King’s Gambit can rocket again in direction of the highest of Golden Slipper betting by successful the Group 2 $250,000 Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
The Group Snowden-trained King’s Gambit had been the long-time Golden Slipper favorite till he was overwhelmed first-up by Pink Resistance within the Canonbury Stakes.
On the identical day, Studying To Fly gained the Widden Stakes on debut, backed that up by taking out the Inglis Millennium final week and is now the Golden Slipper favorite at $4 whereas King’s Gambit has eased to $11.
Newgate Farm supremo Henry Discipline is a part-owner of King’s Gambit and instructed punters to “maintain the religion” in his colt.
“There’s a degree of confidence in King’s Gambit that he can bounce again within the Silver Slipper,” Discipline mentioned.
“He will probably be improved by his run within the Canonbury and we should always not neglect he was overwhelmed by an excellent, race-fit horse.”
The “good horse” Discipline was referring to he additionally part-owns, undefeated Pink Resistance who he watched scorching turf on the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Thursday.
Pink Resistance gained his 798m trial by almost six lengths in a flying 45.36s, sprinting his ultimate 600m in 31.94s.
“I watched Pink Resistance carefully and he appears unbelievable,” Discipline mentioned.
“He’s a giant, sturdy and highly effective colt enhancing on a regular basis.”
Pink Resistance could have his ultimate Golden Slipper lead-up within the Todman Stakes on March 4, which can also be prone to be King’s Gambit’s subsequent begin if he races as much as expectations within the Silver Slipper.
Discipline was additionally at Warwick Farm to look at prime sprinter Artorius win his 1000m trial by greater than two lengths with Profondo working dwelling stylishly for second.
Artorius, educated by Anthony and Sam Freedman, hasn’t raced since his luckless three-start European marketing campaign final yr which included an in depth third to Naval Crown within the Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot however Discipline mentioned there are plans to take the sprinter again to England later this yr.
“We have been actually pleased with Artorius and the plan is for him to go first-up within the Canterbury Stakes after which presumably the TJ Smith Stakes earlier than setting him for Royal Ascot once more,” Discipline mentioned.
“If he can settle a fraction nearer, that horse, the world is his oyster.”
Initially printed as Henry Discipline assured King’s Gambit can get his Golden Slipper marketing campaign again on monitor