Monday, 20 August 2012
The numbers will be against Chris Waller leading in another four-timer at Warwick Farm on Saturday but the trainer is hoping the weather is not against him with stable stalwart Danleigh.
Waller is off to a flying start in pursuit of a third premiership this season with four winners at Rosehill on Saturday underlying the strength of his team.
Danleigh is scheduled to run in the Group Two Warwick Stakes (1400m) and Waller would like to see the predicted rain later this week take the edge off the ground for the eight-year-old.
The veteran has had his share of problems since he began racing for Waller more than four years ago but he has also bagged four Group One wins.
He was without a win at the highest level last season but only went down to stablemate Shoot Out in his defence of the Chipping Norton Stakes.
"We will be a bit light on this week," Waller said.
"Danleigh will be our only runner in the Warwick Stakes and I would like to see the rain come for him to be able to show his best.
"Jade Marauder runs in the Silver Shadow and Dystopia will be our only other feature race runner in the Toy Show Quality."
The Warwick Stakes attracted 16 entries on Monday including last year's winner Pinwheel and Group One winners Lights Of Heaven and Secret Admirer.
Maluckyday, runner-up in the 2010 Melbourne Cup, is scheduled to have his first start for almost a year while stablemate Polish Knight, runner-up in the Australian Derby, is also among the entries.
Centennial Park, runner-up to Pinwheel in the Missile Stakes last Saturday week, is also among the nominations.
"He came through his last race in great order," trainer David Payne said.
"He will run well as he always does."
The three-year-old features, the Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) and Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m), each attracted 17 entries. Fillies Calamba, She's A Fox and Villa Splendido have been entered in the Silver Shadow against their own sex as well as the Up And Coming.