The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Lizzie L'Amour will need a little luck on her side if she is to join her stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow in the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) field next month.
The Zabeel mare is currently ranked 41st in the order of entry, but Baker is not overly concerned at her low standing at this stage. "It's early days," he said. "They drop out a lot, so we'll just wait and see what happens."
There are 12 international runners ahead of Lizzie L'Amour in the order of entry, however six of those failed to enter quarantine in England or Ireland last week.
Early indications are that only five internationals rated ahead of Lizzie L'Amour - Admire Deus, Francis of Assisi, Steel of Madrid, Johannes Vermeer and Marmelo - are likely to take their place in the A$3 million feature.
The classy middle distance mare will likely return to Moonee Valley for the Gr.2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) on Friday week, with stablemate Jon Snow to step out in the Gr.3 JRA Cup (2040m) on the same card.
Meanwhile, stable star Bonneval has thrived since her first-up victory in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and will tackle the Gr.1 Underwood Stakes on September 31.
- NZ Racing Desk