Gold Too Slick

Jun 22, 2013

Former Queensland mare Goldslick has proven herself an honest performer since joining the stable late last year but the four-year-old has so often run into trouble in her races.

"She has run well every time for us," Michael Kent said, "but she has not had much luck in most of her runs."

"She got clear running today which is unusual for her but she showed what she can do when things go her way."

Charging down the outside before drawing clear to a soft 1¼ length victory, Goldslick recorded her second Flemignton victory having won over a mile at the track back in January.

Given a break after a Group 2 Sunline Stakes placing in late March, Goldslick was aimed at winter racing due to her great Queensland record on rain affected tracks.

A nine times winner from 22 starts, Goldslick is raced by Troy Harry, William Ouston, Noel Gardner, Michael Buys, Richard Pegum and Andrew Major - most of whom are based at Rockhampton.

And Saturday was Rockhampton Cup Day, so it was a particularly big one for them!

"The boys will be cheering up there," Kent said whilst jockey Michael Rodd - whose father-in-law fields at the meeting said "they will be lifting the roof off the stands!"

"I have ridden winners in these colours before," Rodd said, noting that Goldslick's owners were "good to me when I was an apprentice."

Rodd said that Goldslick "floated along" nicely on Saturday - "she is a classy mare on her day and she has a really good turn of foot."

Thanks to Bruno Cannatelli for the lovely photo of Goldslick's latest Flemington victory.