Latest on the Golden Slipper

Latest on the Golden Slipper and a report in The Age which says...Criterion "has done nothing wrong" as a two-year-old yet the last two winning jockeys to ride him will be on other runners in Saturday's $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200 metres) at Rosehill. "Jockeys are the worst judges," trainer David Payne said dismissively. "Ask them if they want to be on him now." The barrier draw only reinforced Criterion's claims as he will jump from barrier two with Hugh Bowman in the saddle. Glyn Schofield, who rode him to a stunning win in the Black Opal, will be on Charlie Boy, which jumps from 14, while Craig Williams, who had the seat in Criterion's Todman Stakes win, rides Ruud Awakening, which has the outside alley of 18. "The jockeys want to lock away their rides so early for these races," Payne said. "Glyn was committed to the other horse before the Black Opal, but I'm sure he would love to change now."