Jockeys Confirmed for top 2013 Coolmore Classic Chances

March 15, 2013

Jockeys Confirmed for top 2013 Coolmore Classic Chances

Glen Boss will ride Bennetta and James McDonald will partner Norzita in Saturday week’s Group 1 2013 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill.

Glen Boss will ride Bennetta in the Coolmore Classic. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The three-year-old fillies are among the top chances heading towards the fillies and mares’ feature, despite failing to impress at their most recent outings.

Bennetta was fifth when favourite in the Group 2 Surround Stakes after winning her three preceding starts.

McDonald rode the Grahame Begg-trained mare in her past four outings but Begg has confirmed Boss will take the ride for her Group 1 debut.

“G Boss locked in for Bennetta in the Coolmore,” Begg said on twitter.

Begg made the decision earlier this week and McDonald wasted no time in picking up another quality ride. He will be aboard Norzita for the first time in what is one of the biggest female-only races of the carnival.

The Bart Cummings-trained filly will need to bounce back after finishing second when a short-priced favourite in Kewney Stakes at Flemington last weekend.

Steven Arnold rode the daughter of Thorn Park on that occasion and many experts were critical of his ride, suggesting he failed to show initiative aboard the favourite.

Prior to the Kewney Stakes Norzita won the Listed Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley by 1 1/2 lengths.

She established herself as one of the best fillies in the country during the spring, winning the Group 1 Flight Stakes and finishing second following a protest in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes.

Another three-year-old filly bound for the Coolmore Classic is Dear Demi who won the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

Jim Cassidy partnered the Crown Oaks winner to victory on that occasion and will maintain the ride for the Coolmore Classic.

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