The James Cummings trained Jorda will make her long awaited reappearance on the race track when she steps out in the Group 3 $150,000 TPG Telecom San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Jorda hasn’t been seen since winning the first filly’s race of the two year old season in October last year when she took out the Listed $150,000 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick when prepared by Godolphin’s previous trainer John O’Shea.
Cummings explained that the stable had been very patient with Jorda, giving her plenty of time to mature, but expects her to be very competitive in a classy field of three year olds.
“She wasn’t seen in the autumn, the stable was very patient with her, and hopefully we get to see the fruits of that patience at the weekend,” Cummings said.
“As you’d expect in the San Domenico, some of the more promising sprinters are resuming, but if this little filly, is within striking distance on the turn, then I certainly think she can run well here.”
Glyn Schofield takes the ride on Jorda who will now jump from the inside gate following the early scratching of the Lindsay Park trained Tulip who had drawn the rails.
Tulip was a dual acceptor and will take her place in the $120,000 Johnnie Walker Plate (1200m) at The Valley in Melbourne on Saturday.
Jorda is on the second line of betting at $6 with the Gerald Ryan trained Condor Heroes behind the short priced favourite Pariah who heads the market order at $2.30 for the San Domenico Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Pariah has Blake Shinn in the saddle and will jump from the outside of the nine horse field.
The Redoute’s Choice colt will go into the San Domenico Stakes with two recent Randwick barrier trials under his belt, a win over 740m on July 10 and a second to Winx over 1000m on August 8.
Pariah was spelled after a well beaten eleventh to She Will Reign in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18 but was a debut winner of his four race starts in the Group 3 $150,000 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on January 28.