Chris Waller’s nicely-drawn mare Telepathic has opened favourite to win her second Randwick race on the trot this weekend against her own kind in the Aspiration Quality 2015 in Sydney.
The four-year-old daughter of Mossman is one of 12 fillies and mares making up the field for Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m), which runs as Randwick Guineas Day Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEDT).
Drawn well in barrier two for Jason Collet, Telepathic gets in on the 54kg minimum dropping a kilo after carrying 55kg to victory first-up at the track on February 14 in a Benchmark 85 over 1400m.
She’s had two goes over the mile for one win, the Kiwi import having won over the 1600m back in New Zealand last autumn.
She debuted down under for Waller in the winter at Doomben for a second in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m), and is also Group 1 performed in the Queensland Derby over the 2400m during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Now Telepathic leads Aspiration Quality betting through Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.60, one of five single figure hopes in the markets.
Occupying the second line of betting at an equal $5.50 are then top weights Solicit (59kg) and Danesiri ($5.50) drawn in barriers five and 12 respectively.
Hugh Bowman rides Gerald Ryan’s classy Street Cry four-year-old Solicit who chases her first win since last March’s Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
Fourth in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), also at Flemington, during the spring she returned to racing in Melbourne on February 14 when eighth to Tycoon Tara in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m).
She improved over more distance back in Sydney at Warwick Farm last Saturday though when beaten two and a half lengths in the Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m).
Solicit goes up two kilos on the 57kg she had last weekend and so must handle the big weight and the seven day back-up.
Guy Walter Stakes winner Danesiri is also racing on successive Saturday’s after her Group 3 success last weekend, the John Thompson-trained six-year-old going up from 54kg to 58kg.
The four kilos is a big rise in the weights and she has also suffered a blow drawing the outside barrier (12) after doing it from 10 of 16 last weekend, Christian Reith retaining the ride.
The other single figure chances to win this year’s Aspiration Quality are then the Gai Waterhouse-trained Role Model ($7) and her consistent stablemate Mardi ($7.50) drawn well in barrier three.
Role Model jumps from gate six with Tim Clark riding, the four-year-old coming off a restricted win over this track and distance from February 18 she’ll be out to repeat in better company this Saturday.
Jim Cassidy has the ride on Waterhouse’s other four-year-old hope in the race, Mardi having won over 1400m at Rosehill two back before a fourth to Catkins in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) back at the track on February 21.
At more generous Aspiration Quality odds but not without their claims at an upset are then the likes of Joe Pride’s Savabeel mare Adorabeel ($15) and the Gerald Ryan-trained Lonhro four-year-old Define ($16) who was runner-up in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) last autumn.
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