Later, Echo Gal is presented an opportunity to honour the race named in her trainer’s honour when she contests the Gai Waterhouse Classic (Race 8) over 1350m.
She’s been racing at a higher level than this since heading up to Brisbane, chasing home Spill the Beanslast week having found Group 1 company beyond her ability in Malaguerra’s BTC Cup at Doomben.
Back in fillies and mares company, we’ve already seen plenty of early money for her from some shrewd judges and are expecting her to prove hard to beat.
Of the others, Serenade fought hard behind Palazzo Pubblico in the Bright Shadow last time out but we’re happy to lay her at the prices.
Golden Mineshaft had the better of Mydalea when resuming and that horse was an impressive winner at Doomben midweek while Scarlet Billows (pictured above) should appreciate the drop in grade having raced at Group 1 level for much of this campaign.