It’s now under four hours until the gates open on the world’s richest race for two-year-olds with bets flying in from all corners of the globe.
The biggest betting update to report at the moment is the favourites influx seems to be drying up with both Sepoy and Smart Missile slightly drifting on Luxbet.com.
Sepoy is out from his shortest price of $3.30 now into $3.50 while Smart Missile hit $4.40 a short time ago but is now at a $4.60 fixed price.
The reason they’re drifting is that money is finally coming for some of the horses further back in the field.
“We usually see a bit of money come in for the horses at value when weekend punters start to get involved but on Golden Slipper Day they are been joined by a few big punters as well,” Luxbet.com reports.
Looking through the markets Karuta Queen is the biggest mover out to as much as $18 a couple of days ago but charging in to current odds of $12.
Around her price as well Satin Shoes has had some support dropping two points into $10.
Shared Reflections is another with a case after hitting $18 as well but now into $15.
In terms of the roughies paying big odds the one start winner Empress Rock is now at $61 after opening above $100 while Masthead is at the same price after opening at similar odds.
They’ve also come for Chris Waller’s runner Hot Snitzel, he has the ride of Corey Brown and is $41 in from $67 earlier in the week.
The rest of the field are steady at best but with a few hours to do yet the markets could change very quickly.
All figures quoted are from the current fixed price Golden Slipper Odds listed on Luxbet.com.