The world’s richest two-year-old race, the Golden Slipper Stakes (A$4.92 million, 1200m), is set for a thrilling showdown at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

Storm Boy wins 2024 Skyline Stakes

Unbeaten colt Storm Boy is top elect in 2024 Golden Slipper Stakes betting this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

A capacity field of promising juveniles has been accepted, with all eyes on the undefeated colt Storm Boy.

Undefeated in all four starts, Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott‘s Storm Boy sits atop the Golden Slipper field and betting markets ($2.20 at Ladbrokes).

He aims to become the first horse since Dance Hero (2004) to complete the coveted Skyline Stakes – Golden Slipper double.

The Justify colt has a prime inside draw (barrier 2) and champion jockey Ryan Moore in the saddle.

Waterhouse, a Golden Slipper legend with seven wins, holds a strong hand in the race with a total of seven runners in partnership with Bott.

Switzerland ($4.60), trained by Chris Waller and ridden by James McDonald, poses a significant threat to Storm Boy’s dominance.

This unbeaten Snitzel colt is fresh off a victory in the Todman Stakes and seeks back-to-back Golden Slipper wins for Waller after his 2023 success with Shinzo.

Lady Camelot ($12), the Waterhouse-Bott stable’s best filly hope, is well drawn in barrier 5 with Blake Shinn aboard.

She finished a close second in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes last time out in late February and looks to become the first filly winner since Fireburn (2022) to win the Slipper.

Hayasugi ($15), the history-making Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly, also deserves attention despite a challenging outside draw (barrier 16).

See the complete Golden Slipper Stakes final field and barrier draw below, while he latest betting odds are available here from Ladbrokes.

2024 Golden Slipper Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1111 STORM BOY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ryan Moore 2 56.5kg
2 112 FULLY LIT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 1 56.5kg
3 11×23 SHANGRI LA EXPRESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 3 56.5kg
4 42×202 RUE DE ROYALE (NZ) Tony & Calvin McEvoy Chad Schofield 14 56.5kg
5 21381 TRAFFIC WARDEN James Cummings Craig Williams 6 56.5kg
6 2x1x12 STRAIGHT CHARGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 56.5kg
7 111 SWITZERLAND Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56.5kg
8 1×14 BODYGUARD Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 10 56.5kg
9 421×01 DUBLIN DOWN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Hugh Bowman 13 56.5kg
10 1×103 COLEMAN Matt Laurie Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5kg
11 231 HOLMES A COURT Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 8 56.5kg
12 3×12 PROST Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 11 56.5kg
13 25×111 HAYASUGI Clinton McDonald Ms Jamie Kah 16 54.5kg
14 4×12 LADY OF CAMELOT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 5 54.5kg
15 1×21 MANAAL Michael Freedman Jason Collett 17 54.5kg
16 21×24 ENEEZA Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Damian Lane 15 54.5kg
17e 1×25 ESPIONAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 12 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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