“It’s the art of training to have them at the front for their biggest test and I think we did that,” said Maher.
“We had her a little soft for her win at Doomben [in the McLachlan Stakes] to let her improve in this race, and she did. “
Coolangatta’s greatest dangers Russian Conquest, also unbeaten in two starts, and last Saturday’s Gold Pearl winner Miss Hellfire did well for Peter and Paul Snowden and has the advantage of being in with them.
“It doesn’t get much better than that on a barrier draw,” said Paul Snowden after Russian Conquest pulled Gate 4 to remain a $ 7 second pick, and Miss Hellfire came up with 11.
“We wanted this soft train for the Russian conquest. She has kept improving since her last win at Randwick. your work [on Tuesday] The morning was very, very good.
“If you told me that they were going to draw on both favorites and single-digit goals before the draw, I would have said it was perfect.”
The same cannot be said for Wyong Magic Millions winner Soaring Ambition, who drew Gate 20. This means Tommy Berry will likely have to go back and trust the filly’s great finish with which she outperformed Miss Hellfire at Wyong.
Meanwhile, Berry did better in the Magic Million Guineas (1,400m) draw as Doubles Group 2 winner Jamaea became the favorite after scoring eighth goal for the three-year competition.
The Headwater filly carries the best references in the Guinea as a winner of the Percy Sykes Stakes and Furious Stakes last year, but will be first on Saturday.
“We would have liked to see her come up here just to take the edge off,” admitted coach Luke Price. “She’s been working a little fresh [on Tuesday] Tomorrow, but she’s flying.
“We have the soft draw we wanted and she will be hard to beat on Saturday.”
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