Punters Ignore Houtzen and Lavish Attention on She Will Reign
Does anyone at least recall the name of the 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic, which was run in the distant past known as January?
Two-year-old bay filly Houtzen has fallen off the radar, her role as front runner for the upcoming Group 1 Golden Slipper usurped by She Will Reign after the newcomer took out the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes in stunning fashion, going from last to first in an authoritative display of ability that has exotic prop punters excited about a Silver – Golden double.
Hopefully, if she should fill the double, she will not experience the fate of Amelia’s Dream, the filly that broke down after winning the Silver Slipper in 2008 and never raced again.
She Will Reign Trainer Gary Portelli must have had some anxious moments as his horse broke poorly when the barriers opened and he vowed that when she has her final preparation for the Golden Slipper when she runs in the Reisling Stakes, she will not repeat her slow getaway.
With the Golden Slipper a ways in the future, Sportsbet has She Will Reign as the $3.00 favourite, whilst Houtzen is commanding very little respect and is a distant $9.00.