Odds on favourite Cellsabeel looks unlikely to take her place in the rescheduled $2m Inglis Millennium – 2yos (1100m) at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
The Inglis Millennium was originally programmed to be run at Warwick Farm last Saturday but after the meeting was washed out, the $2m race for the two year olds was moved to tomorrow’s meeting.
Cellsabeel is the pre-post $1.50 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Inglis Millennium but co-trainer Ciaron Maher has indicated that the Hinchinbrook filly might not run with the stable to concentrate on preparing her for the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 21.
“It is unlikely she will run if they do race (Wednesday),’’ Maher told The Daily Telegraph.
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Cellsabeel is also the $5.50 favourite for the Golden Slipper and the Group 2 $250,000 Chandon S Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on February 22 fits in better with her Golden Slipper preparation.
Cellsabeel was a very impressive six lengths winner in an 1100m Rosehill two year old Handicap on January 18 and took her prizemoney earnings to $124,500 but co-trainer David Eustace thinks that the filly will need more prizemoney to secure her spot in the Golden Slipper.
“She’ll probably need a bit more prizemoney than she has to get into the Slipper,” Eustace told Racenet.
“She’ll probably need about $150,000 to be sure.
“The Silver Slipper gives us the option, if she runs well, to run her again two weeks before the (Golden) Slipper.”
Early Golden Slipper betting at Ladbrokes.com.au: $5.50 Cellsabeel, $8 Hanseatic, $12 Dame Giselle, $17 Prague, Away Game, Rulership, $21 Global Quest, Muntaseera, $26 Blaze A Trail, Every Rose, See You Soon, $34 Crypto Tycoon, $41 Tila Rose, $51 or better the rest.