Stuart Webb trained mare Yosei has a chance to avenge a horror run of recent form when she turns out this Saturday in the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens.
The three time Group 1 winner has won more than $800,000 in prize money and will be looking to post her first victory in nine months against a quality field of fillies and mares.
Trained by Stuart Webb, the four-year-old last experienced success when she won the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in June last year at Eagle Farm.
In two runs this year, the Invincible Spirit mare has not finished better than fifth but trainer Webb insists better things lay ahead for the former Inglis Sires Produce Stakes winner.
“If you go through her form, her third-up run is one of her best,” Webb said.
He said he was not concerned by her thirteenth-place effort in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate or her finish in Flemington’s Super Saturday Stakes on March 10 where she finished four lengths behind the winner.
“She was caught three-wide without cover at Flemington with a big weight and it was always going to be an ask against the males,” Webb said.
The Coolmore Classic stands to test a high class group of female horses and 15 were nominated yesterday for the feature event.
With nominations extended until this morning, Gai Waterhouse trained mare Montana Flyer was added to the list.
Included in the nominations are quality horses Secret Admirer, Streama, King’s Rose and Absolutely who are all former Group 1 winners.
The Guy Walter trained Streama has been in excellent form having won the Surround Stakes last start after finishing second in the Light Fingers Stakes.
The Coolmore Classic will take place this weekend as the headline race in an action packed day at Rosehill that also includes the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.