Four-year-old mare Euston Road gets a chance to add to her record down the Flemington straight when she runs in a $100,000 race over 1200 metres on Saturday.
Euston Road, a new addition to Patrick Ryan's stable, scored an impressive first-up victory in a 1200-metre race for the Warrnambool trainer at Ballarat on March 8.
“Euston Road has only been with us for a few weeks,” Ryan said.
“She won well at Ballarat but I'm not sure how she will perform on the quick back-up from that win.”
The daughter of Time Thief has won one and ran second on the other occasion from her two starts down the straight.
“She showed a lot of ability as a two-year-old so I suggested to the owners that she gets trained in Melbourne,” he said. “We've spend a lot of individual time on her since she's been back here and she seems to have thrived on that sort of preparation.
“She's got a good record down the straight but my main worry is if she will back-up from Ballarat.”
The all-powerful Warrnambool satellite stable of Darren Weir has runners at Flemington and Rosehill.
Weir saddles up the consistent Stratum Star in the $700,000 group one Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill.
Terang trainer John Barry accepted with Chat To Maggie while Ruby Lane is in the same Flemington race for Alan Peterson.
Simon Wilde saddles up La Fleurette in a restricted race.
Hazzabeel runs for Ciaron Maher in the $120,000 March Stakes over 1400 metres.