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Chris Waller has removed Espiona and Hinged from the Phar Lap Stock with the duo set to take on the older mares in Group 1 Coolmore Classic.
Still, he’s in a solid position to win his sixth straight in Saturday’s three-year-old feature with Fangirl to line up with stablemates Cape Breton, Gracilistyla and possibly Roots.
The Punters believes Waller has lived up to the call, splitting her tops with Espiona a $4.20 favorite to become the first person her age to win. Coolmore Classic (1500m) since Hurricane Tracy in 2009, while Fangirl is the obvious $2.10 top pick for Phar Lap Share (1500m).
It is also expected that there will be some movement in the two-year races with some young players accepted for Pago Pago (1200m) and Fairy magic night (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday also organize entries for Black Opal Stock (1200m) in Canberra a day later.
The final pitch for the Black Opal will be announced on Thursday and coach Gerald Ryan is planning to wait until then to make the final call on where Brosnan will run.
While he was unlikely to take his place in Pago Pago due to heavy racing, Snitzel’s well-bred son was also paid to Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) in Flemington while Black Opal remained. stay in the mix if he gets a head start.
Ryan said: “I’m waiting to see where he sits in the entry order for the Black Opal.
“Canberra doesn’t have rain but at this stage it’s 80 per cent certain he’ll be in Melbourne.
“He will appreciate the 1400 and he will appreciate a solid track.”
With Yellow sandals With just a week to go, Saturday’s junior races will be the last roll of the dice for young people to land a spot in the field for a $5 million show. dollars.
She’s Extreme coached by Anthony Cummings was the favorite for Magic Night while Hawkes Racing colt Magic topped the bets for Pago Pago.
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