Slipper winners unleash next-gen

Co-trainer Adrian Bott is keen to see Tulloch Lodge’s next-gen of two-year-olds lay the groundwork for the autumn on Saturday when the reigning Golden Slipper-winning stable unleash a trio of juveniles at Randwick.

Bott, who trains alongside Gai Waterhouse, will saddle up the promising Total Babe alongside first starters Bahahaa and Cerda in the Forum Group Kirkham Plate (1000m).

Bookies rate Total Babe the best of the trio at $4.40 while Cerda ($12) has a market edge on Bahahaa ($31).

All three fillies could wind up in a $1 million Golden Gift in a fortnight’s time if all goes to plan on the weekend with bigger things hopefully in store in the New Year.

“They will all take their place on Saturday and we will see what it brings but a race like the Golden Gift is high on the radar of all our two-year-olds at present,” Bott said.

“It can be a great springboard into those bigger races in the autumn so hopefully that’s the case.”

Bott gave Total Babe the edge on her stablemates heading into Saturday’s assignment due to her raceday experience.

Total Babe was third behind current Golden Slipper favourite Enthaar in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes first-up after sitting outside the lead in the run and sticking tough late.

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“She has been the most natural two-year-old of all of them and has the race experience,” Bott said.

“She has the speed to be able to control things and roll forward from that draw so she has an advantage in that sense.”

Cerda and Bahahaa made their first public appearance in the same trial with the former winning the heat back on October 12.

“Cerda is a talented filly that has been up as long as Total Babe but has taken a little bit longer to come to hand,” Bott said.

“She has only had the one trial and the time was good. It was impressive the way she went about it and should improve.

“Bahahaa was a bit underdone in that first trial but showed good improvement in the second one. She has good speed and should put herself right in the race.”

Kathy O’Hara rides Total Babe, Robbie Dolan is aboard Bahahaa and Ryan Maloney pilots Cerda.

Originally published asGolden Slipper winners unleash next-gen at Randwick

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