Silver Slipper Stakes 2018

Saturday February 24, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Silver Slipper Stakes is a good lead-up race to follow into the Golden Slipper Stakes

The Silver Slipper Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is the co-headline event at the meeting along with the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds heading towards the Randwick Guineas next race.

Open only to two-year-old horses, the Silver Slipper Stakes is run at set weights over 1100m and is the first open sex race for the age group of the season. The sprint offers $250,000 in total prize money including $150,000 to the winning juvenile.

The Silver Slipper Stakes winner is exempt from ballot in the season’s richest race for two-year-olds – the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) run at the track a month later. The last horse to complete the coveted Silver Slipper Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double was She Will Reign (2017).

The latest edition of the Silver Slipper Stakes took place on Saturday February 24, 2018 .

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #7 Estijaab
  • 3rd: #5 Gongs

Silver Slipper Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1963

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 24, 2018 and released below.

The 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Results saw gun fillies Sunlight and Estijaab battle it out in a thrilling finish down the straight. An easier run in transit saw Tony McEvoy’s returning Magic Millions Classic winner Sunlight narrowly defeat Estijaab, the two holding a six length margin over the third placegetter and now sharing top spot in futures Golden Slipper odds for 2018.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 3 54.5kg $2.90
2 7 ESTIJAAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 0.3L 1 54.5kg $2.05F
3 5 GONGS James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7.1L 4 54.5kg $8
4 1 NEUTRALITY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 10.2L 5 56.5kg $6.50
5 3 KNIEVEL Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 10.4L 2 56.5kg $51
2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0
6 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive 0

Silver Slipper Stakes Betting

Silver Slipper Stakes odds favour the two-year-olds showing good early potential in either their debut runs or trials.

Proven form either on race day or in an official hit-out at Rosehill can determine favouritism in Silver Slipper Stakes betting and often the favourites in this Group 2 lead-up also feature in the year’s future Golden Slipper Stakes odds.

Looking at a Silver Slipper Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double or multi-bet is also a popular betting option around this autumn sprint.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The updated Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned.

Silver Slipper Stakes Field

Silver Shadow Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au

Mossfun (2014) completed the Silver Slipper Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Silver Slipper Stakes field attracts the season’s top short-distance two-year-olds that are heading towards a run in the lucrative Golden Slipper Stakes the following month. For the colts and geldings in the Silver Slipper Stakes field a race like the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in a fortnight makes a nice follow-up.

The Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) at the same Royal Randwick Guineas meeting is the fillies’ equivalent for female two-year-olds coming off a Silver Slipper Stakes run. Silver Slipper Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the final field and barrier draw on the Wednesday when betting also opens on the Group 2 feature.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 field and barriers will be released on Wednesday February 21, 2018 and published in full below.

The 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Final Field features seven two-year-olds and it is the fillies dominating the line-up including Golden Slipper favourite Sunlight coming off a trio of Gold Coast wins including in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic from mid-January.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x NEUTRALITY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 6 56.5kg
2 1 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 56.5kg
3 KNIEVEL Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 2 56.5kg
4 3×111 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 4 54.5kg
5 11x GONGS James Cummings Glyn Schofield 5 54.5kg
6 11 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive TBA 3 54.5kg
7 1 ESTIJAAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1 54.5kg

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The full Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 nominations are taken the Monday of Hobartville Stakes Day week with the full list of early entries to be available below.

The official 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations attracted 13 hopeful two-year-olds, fillies dominating the early entries with nine, led by Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner and pre-field Golden Slipper betting favourite Sunlight.

Silver Slipper Stakes Tips

Fillies have a good recent record against the boys in the race and make good Silver Slipper Stakes tips if their form suggests.

Recent fillies to win the Group 2 include Sunlight (2018), She Will Reign (2017) Mossfun (2014) and Sweet Idea (2013). Mossfun went on to win the Golden Slipper Stakes and came off back-to-back Sydney wins including in the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill a fortnight earlier. Sweet Idea came off a string of top two runs including in the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast and ran third to stablemate Overreach in that year’s Golden Slipper.

She Will Reign (2017) is the latest Silver Slipper Stakes winner to back-up and win the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Betting Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 tips will be published below the week of the race so make sure you return to the page for who to back and who to sack in the Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up.

  • 1st: #7 ESTIJAAB ($2.35)
  • 2nd: #4 SUNLIGHT ($2.60)
  • 3rd: #1 NEUTRALITY ($6)

Typically open edition of the Golden Slipper lead-up and just five remain after two scratchings. ESTIJAAB will jump favourite for Hawkes Racing from the inside barrier and plenty suggests this Snitzel filly can salute again after her four length win on debut last month. Brenton Avdulla rides again and she will go forward and look to lead all-the-way. SUNLIGHT is the danger, easing now into second favouritism for her autumn return. Tony McEvoy-trained Golden Slipper favourite last seen winning her third on the trot at the Gold Coast in the Magic Millions Classic. Freshened-up since and will also be up on the pace making for an exciting race. Of the boys, like NEUTRALITY for Team Snowden. He has won at this track / distance with a two length November success on debut and has trialled twice since.

Silver Slipper Stakes Form Guide

The Silver Slipper Stakes form guide lists all the crucial information like barriers, jockeys and trainers. Gai Waterhouse has a good recent record in the race winning most recently with Pierro (2012) and Sweet Idea (2013).

Even though the race is only run over 1100m, barriers are important with most of the youngsters in the Silver Slipper Stakes field boasting little previous race experience.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Silver Slipper Stakes Results

Favourites have a dominant record in the Silver Slipper Stakes results. Notable recent Silver Slipper Stakes winners include She Will Reign (2017), Mossfun (2014), Sweet Idea (2013), Pierro (2012) and Melito (2009).

Silver Slipper Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Sunlight Estijaab Gongs 1:03.5
2017 She Will Reign Veranillo Showtime 1:04.7
2016 Astern Defcon Mount Panorama 1:04.1
2015 Headwater Voilier Mishani Honcho 1:04.3
2014 Mossfun Press Report Risen From Doubt 1:06.2
2013 Sweet Idea Whiskey Allround Charlie Boy 1:06.3
2012 Pierro Hussousa Kyria 1:06.8
2011 Satin Shoes Elite Falls Straight Gold 1:03.4
2010 Chance Bye Ambers Waltz Zutara 1:04.2
2009 Melito Sunday Rose Onemorenomore 1:03.8
2008 Amelia’s Dream Hips Don’t Lie Glowlamp 1:02.9
2007 Shaft Husson Lightning Murtajill 1:04.0
2006 Plagiarize Boom Time Savings Five Ways 1:04.0
2005 Domesday Flying Pegasus Dr Green 1:04.0
2004 Ballybleue Dane Shadow Esther 1:04.0
2003 Hasna Polar Success Legally Bay 1:04.0
2002 Victory Vein Chuckle Air Of Grace 1:05.2
2001 Excellerator Ha Ha Donna Natalia 1:03.1
2000 French Braids Kootoomootoo King Of Danes 1:03.7