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Timeform Recap - 2017 Group 1 Golden Slipper

Timeform receap 2017 Group 1 Golden Slipper, Rosehill Gardens

Timeform Recap - 2017 Group 1 Golden Slipper

She Will Reign has claimed victory in the 2017 Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, following an inspired ride by Ben Melham on a heavy track.

She Will Reign
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The Gary Portelli-trained runner settled just off midfield before improving along the rail coming to the turn, hitting the lead inside 300m, proving too strong for her rivals with Frolic second and Tulip third on protest.


Long time the Golden Slipper favourite, She Will Reign Horseform suffered her first defeat when runner up in the Reisling Stakes the start prior but clearly turned the tables on Frolic Horseform winning by 2.3L.

She Will Reign returned a new career peak Timeform figure of 119 in the Golden Slipper, three pounds above her Silver Slipper win over Veranillo Horseform.

She Will Reign ran the same figure as the last filly to win the race, which was Mossfun in 2014 with 2016 winner Capitalist Horseform running a figure of 122.

The daughter of Manhattan Rain became the sixth runner to complete the Silver Slipper-Golden Slipper double with Eskimo Prince (1964), Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Pierro Horseform (2012) and Mossfun Horseform (2014) also achieving the feat.

Of the beaten runners, Frolic ran to 112, one pound below her win in the Reisling whilst Tulip who was promoted to third above Menari following a protest ran to 102, well below her Magic Night Stakes winning rating of 115.

The well fancied Catchy Horseform clearly didn’t handle the heavy 10 conditions not beating a runner home.

Winx
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Gingernuts
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Gingernuts Horseform has followed up his New Zealand Derby (2400m) win with a terrific victory in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), too strong for Inference in second with So Si Bon third.

Gingernuts settled back in the field, before edging forward coming to the turn, running on strongly in the straight, seemingly relishing the heavy conditions.

The Kiwi galloper returned a new career peak Timeform figure of 123, five pounds above his New Zealand Derby win over Rising Red and Jon Snow.

The New Zealand Derby has been a strong lead up race for the Rosehill Guineas in recent years with Gingernuts the first to complete the New Zealand Derby- Rosehill Guineas double since Jimmy Choux in 2011.

Volkstock’n’barrell finished second in the New Zealand Derby before going on to win the Rosehill Guineas in 2015 with Silent Achiever Horseform following up her win in the 2012 New Zealand Derby with a third placing to Laser Hawk Horseform in the Rosehill Guineas.

Jimmy Choux Horseform ran to 117 when winning the NZ Derby before returning a Timeform figure of 124 in the Rosehill Guineas, one pound above Gingernuts.

Expected to head towards the Australian Derby, some seven runners have completed the Rosehill Guineas- Australian Derby double in the last 25 years being Criterion Horseform (2014), It’s A Dundeel (2013), Eremien (2005), Sky Heights (1999), Octagonal (1996), Innocent King (1993) and Naturalism (1992).

Of the beaten runners, Inference Horseform was very good once again in second place running to his Rosehill Guineas win of 118 with So Si Bon Horseform also running to 118, a new career peak figure.

Russian Revolution
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Russian Revolution Horseform has stamped himself as one of the best up and coming sprinters in the country with a tough win in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

Returning on a very heavy track, the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner was able to hold out Redzel Horseform over the concluding stages with Jungle Edge Horseform not far away in third.

Russian Revolution ran to a Timeform figure of 119, one pound below his previous best of 120 when winning the Roman Consul and the same figure as his fourth placing in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud.

The team Snowden-trained runner ran well above 2016 winner Griante (112) and slightly below Sweet Idea and Tiger Tees who won the two years prior, both running to 120.

Russian Revolution is the first three-year-old colt to win the race since Shellscrape in 2010 who ran to 117.

Of the beaten runners, Redzel in second ran up to his Challenge Stakes figure of 121, with Jungle Edge in this running to a clear new career peak of 113.

The Racing and Sports field strength value of 117.2 is relatively low for a Group 1 sprint race and probably more on par with a Group 2.

Our Ivanhowe
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The last of the five Group 1 races saw Our Ivanhowe Horseform finally strike a wet track when winning the Ranvet Stakes (2000m) from Hartnell Horseform in second with The United States Horseform third.

