James McDonald will be hoping for a quick return...
Without doubt Crystal Lily is the biggest winner from the barrier draw, the improving Stratum filly drawing the prized inside gate one. She is another young filly with an impressive winning strike rate having won three of her six starts, including a smart victory in the Sweet Embrace Stakes last start.
The Sweet Embrace Stakes was her first Sydney start and she will have benefited from that. The ideal barrier draw will give her a good start and her powerful finishing burst could be enough to get her over the line first if she can hold off the others and keep the pace up.
Current Odds: $5.00
Jockey: Brett Prebble
Trainer: Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
Owner: Contract Racing Pty Ltd, Mr. N S Psaltis, Mrs G C Psaltis
Breeding: by STRATUM from CRYSTAL SNIP
Prizemoney: $260, 000
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