2011 Golden Slipper Track Conditions

March 30th, 2011

The Rosehill track has been graded a Dead 4 for the 2011 Golden Slipper day, however much will depend on the weather in Sydney over the next few days.

The forecast for the coming days in the Rosehill area predicts that there is a chance of showers, with afternoon showers likely on Saturday.

The rail was in the true position for last week’s Rosehill Guineas meeting, and will be moved 4m out for the entire course on Saturday.

This should ensure a true racing surface if the rain stays away.

However should rain eventuate, a track downgrade looks likely.

Rain could play havoc with punters selections for the day, especially in the 2011 Golden Slipper.

The Sepoy team will be praying that rain stays away after the two-year old had his unbeaten streak ended by Smart Missile

Sepoy was odds on around the country for the Slipper until he tasted defeat for the first time on a bog track in the Todman Stakes.

“He never travelled in the ground,” said jockey Kerrin McEvoy after the Todman.

“He was never travelling and was under pressure a long way from home,” continued McEvoy.

On the other hand Golden Slipper contenders Smart Missile and Elite Falls will be hoping it buckets down.

Smart Missile won the Todman in heavy going, while Elite Falls is a half-sister to 2009 winner Phelan Ready, who won the race on a Heavy track.