Odds on favourite Ghisoni is on trial for a Group 1 assignment later in the Brisbane Winter Carnival when she lines up in the Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Ghisoni is up against the fillies and mares in the Glenlogan Park Stakes and is marked as the $1.75 top pick at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Her performance on Saturday will help trainer John O’Shea decide if the Lonhro filly sticks to her own sex and runs in the Group 2 $200,000 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 11 as a lead up to the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm a fortnight later.
Or take on the open company sprinters in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 11.
“A lot will depend on how she runs this weekend. The Stradbroke is there, but the Tatt’s Tiara is for fillies only and it might be the more suitable race,” O’Shea said.
“She has been a filly we have been extremely patient with.”
“She’s just starting to hit her straps and if we look after her we’re going to have a really nice older mare next season in races up to about 1400m.
“Her last two starts just haven’t gone how we wanted them to.
“Had we won the Arrowfield (in which she was unlucky) we would have had good cause to run in the 10,000.
“At the moment it’s all about seasoning her for later on.”
Ghisoni will be having he first run since finishing fifth to Japonisme in the Group 2 $500,000 Arrowfield 3yo Sprint (1200m) at Randwick on the second day of ‘The Championships’ on April 9.
At her other two Sydney Autumn Carnival starts Ghisoni scored a first up win in the Group 2 $175,000 Coolmore Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 27 followed by a sixth to Peeping in the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill two weeks later.
James McDonald has the ride again on Ghisoni and has the job of negotiating a winning path from an awkward barrier draw at ten in the eleven horse field.
The only other runner under double figures in the Glenlogan Park Stakes is the Chris Waller trained Amicus who is marked at $4.60.
The 2014 Thousand Guineas winner has a good first up record with two wins and two placings from five attempts and she will be having her first start since running third to Zanbagh in the Group 2 $175,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 26.
Amicus has drawn nicely at barrier five with Blake Shinn having his second ride on the Fastnet Rock mare, their other pairing resulted in a fifth to Politeness in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington during the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival.
Glenlogan Park Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $1.75 Ghisoni, $4.60 Amicus, $12 Cradle Me, La Passe, $14 Just A Blur, Press Report, $19 Jessy Belle, $21 Traveston Girl, Beatniks, $34 Blueberry Hill, $101 Elusive Catch.