Brazilian Pulse remains a firm favourite for the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day 2011.
The classy filly who won the Victorian Oaks in the spring is currently ranked a $2.40 favourite after winning the Keith Nolan Classic last week at Rosehill.
Brazilian Pulse lugged 58kg against the fillies, however she was able to win easily, cementing her place as favourite for the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes.
“She had a bit of an ask with the 58kg’s, and going the Sydney way for the first time. Plus she was going up in distance from 1400m to 1800m. But she’s going great,” said jockey Craig Williams after the win in the Keith Nolan Classic.
Should Brazilian Pulse win the Vinery Stud Stakes a start in the AJC oaks looks the most likely target.
“We had a good think about things and she will be going towards the Oaks,” said Brazilian Pulse’s trainer Mike Moroney.
“We definitely considered the Doncaster but she is very close in the weights to some of the really good older horses, so we will stick the fillies race,” said Moroney.
While Brazilian Pulse is a clear favourite for the Vinery Stud Stakes there has been support for Greg Eurell’s Pinker Pinker and the Peter Moody trained Do Ra Mi.
Pinker Pinker has been an impressive winner at its last two starts, however it will be racing beyond the mile for the first time on Golden Slipper day.
“If she runs up to what she’s been doing and she handles the distance, we should be in there with a chance,” said Pinker Pinker’s trainer Greg Eurell.
Meanwhile Peter Moody’s decision to change tactics on Do Ra Mi worked a treat with the horse winning after being ridden back for the first time in the Kewney Stakes last start at Flemington.
“Obviously her usual pattern is to race forward, but we raced her quietly today and she just put pay to them in three or four strides,” said Do Ra Mi’s jockey Michael Walker after claiming the Kewney
Do Ra Mi is currently second favourite at $4.20, while Pinker Pinker is next elect at $7.00.