Golden Slipper winning trainer Adrian Bott will be chasing another Group 1 trophy this week with lightly raced filly Shout The Bar in the 2020 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Bott along with his famous co-trainer Gai Waterhouse saddled up the front running Farnan for an all the way win in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill last Saturday and they head back to the happy hunting ground this weekend hoping for another Group 1 success.
Shout The Bar is facing massive step up in grade but Bott said the Not A Single Doubt filly deserves her chance at the big time after finishing a close second in the Group 3 $200,000 Carlton Draught Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) at Kembla Grange on March 13.
“It is a big step up for her here. Obviously we are throwing her into the deep end against some good opposition as you would expect in a Group 1,” Bott told Sky Racing.
“It is a great opportunity for these fillies to take advantage to race against their own age and sex.”
“She is one that you would expect to improve again, stepping up in trip. She is jumping up from the mile to the 2000m, always felt that was what she would be looking for.”
“She was very brave down at Kembla there, a tough on pace run and she just went down in the shadows of the post.”
“So I think she deserves her chance to give her that opportunity in the race. Her work has been faultless since.”
“It is a big ask in only her first campaign, we are very understanding in that. She hasn’t taken backward step so we will give her that opportunity.”
Shot The Bar has only been to the races on three occasions and prior to her nose second in the Kembla Grange Classic, was a winner of two from two after scoring on debut in a 1150m Fillies and Mares BenchMark 58 Handicap on the Beaumont track at Newcastle on February 17 followed by a win in a three year old BenchMark 64 Handicap (1150m) on the Kensington track at Randwick on March 4.
In early betting for the Vinery Stud Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au, Shout The Bar is marked at the double figure odds of $21, a long way off the pace set by the Chris Waller trained Funstar who heads the betting as the $1.80 favourite.
The Group 1 winning Kiwi filly Probabeel is next in the market order at $3.40 ahead of Funstar’s stablemate Subpoenaed at $10 and the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Missile Mantra at $14.
Early betting for the 2020 Vinery Stud Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $1.80 Funstar, $3.40 Probabeel, $10 Subpoenaed, $14 Missile Mantra, $15 Asiago, Bonvicini, $16 Fascino, $21 Betcha Flying, Shout The Bar, $31 Game Of Thorns, $51 Aspect Ratio, Nudge, $101 Contrition, Strange Charm, $151 Love Me Quietly, $201 Satin Rain, $301 Sorridre.