep I think will be peaking for this.

#3 Aylmerton (Jean Dubois / Tommy Berry)

Barrier 8, 56.5kg
Reckon he’s a few lengths below this lot. Had a good win in the Todman but got a dream run. Not for me.

#4 Long Leaf (Hayes, Hayes, Dabernig / Blake Shinn)

Barrier 19, 56.5kg
Gets the blinkers on but hard to have.

#5 Performer (Chris Waller / Hugh Bowman)

Barrier 16, 56.5kg
Bit of a query for me. I’m not convinced about his overall form. He looked good in blinkers in the trial, but will need a mad speed and to find some cover. Unders I think.

#6 Ef Troop (Tony Gollan / Jason Collett)

Barrier 2, 56.5kg
I reckon he’ll be running a race until about the 100m mark, then might find them too strong and fall in a hole.

#7 Prairie Fire (Mick Price / Mark Zahra)

Barrier 6, 56.5kg
Well beaten in the Blue Diamond by Written By and I can’t see him turning the tables on that here.

#8 Sandbar (Brad Widdup / Christian Reith)

Barrier 3, 56.5kg
I wasn’t convinced until last start, but I’ve got to give him a chance after he ran a good race against Written By. Is backing up and worth at least a saver.

#9 Enbihaar (Hayes, Hayes, Dabernig / Stephen Baster)

Barrier 15, 54.5kg
One of the best fillies in the race and hasn’t done a lot wrong. If she handles the wet she could really finish off late.

#10 Sunlight (Tony McEvoy / Luke Currie)

Barrier 5, 54.5kg
I’m actually not convinced about the form and reckon she might struggle a bit. I can’t really have her and definitely can’t be on her at the price.

#11 Estijaab (Team Hawkes / Brenton Avdulla)

Barrier 17, 54.5kg
Think she might struggle from out wide. The form looks a bit dodgy and I’m happy to be against.

#12 Oohood (Tony McEvoy / Zac Purton)

Barrier 11, 54.5kg
Still a maiden but could run a race here at odds I think. Worth a saver.

#13 Fiesta (Chris Waller / Kerrin McEvoy)

Barrier 20, 54.5kg
The wet track shouldn’t worry her. She’ll have to go right back from the wide alley, but could finish off and run a place at odds.

#14 Sizzling Belle (Nick Olive / Kathy O'Hara)

Barrier 1, 54.5kg
Not good enough.

#15 Seabrook (Mick Price / Damien Oliver)

Barrier 12, 54.5kg
Equal with Enbihaar as one of the best fillies here. Could end up in a good spot and be right in the finish.

#16 Secret Lady (Gary Portelli / Ben Melham)

Barrier 13, 54.5kg
Not for me.

Bryan’s Tip

Written By is the horse to beat for me, in a good race. There looks to be plenty of value if you want to back one at odds or have a saver, such as Santos, Sandbar, Enbihaar, Seabrook and Oohood.

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