Lees’ colt out of his Oaks winner Samantha Miss looks star in making

On another busy eight-race card where many smart gallopers return and several new ones stake an opening claim, a three-year-old Randwick filly on debut heads the chances in a maiden  over the flying 900m that looms as a real pointer to the future.

Miss Dior, by  Brazen Beau out of an O’Reilly mare, looked strong through the line winning the second of two recent trials when beating Godolphin filly Enfleurage, who has since won her maiden first-up at Canterbury.

It’s a strong reference against two well-fancied sprinters resuming: McCullum, who showed speed in two runs at Sandown in winter and returns off a nice trial win, and Hawkesbury filly Vulpine, who also resumes off an easy trial win after two moderate runs at Kembla to start her career.


In  the Robert Thompson Cup at benchmark  64 level over 1200m, much improved four-year-old Muswellbrook gelding Trophies Galore will shoot for three straight wins after saluting in a benchmark 58 at home and then charging home to claim a metropolitan Highway at Newcastle on The Hunter day, denting some far more seasoned reputations along the way.

This looks a drop in grade, but Trophies Galore will have a job carrying 60kg against talented four-year-old Hawkesbury gelding Munich, who looked smart winning a Rosehill trial ahead of his first run in eight months.

At bigger odds, lightly raced and under-rated six-year-old Hawkesbury mare Cinderconi looks a real knockout chance down in weight and drawn towards the inside.


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