Clarry Conners will be looking to capture a fifth Golden Slipper with Satin Shoes on Saturday at Rosehill.
Conners has trained four winners of the Golden Slipper, the most recent being Belle du Jour in 2000.
Satin Shoes, a two year old filly by Flying Spur, has won three races from its four attempts, with its only defeat coming in the Reisling when it finished a little over a length behind Elite Falls on a heavy track.
“We definitely don’t want it to rain,” said Conners.
“After the Reisling I was disappointed in Hugh (Bowman) because he didn’t pull the whip. But when he got back he told me she totally failed to handle the ground.
“I’d imagine she’ll have lengths up her sleeve on that performance. Providing the track stays dry,” continued Conners.
In what shapes as a perfect draw for the filly, Satin Shoes will start from gate two in the 2011 Golden Slipper.
“I’d rather be drawn there than out wide.
“I’d imagine she will be able to take a sit. She has led in her races but I would like something to lead her. As long as they run along,” said Conners.
Prior to being beaten in the Reisling, Satin Shoes was a winner of the Silver Slipper, one of the traditional lead in races to the Golden Slipper.
Satin Shoes is rated a $12.00 chance in the 2011 Golden Slipper.
Lee Freedman and Bart Cummings will also be aiming for a fifth Golden Slipper in the 2011 edition of the race.
Freedman won the race four times in a row from 1993-1996, while Bart Cummings has also trained four winners, the last being Century Miss in 1979.
Freedman saddles up Masthead at $71.00 while Cummings has the well supported Salade at $15.00
Should one of the three men win the Golden Slipper they will close within one Slipper win of joining the legendary T.J Smith as the trainer with the most Golden Slipper wins at six.