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Queensland Oaks bound filly Torvill heads up the nominations for the Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions The Roses (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Torvill, above, heads up the nominations for The Roses at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Torvill, above, heads up the nominations for The Roses at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Torvill is one of twenty-five fillies nominated for The Roses and another good performance will see the Clarry Conners trained filly line up in the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben on May 26.

“If she runs as I expect her to, she will run in the Oaks,” Conners told The Courier-Mail.

“If we don’t think she will go the Oaks distance — which is only 2200m this year — I will drop her back to the mile of the Queensland Guineas.”

Torvill has brought her best form to Brisbane for a comprehensive win in the Listed $125,000 The Bracelet (1630m) at Doomben on April 28 which followed mixed results during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Torvill’s best Autumn Carnival performance was a second to Shoals in the Group 1 $500,000 James Boag’s Premium Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on March 3 followed by a second again at her next start in the Group 3 $200,000 Carlton Draught Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) at Kembla Grange on March 16.

The Not A Single Doubt filly was then unplaced at her next two runs for a sixth to Hiyaam in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on March 31 before running fourth to California Turbo in the Listed $150,000 The Agency South Pacific Classic (1400m) at Randwick on day two of The Championships.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has a strong representation with four fillies nominated for The Roses, Another Dollar, Youngstar, Miss Shanti and Impulsive.

Another Dollar is the best performed of the Waller quartet with a last start second to Torvill in The Bracelet while Youngstar is the winner of her last two races in restricted class.

Early betting for The Roses at Ladbrokes.com.au has Torvill as the $4 favourite ahead of Youngstar at $5, the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained Snogging at $6 and Another Dollar at $7.

Early betting for the 2018 The Roses at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4 Torvill, $5 Youngstar, $6 Snogging, $7 Another Dollar, $8 Play That Song, $10 Chilly Cha Cha, $13 Coral Coast, $15 La Scopa, $17 Cabierro, $18 Banish, $21 Global Thinking, Miss Shanti, Protest, $26 Highway, Impulsive, Joyfully Ours, $34 Stella Victoria, $41 Susurri, $51 She’s Reliable, Vertex, $67 Ruby Red Heart, $101 Beach Drum, Glamourous Miss, Rapdays, Delaney’s Desire.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.