The 2018 Golden Slipper results will be updated all afternoon at horseracing.com.au and you can stay up to date with what will be a simply outstanding day of racing.
It has been a typically wet week for this time of year in Sydney and the Rosehill Gardens track is in the heavy range, but that should not hindered what will be a fascinating afternoon of racing.
There may be five Group 1 races on this card, but the Golden Slipper is the obvious highlight and it is a very open edition of the world richest race for juveniles.
Sunlight is currently on top of the 2018 Golden Slipper betting market with Ladbrokes at a quote of $4.80, but there has also been money for Written By ($5.50), Performer ($8), Estijaab ($9) and Seabrook. ($9.50).
The other highlight is the appearance of Winx in the George Ryder Stakes.
The star mare is a typically dominant favourite to record her 24th straight victory and she is currently priced at the unbackable odds of $1.16 to continue her winning ways – although there has been some money for Randwick Guineas winner Kementari and he is into $6.
The Ranvet Stakes, Rosehill Guineas and The Galaxy are the other Group 1 events on what is a truly outstanding card and we can’t wait to get stuck into all of the action.
2018 Golden Slipper Day Results
Race 1 (12:15pm) – $125,000 Listed Darby Munro Stakes Results
I Am Excited maintained her stellar form with another classy win in the Darby Munro Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Blake Shinn settled I Am Excited in a lovely position right on the rail and the Snitzel filly always travelled like the winner.
Isaurian loomed on the outside late, but I Am Excited was able to hold her off late to record her third win on the trot.
- 1st – I Am Excited
- 2nd – Isaurian
- 3rd – Za Zi Ba
Race 2 (12:55pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Black Epona Stakes Results
The Pinnacle outstayed her rivals to record a strong win in the 2018 Black Epona Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Christian Reith gave The Pinnacle a perfect run in transit and she cruised into the race as Perfect Rhyme took up the running at the top of the straight.
The likes of Nettoyer and Domed came at The Pinnacle on the outside late, but she was far too strong for her rivals late.
- 1st – The Pinnacle
- 2nd – Domed
- 3rd – Nettoyer
Race 3 (1:30pm) – $150,000 N E Manion Cup Results
Master Of Arts will head to the 2018 Sydney Cup after he returned to winning form in the 2018 N E Manion Cup at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Trainer Darren Weir elected to bypass the Adelaide Cup with Master Of Arts and it proved to be the winning play as he outstayed his rivals in the Manion Cup.
Damian Lane timed his ride to perfection on Master Of Arts and the Mastercraftsman gelding was absolutely cruising at the top of the straight.
- 1st – Master Of Arts
- 2nd – Alward
- 3rd – Peribsen
Race 4 (2:05pm) – $700,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes Results
Gailo Chop justified his heavy favourtism to score a comfortable victory in the Ranvet Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.
Mark Zahra elected to ride Gailo Chop aggressively in the early stages of the Ranvet Stakes and he settled the imported galloper just outside the leader Classic Uniform.
Single Gaze challenged Gailo Chop at the top of the straight, but Gailo Chop was always in control and he cruised to yet another Group 1 win.
- 1st – Gailo Chop
- 2nd – Prized Icon
- 3rd – Single Gaze
Race 5 (2:45pm) – $1,000,000 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes Results
It wasn’t as dominant as usual, but Winx was still able to claim a record-breaking 17th Group 1 win in the 2018 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Jockey Hugh Bowman was happy to settle Winx in the second-half of the field, but he got going a long way from home and she was three wide coming around the bend.
Happy Clapper was in for the fight and Kementari came back at her late, but it didn’t matter as the great mare made it 24 wins on the trot.
- 1st – Winx
- 2nd – Happy Clapper
- 3rd – Kementari
Race 6 (3:25pm) – $600,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas Results
D’argento justified a heavy betting move to record an impressive victory in the 2018 Rosehill Guineas at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Hugh Bowman was happy to let D’argento sit three wide in the early stages of the race and he peeled him to the outside of the track at the top of the straight.
The likes of Vin De Dance and Villermont looked like dangers, but D’argento was far too strong in the final stages and he ran away from his rivals late to claim a maiden Group 1 win.
- 1st – D’argento
- 2nd – Tangled – Promoted On Protest
- 3rd – Furore – Promoted On Protest
- 4th – Vin De Dance – Relegated On Protest
Race 7 (4:10pm) – $3,500,000 Group 1 Golden Slipper Results
Estijaab led from start to finish to record gallant victory in the 2018 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Jockey Brenton Avdulla rode Estijaab very aggressively in the early stages of the race and it proved to be a winning move.
She was there to be beaten at the top of the straight, but she simply kept on finding to deliver Avdulla the biggest win of his riding career to date.
- 1st – Estijaab
- 2nd – Oohood
- 3rd – Sunlight
Race 8 (4:50pm) – $700,000 Group 1 The Galaxy Results
In Her Time finished over the top of her rivals to record a maiden Group 1 victory in the 2018 The Galaxy at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Zac Purton was happy to sit behind the leaders in the early stages of The Galaxy and she always travelled like the winner.
Purton asked her for an extra effort at the 300 metre mark and she cruised past her rivals before she held-off a fast-finishing English.
- 1st – In Her Time
- 2nd – English
- 3rd – Viridine
Race 9 (5:30pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes Results
Quilista led from start to finish to record an impressive win in the 2018 Birthday Card Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Tommy Berry rode Quilista aggressively in the early stages of the race and she opened up a big gap on the rest of the field.
Quilista looked like a sitting duck at the top of the straight as Sugar Bella loomed on her outside, but she kept on finding to record a brave win.
- 1st – Quilista
- 2nd – Sugar Bella
- 3rd – Hetty Heights