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Australian Racing - Racing: Slipper slot continues Rise of Masses

Rise Of The Masses booked himself a late spot in next weekend's Golden Slipper when scoring a maiden stakes success in the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained two-year-old is now a 25/1 chance for next weekend's Group 1 over 1200 metres.

A son of Newgate stallion Russian Revolution, the colt repelled the late challenge of Sweet Ride by a half-length with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Magic in third.

Bott relishing Slipper opportunity

"Rise Of The Masses is a horse we have always had a good opinion of, so I think he is very deserving of his place in the Slipper should (owner) Sir Owen Glenn want to take him that way," Bott said.

"But I do feel he would make his presence felt. He is just starting to put it together.

"Even today he was wandering around a little bit and wasn’t able to quite put the race away but when he got into a fight he really knuckled down to win and was very strong late."

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Winning jockey Tim Clark also felt that Rise Of The Masses deserved to take his chance in next weekend's contest in what he feels is an open renewal.

"I think they are a very even bunch so (he) probably doesn't have to improve a lot," Clark said.

"Gai has won plenty of them, so she knows what she is doing. I won't question her. Hopefully he turns up in good order next week."

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