The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest racing events in Australia each year, and everyone seems to have a tip for the big race. However, if you are serious about betting on the Golden Slipper and other major horse races, it is often important to block out advice from family and friends and do some homework to give yourself the best chance possible.
Tips for the Golden Slipper come in all shapes and sizes, with not all information relevant for all punters. Before betting on the Golden Slipper, it is important to research the field, analyse lead up races carefully, and look at some of the historical factors that have proven important in this great race. The Golden Slipper is known as a tough race to pick, with two year olds leaving little experience for punters to draw from.
While detailed statistics can prove useful in the lead up to a big race like the Golden Slipper, it is important to know what information to look out for. In many ways, it is best to keep it simple, and spend your time reviewing specific lead up events, recent form, track conditions, and betting options. Barrier draws can also be important when it gets closer to race day.
Some of the important lead up races to watch in the lead up to the Golden Slipper include the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial, Group 2 Magic Night Stakes, Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial, and Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes. All of these races are run over the same distance as the Golden Slipper, 1200 metres, and all are held in the weeks leading up to the big race.
Some punters pay a lot of attention to past winners and their lead up to the Golden Slipper, as this can provide some valuable clues to the current season’s race. In recent years, winners of the Golden Slipper include Sebring in 2008, Phelan Ready in 2009, Crystal Lily in 2010, Sepoy in 2011, and Pierro in 2012. Pay special attention as race day gets closer, with more detailed information coming out about particular horses and track conditions.