Golden Slipper Field – 2014

Chad Schofield will have his first ride in the Golden Slipper on a horse chosen by a man who won the rich race twice.

Bring Me The Maid secured her place in the field for next week’s $3.5 million race with victory in the Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Of $3,500,000.1st $2,000,000, 2nd $620,000, 3rd $310,000, 4th $190,000, 5th $130,000, 6th $50,000, 7th $50,000, 8th $50,000, 9th $50,000, 10th $50,000 GROUP 1
Set Weights, Two-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


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No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 UNENCUMBERED Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 14 56.5kg
2 JABALI Mick Price Glen Boss 1 56.5kg
3 GHIBELLINES Peter Snowden Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg
4 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg
5 CORNROW Mick Price Damien Oliver 8 56.5kg
6 LAW Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 7 56.5kg
7 MODOC Paul Perry Blake Shinn 3 56.5kg
8 RISEN FROM DOUBT Tony McEvoy Nash Rawiller 6 56.5kg
9 EARTHQUAKE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 54.5kg
10 MOSSFUN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 11 54.5kg
11 OAKLEIGH GIRL Danny J Bougoure Craig Newitt 10 54.5kg
12 ELOPING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Stephen Baster 15 54.5kg
13 ALPHA MISS Gary Nickson Jason Collett 9 54.5kg
14 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody Chad Schofield 5 54.5kg
15 MEMORIAL Peter Snowden Christian Reith 17 54.5kg
16 BELIEVE YOURSELF Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 16 54.5kg
17e SCRATCH ME LUCKY Paul Perry Glyn Schofield 12 56.5kg

In the news:

Oakleigh Girl has bypassed all the traditional Golden Slipper lead-ups but her jockey Craig Newitt is confident the filly has had the necessary grounding to be a force.

The Danny Bougoure-trained filly has not started since her second to Unencumbered in January’s Magic Millions Classic but has been tuned up for her shot at Saturday’s $3.5 million race with two recent barrier trials in Sydney.

Newitt has no doubts Oakleigh Girl has improved since she last raced and is confident the filly has the class the be a Slipper contender.

“I think it will come down to barriers,” Newitt said.

“If she can draw well she’ll put herself on the speed and I’m sure she’s fit enough.”

Oakleigh Girl won an 800m trial at Warwick Farm by 2-1/2 lengths on March 11 and then beat Time For War by five lengths over 1030m at Rosehill last Friday week.

“I’m rapt with her,” Newitt said.

“She has had two trials and both have been really good. And the horse that won the colts race (Pago Pago Stakes) on Saturday finished behind her the other day.”

Earthquake, Damian Browne
Earthquake, Damian Browne

A $15 chance in the Golden Slipper, Oakleigh Girl was a dominant winner on debut during Melbourne Cup week at Flemington before a three-start Queensland summer campaign which culminated in her second in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

“She has definitely improved since then,” Newitt said.

“Physically she has improved too. She’s a big girl now and she’ll acquit herself well.”

The Peter Snowden-trained Earthquake – unbeaten in four starts – is the dominant $2 Slipper favourite ahead of Mossfun at $6.

Already a Group One winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, Earthquake beat Mossfun in their only clash so far in the Reisling Stakes.

But Mossfun has two wins on wet ground, something Earthquake has yet to encounter and rain is forecast late in the week.

Ghibellines and Unencumbered are at $11 with Oakleigh Girl one of three horses on the next line of betting.

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