Group One winner Sentimental Miss is at an important crossroads in her campaign.
The daughter of Reliable Man will run in the Fasttrack Insurance 2000 at Hastings on Saturday with her performance dictating future targets.
Options for the Go Racing-owned galloper include the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) on October 5 or the Gr.1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) in Sydney on the same day.
“They are two great options to have and she will have to win and win well to go to Sydney,” Go Racing’s Albert Bosma said.
“But it would be my preference, it’s a handicap so she’ll get a lower weight and it would also give her initial Australian experience ahead of a planned autumn campaign there.”
Sentimental Miss ran a creditable seventh fresh-up in the Gr.2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at a distance well short of her best.
She was a touch disappointing over a mile at Hastings next start which has prompted trainer Lisa Latta to apply blinkers for her run this weekend.
“We expect her to run well and she has a lovely draw of barrier three, so she should be able to take up the spot she wants in the running,” Bosma said.