1. Madam Rouge
One of two runners for Chris Waller. This four-year-old All Too Hard mare has five wins and four places from 16 starts.
Also from the Chris Waller stable, she hit the line strongly when a close 3rd in the Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes when resuming.
3. Sweet Deal
One of two runners for John Thompson. This seven-year-old is the oldest runner and is currently in foal. Finished 6th in the Group 3 The Nivison.
4. Forbidden Love
Finished 8th in the Golden Pendant last outing.
5. Media Award
The most lightly-raced runner, this four-year-old has raced six times for three wins and two places. She resumes here after finishing last campaign with three consecutive wins – a Kyneton maiden, a BM 64 at Gellong and the Group 1 Australasian Oaks.
This five-year-old Tavistock mare trained by Jamie Richards has six wins and three places from nine starts. When resuming after 21 weeks she was a 1.3 length winner of the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes over 1200m at the Rosehill at Kembla Grange meeting on 11 September, then she chased hard for 0.8 length 3rd in the Group 2 Golden Pendant over 1400m at Rosehill on 25 September where she had the best last 600m race sectional of the day at the distance. Looks to be a strong chance.
Won the Group 2 Golden Pendant before finishing 12th in the Silver Eagle after being severely checked.
8. Rocha Clock
This five-year-old trained by John O’Shea has seven wins and four places from 18 starts.
9. Madam Legend
Has seven wins and five places from 18 starts.
Never saw daylight when 3 lengths 9th in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap last outing
11. Tricky Gal
Finished 2nd in the Group 3 The Nivison with the best overall race sectionals.
The only three-year-old in the race. Has five wins from 10 starts and ran 3rd in the Group 1 Flight Stakes last start.
13. More Prophets – 1st Emergency
Won the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong three starts back before working home strongly when runner up in the Group 3 Angst Stakes last start. Place chance if she gets a run.
14. Yamazaki – 2nd Emergency
Finished ninth in The Nivison last start when fresh and has not won in six outings to the track before. Ran 14th at Gold Coast when last second-up. Not here.
15. Belluci Babe – 3rd Emergency
Unlikely to get a start as the 3rd emergency.