Clarry Connors-trained filly Dear Demi is favourite to continue her Princess Series success in the Group 2 2012 Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) at Randwickon Saturday.
The VRC Oaks-bound filly finished third in the Silver Shadow Stakes first-up and showed she appreciated the extra distance last start when winning the Furious Stakes (1400m).
The extra 100 metres and bigger Randwick track should suit her again here and has led bookmaker.com.au to install her as $3.20 favourite.
Meidung ($3.70) is the nearest challenger to the daughter of Dehere and deservedly so after a consistent start to the spring.
The Darley filly was second to Nechita in the Silver Shadow Stakes before again finishing second in the Furious Stakes when beaten a length by Dear Demi.
Bart Cummings-trained filly Norzita has not yet started at stakes level but strong performances see her occupy the third line of betting at $4.40.
Perhaps the biggest tick for Norzita came yesterday when the horse she finished second behind last start at Rosehill, Proisir, won the Group 3 Spring Stakes by six lengths at Newcastle.
In a tight top half of the betting market Chris Waller’s Jade Marauder ($5.00) also falls under double figures.
After a disappointing first-up run in the Silver Shadow Stakes the daughter of Fastnet Rock flew home to take third in the Furious Stakes.
Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan will be hoping for an improved performance from Flying Snitzel ($10.00) who finished sixth in the Silver Shadow and was beaten six lengths when fourth in the Furious.
Other horses in the nine-horse field include Patinack filly Longport ($21.00), the Gai Waterhouse-trained Vaquera and Anthony Cummings’ Calamba ($51.00).
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