She reminded everyone of that class in a dominant recent trial win but today, against a big field of youngsters who are ready to rip and tear, she’ll need some luck from a wide gate.
One of her biggest rivals at a much bigger price is Warwick Farm colt and newcomer Travanti, a free-striding son of Written Tycoon out of an Octagonal mare who has looked good in three trials and debuts in blinkers.
But in something of a showpiece race that will have exotic punters licking their lips, Godolphin colt Zakat, who arrives off two nice trials, Rosehill colt and fellow strong trialler Exceedance, Flemington-based filly Mini Boom, who also boasts consecutive trial wins, and Randwick-trained colt and stablemate Hey Mighty are among a swag of serious chances.
Elsewhere on a very competitive eight-race card, local four-year-old gelding Seeingisbelieving can make it back-to-back home track wins in a class 1 handicap over the mile, despite carrying his biggest weight.
The son of Sebring has found lengths since returning off an eight-month break via two trials and is drawn to park right behind the speed and finish over the top.
That might be the start of a big finish for local trainer Kim Waugh, who saddles up improving three-year-old gelding Celer in a benchmark 64 over 1350m to close the meeting.