Tulloch Lodge co-trainer Adrian Bott fully expects Pandemonium to turn her form around in the Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Pandemonium was chasing a hat trick of wins in the Group 2 $200,000 McGrath Estate Agents Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on September 16 but after she missed the start was always near the tail of field and never threatened to finish ninth to Alizee.
“They were kept in (the barriers) a little bit longer than standard and she just got a little bit anxious,” Bott told AAP.
Bott is hoping the Sebring filly can jump cleanly in the Flight Stakes and take up her favoured roll of pacemaker and be hard to run down.
Pandemonium showed a clear set of heels with all the way wins at her two previous starts in a 1400m Kembla Grange Maiden and in a 1600m BenchMark 70 Handicap at Warwick Farm on August 23.
Bott is hoping for the same result as last year when Global Glamour led all of the way to provide him with his first Group 1 win after joining forces with Gai Waterhouse who had already won eight Flight Stakes.
“Their racing patterns are very similar, they’re both lovely big, solid sorts of fillies that run out a strong mile at Randwick,” Bott said.
Bott and Waterhouse have lured Hong Kong’s leading jockey Joe Moreira to ride Pandemonium who has drawn barrier three in the eleven horse Flight Stakes field.
Pandemonium is well in the Flight Stakes betting at $7.50 at Ladbrokes.com.au who have the Tea Rose Stakes winner Alizee as the $2.80 favourite.
Also well in commission on the second line of betting at $4 is the Golden Rose runner up Champagne Cuddles who will be lining up for her third Saturday in succession.
Glyn Schofield sticks with the James Cummings trained Alizee who has drawn barrier ten while Champagne Cuddles will jump from the outside gate with Jason Collett in the saddle again.