Last start Millie Fox Stakes winner Daysee Doom has drifted dramatically in the betting on the eve of the 2018 Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Daysee Doom was marked at $9.50 at Ladbrokes.com.au when the final field for the Coolmore Classic was released on Wednesday but on race eve the Ron Quinton trained mare’s priced had drifted to $13.
Quinton has given Daysee Doom three weeks to get over her first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill and said that has fitted into her training program perfectly.
“Three weeks between runs probably suits Daysee,’’ Quinton told Racing New South Wales News Desk.
Daysee Doom has drawn out wide at barrier fourteen in the eighteen horse field and as her usual racing pattern is to settle close to the speed, jockey Andrew Adkins will probably go forward from the wide gate.
“Daysee Doom gets up on the speed and keeps galloping,” Quinton said.
“Daysee doesn’t sprint away from them but if she gets into a battle she’s pretty tough.’’
Quintin will also saddle up the equal top weight Dixie Blossoms who is also coming off a last start win in the Group 2 $200,000 Guy Walter Proven Thoroughbreds Stakes (1400m) at Randwick a fortnight ago.
Dixie Blossom likes to settle back in the field and Corey Brown will be looking for plenty of luck in the straight to put the Street Sense mare into the race.
“Dixie likes to be ridden quietly and use her turn of foot,’’ Quinton said.
Dixie Blossoms is well in commission on the third line of betting at $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au behind the Chris Waller trained Egg Tart at $5.50 and James Cummings’ Raiment at $7.
“Dixie has only had the two (weeks), sometimes I like to give them three weeks between their first and second run but the way it worked out we couldn’t do much about it,” Quinton said.
“She’s been ticking over really nicely.’’
Dixie Blossom is yet to win a Group 1 race but has been placed twice at the elite level with a third to Foxplay in last year’s Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick and a third to Shoals in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on the first day of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Egg Tart is also a back marker and from barrier three Kerrin McEvoy will be riding for luck as he did on the Sebring mare when she came from near the tail of the field to finish one length fourth behind Crack Me Up in the Group 3 $150,000 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick on March 3.