Amicus Included In Toy Show Quality Field

By: Thomas Hackett
August 19th, 2015

The 2015 Toy Show Quality field has been released and Thousand Guineas winner Amicus is set to return to racing in the Group 3 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Amicus has not recorded a race win since she took out the 2014 edition of the Thousand Guineas. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Amicus has not recorded a race win since she took out the 2014 edition of the Thousand Guineas. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Amicus took out the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, but she was unable to return to that level in the autumn and missed the placings in all five of her race starts.

The Fastnet Rock filly started her spring campaign with a flat effort in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on February 14, but she produced a much improved effort when fourth in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm on February 28 before she was only narrowly denied a second Group 1 win in the Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 14.

Amicus did not look like she ran out the 2000 metres when sixth behind Fenway in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 28 and she was never a chance in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on April 11.

Chris Waller is the only trainer with multiple runners in the 2015 Toy Show Quality field and Kristy Lee and Wine Tales will both join Amicus in the Group 3 event.

Wine Tales will be having her second race start this preparation following her fast-finishing third behind Echo Gal in the Tab.Com.Au Handicap (1200m) at Royal Randwick on August 8, while Kristy Lee will be on the quick back-up following her third place finish behind Peeping and Howmuchdoyouloveme in the Fairfield RSL Club Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on August 15.

One of the most interesting horses in the 2015 Toy Show Quality field is Two Blue, who is set to have a clear fitness edge over the majority of her rivals in the $125,000 race.

Two Blue was a consistent performer during the winter racing period in Sydney and she was only narrowly denied a maiden black-type win by Haussmann in the Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) at Rosehill Gardens on July 4 and by Rugged Cross in the Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on July 18.

Echo Gal is one of the only horses that will be taking winning form into the Toy Show Quality after she led from start to finish in the Tab.Com.Au Handicap at her past start and she is likely to take up the running again this weekend.

The 2015 Toy Show Quality field is rounded out by Fine Bubbles (barrier three), Myamira (barrier five), Maastricht (barrier six) and Il Mio Destino (barrier eight).

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