2011 Silver Slipper Results

March 1st, 2011

It was a dominant performance by Satin Shoes in the 2011 Silver Slipper Stakes as she claimed her third victory in a row.

It’s a good reward for her supporters who backed her into $2.60 with Luxbet.

Yet again Elite Falls finished second to the winning filly but don’t be surprised if she’s earned a bit of support herself in the manner with which it was done.

Straight Gold was backed in to starting price favourite late but just wouldn’t settle for his jockey, eventually holding on for third spot.

When they jumped it was the two favourites up front, Satin Shoes on the inside of Straight Gold.

On the turn Straight Gold was moving around erratically and really sacrificing a lot of speed an energy compared to the much more controlled filly alongside him.

Half way along the straight Satin Shoes had hit her rhythm and looked the easy winner with Straight Gold still in a fight with his jockey.

Late in the race Elite Falls came right into it with a huge run from deep in the field. She was always going to run out of racetrack though but the way she hit the line gives plenty of confidence about the longer runs coming later in the season.

Of course the big one is the Golden Slipper and some said Satin Shoes might be favourite after her run, but it’s hard to see that given the manner of Sepoy’s victory in the Blue Diamond just an hour later.

Rounding out the top four was our $51 roughie pick Al’s Magic Miss which proved she was certainly much better than the odds on offer.

Final Luxbet Results

  • 1st #9 Satin Shoes $2.60
  • 2nd #11 Elite Falls $2.20
  • 3rd #5 Straight Gold $1.30