Golden Slipper 2021 Faces Unpredictable Weather
ROSEHILL, New South Wales — Two days before the Golden Slipper 2021, a Rosehill racecourse official expressed his concern about the weather during the event. At acceptance time yesterday, March 17, the Rosehill race track got a Soft 6 rating. This figure at the western Sydney racecourse is after 5.5 millimetres in the preceding 24 hours took the past seven-day total measurement to 43.5 millimetres.
Since the track got its rating, Shaun Patterson remarked another mil or two dropped on Wednesday morning. Nevertheless, the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse manager believes it would not have changed the rating. Patterson pointed out that they had a little rain on the morning of March 17. He affirmed that the weather forecast at that stage was not favourable.
The Rosehill Gardens Racecourse official affirmed that, at the moment, the race track is handling the moisture properly. However, Patterson relayed that looking at what the weather predictions are could take the track to a whole new stage. He disclosed that they at Rosehill have planned for damp weather, staying in contact with the Bureau of Meteorology.
Patterson also said that they utilize Ubimet, describing the program as “more directed” at a specific area. Ubimet is an international weather service provider that developed into one of the rapid-growing and largest independent providers of meteorological services worldwide. The company also provides an Android and Apple application under the brand called Morecast, based on the update posted online by Australian horse betting news and information website Racenet.
Morecast is an application that predicted 15.4 millimetres of rain today, Thursday, March 18, at Rosehill. Additionally, the Morecast application forecast 18.8 millimetres of rain on Friday and a staggering 57.7 millimetres on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology is tipping a 90-per cent probability of between 8 and 20 millimetres today, a 90-per cent chance of 15 and 30 millimetres on Friday, and a 90-per cent chance of 25 and 45 millimetres on race day.
Patterson affirmed that the weather could be unpredictable. He also remarked that the forecast does not always eventuate, as they had seen in the past and previous weeks. The Rosehill Gardens Racecourse manager said that they could anticipate plenty of rain but get none of it. Additionally, he cited that they could get zero rain suggested by the meteorology office but get a lot of it. Patterson remarked that, at the moment, they could merely utilize the weather forecast issued by the government bureau as a light guide.
The Golden Slipper 2021 is the richest, two-year-old horse race in the world. It is also one of the biggest horse racing competitions on the autumn racing calendar in Australia. The Golden Slipper 2021 subsequently draws some of the best-bred and top-performing international and local racehorses to compete. In 2020, the Adrian Bott and Gai Waterhouse-trained Randwick colt Farnan bagged the top prize in the Rosehill tilt.