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Anamoe and Ingratiating second and third in G1 Golden Slipper Stakes

Mike Hedge

The Godolphin colts Anamoe and Ingratiating ran outstanding races to finish second and third in the $3.5m Group One Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, 27 March.

The pair had to overcome wide draws with Anamoe going back in the 16-runner field and was still near last turning for home at the 400m.

But the son of Street Boss unleashed a powerful finish to finish a length and three quarters behind the winner Stay Inside.

Ingratiating ran on strongly to take third place after striking trouble just before turning in.

Anamoe’s performance had jockey Rachel King in awe of the colt.

“He’s a superstar in the making,” King said.

“He draws a gate, he wins.”

Ingratiating’s rider Damien Oliver said his colt had to be pushed to take a position in the early stages.

“He took a bit of riding to get into stride today and into a position,” he said.

“Mid-race it got a bit tight, but after that we got a pretty good run through. He ran admirably.”

Anamoe and Ingratiating took Godolphin’s Golden Slipper record to a win and four placings from the past three runnings of the world’s richest juvenile race with the filly Kiamichi having led home a clean sweep in 2019.

Anamoe is a possible runner in the G1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick in two weeks.