Dave Stanley's Golden Slipper Scuttlebutt

Sky Racing’s 'man about town' Dave Stanley has the lowdown on every runner in Saturday’s big race at Rosehill.

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1 Tagaloa (6)

“Can’t fault his work at the moment. The barrier is perfect, we’ve got options from that gate and we think he will be very hard to beat.”

Stable rep Natalie Young


2 Hanseatic (9)

“He’s one of the best 2YO’s we’ve ever trained. He’s just so professional. We expect him to run in the top five.”

Stable rep Brad Taylor


3 Farnan (14)

“He’s actually improved even more off his run in the Todman. I’m looking at him right now and I just can’t fault him. He deserves to be favourite.”

Co-trainer Adrian Bott


4 Prague (7)

“He’s probably our best chance. The quick back-up will suit him - he’s a tough horse and I think he will surprise a few. The draw is what we wanted and Tom is confident.”

Co-trainer David Eustace


5 King’s Legacy (2)

“We snuck in with the prizemoney and this has been his target all along. The trial was very good and he will definitely be a horse punters can follow through the triple crown.”

Co-trainer Paul Snowden


6 Global Quest (15)



7 Mamaragan (3)

“Very nice colt, but it’s always a big ask to win a Slipper in your second start. Couldn’t have asked for a better gate. He’ll get the run, it’s all up to the horse now.”

Trainer John Thompson


8 Away Game (3)

“She’s tough and her win at the Gold Coast proved that. She is drawn well and we would look to have her up on the speed. My only concern is the ground, but lets hope she proves me wrong.”

Co-trainer David Eustace


9 Dame Giselle (4)

“I love this filly. Everything has been targeted towards this Saturday. We only had her 85% fit last start and she’ll be 100% this week. It’s exciting because from day one we always had this in mind. Lets hope it all comes together.”

Co-trainer Paul Snowden


10 See You Soon (8)

“She’s a class filly, a little superstar. There’s no reason not to be confident.”

Jockey Jean Van Overmeire


11 Mildred (17)

“She’s probably not taken seriously enough. It was nice to bring her to Sydney and see that she was well and truly up to the mark. Her work has been good at home and I can’t fault her.”

Trainer Grahame Begg


12 Personal (19)

“She will have to give them a start just like Von Costa did all those years back. But the trial was very very good in my opinion. I think she’s a very smart filly everyone should follow.”

Co-trainer David Hayes


13 Muntaseera (18)

“The draw makes it very tough. Her run in the Blue Diamond was huge. I just hope that hasn’t taken the wind out of her sails. I really think she’s a star of the future.”

Co-trainer David Eustace


14 Hungry Heart (5)

“She has always shown us natural ability, enough to send her to Melbourne for her debut with a possible Blue Diamond run. We decided against that and enjoyed a week at Yulong instead and the return to Sydney for an impressive Sweet Embrace win. Golden Slippers aren't easy to win but I am pretty sure this girl will run very well and then I am even more excited with what lays ahead for her”

Trainer Chris Waller


15 Cellsabeel (12)



16 Thermosphere (10)

“She turned up the heat in the G3 Magic Night on the weekend and proved she could handle the pressure. The team are excited to see if she has what it takes, to improve enough in the Golden Slipper, the hardest two-year-old race on the calendar.”

Trainer James Cummings


17 Rathlin (20)


“He’s been up a long time and has been so consistent. We haven’t had to do much with him as he’s very fit.”

Co-trainer David Eustace


18 Minhaaj (13)

"We're very happy she has got a run. Her trackwork has been reat."

Co-trainer David Hayes


19 Time Is Precious (11)



20 Philizzy (16)


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