Big 2024 ahead for Switzerland

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Sam Hayes
Horse Racing Tips
Hot favourite Switzerland was made to work hard to win the 2024 Pierro Plate.

The race for the 2024 Golden Slipper is on and Switzerland put in another superb performance in the Pierro Plate

News Insights

  • Switzerland won the Pierro Plate at Royal Randwick.
  • The Chris Waller trained 2-year-old continued its unbeaten career start.
  • Switzerland held off the previously unbeaten Shangri-la Express to prevail.
  • The Golden Slipper remains the season target very much for 2024.

Chris Waller has a prodigious track record at training winners all across Australia and his record is well renowned with punters and online betting sites

Switzerland is his latest cab off the rank, with the 2-year-old flyer winning all three of its career starts and the Pierro Plate at Randwick was its latest scalp.  

Exciting 2-year-olds always catch the eye of punters and Aussie bookmakers alike and the Chris Waller-trained Switzerland looks to be one of the brightest prospects around. 
With a devastating turn of speed, Switzerland looks made to compete over the 1200m mark and the big race bookings have been flooding in since the start of 2024. 
Connections have long eyed up the Golden Slipper as an achievable target for Switzerland and a latest triumph at Royal Randwick in the Pierro Plate has only solidified the claims for Switzerland in one of the biggest races of the season. 

Silky Switzerland 

The 2024 Pierro Plate at Royal Randwick was seen as Switzerland’s biggest test by far with many punters and online betting sites.  
Whilst it was pushed all the way by fellow young prospect Shangri-la Express, Switzerland forced its way into position before kicking on to an impressive win under James McDonald. 
Chris Waller was hugely impressed with the showing, and it has only served to affirm the belief that Switzerland has a huge future ahead of him. 
Race to remember 

The Pierro Plate at Royal Randwick was the curtain raiser to a superb day of racing, with 10 excellent contests adorning the card. 
Whilst Switzerland rightfully took all of the plaudits, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Shangri-la Express also ran a fantastic race and is also being mooted for a Golden Slipper push. 
The relative inexperience of all of the horses on the card was evident at times but the breakneck speed the race was run at was unmissable and the Anthony Cummings-trained Extreme Diva was hugely impressive in coming home in 3rd place. 
Swiss Slipper? 

Much of the talk in the early stages of 2024 with both punters and Australian horse racing betting apps has centred around the race for the Golden Slipper. 
With Switzerland the latest horse to make its mark, fellow 2-year-old flyer Storm Boy has also been making headlines with a string of impressive performances. 
A cool A$5 million will be on the line at Rosehill Gardens for the Golden Slipper on March 23rd and both Storm Boy and Switzerland look to be the horses to catch in the ante-post market betting.

Switzerland has been hugely impressive for Chris Waller since making its debut at the start of 2024 and the 2-year-old flyer delivered again for punters and online betting sites this weekend. Winning the Pierro Plate is another tick in the box for Switzerland, who has the Golden Slipper in its sights later in the Autumn.