Trainer Allan Sharrock has his team flying at present and the New Plymouth horseman will be well represented at Awapuni on Saturday, in addition to sending quality mare Sinarahma north for the Gr.2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa.
The last start Group Two runner-up has the services of Opie Bosson and is rated a $6 second favourite in a market headed by Supera at $2.70.
“For two or three runs early this preparation I couldn’t get her travelling how I’d like to, but in the last three weeks she’s hardened off, her coat has improved and her work has been phenomenal,” Sharrock said.
“Barrier 2 is a little bit of a concern as she has had a tendency of missing the start. She has had a bit of treatment for kissing spine in the last two weeks and I am hoping that will also assist her jumping away.
“If she could find a nice midfield position and it opens up, she will be hard to beat. Supera is clearly the best horse in the race, but that doesn’t always work out.”