Avdulla Looking Forward to Silver Shadow Stakes 2016 Ride

August 18, 2016

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Avdulla Looking Forward to Silver Shadow Stakes 2016 Ride

Brenton Avdulla is keen to get back aboard Chris Waller’s up-and-coming filly Omei Sword when she starts favourite first-up on Saturday in Sydney’s 2016 Silver Shadow Stakes.

Brenton Avdulla

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is happy to be back aboard Omei Sword first-up in the 2016 Silver Shadow Stakes at Royal Randwick. Photo: Daniel Costello.

One of two headline races on an action packed early Sydney Spring Racing Carnival card at Randwick Racecourse, this year’s $175,000 Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) features a field of 11 three-year-old fillies.

Early favourite in Silver Shadow Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au paying a firming $2.70 for the win is Avdulla’s mount – a beautifully-bred daughter of High Chaparral out of 2009 Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights – Omei Sword.

Omei Sword attracted one of the highest purchase prices at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easer Yearling Sale when picked up for $675,000 by Waller for Macau-based owner CC Lai.

To date she has won back just $68,025 of that in prize money over her three career runs including the winning debut over 1100m at Rosehill in late February.

Her best run so far was a second to the John O’Shea-trained Calliope, another Silver Shadow Stakes acceptor for this weekend, in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) in March.

Omei Sword had Avdulla aboard for that Group 2 placing before Hong Kong-based Brett Prebble was over for her latest run, a ninth to Yankee Rose in Randwick’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) during ‘The Championships’.

She looked positive in three subsequent trials, including a second behind subsequent Vain Stakes winner Russian Revolution with Avdulla aboard in late July, and a quiet hit-out that Hugh Bowman partnered her for on August 15 over 900m at Rosehill.

This weekend Omei Sword meets Calliope two kilograms better at the weights than in the Magic Night Stakes and with her three trials all on Soft going, she is experienced in the conditions for Saturday.

“She was quite new last time in and was a bit off balance when she got beat by Calliope in the Magic Night but the feel she gave me at the trials suggests she is more mentally switched on,” Avdulla told Racenet.

“I’m really looking forward to riding her again.

“I think she’s improved, her trials have been super. She’s pretty ready to go after a soft trial during the week instead of galloping which seems to work well.

“And a lot of Chris’s horses have been going to the races first-up and winning and then improving so she’s in for a good prep I would say.”

Later spring options are open for Omei Sword who could follow the path of last year’s Silver Shadow Stakes winner Speak Fondly who went on to win Randwick’s $500,000 Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), or she may head south for a shot at Melbourne’s $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) the following Saturday (October 8).

Now is the perfect time to get behind Omei Sword next race online at Ladbrokes.com.au as they are rewarding first-time depositing sign-ups with up to $500 in bonuses (excluding NSW) with use of the code BETBONUS (and other T&Cs).

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field