The Pago Pago Stakes is known as a major lead up race into the Golden Slipper and perhaps the last chance these runners will have of making the field. Looks to be a very competitive race with the Peter Moody trained Golden Archer heading the betting at $2.20. View my full race preview.
1. Golden Archer – Unbeaten in his last three starts and a winner of five races from six starts only beaten by current Golden Slipper favourite ‘Sepoy’. Trained by in form trainer Peter Moody and rates very well in this race, will be jumping from a wide barrier and will be running the opposite direction for the first time. Rates well but under the odds.
2. You’re Canny – Surprise winner last start beating Karuta Queen at Canberra, has won three of his four starts and has the services of in form jockey Glen Boss. Improving type and we will see if he is a real Slipper contender on Saturday. Wouldn’t surprise if he wins, but form before last win was only moderate.
3. Exceed And Excalt – Impressive win last start in maiden company at Canterbury, jumps into much better competition today but is likely to improve. Place chance.
4. Written Consent – Arguably unlucky in all three of his starts and probably should have lost his maiden status by now. Jumps from a better barrier tomorrow and the Rosehill track should suit. Will be benefited by the pace in the race and will be hitting the line strongly. Will go close with luck.
5. Flying Zero – Moderate run at his only start, should improve and gets the services of experienced jockey Nash Rawiller. Not sure if he is up to this class. Happy to leave him out of my selections.
6. Boys On Tour – Won his only start last time out in NSW at Newcastle , his previous two runs in Vic were moderate at best. Wont be in my selections.
7. Rock Monster – Wont figure in the placings.
8. Salade – Trial form is moderate, don’t think he will test them this start but may be one to follow next time.
9. Full Blast – Cant win on trial form.
Selections: Written Consent, Golden Archer, Exceed And Exalt, Salade
Written by Morgan Payne
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