Golden Slipper 2017: Long odds shot heavily backed

Posted by Sports News First on 17/3/2017
Filled in: Racing

He’s one of the roughies of the field, but punters have warmed to Diamond Tathagata for tomorrow’s Golden Slipper.

  • More bets on Diamond Tathagata than any other runner since barrier draw
  • Diamond Tathagata has firmed from $151 into $67 to win Golden Slipper

Sportsbet have received more bets for Diamond Tathagata than any other runner. The Mark Newnham trained colt has firmed from $151 into $67 and is the fifth best backed runner dollar-wise since the barrier draw.

The online bookmaker reports that Houtzen ($4.40) has held her place at the top of betting, but She Will Reign ($6.00) is the best backed. Blue Diamond Stakes winner and second favourite Catchy ($5.00) is third on the list but has momentum and could push for favouritism.

“There will be a lot of punters celebrating if Diamond Tathagata can win. It’s a bit of a surprise that he’s so popular, but he’s won on a heavy track and also finished second to She Will Reign in the wet,’’ said’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of

Golden Slipper

$4.40   Houtzen

$5.00   Catchy

$6.00   She Will Reign

$9.00   Pariah

$9.00   Tulip

$11      Frolic

$21      Invader

$23      Menari

$26      Formality

$31      Single Bullet

$31      Trapeze Artist

$34      Trekking

$41      Veranillo

$41      Teaspoon

$51      Chauffeur

$67      Diamond Tathagata

$81      Madeenaty

$101    Showtime

$331    The Mission