Robert Sangster Stakes, 1200m
In what looks a typically open edition of this Group 1 sprint for fillies and mares, the Phillip Stokes-trained chestnut Instant Celebrity (6.50) (in below tweet) enjoys a nice little weight drop into this after a close-up fourth in the Redelva Stakes a fortnight ago.
She’ll resume her association with Craig Williams, who partnered her to victory in the Tranquil Star Stakes during the spring and has the class to pull off what would be a popular win for the locals.
Congratulations to @pstokesracing & @jaketoey on the outstanding victory of the #MillParkRaised, Not A Single Doubt filly Instant Celebrity @SAJockeyClub to remain unbeaten #GroupOneGoals @TDNAusNZ @anz_news @ArrowfieldStud @SAbreeders @Racing @AquisFarm https://t.co/KwveEGoAww
— Mill Park Stud (@millparkstud) September 12, 2020
Mizzy (7.50) (in below tweet) has been freshened after some competitive performances at Group 1 level during the autumn which included a narrow second to Savatiano in the Canterbury Stakes.
Interesting to see whether the step back in trip works but barrier 1 affords her every opportunity to settle in the first two or three and she’s likely to be thereabouts at the finish.
— Travis Doudle Racing (@DoudleRacing) April 27, 2021
Sisstar (9.50) (in below tweet) is flying following back-to-back wins in Melbourne where she showed plenty of dash.
This is her first crack at six furlongs since her 2YO season and with a few doubts over her ability to settle, feel she may be vulnerable late.
Stakes victory #2 for Sunlight’s Sisstar in the Listed Widden Victoria Bel Esprit Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield. Sold by Widden Stud for $600,000 at the 2018 Gold Coast @mmsnippets Yearling Sale, the @mcevoymitchell trained mare has won 6 from 15. #ItPaysToBuyAustralian pic.twitter.com/WAdKY7RpU5
— Aushorse (@Aushorse_TBA) April 17, 2021
After injury curtailed her spring preparation there was plenty to like about the way Rubisaki (16.00) hit the line first-up.
She certainly knows where the winning line is and looks decent value while both Flit (11.00) and Lyre (14.00) have awkward draws to contend with as they look to give Godolphin a maiden win in the event.
My Tip: Instant Celebrity (6.50) (win)
Steinem shines at Sandown. https://t.co/l3NIgnbAYt
— Racing.com (@Racing) April 1, 2021
Australasian Oaks, 2000m
Imported filly Steinem (3.90) (in above tweet) looked the part in Melbourne before suffering a first defeat in the traditional lead-in, the Auraria Stakes, slightly peaking on her run with 100m to go having had to circle the field from the tail.
She lost no admirers in defeat and will cover a lot less ground from the inside here.
Set to be ridden more forward, expect her to take up a spot midfield and with a bit of luck in the straight, she looks the one to beat in the co-feature.
Hela (4.80) (pictured below) is a more than interesting runner with the Taswegian putting together an impressive ‘picket fence’ in seven starts on the isle.
She’s likely to take up the running but this is the stiffest opposition she has faced and feel she may be found wanting late.
It seems a lot of people are excited to see Tasmanian Filly, Hela, on Saturday!
— Racing.com (@Racing) April 26, 2021
The highest rated runner, VRC Oaks winner Personal (9.00), was under pressure a long way from home in the Vinery Stud Stakes and has been handed a task here from an unfavourable draw while Brookspire (11.00) goes around on the seven-day backup after a strong on-pace effort over a mile at Caulfield on Saturday and also rates a definite chance to give Chris Waller a third win in this race in the space of five years.
My Tip: Steinem (3.90) (win)
— Racing.com (@Racing) April 3, 2021
Tobin Bronze Stakes, 1200m
Very little went the way for filly Minhaaj (4.40) (in above tweet) in the Redelva after she ran into a couple of dead ends in the straight and went to the line largely untested.
Her win at Caulfield prior to that was excellent and fancy her to bounce back on a surface that should suit while Outlaw’s Revenge (26.00) comes out of the same race and isn’t the worst at a big price.
My Tip: Minhaaj (4.40) (win)