Indeed, Fabrizio wasn’t the only favourite at Randwick we were keen to take on with our harbour city traders also taking a set against boom horse She Will Reign in the Inglis Nursery (Race 3) for two-year-olds over 1000m.
Under the tutelage of Gary Portelli, this filly captured plenty of headlines when romping to an eight length win in a very handy 56.04 at Kembla Grange last weekend.
It was a showing which saw her promoted to the upper reaches of our fixed odds market for next year’s Golden Slipper.
However, we can’t help but feel the market has overreacted to the hype somewhat and in a field with more depth, we’re challenging the big hitters to come after us with some hefty bets.
Raw on debut in the Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown, Vinland had by far the better of Chauffeur in a recent trial and that effort carries slightly more credence in light of the second colt’s subsequent win in the opening event at Rosehill last Saturday.
Trainer Tony McEvoy expressed a query over the hotpot’s ability to produce elite performances twice in the space of a week and we’re inclined to agree, dangling the carrot of odds against for punters to snap up at the time of writing.