Kiwi mare. She started favourite in the All Star Mile on the back of winning the Group 1 Futurity over 1400m at Caulfield. Nothing went her way in the ASM so may pay to forgive. She has since trialed well at Randwick and won the Group 1 Epsom this track/distance last spring. A leading chance.
Won the $7.5 mil Golden Eagle in the spring and has been racing well this preparation. She only narrowly missed in the Chipping Norton and was sound against the boys in the Ranvet last on April 3. Blinkers back on – expect her to run well.
3. Greysful Glamour
Bold front running type. Only collared late last start but was heavily assisted by the bias. Will head forward again and make her own luck.
Unbeaten this preparation (2/2). She was perfectly ridden by Rachael King to get the upper hand late in the Emancipation Stakes. Did find the fence in run which was a major advantage but was 5 weeks between runs. She’s a mare on the way up.
Trained by Wendy Roche at Wawrick Farm. She worked home solidly to finish 9th in last weeks Doncaster Mile. Tommy Berry should give her every chance from barrier 7.
6. Quantum Mechanic
This Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 4 year-old mare is flying this preparation. She won the Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley 2 starts ago and then was one of few horses to sit off the rail and make ground at Rosehill when she ran third in the Emancipation. Each way claims!
7. Vanna Girl
Consistent Queenslander who has won 8 of her 16 starts. She was very unlucky in a couple of her runs at the back end of the spring carnival and has returned with a win against easier opposition at Doomben. Roughie with a chance.
8. Rich Hips
Capable mare with a booming finish on her day. Thought her run was good against the pattern last time. Outside chance!
9. All Saint’s Eve
Thought this 4 year-old mare trained by John O’Shea was entitled to do more in the Emancipation. The booking of Tom Marquand looks a tick but not sure she has the class of some of these and has a wide barrier to overcome.
Rank outsider and hard to recommend off what she has done thus far in her career.
The second of the Price/Kent (Jnr) runners. She won the Thousand Guineas in the spring, then only just missed in the Group 1 Empire Rose at Flemington. Was good last start when finishing second to Isotope and looks set to peak third up out to 1600m.
Struggles to win but is always there abouts. Has a Group 1 placing to her name. Consider for multiples.
Comes back from 2000m to 1600m. She was safely held in the Vinery Stud. Not for me.