Extreme Choice To Start Clear Golden Slipper Favourite

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Extreme Choice is currently available at 2016 Golden Slipper odds of $3.20 and is set to start the Group 1 event at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon as a clear favourite.

Extreme Choice has recorded three wins from as many race starts in the lead-up to the Golden Slipper. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Extreme Choice has recorded three wins from as many race starts in the lead-up to the Golden Slipper. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Extreme Choice opened at a quote of $2.90 when the Golden Slipper field was released earlier in the week and he has been on the drift, but is still the punters elect to record his fourth race win from as many race starts.

His closest rivals is stable mate Flying Artie, who flew home in the final stages of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) to finish second behind Extreme Choice.

Flying Artie has been rock solid at a quote of $5 since the Golden Slipper betting market went live and a number of racing experts believe that he is the horse to beat in the Group 1 event.

Gai Waterhouse has won the Golden Slipper on six occasions and there has been support for talented colt Kiss And Make Up to deliver the leading trainer a record-breaking win in the world’s richest juveniles race.

Kiss And Make Up has done nothing wrong in his racing career to date and he stamped himself as a genuine Golden Slipper contender when he upset Capitalist to win the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick a fortnight.

The only other horse that is available at 2016 Golden Slipper odds is Capitalist, who is priced at $9 to replicate the feat of Sepoy and win the Golden Slipper after being upset in the Todman Stakes.

Capitalist started his racing career with wins in the Breeders Plate (1000m) at Royal Randwick on October 3, the Wyong Magic Millions Classic (1100m) on December 17 and the Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 9, but he produced a flat effort when second in the Todman Stakes.

While Extreme Choice remains favourite, the best-backed runner in the Golden Slipper betting market with Ladbrokes is Yankee Rose.

Yankee Rose will be going into the Golden Slipper first-up, but punters are confident that she can make history and she has been backed from $31 into $19.

There has been a sprinkling of support in 2016 Golden Slipper betting markets for Astern ($12 into $11), Good Standing ($15 into $13), Telperion ($31 into $26) and French Fern ($201 into $101), while Defcon ($17 out to $31), Scarlet Rain ($19 out to $26), Calliope ($15 out to $26), Honesty Prevails ($41 out to $61) and Quick Feet ($126 out to $201) have all been on the drift.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


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