Our Ivanhowe returned a Timeform figure of 123, his highest since winning the 2016 Doomben Cup over Hauraki and It’s Somewhat.

Our Ivanhowe ran only one pound below 2016 winner The United Stakes (124) with 2015 winner Contributer also running to 124.

The placegetters Hartnell and The United States were clearly not as effective on the heavy track running to 116 and 115 respectively, well below peak figures of 128 and 124.

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R7 ROSEHILL 18 March 2017
Longines Golden Slipper 2 , 1200m
Race Synopsis: She Will Reign scored an outstanding win here, her first at Group One level. She was midfield early on before improving along to inner to settle in fifth place on the rails. She continued through on the inside rounding the home turn, took the lead on passing the 300m and was untroubled from that point to win clearly. It was also a very good ride by Ben Melham. Frolic went back from her wide barrier (14) and settled in third last place in the 16-horse field. She stuck to the rails rounding the home turn, got through to fourth at the 200m and kept running on well for second, putting up a smart effort. Tulip raced back in tenth place (wide out), improved (deep) from the 600m, went to fifth (in the centre of the track) at the 200m and kept running on well, being fourth past the post but she was awarded third on protest after being hindered over the latter stages. Menari raced in fourth place, got to third at the 200m and then kept fighting on, being third past the post but was relegated to fourth after a protest for veering deeper in the latter stages. The favourite Houtzen was brilliantly away from her wide barrier (13) and soon crossed to the front. She then travelled well, held on nice advantage on straightening but was overtaken at the 300m and then held on for (5.7 lengths) fifth, her early efforts telling in the conditions over the final stages.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
12. SHE WILL REIGN (AUS)
3yo Filly
GARY PORTELLI
BEN MELHAM
54.5
$8.00
 
MANHATTAN RAIN (AUS) - COURGETTE (AUS)
M D Holland, Mrs K A Allison, G C Bachell, R A Barrett, M J Cameron, B Craig, M Evans, B Furness, J A Haworth, T Hill, J A Green, R Kewley, A Pieper, J W Stone, M R Tobin, R S Wallace, C J Webb, A R Whatson & M C Field, Twoipee Racing (Mgr: S F O'Brien)
2nd  
13. FROLIC (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICHAEL JOHN FREEDMAN
TOMMY BERRY
54.5
$8.00
 
HUSSON (ARG) - LEVELLER (AUS)
J W Kelly Suffolk Vale & Co (Mgr: T W Kelly)
3rd  
11. TULIP (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
KERRIN MCEVOY
54.5
$8.00
 
PIERRO (AUS) - MUSIDORA (AUS)
 Coolmore (Mgr: Mrs S Magnier), Cobra (Mgr: T V Magnier), M J Kirwan, J W Hillier & G P Heffernan
4th  8. MENARI (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
COREY BROWN
56.5
$21.00
5th  15. HOUTZEN (AUS)
3yo Filly
TOBY EDMONDS
J LLOYD
54.5
$4.50
6th  3. TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
TIM CLARK
56.5
$21.00
7th  5. DIAMOND TATHAGATA (AUS)
3yo Colt
MARK NEWNHAM
GLYN SCHOFIELD
56.5
$31.00
8th  2. VERANILLO (AUS)
3yo Colt
JOHN O'SHEA
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$41.00
9th  17. CHAUFFEUR (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
JOSH PARR
56.5
$21.00
10th  16. MADEENATY (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
REGAN BAYLISS
54.5
$51.00
11th  1. PARIAH (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$10.00
12th  6. TREKKING (AUS)
3yo Colt
JOHN O'SHEA
WILLIAM BUICK
56.5
$21.00
13th  4. SINGLE BULLET (AUS)
3yo Colt
GARY PORTELLI
TYE ANGLAND
56.5
$31.00
14th  10. FORMALITY (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
RYAN MOORE
54.5
$41.00
15th  14. TEASPOON (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICHAEL JOHN FREEDMAN
DWAYNE DUNN
54.5
$51.00
16th  9. CATCHY (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
CRAIG WILLIAMS
54.5
$6.50


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