Australia Horse Racing By Andrew Brown

Headwater Heads Golden Slipper Betting

Headwater’s stunning Silver Slipper win has catapulted the Team Hawkes colt into $3.70 favouritism for next month’s Golden Slipper.


Headwater had already attracted heavy support in Golden Slipper markets during the week, firming from $12 into $10 at courtesy of a string of big bets.


“We took multiple four-figure bets for him to win the Golden Slipper during the week and then another $3,000 at $10 for him on Saturday morning,” said William Hill’s Andrew Brown.


“He’s got to be the benchmark now after the ease and style in which he won the Silver Slipper.”


Former Slipper favourite Ottoman drifted from $8 to $13 at William Hill.


2015 Golden Slipper market

Headwater $3.70

Vancouver $6.50

Fontiton $12.00

Ottoman $13.00

Furnances $13.00

Haptic $13.00

Holler $15.00

Lake Geneva $16.00

Sooboog $17.00

Paceman $21.00

Sampeah $21.00

Flamboyant Lass $21.00

Wolf Cry $21.00

Stay With Me $21.00

Others $23+