Brazilian Pulse Favourite For Vinery Stud on Golden Slipper Day

April 1st, 2011

Brazilian Pulse has been one of the best backed runners in any race of the 2011 Golden Slipper Day.

The Mike Moroney trained filly will line up as a firm favourite in the 2011 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Brazilian Pulse, who has never finished out of the placing’s in a race, and won last year’s Group 1 Victoria Oaks, will start a $2.40 favourite.

One punter believed those odds were too good to be true, with Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan confirming one punter stands to collect over $200,000 if the filly salutes.

“At this stage punters clearly think Brazilian Pulse is the one to beat,” confirmed Sullivan.

Brazilian Pulse was an impressive winner at its last start in the Kevin Nolan Classic at Rosehill. It was able to win easily despite carrying four kilograms more than any other horse in the field, and the fact that it was the filly’s first attempt at racing in the Sydney direction.

Mike Moroney believes the filly can go from strength to strength and eventually on to the Doncaster or the Oaks later in the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

“She was impressive with the weight last time,” said Moroney.

Moroney also confirmed that he would meet with connections of the horse following the Vinery Stud Stakes and make a decision to send her to the Doncaster or the
Oaks. She cannot be entered in both as they are on the same day.

When asked which race he would prefer the filly to be nominated for, jockey Craig Williams left no doubt as to where he would like the horse to be placed.

“Two Oaks are better than one,” proclaimed Williams who has won four of the five times he has ridden Brazilian Pulse.