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 headline event at the meeting that also features the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds.
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 $3.5 million Group 1 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 Mossfun (2014).
The latest running of the Silver Slipper Stakes took place on Saturday February 18, 2017 .
2017 Silver Slipper Stakes Results
- 1st: She Will Reign
- 2nd: Veranillo
- 3rd: Showtime
Silver Slipper Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 18, 2017
- Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1963
Silver Slipper Stakes Field
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.
2017 Silver Slipper Stakes Field
The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2017 field and barriers will be released on Wednesday February 15, 2017 and published in full below.
Racing NSW received just seven final acceptors into the 2017 Silver Slipper Stakes field led by early Golden Slipper betting favourite She Will Reign and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Khan.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.|
|1||1×1||VERANILLO||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||4||56.5kg|
|2||1x||KHAN||Peter & Paul Snowden||TBA||7||56.5kg|
|3||2×4||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||1||56.5kg|
|4||36×4||LIGHTZ||Jim & Greg Lee||Jason Collett||6||56.5kg|
|5||11x||SHE WILL REIGN||Gary Portelli||Ben Melham||5||54.5kg|
|6||32x||LUCKY LOUIE||Anthony Cummings||Glyn Schofield||3||54.5kg|
|7||6×2||MYSTIC EMPIRE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||2||54.5kg|
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.
2017 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds
The updated Silver Slipper Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned.
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 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.
2017 Silver Slipper Stakes Betting Tips
Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Silver Slipper Stakes 2017 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.
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.
Silver Slipper Stakes Results
Favourites have a dominant record in the Silver Slipper Stakes results.
Notable recent Silver Slipper Stakes winners include Mossfun (2014), Sweet Idea (2013), Pierro (2012) and Melito (2009).
2017 Silver Slipper Stakes Results
The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 18, 2017 and released below.
|1||5||SHE WILL REIGN||Gary Portelli||Ben Melham||–||5||54.5kg||$1.35F|
|2||1||VERANILLO||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||1.5L||4||56.5kg||$9.50|
|3||3||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||2L||1||56.5kg||$26|
|4||6||LUCKY LOUIE||Anthony Cummings||Glyn Schofield||4.7L||3||54.5kg||$31|
|5||4||LIGHTZ||Jim & Greg Lee||Jason Collett||5.4L||6||56.5kg||$101|
|6||7||MYSTIC EMPIRE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||5.6L||2||54.5kg||$31|
|7||2||KHAN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||6.4L||7||56.5kg||$6.50|
Silver Slipper Stakes Winners
|2017||She Will Reign||Veranillo||Showtime||1:04.7|
|2014||Mossfun||Press Report||Risen From Doubt||1:06.2|
|2013||Sweet Idea||Whiskey Allround||Charlie Boy||1:06.3|
|2011||Satin Shoes||Elite Falls||Straight Gold||1:03.4|
|2010||Chance Bye||Ambers Waltz||Zutara||1:04.2|
|2008||Amelia’s Dream||Hips Don’t Lie||Glowlamp||1:02.9|
|2006||Plagiarize||Boom Time Savings||Five Ways||1:04.0|
|2005||Domesday||Flying Pegasus||Dr Green||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|