The four-year-old Pierro mare was sent to Waller by owner and breeder Bob Peters after a six start and five win three-year-old campaign in Perth. She opened her Sydney account in impressive fashion taking the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes over 1300m by 1 3/4L under James McDonald on September 14th without being pressed.
The Waller stable have also nominated Celebrity Dream (NZ), Enticing Star, Invincibella and Noire with Celebrity Dream and Noire duel nominated for the $200,000, Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m).
Anthony Cummings has nominated Mizzy with the four-year-old Zoustar mare coming off two black type wins in succession, the last in the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill on the 14th. Champagne Cuddles was third in that race and trainer Bjorn Baker has nominated her for Saturday.
Kris Lees has El Dorado Dreaming and Invincible Gem for the race. Group 1 winner El Dorado Dreaming resumed with a seventh in the Theo Marks Stakes while Invincible Gem has started three times for a second to Alizee in the Group 2 Missile Stakes over 1200m, a third to Samadoubt in the Group 1 Winx Stakes over 1400m and then seventh in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on September 7th.
TAB have Arcadia Queen, who may not be accepted, as the co-favourite with the Peter's owned Enticing Star in the All In market at $3.50. Enticing Star, a six-year-old Testa Rossa mare, was last seen when second in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes over 1200m at Ascot on December 1st.
Invincibella is next in the market at $4.50 followed by Champagne Cuddles at $6.00, Dyslexic and Mizzy $8.00, Invincible Gem and Spanish Whisper $11.00, Celebrity Dream, El Dorado Dreaming, Fundamentalist and Noire $15.00 and the rest $26.00 and over.
The Shannon Stakes has 19 nominations; the $200,000, Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) has 17 including listed Dulcify Stakes winner Just Thinkin’ from the Waterhouse and Bott stable and Group 3 Ming Dynasty Stakes winner Quick Thinker from the Baker and Forsman stable; the $160,000, Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) has 14 nominations and the $140,000, listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) has 14 nominations of three-year-old sprinters.
Final acceptances for the Golden Rose are taken on Tuesday.
The Rosehill track is rated a Soft 6 on Monday after 89.5mm of rain over the last seven days.
The weather this week for the course is mostly sunny with temperatures to 21c through to Thursday rising to 26c for Friday. Saturday’s forecast is for a mostly sunny day with 11c – 25c.
Arcadia Queen and James McDonald, picture Sportpix.com.au