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Already proven against her own sex and age group, can Norzita take the next step this Saturday in the Group 1 2013 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick?
There’s no denying the Bart Cummings-trained galloper has ability but can she defeat the older horses?
Norzita is the only filly in the race and is joined by colts Pierro and Sacred Falls in a trio of three-year-olds.
So can she continue her strong run of form in better company? Or has the step up come too soon for this daughter of Thorn Park?
Make a more informed decision after reading the following summary which includes all the key facts as well as the pros and cons about her chances in the time-honoured mile.
- Barrier: 17
- Weight: 53kg
- Jockey: Craig Williams
- Trainer: Bart Cummings
- Owners: Dato Tan Chin Nam & Westcode Pty Ltd Syndicate (MGR: TUNKU AHMAD YAHAYA)
- Age: 3YO
- Gender: Filly
- Breeding: by Thorn Park out of Visique
- Career: 10-4-3-1
- Win: 40%
- Win and Place: 80%
- Last 6: 211231
- Prize Money: $767,600
- Track: 4-1-1-1
- Distance: 2-0-1-0
- Current 2013 Australian Derby odds: $8.50
Why Norzita Can Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile
- Great winning strike rate of 40%
- Coming off a a strong last-start win in the Vinery Stud Stakes
- Carries minimum weight of 53kg
- Has top rider Craig Williams aboard
- Trained by the legendary Bart Cummings
- Has won at the track and distance
Why Norzita Can’t Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile
- Drawn poorly in barrier 17
- Step up from beating three-year-old fillies to taking on older horses and males
- Was beaten by two other Doncaster starters two starts back in Coolmore Classic
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