The flying Peter Moody-trained mare Amelie’s Star is narrow favourite to keep her impressive winning streak going in Sydney on Saturday with success in the Colin Stephen Quality 2015 at Rosehill.
Due to run as Race 3 (1:50pm) on the Gloaming Stakes Day card, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Dilmah Tea Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) features a final field of nine with Amelie’s Star drawn in gate six for Joshua Parr to ride.
The four-year-old daughter of Testa Rossa has won three of her seven runs to date with Saturday her first run at Rosehill.
It is also her maiden run in black-type company but with winning form up to the mile and a half she’ll appreciate the distance this weekend and gets in on the 56.5kg minimum.
The latest Colin Stephen Quality odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have Amelia’s Star at $3.10 for the win (out from $2.90) but she is followed very closely in betting by the market mover Bohemian Lily.
Drawn in gate four the Gai Waterhouse-trained daughter of O’Reilly is a fellow four-year-old whose longest distanced win is over 2020m in Group 2 company in Brisbane during the winter.
She has had two Sydney runs at Randwick this season for two unplaced runs, but the latest in the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) only last weekend was a brave effort when beaten under two lengths on a rain-affected track.
Bohemian Lilly will appreciate the firmer Rosehill course on the weekend and is a frontrunner who could go up front and turn it into a genuine staying test.
Three other hopes are under $10 for the win with Waterhouse’s other livewire chance King Kinshasa ($5.50), the 58kg top weight Kingdoms ($8) and Reigning ($8.50).
Imported Pivotal gelding King Kinshasa won over 1800m at Hawkesbury in late August on debut down under and then finished under a length away fourth to the in-form Silverball in a brave Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) run at the Rosehill track two weeks back he’s sure to improve on.
Kingdoms gets the big weight but the Brian Smith-trained Brisbane visitor had success over the 2400m when third in the Group 1 The Metropolitan last Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and was far from disgraced running fifth in the Kingston Town last time out.
Reigning is a Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old whose last win was over 2000m here back in June, since which he has run two thirds and two fourths including behind Bonfire in the Grafton Cup before a sixth at Flemington last time out.
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