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5 Fine Fillies and a Gentleman Fly Under The Radar

Trainer Gerald Ryan reckons with all the pre-race talk focused on the leading colts, the top fillies are flying under the radar ahead the 2021 $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

And he’s adamant the girls, which include his classy filly Mallory, can’t be underestimated in the most sought after two-year-old event around the globe.

“A lot of the earlier two-year-old races the fillies were running quicker times and then races have been run different but I think they’ve been forgotten,” Ryan said at Tuesday’s barrier draw.

Just five of the 16 contenders to line up in the Golden Slipper are fillies with 10 colts and one gelding.

Longines Golden Slipper Barrier Draw

Gerald Ryan at the Golden Slipper barrier draw. Picture: Getty Images for Australian Turf Club


The 2021 Golden Slipper Filly Dance Cards 


GLISTENING  bred by Mr G Ryan, Mr G Lanham, Qld

Sold to James Harron Bloodstock/Freedman Brothers $260,000

Vendor: Widden Stud



FOUR MOVES AHEAD bred by G S A Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Vic

Passed in $280,000 Res $300,000 at 2020 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Vendor: Bhima Stud



SWIFT WITNESS bred by Star Witness Bloodstock P/L, ACT

Sold to Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing $260,000 at 2020 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Vendor: Widden Stud



MALLORY bred by Arrowfield Group Pty Ltd, Cloros Bloodstock Pty Ltd, NSW

Withdrawn from 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

Vendor: Arrowfield Stud



QUEEN OF WIZARDRY bred by Wallings Bloodstock Pty Ltd, NSW

Sold to Aquis Farm $400,000 at 2020 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Vendor: Tyreel Stud



Last but not least the Gentleman of the field


ROCKET TIGER bred by Mr N Penfold, NSW

Retained and Raced by the Breeder