La Bella Diosa will be out to resurrect her Sydney campaign on Saturday.

Connections of the leading New Zealand filly were on a high after her debut Australian victory in the group two Surround Stakes at Randwick, but they were brought down to earth with a thud by her next performance at Rosehill.

The daughter of So You Think failed to beat a runner home in the Coolmore Classic, after which a scope revealed a small amount of mucus. She was also suffering from mild lower airway inflammation.

"They were pretty minor issues to be fair and she's good now," said Matt Brown, whose wife and training partner Mandy is in Sydney with their New Zealand 1000 Guineas winner.


La Bella Diosa will now look to turn her form around in the group one Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill.

"Jason Collett came over to ride her and he was more than happy for us to be pressing forward," Matt Brown said.

The expatriate New Zealand jockey will be reunited with La Bella Diosa this weekend having guided her to a first-up success in the Surround Stakes.

A suspension resulted in Jay Ford gaining the Coolmore ride.

Provided La Bella Diosa shows her true form, she will head toward the A$1 million Australian Oaks at Randwick on April 8.

Rising Red's second to Gingernuts in the New Zealand Derby has boosted his trainers' confidence heading to the Australian equivalent.

The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained Rising Red is an acceptor in Saturday's Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill but is more likely to head straight to the Australian Derby on Saturday week. Busuttin said he would make a decision on the Tulloch after Rising Red galloped today.

- NZ Racing Desk