Crown Oaks winner Jameka has drawn the inside barrier in the capacity field in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
A full field of fourteen fillies plus three emergencies make up the Vinery Stud Stakes field with Jameka looking set to back up this week after finishing third behind Tarzino and Montaigne in the Group 1 $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill last Saturday.
“She has pulled up really well, she is nice and bright so she only has to walk across the road. All going well she will be there,” Jameka’s trainer Ciaron Maher told Racing Ahead.
Damien Oliver has been the regular rider for Jameka since last year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival and was aboard the filly when she won the 2015 Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on November 5 and will be aboard again on Saturday.
The Lindsay Park Team off David Hayes and Tom Dabernig had mixed luck at the barrier draw with Risque drawing nicely at barrier two while Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me came up with fifteen in the original draw, but could move in two spots with two of the emergencies drawing inside her.
Damian Lane rides Risque again and Dwayne Dunn takes over from Glyn Schofield on Stay With Me.
The two well performed New Zealand fillies, Valley Girl and Capella, have drawn reasonably at their first run on Australian soil.
The Dancia Guy trained Capella with Opie Bosson in the saddle has drawn barrier six, but could jump from five while Valley Girl will be ridden by Hong Kong based jockey Brett Prebble and could jump from barrier six if the two emergencies drawn inside her fail to gain a run.
The Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs trained Valley Girl is a Group 1 winner in New Zealand when she won the NZ$300,000 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on February 13 while Capella’s best win has been the Group 2 NZ$100,000 Eight Carat Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on December 26.
Golden Slipper winning trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have Self Esteem, barrier fourteen, in the final Vinery Stud Stakes field as well as first emergency Happy Hannah, barrier three.