Thursday, 22 March 2012
: Sydney's star filly Streama can rocket to elite status among the current crop of outstanding three year-olds if she trumps the older mares in her first attempt in the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on Saturday.
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With Mosheen becoming the first filly to win last week's Turnpoint Randwick Guineas and the arrival of the awesome Atlantic Jewel anticipated later in the BMW Sydney Carnival, Guy Walter's Streama has her big chnace to show her class from barrier nine.
The winner of the G1 Flight Stakes by a record margin in October must overcome a star-studded 14-strong field including the inform Steps in Time and Red Tracer
Peter Moody's King's Rose and 2010 Flight Stakes winner Secret Admirer head the high class field along with Melbourne's three-time G1 winner Yosei.
Super mare More Joyous makes her anticipated return when she takes on a fantastic field of 15 in the $175,000 Group 2 Myer Canterbury Stakes over 1300m.
Unbeaten AAMI Golden Slipper favourite Samaready lines up for her first Sydney run in the $300,000 Jacobs Creek Reisling Stakes over 1200m from barrier five.
She must overcome a Blue Diamond hoodoo, with the last six winners to run in Sydney at their next start tasting defeat the opposite way of going.
Last year's Blue Diamond winner Sepoy was defeated at his first Sydney attempt prior to bouncing back to claim the Slipper.
Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed will join the trongest $400,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) field in many years with eight Group 1 winners competing.
Her clash with last start G1 winners Manighar, Shoot Out and Scarlett Lady will be a highlight.
The Rosehill Gardens track was rated a Heavy 8 but it is expected to improve if the forecast for good weather holds true.
“The forecast is good and if we get the sunshine and the breeze that they expect for the rest of the week then the track will continue to improve,” said ATC GM Racecourses, Lindsay Murphy.
“We have not had the breeze we need yet but hopefully it will come and then I expect it will keep improving as we get closer to the weekend.”
Betting markets have opened with TAB Sportsbet on the De Bortoli Wines George Moore Golden Whip Award where jockeys win points on a three-two-one system for rides finishing first, second and third throughout the BMW Sydney Carnival.
Hugh Bowman ($4.60) with a strong book of rides on Myer Ladies Day leads the field from Nash Rawiller ($5), Corey Brown ($7) and Kerrin McEvoy ($7).
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