A talented line-up of three-year-old fillies has been nominated for Saturday’s SA Fillies Classic 2013, a nice consolation prize for those that weren’t able to take out the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks last month.
One of four Group races on the Morphettville card for this weekend’s The Goodwood Day, the $115,000 Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) attracted 13 nominations.
While first two over the line in the Schweppes Oaks won’t be backing up in this, the Michael Moroney-trained third placegetter La Zuma will be.
The nicely-bred Zabeel filly from Victoria hasn’t won a race since her debut at Ballarat back in September last year but caught the eye last time out crossing a good third from a wide gate in the Schweppes Oaks over 2000m.
She was outclassed over the 2500m last spring in Melbourne when 11th, beaten 23 lengths, to Dear Demi in the Group 1 Crown Oaks at Flemington but against this class on Saturday should be in a better position to handle the distance.
Also in the mix are Darren Weir’s in-form Ballarat based Happy Highway coming off back-to-back wins, the Nigel Blackiston-trained Let’s Make Adeal and Crown Oaks third placegetter Summerbliss who can be forgiven for her two failed Group 1 runs in Sydney when rain-affected tracks ruined her chances in the Vinery Stud Stakes and Australian Oaks.
The 2013 SA Fillies Classic field and barriers are due for release on Wednesday.
In the meantime why not get ready for the last major Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival meeting by signing up with bookmaker.com.au today and get your initial investment matched 100 percent as a bonus bet valued up to a juicy $500!
2013 SA Fillies Classic Nominations
Morphettville Racecourse – 11/05/2013
|1||AVERAU||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||5||56kg||67|
|2||CLEAR DIRECTION (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||12||56kg||55|
|3||HAPPY HIGHWAY||Darren Weir||7||56kg||65|
|4||HER TO ETERNITY (NZ)||Murray Baker||6||56kg||67|
|6||LA ZUMA||Michael Moroney||3||56kg||68|
|7||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||9||56kg||62|
|8||PROPER MADAM||Jason Warren||4||56kg||70|
|10||TRANSONIC||John P Thompson||2||56kg||70|
|11||WEEKEND HUSSY||Greg Lesnikowski||11||56kg||59|
|13||YANTAR (USA)||Michael Moroney||8||56kg||63|