Clear cut favourite Egg Tart is spot on according to trainer Chris Waller for today’s Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill.
Ladbrokes.com.au have Egg Tart at the top of the market order at $5 and is the market mover after opening at $7 when the field was released on Wednesday.
Egg Tart goes into the Coolmore Classic on the back of a first up fourth to Crack Me Up in the Group 3 $150,000 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick on March 3 and Waller said that the Sebring mare was spot on for today’s contest.
“The horse is spot-on. The first-up run was terrific and she finished off very well,” Waller told AAP.
The Rosehill track has been rated a Good 4 on race morning but that won’t affect the chances of Egg Tart who can handle any track conditions according to Waller.
“She’s pretty versatile, anything from a (good) 4 to a (heavy) 10 wouldn’t be a problem,” Waller said.
Waller said that Egg Tart will be facing some stiff opposition against some seasoned mares in the in the Coolmore Classic and has been weighted up to best with 55.5kg.
“It’s a genuine handicap field with some well-performed horses that are in pretty well at the weights and horses like us that are Group One winners,” Waller said.
Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride again on Egg Tart and will been looking for some luck in the straight after settling back in the field from barrier three.
The field for the Coolmore Classic has been reduced to seventeen runners following the earlier scratching of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Shumookh and the race morning scratching of Jason Coyle’s Slightly Sweet.
The James Cummings trained Raiment with Michael Walker booked to ride is on the second line of betting at $7.50 just ahead of Dixie Blossoms at $8 and Silent Sedition at $9.