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WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GROUP ONE $3.5M GOLDEN SLIPPER
* "She is a genuine favourite. Barrier five with Written By and Sizzling Belle drawn in there...they'll have speed, we'll have speed" - Tony McEvoy, trainer of favourite Sunlight
* "There is speed inside with Sizzling Belle and Ef Troop and from the outside with Estijaab. Written By doesn't have to lead to win. It will be a high pressure race" - trainer Grahame Begg on unbeaten colt Written By
* "Maybe it's not ideal backing up in a week after a hard run but he's thrown some good signs off that he's come through really well" - Sandbar's trainer Brad Widdup.
* "Even though he didn't win the Breeders Plate, I'd made up my mind then he was my Golden Slipper chance. He's ticking over beautifully" - Gai Waterhouse on Santos
* "I think Performer is one of the best chances I've had going into the race for quite some time" - Performer's jockey Hugh Bowman
* "I suppose on a normal good surface, it's a bit tricky (barrier 17). She's been set for the race, I wouldn't swap her for anything" - Estijaab's jockey Brenton Advulla
"The rain is what gives us hope. Fiesta has won and placed on soft"- Fiesta's jockey Kerrin McEvoy
* "I think Enbihaar has had a perfect build-up. His (Long Leaf) trial at home was outstanding in the blinkers" - David Hayes, trainer of Enbihaar and Long Leaf
* "She's a really nice filly and we don't know about the wet obviously, but then there's a lot in that basket also I suppose" - Seabrook's jockey Damien Oliver
After spending more than a year confined to barrier trials, Furore has swiftly made up for lost time.
It took eight trials before Newcastle trainer Kris Lees was satisfied to send the three-year-old gelding to the races, and that patience was justified as Furore built an unbeaten record.
Furore, who first trialled in November 2016, won his maiden on debut at Taree last month.
He then recorded comfortable wins at Cessnock, Gosford and Wyong to earn a first metropolitan start at the highest level at Rosehill on Saturday.
Lees said a Class Two win over 1900m at Gosford on February 22, brought the Group One Rosehill Guineas (2000m) into play and he was keen to see how Furore handled the considerable jump in class.
"He's jumping a lot in grade but he's handled each rise really well. It's time to test him and see how good he really is," he said.
After breaking his maiden by a long neck, Furore's slimmest winning margin was 2-3/4 lengths in his last start on a Benchmark 71 Handicap (2100) earlier this month.
"We can't do anymore and he wins by a margin, but he hasn't beaten a lot either so we'll see," Lees said.
Furore was a $17 chance with the TAB on Thursday with dual Group One winner Ace High leading the market at $4.60.
Lees was encouraged by Furore's ability to handle soft ground when he triumphed at Gosford, while he has also drawn handily with gate six in the 18-horse field.
"He just keeps improving. He puts himself forward and he can stay," he said.
"He's a tough horse but I'm still mindful it's his first preparation so at some stage he'll tell us he's ready for a break but at the moment he's not showing any signs of that."