Flight Stakes and Golden Rose on Omei Sword’s agenda

Omei Sword’s slashing Silver Shadow Stakes win has trainer Chris Waller considering giving her a shot at the Group One Golden Rose.

Jockey Brenton Avdulla showed the Randwick crowd a beaming smile as he guided Omei Sword to a 3-1/4 length win over Bacarella ($18) with Quick Fee ($13) third in the Group Two race over 1200m at Randwick on Saturday.

The Group One Flight Stakes remains Omei Sword’s target but said she might race in the Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 10.

“We won’t completely discount it,” Waller said.

“The distance and the timing of the race would suit.”

He said it was not his preference to run a filly in the Golden Rose but the race might provide Omei Sword with the better lead-up to the Flight Stakes (1600m) on October 1.

“To see her travel up like she did I think it’s the sign of a pretty good filly,” Waller said.

“I wouldn’t say we have high expectations this spring probably more high hopes is a good way of putting it.”

Omei Sword firmed to $8 for the Golden Rose, sharing the second line of betting with San Domenico Stakes winner Star Turn.

Divine Prophet was made the $6 favourite after winning the Up And Coming Stakes on Saturday.

Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au

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