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Golden Slipper preview

Well, it's been quite a while since my last post but considering there's very little racing going on and everyone needs something to distract them from the current world crisis, I thought I'd preview the world's richest 2yo race, the Golden Slipper.

Racing in Australia is still going ahead, under tight restrictions, with no spectators in attendance. It's unfortunate for NSW racing in particular, being their big carnival time, but since the majority of the interest comes away from the track, hopefully it keeps the industry ticking over and racing-related businesses alive.

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THE LONGINES GOLDEN SLIPPER
1200m , Group 1, 2yo.
AUD 3,500,000
Rosehill Gardens R7, 1630 local, 0530 GMT

This is the pinnacle of juvenile racing in Australia but it's the horsehoe track which is Rosehill (rather than wide open spaces like Randwick or Flemington), and inevitably, Sydney + autumn = rain. At time of writing it was a Soft 6 after being a Heavy 10 earlier in the week.…