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What the jockeys said: 2024 Golden Slipper Stakes

What the jockeys said: 2024 Golden Slipper Stakes

Lady Of Camelot stole the show when taking out the $5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

The win was Lady Of Camelot’s second from four starts and took her earnings to more than $3.3 million.

Lady Of Camelot is a two-year-old filly by Written Tycoon, she is trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott and was ridden to victory by Blake Shinn.

This is what the riders thought of their mount’s performance in the Golden Slipper Stakes.

1st – LADY OF CAMELOT (Blake Shinn) It was very exciting. I was getting held up there for a bit, but I just had to bide our time and wait for the opportunity to present and when it did she really let down well. I had the horse to quicken and we just needed the gap and she was great. I’m so happy.

2nd – COLEMAN (Kerrin McEvoy) Huge run by him. Great training effort by Matty. He had to come up to Sydney, back up, had the little foot issue. He felt great the horse, lovely individual. I thought I was the winner at the 300m, he gave a nice kick and Blake just got the splits. Too good the last three or four strides. Brilliant effort by him and by Matt.

3rd – STORM BOY (Ryan Moore) Didn’t begin as cleanly as I would have liked. Had to switch my run toward the inside which wasn’t ideal. He’s a very talented horse. Didn’t have the rub of the green today. Probably improve when he goes a bit further.

4th – TRAFFIC WARDEN (Craig Williams) For a horse who is still developing, his performance to run fourth today was exceptional.

5th – MANAAL (Jason Collett) She has gone great. Just the barrier draw really. If she draws a gate she is closer and closer in the finish.

6th – STRAIGHT CHARGE (Tim Clark) I thought it was a brave performance on speed. I felt the winner at the 300m but he still ran really well.

7th – ENEEZA (Damian Lane) She ran super. She is so honest, just had to give some ground from the start and poor barrier. Ultimately I couldn’t pick them up. She finished strongly.

8th – SWITZERLAND (James McDonald) He just came off the bridle a long way from home. I think he has come to the end of it.

9th – HOLMES A COURT (Tom Marquand) He went forward into a nice position, relaxed good and ran a solid race.

10th – DUBLIN DOWN (Hugh Bowman) He paid the price for the wider barrier. I was proud of his effort. I thought he had enough at the furlong but is one to follow into his three-year-old career.

11th – FULLY LIT (Sam Clipperton) He ran a really good race. Very brave and have a good kick. Just felt the pinch late.

12th – RUE DE ROYALE (Chad Schofield) I thought he ran very well. He found it a bit quick in the first half but he came off the bridle and quickened nicely. More suited over 1400m.

13th – PROST (Adam Hyeronimus) I thought there was merit to the run. He got back and settled nicely but I felt the speed increased for him when they came out of the chute. It sent him spinning a bit until we got to the furlong really when he made ground late.

14th – BODYGUARD (Mark Zahra) Just didn’t finish off today.

15th – SHANGRI LA EXPRESS (Regan Bayliss) He got into a lovely rhythm out in front, had his ears pricked. Just had to come towards the middle of the track. He got a little bit lost out there. Probably a little bit disappointing overall.

16th – HAYASUGI (Jamie Kah) Lucky we got around in the end. She nearly fell over out of the gates and nearly fell over again. A non event today.