G1X.com.au’s Matt Kelly caught up with some of the big players in Saturday’s $3.5 million race.
Gai Waterhouse (Kiss And Make Up, barrier 9): “My horse that won the Slipper in 2001 – Ha Ha – she made a quantum leap the last month, so has Kiss And Make Up. They’re very similar racing patterns.”
Gai Waterhouse (Scarlet Rain, barrier 16): “The wonderful thing about this is that we can have syndications full of all types of people. In that group of Scarlet Rain their might be 60 people there on Saturday.”
Mick Price (Extreme Choice, barrier 7): “It’s been a funny year for two-year-olds. There hasn’t been a dominant horse. I know my boys' training and their trackwork, so you’re entitled to be a bit confident. “
Mick Price (Flying Artie, barrier 5): “He’s drawn really bad gates a couple of times. I’m looking forward to the race with good gates and good riders.”