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Golden Slipper 2024 Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 19 Mar 2024
Bets.com.au Staff 19 Mar 2024
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  • The barrier draw has been conducted for the 2024 Golden Slipper
  • This Group 1 will be contested on Saturday, March 23
  • Full field available below
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Storm Boy has drawn barrier two in the 2024 Golden Slipper. (Getty)

Only three horses have completed the Magic Millions 2YO Classic/Golden Slipper winning double, with Capitalist (2016) the last horse to achieve it, although the 2.5-length Gold Coast victory from Storm Boy (barrier 2) did rate very well.

The son of Justify made it four-from-four with a return win in the Skyline Stakes on March 2 and Ryan Moore takes the Golden Slipper engagment, with the champion European jockey searching for back-to-back wins in this two-year-old major.

Storm Boy is one of seven Golden Slipper runners from the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott yard and Straight Charge (barrier 9) is arguably their second seed, with the Silver Slipper winner being on the thid line of betting pre-barrier draw.

Although defeated by Switzerland last start in the Todman Stakes, Straight Charge lost no admirers when runner-up there, as he did plenty of work on the speed.

The Waterhouse & Bott stable will also be represented by Fully Lit (barrier 1), Shangri La Express (barrier 3), Prost (barrier 11). Lady Camelot (barrier 5) and Espionage (barrier 12), with the latter being the first and only emergency.

Following a slick debut victory at Randwick on January 27, Switzerland (barrier 7) was a big firmer in the 2024 Golden Slipper market, while he followed that first win up with subsequent triumphs in the Pierro Plate and Todman Stakes.

The same connections of Switzerland (Coolmore/Chris Waller) combined with Shinzo, who won last year's Golden Slipper.

James Cummings and Godolphin are aiming for their second Golden Slipper winner, and their their sole acceptaqnce in 2024 is Traffic Warden (barrier 6), who will drop in trip after taking out the Group VRC Sires' (1400m) on March 9.

He's one of seven runners in the Golden Slipper who contested the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes and that includes Hayasugi (barrier 16), who made it a winning hat-trick in that Melbourne feature despite having to sustain a wide run from off the speed.

The Clinton McDonald filly is aiming to become just the sixth two-year-old to complete the Blue Diamond/Golden Slipper winning double and Sepoy was the last to achieve that back in 2011.

Interestingly, Hayasugi was the first galloper since Sepoy to win a Preview, Prelude and Blue Diamond. 

Although Coleman (barrier 4) disappointed as a beaten favourite in the Blue Diamond Stakes, the Matt Laurie-trained colt put in an encouraging performance last Saturday when third in the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes, which was won by Dublin Down (barrier 13).

Shinzo followed the same path last year when backing up from the Pago Pago to win the Golden Slipper seven days later.

Peter & Paul Snowden have dual representation through Bodyguard (barrier 10) and Holmes A Court (barrier 8), while last-start Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Manaal (barrier 17) leads the charge from the Michael Freedman stable.

16 runners and one emergency make up the final field for the 2024 Golden Slipper.

Golden Slipper 2024 Barriers & Final Field

1Storm BoyGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ryan Moore256.5kg$2.10
2Fully LitGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton156.5kg $26
3Shangri La ExpressGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 356.5kg $26
4Rue De Royale (NZ)Tony & Calvin McEvoyChad Schofield 1456.5kg $201
5Traffic WardenJames Cummings Craig Williams656.5kg $51
6Straight ChargeGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 956.5kg $10
7SwitzerlandChris WallerJames McDonald756.5kg $4.40
8BodyguardPeter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra1056.5kg $34
9Dublin DownTony & Calvin McEvoy Hugh Bowman1356.5kg $61
10ColemanMatt LaurieKerrin McEvoy 456.5kg$41
11Holmes A CourtPeter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand856.5kg$51
12ProstGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus1156.5kg$31
13HayasugiClinton McDonaldJamie Kah1654.5kg $17
14Lady Of CamelotGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn554.5kg $10
15ManaalMichael FreedmanJason Collett1754.5kg $41
16EneezaPeter Moody & Katherine ColemanDamian Lane1554.5kg $81
17e.EspionageGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry1256.5kg$16
Odds courtesy of EliteBet & correct on 19/03/2024.

Golden Slipper Winners

The Golden Slipper is Australia's most prestigious two-year-old race and one of the world's best juvenile events.

Worth $5 million, the Golden Slipper has seen some of the greatest two-year-olds in racing history take out the event en route to either a stud stint or a long career on the racing scene.

Contested over 1200m at Rosehill Gardens, the Golden Slipper headlines one of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar, with five Group 1's run on the one program.

Stay Inside (2021), Fireburn (2022) and Shinzo (2023) have won the last three editions of the Golden Slipper.

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