Trainer Tony Newing has opted to head back to Grafton, where Charmed Princess won all three starts as a three-year-old in an 11-week assault on the North Coast in 2019.
The daughter of Casino Prince gets a further boost with plenty of lead-up rain ensuring she’s on her favourite surface in a benchmark 66 over 1400m. All five career wins have come on soft ground.
That said, she’s drawn close in, and late in the day may be forced to head out wider in search of better going.
Rival three-year-olds at very different stages of their preparations from Murwillumbah are set for a real war in a class 2 handicap over 1000m to open the meeting.
Flying gelding Wave Maker, a son of two-time group 1 winner Dissident, loves to sail along in front and is shooting for a third straight win and second at the track.
But he won’t be able to put a foot wrong against resuming filly Voodoo Crown, who won on debut at Doomben on New Year’s Day and returns off a five-month spell and a smart trial win with winkers on for the first time.
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