Victorian Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse will headline the Vinery Stud Stakes for three year old fillies at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day.
The Mike Moroney trained filly has been in red hot form since returning from the spelling paddock earlier in the month.
She looked a winner first up in the Kewney at Flemington, however she was held up in traffic in the home straight and ran a defiant second to the Peter Moody trained Do Ra Mi.
After the disappointment of the Kewney, Brazilian Pulse ran away with Keith Nolan Classic at Rosehill, proving she is capable at the Sydney way of going. She also gave most of her rivals a four kilo weight advantage, something that will not be a concern in this race.
The obvious plan for Brazilian Pulse if she can win here would be a trip to the AJC Oaks.
“I always think two Oaks looks better than one,” said jockey Craig Williams upon returning to scale after victory in the Keith Nolan Classic.
“She was great today. To carry 58kg, second up, at her first time going the Sydney way. She is special,” said Williams.
While Moroney confirmed that the AJC Oaks would be a major possibility, especially if she got through the Vinery Stud Stakes on Saturday, he stopped short of guaranteeing the horse would be aimed for it.
“The Doncaster is still on the agenda. If she doesn’t go the Oaks, the Doncaster is definitely plan B,” said Moroney.
Brazilian Pulse currently has a rating of 104 meaning that she would be a likely starter in the Doncaster if Moroney decided on that path.
Pinker Pinker looks the obvious testing material in the Vinery Stud Stakes and will be shooting for three wins in a row after victories in the Schweppervescence Trophy and Armanasco Stakes. This will be the first time Pinker Pinker races in the Sydney direction.