Outsider Lankan Star has been passed fit to take her place in the field for the 2019 Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
The Lindsay Park trained Lankan Star was found to be slightly restricted in its action in front when inspected by Racing New South Wales vets on Monday but was passed fit to take her place in the field following a second vet’s examination today.
Racing New South Wales released the following statement confirming that the David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig trained filly passed her second inspection.
“An examination of LANKAN STAR today by Racing NSW Veterinarians passed the filly as suitable to start in Saturday’s $3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens.”
Lankan Star was beaten half a length when second to Lyre in the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 23 but was then well beaten when tenth to Kiamichi in the Group 3 $175,000 Harrolds Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill last Saturday.
Bookmakers at Ladbrokes.com.au have listed Lankan Star as a $51 chance for the Golden Slipper and the Nicconi filly has drawn nicely at barrier three with Damien Oliver booked to ride.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force is the ruling favourite at $4.60 and is coming off a very impressive seven and a quarter lengths win in the Group 3 $175,000 Bowermans Office Furniture Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill last Saturday.
On the second line of betting at $6 is the James Cummings trained Tenley just ahead of her stablemate Microphone at $6.50 with the Chris Waller trained Yes Yes Yes the only other runner under the $10 mark at $8.