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Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside remains in training for ATC Sires’

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Stay Inside, one of the highest-rated Golden Slipper winners this century, will remain in training for the Group 1 $1 million ATC Inglis Sires at Royal Randwick next week.

Online article from 'racenet'.
Online article from "racenet".

Michael Freedman, who trains in partnership with his brother Richard, announced the change of plans with Stay Inside after initially indicating the colt would go for a spell.

"I've had a chat with a few of the owners and the colt has pulled up so well we have decided to press on to the Sires at this stage,'' Freedman told The Daily Telegraph.

"It all depends on how the colt does through the week but he looks in such good condition, there is no reason not to keep him in training and have a good look at the Sires.''

Stay Inside proved himself the best juvenile of his generation after a brilliant Golden Slipper win from Godolphin duo Anamoe and Ingratiating at Rosehill last Saturday.

However it is Anamoe which has been installed as the $4 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds to win the ATC Inglis Sires' (1400m) at Royal Randwick on April 10, Day One of The Championships.

Stay Inside is next in betting at $4.50 for his attempt to join Pierro (2012), Sebring (2008) and Dance Hero (2004) as the only winners of the Golden Slipper-ATC Sires' double this century.

Form expert Gary Crispe of Racing And Sports revealed Stay Inside returned a lofty 122 Timeform rating for his Golden Slipper win.

This ranks Stay Inside equal with the likes of recent Golden Slipper winners Farnan (2020), Capitalist (2016) and Vancouver (2015), and behind only Sepoy (Timeform rating of 124, 2011), Dance Hero (124, 2004) and Pierro (123, 2012) as the highest-rated winners of the world's richest juvenile race this century.

The Golden Slipper result was a significant moment for Henry Field's Newgate Farm which shared in the ownership of four of the top seven finishers – Stay Inside, Capitvant (fifth), Artorius (sixth) and Profiteer (seventh).

"I said to Michael (Freedman), you drive the 'ship', Stay Inside's a racehorse and a bloody good one so if you are happy with the colt don't be afraid to run in the Sires,'' Field said.

"Captivant ran very well in the Slipper and will definitely go to the Sires. Artorius is still in work but is not a certainty to go to the Sires.

"Profiteer will go to the paddock then return in the spring for races like the Moir Stakes, Manikato Stakes and Coolmore Stud Stakes.''

Meanwhile, Michael Freedman confirmed Forbidden Love will go straight to the Group 1 $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick next week – if the top filly gains a start.

Forbbiden Love, winner of the Group 1 Surround Stakes earlier this autumn, is currently borderline to gain a Doncaster start, which has a maximum of 20 starters.

"We are hoping Forbidden Love gets into the Doncaster and Dean Yendall has been booked to ride her at 49kg,'' Freedman said.

"If she doesn't make the field then we will look at the Coolmore Legacy Stakes (Randwick, April 17).''

Online article taken from the racenet.

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