SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — FEBRUARY 28: The Golden Slipper trophy is seen during the Australian Turf Club 2017 Sydney Carnival Launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for The ATC)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — FEBRUARY 28: The Golden Slipper trophy is seen during the Australian Turf Club 2017 Sydney Carnival Launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for The ATC)

Golden Slipper Barrier Draw: Favourites draw perfectly

LEADING Golden Slipper contenders Written By and Sunlight have drawn next to each other in Saturday's $3.5m race at Rosehill Gardens.

The pair will be eyeballing each other from gates four and five respectively while other favoured runner Performer didn't fare so well.

Hugh Bowman will be have to be at his world-rated best to get him over line from gate 16.

GOLDEN SLIPPER

Horse (barrier) Jockey Weight
1. WRITTEN BY (4) J Childs 56.5kg
2. SANTOS (7) T Clark 56.5kg
3. AYLMERTON (8) T Berry 56.5kg
4. LONG LEAF (19) B Shinn 56.5kg
5. PERFORMER (16) H Bowman 56.5kg
6. EF TROOP (2) J Collett 56.5kg
7. PRAIRIE FIRE (6) M Zahra 56.5kg
8. SANDBAR (3) C Reith 56.5kg
9. ENBIHAAR (15) S Baster 54.5kg
10. SUNLIGHT (5) L Currie 54.5kg
11. ESTIJAAB (17) B Avdulla 54.5kg
12. OOHOOD (11) Z Purton 54.5kg
13. FIESTA (20) K McEvoy 54.5kg
14. SIZZLING BELLE (1) Ms K O'Hara 54.5kg
15. SEABROOK (12) D Oliver 54.5kg
16. SECRET LADY (13) B Melham 54.5kg
17e. QAFILA (10) C Williams 54.5kg
18e. GONGS (14) T Angland 54.5kg
19e. LEGEND OF CONDOR (9) -- 56.5kg
20e. SPIN (18) -- 56.5kg

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Trainer Tony McEvoy was happy with Sunlight's fortunes at the draw and jockey Luke Currie shouldn't have much trouble finding a nice spot for the Zoustar filly.

"Luke's job has been made a little easier by the draw," McEvoy said.

Sunlight remained the $4.20 favourite for the race with Written By staying at $4.80.

Estijaab didn't fare well and she drifted from $9 to $11 after drawing out wide in gate 17, but she's got the best early speed and should be able get across.

"There wasn't a great deal of change after the barrier draw with a lot of the favourites drawing alongside each other," TAB's Glenn Munsie said.

"The big winner was Sandbar, who firmed from $17, to $13 then $11 after drawing barrier four with a one bet of $1,200 at $13."


THE BETTING
SUNLIGHT PRICE CHANGES

November 27: $101

December 27: $51

January 6: $15

January 7: $13

January 8: $11

January 13: $8

January 15: $6

February 24: $4.60

March 10: $4

March 17: $3.50

Prior to Barrier Draw: $4

After Barrier Draw: $4.20

BIGGEST BETS ON SUNLIGHT AT $101

$425 to win, $225 to place at $101/$26 on December 24 for a $48,775 collect

$200 on December 23 for a $20,200 collect

$200 on December 24 for a $20,200 collect

$150 to win, $50 to place at $101/$26 on December 27 for a $16,450 collect

$100 on December 20 for a $10,100 collect

$100 on December 23 for a $10,100 collect

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