Golden Slipper Carnival Underway at Rosehill Saturday

by Aussie Punter on March 24, 2006

in Horse Racing

The racing spotlight falls on Rosehill tomorrow when the STC Golden Slipper carnival gets underway with the running of six Group races including the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic for fillies and mares and the $400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes. The Golden Slipper picture will also become a little clearer with Magic Millions winner Mirror Mirror stepping out in the $300,000 Group 2 Reisling Stakes (Race 3). She will have to contend with the David Hayes trained race favourite Miss Finland as she chases a birth in the $3 million Golden Slipper. Miss Finland is currently 8.50 in the Golden Slipper Future betting on IAS Bet, while Mirror Mirror is 10.00.

Derby hopefuls line up in the fourth on the card, the $140,000 Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes. The Greg Eurell trained Cadbury Guineas winner Apache Cat looms as the one to beat. Track conditions look set to suit as he takes on Racing To Win, the unbeaten Octagonal gelding Wasp and the Kiwi invader Darci Brahma in yet another great betting race.

The 400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes is another great betting affair with AJC Derby winner Eremein stepping up to a suitable trip. IAS Bet has Eremein as the 3.00 race favorite in the 6th race on the Rosehill card. Victorian visitor Our Smoking Joe comes right into this as second favourite (opening at 4.50 on IAS bet), with his wet track form simply sensational.

The Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic for fillies and mares (Race 7) sees smart youngsters Mnemosyne and Regal Cheer clash again. Overnight rain has the track rating at a slow 6, giving Anthony Cummings hope of securing a start with the first emergency Ballybleue.

It should be another good weekend of racing, I think I’ll be backing Mnemosyne for a win, currently paying fixed price odds of $5 on IAS Bet.

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