Earlier, two promising staying types can stage their own war in a class 2 over the mile.
Talented and lightly raced Newcastle three-year-old Pride Of Adelaide will be out to bounce straight back into the winners’ stall after finding the pressure of the group 2 Tulloch Stakes way too much.
That came after two runaway wins as a hot favourite on the Beaumont track and in a class 1 at Hawkesbury. Bred to eventually run a longer trip, Pride Of Adelaide will be well fancied on Tuesday, despite rising sharply in weight.
But looming large is a four-year-old Randwick grey mare who has the potential to claim a carnival race down the track.
La Grisa, by UK sire Reliable Man, made up a stack of late ground resuming in a BM 70 at this track, and up to the mile will be getting home hard again. Already a two-time winner from only six starts, including a BM 70 at Rosehill, La Grisa is a daughter of high-class NZ mare Miss Scarlatti who was a listed winner at Flemington and ran second to top-class Samantha Miss in the 2008 group 1 VRC Oaks.
Meanwhile, the frustration of six consecutive second placings for the big team of owners of super consistent Newcastle mare Dreaming Of Gold can finally be broken when she lines up as a hot favourite in a maiden plate (1300m), with improving Wyong mare Princess Ariana looking the stand-out quinella runner.
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