Leading contender scratched from $5m Golden Slipper field

One of the leading contenders in today’s Golden Slipper at Rosehill has been scratched.

In a crushing blow for connections, Tulloch Lodge colt Red Resistance is out of the $5 million Golden Slipper due to an elevated temperature.

The youngster was a high-profile withdrawal on race morning after trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott advised stewards Red Resistance wasn’t one hundred per cent.

“Racing NSW Stewards have approved the withdrawal of Red Resistance from the Golden Slipper on veterinary advice. The colt was found to have a high temperature this morning which will require treatment,” Racing NSW stewards said in a tweet.

It follows the withdrawal on Friday of Facile who succumbed to a lameness issue, paving the way for emergency Militarize to join his Chris Waller-trained stablemates Shinzo and Lazzago in the field.

Tulloch Lodge will still be represented in the world’s richest two-year-old race by Platinum Jubilee as Waterhouse eyes a record eighth Golden Slipper win.

The Final Field for the Golden Slipper:

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 LITTLE BROSE Ben & JD Hayes Michael Dee 5 56.5kg
2 BARBER James Cummings Nash Rawiller 8 56.5kg
3 ARKANSAW KID Ben & JD Hayes Jye McNeil 13 56.5kg
4 DON CORLEONE Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6 56.5kg
5 CYLINDER James Cummings James McDonald 3 56.5kg
6 RED RESISTANCE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 17 56.5kg
7 SHINZO Chris Waller Ryan Moore 1 56.5kg
8 KING’S GAMBIT Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 7 56.5kg
9 EMPIRE OF JAPAN Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 2 56.5kg
10 LEARNING TO FLY Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 4 54.5kg
11 PLATINUM JUBILEE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 11 54.5kg
12 BLANC DE BLANC Michael Freedman Damian Lane 12 54.5kg
13 EXPLORING James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg
14 LAZZAGO Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 54.5kg
15 STEEL CITY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Regan Bayliss 15 54.5kg
16 FACILE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Ryan Maloney 14 54.5kg
17e MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller 16 56.5kg

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