Perfect Reflection To Resume In The Vanity

Talented Western Australian galloper Perfect Reflection is set to make her Melbourne racing debut in the 2016 The Vanity at Flemington on February 20.

Darren Weir is happy with the condition of Perfect Reflection ahead of the start of her autumn campaign. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Darren Weir is happy with the condition of Perfect Reflection ahead of the start of her autumn campaign. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Perfect Reflection started her racing career under the care of Grant Williams in Perth and she made her racing debut with a narrow win as an odds-on favourite in the Tabtouch Maiden (1206m) at Pinjarra on September 2.

The More Than Ready filly made it two wins from as many starts in the Westspeed Three-Year-Old Handicap (1200m) at Belmont Park on October 7 and she savaged the line to take out the Listed Belgravia Strakes (1200m) at Ascot on October 21 in her black-type racing debut.

Perfect Reflection stepped-up to the mile for the first time in the Group 3 Western Australian Championship Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 14 and she earnt herself an opportunity at Group 1 level with another impressive win.

The Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) was billed as a match race between Perfect Reflection and star mare Delicacy and punters got what they came for as the duo fought out the finish, with Perfect Reflection getting her nose in front at the right time to maintain her unbeaten record.

Perfect Reflection has been transferred to the care of Darren Weir for an autumn campaign and the leading Melbourne trainer has the filly rated ahead of Palentino as well as Mahuta as his leading chance in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 5.

Weir was impressed with the way that Perfect Reflection performed in a jump out at Warrnambool earlier in the week and he said that she will have another trial before she resumes in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m).

“Perfect Reflection is probably the best of my three and she is the best performed of my three for sure,” Weir said.

“She had a trial on Wednesday at Warrnambool and she got through it really well and worked really well.

“She will have another jump out and then she will resume in The Vanity.”

Perfect Reflection is currently available at 2016 Australian Guineas odds of $7 with Ladbrokes and she is a narrow favourite from Press Statement ($8), Mahuta ($9), Palentino ($9), Xtravagant ($10), Tarzino ($11), Pride Of Dubai ($13) and Vanbrugh ($13).

Weir is chasing his first win in the Australian Guineas after finishing third with Stratum Star last year.

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