Thompson: Dreamforce Benefits from Rescheduled Golden Slipper

SYDNEY, New South Wales — Dreamforce is a contestant in the 65th Longines Golden Slipper, which did not push through last Saturday. According to John Thompson, the postponement of Australia’s biggest day of Group One racing is advantageous for his 8-year-old bay gelding. The racehorse trainer affirmed that Dreamforce would not have been running if the Golden Slipper meeting proceeded on a heavy track.

Thompson relayed that Eskimo Queen and Fastnet Rock’s son does not like that kind of surface. Additionally, Thompson said that his stable star would not have been able to defend his Group One George Ryder Stakes title if the postponement did not happen. The Randwick trainer cited that he felt pleased with the Golden Slipper 2021’s organisers’ decision last Saturday. 

Thompson lauded the racing executives for getting onto the front foot, announcing the tilt’s cancellation early, and that the whole Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival would get pushed back seven days.  Dreamforce’s trainer found this event auspicious because it enables trainers to change their preparations, per the news posted online by Australian horse racing information and news website Racenet.

Moreover, Thompson mentioned that the Golden Slipper 2021’s organisers performed a proactive, commonsensical choice of merely moving everything back one week. He cited that the weather is out of people’s control. Through the racing officials’ decision, Thompson said that they merely adapt and move forward.

For the next seven days, Sydney’s weather outlook is for rain until Tuesday, March 23, when it is anticipated to begin clearing. Based on the Bureau of Meteorology, there will be less than 50 per cent chances of rain from Wednesday, March 24 through until next Saturday. With the Golden Slipper 2021’s postponement, Thompson shared that he treated Dreamforce like he was competing on Saturday.

He said that the outstanding racehorse, whose prize money to date is $2,316,735 per Racenet details, merely went steady. Thompson also cited that Dreamforce would gallop if they get a clear morning today, Monday, March 22. He remarked that if this situation happens, he will treat this week as a normal time leading into a horse race.

The 65th Longines Golden Slipper will award a cash prize worth over $3.5 million. This horse racing day at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse consists of astonishing five Group One competitions, including the Group One Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas, the Group One The Agency George Ryder Stakes, the Group One Bisley Workwear Galaxy, and the Group One Ranvet Stakes.

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