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17/3/202 Golden Slipper: Barrier Draw

Photo: Farnan

The chances of Gai Waterhouse capturing her seventh Golden Slipper winner suffered a blow after Tuesday's barrier draw.

Waterhouse trains Farnan in partnership with Adrian Bott, and the pair is fresh from securing its sixth Group 1 win in last Saturday's Coolmore Classic with Con Te Partiro.

Farnan drew barrier 14 and will start from barrier 12 of 16 in the Slipper with the removal of emergencies from the field. The colt prepared for the Golden Slipper by leading throughout in the $300,000 G2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on March 7.

Bookmakers responding to the barrier draw have eased the odds of Farnan, some replacing him as favourite with the Blue Diamond quinella of Tagaloa and Hanseatic firming in betting.

Tagaloa was runner-up in the Todman at his only run since the Blue Diamond while Hanseatic hasn't raced since suffering his first defeat but maintained his fitness by winning a trial last Thursday.

$3.5 million G1 AAMI Golden Slipper (1200m) - Rosehill, Saturday

1 - TAGALOA (6) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young, M.Walker 56.5kg

2 - HANSEATIC (9) Anthony Freedman, K.McEvoy 56.5kg

3 - FARNAN (14) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, H.Bowman 56.5kg

4 - PRAGUE (7) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, T.Marquand 56.5kg

5 - KING'S LEGACY (2) Peter & Paul Snowden, D.Lane 56.5kg

6 - GLOBAL QUEST (15) Chris Waller, B.Avdulla 56.5kg

7 - MAMARAGAN (1) John Thompson, N.Rawiller 56.5kg

8 - AWAY GAME (3) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, G.Boss 54.5kg

9 - DAME GISELLE (4) Peter & Paul Snowden, T.Clark 54.5kg

10 - SEE YOU SOON (8) Jean Dubois, J.Van Overmeire (a) 54.5kg

11 - MILDRED (17) Grahame Begg, J.Childs 54.5kg

12 - PERSONAL (19) David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabenig, C.Williams 54.5

13 - MUNTASEERA (18) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, M.Dee 54.5kg

14 - HUNGRY HEART (5) Chris Waller, J.McDonald 54.5kg

15 - CELLSABEEL (12) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, D.Oliver 54.5kg

16 - THERMOSPHERE (10) James Cummings, T.Berry 54.5kg

**EMERGENCIES**

17 - RATHLIN (20) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Not Notified 56.5kg

18 - MINHAAJ (13) David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig, D.Stackhouse 54.5kg

19 - TIME IS PRECIOUS (11) Gerald Ryan, Not Notified, 54.5kg

20 - PHILIZZY (16) Anthony Cummings, Not Notified, 54.5kg