Chris Waller’s last start Phar Lap Stakes winning filly Foxplay is the firming favourite in 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes odds to post her first Group 1 win at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend.
Set to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEDT) on The BMW Day, this season’s $500,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) field is down to a dozen hopefuls after the early scratching of Cassadee (8).
Bowman rode back-to-back Vinery Stud Stakes winners with Norzita (2013) and Lucia Valentina (2014) and takes over for Kerrin McEvoy aboard Foxplay this weekend.
Last time out at the track on March 11 the consistent grey won the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) and has her first look at further than a mile on Saturday, so how she handles the 2000m will be key to her chances of saluting for the punters.
Two fillies occupy the second line of betting at an equal $5 with fellow Waller-trained Dawn Wall and the Kiwi raider La Bella Diosa.
Dawn Wall is drawn a treat in gate three as she looks to continue her rise through the ranks and winning streak posting a fourth consecutive victory.
Last time out the daughter of Fastnet Rock had her first black-type start and won the Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m).
She shapes-up as a winning chance again still on the improve and looks one of the most likely to see out the distance after her strong finish at Kembla Grange on March 10.
La Bella Diosa continues to track towards next month’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) with her third run down under here.
Mandy & Matt Brown’s So You Think filly won her Australia debut two back on a Heavy (9) Randwick track, beating home Omei Sword in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m).
She took on the older mares last time out at Rosehill and was well-beaten when dead last behind Heavens Above in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).
Out to atone, she is back against her own age on the weekend and stepping up in distance on another rain-affected track puts her back in the mix.
The early Vinery Stud Stakes market mover backed into $6.50 for the win meanwhile is Harlow Gold for Lindsay Park who hasn’t won since September last year.
Best known for her Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) second at Flemington in the spring, the Tavistock filly is bred to stay and will relish the 2000m this weekend.
Her lead-up run was on March 4 at Flemington when under two lengths beaten by Hey Doc in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) taking on the boys.
Saturday is her first Sydney assignment, but she’ll run the distance no worries and only needs to handle the right-way of racing to win.
The other $6.50 hope in Vinery Stud Stakes betting rounding out the single-figure chances is Lubiton with the rails run from barrier one.
Glyn Schofield continues his association aboard the Bjorn Baker-trained Snitzel filly who comes off a close second behind Dawn Wall in the Kembla Grange Classic.
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