Leading rider Hugh Bowman has secured the ride onGhibellines in the Golden Slipper, with Kerrin McEvoy staying aboard Earthquake. Ghibellines firmed to $13 for the $3.5 million race with Sportsbet.com.au following his win in the Todman Stakes.

Craig Williams will retain the ride on Unencumbered in the Golden Slipper after finishing second to Ghibellines on the colt on Saturday.

Bjorn Baker was pleased with the performance of Unencumbered, also rated a $13 chance in the Slipper.

"I still think there's a bit of improvement up his sleeve," Baker said.

Damien Oliver will ride Cornrow in the Golden Slipper with Jim Cassidy out suspended and Jabali heading to the paddock.