One To Watch - Ballarat Synthetic Guineas Contender for Deep Field

Breednet - Friday August 5

When you step out in a maiden with these formlines they may only be “betting on the margin”, but it’s still unlikely this margin would have been favourite.

English Riviera wins by daylight - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

At her two-year-old debut back in January, Deep Field filly English Riveria (ex Second Time Lucky (NZ) (Any Suggestion)) started an odds-on favourite only to finish second to the colt Lofty Strike, which quickly confirmed the form with a win in the Gr.3 Blue Diamond Colts Prelude next start.

English Riveria also took her place on Prelude day, in the filles version, finishing third to Revolutionary Miss.

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Revolutionary Miss subsequently went down by a nose in the Gr.1 Blue Diamond, while English Riveria hardly disgraced herself finishing 6th, beaten 1.4 lengths.

Therefore, reasonable to think that resuming in a Ballarat Synthetic Maiden on a Friday she’d start a $1.20 favourite, but the 10 length winning margin may not have been the honest expectation and would be more than a pass mark.

Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, English Riviera was a $260,000 purchase for Mark Pilkington from the Vinery Stud draft at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

The filly holds a nomination in the Thousand Guineas, and there are 10 fillies running on Saturday also nominated – Click here to see them.

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Race Result - Brandt Mdn Plate 1100m

Ballarat Synthetic Track: Synthetic Time: 1:04.89
1
English Riviera
T: T & C McEvoy J: Damien Thornton 56
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Second Time Lucky (NZ) (Any Suggestion (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Mark Pilkington Management (FBAA)
2
10.0
Powershare
T: Archie Alexander J: H Coffey 58
3g Overshare (AUS) x Miss Tyranny (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Cornwall Park Stud, Toolern Vale
B: Alexander Racing / Rogers Bloodstock
3
14.5
True Soldier
T: T J Andrews J: Carleen Hefel 58
3g Warhorse (NZ) x Centopia (AUS) (Centaine (AUS))
4
15.7
Viva Americana
T: Shay Keating J: Alana Kelly 56
3f American Pharoah (USA) x Paris Who (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Inglis March (Late) Online Sale $6,500
V:Morning Rise Stud
B: Pierre Niles (HK)
5
24.7
Rossago
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Patrick Moloney 58
3g Sooboog (AUS) x Rustic Rossa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis August (Early) Online Sale $3,500
V:M.G Price Racing & Breeding
B: Banks Racing
6
27.7
All Night Bender
T: Charlotte Littlefield J: B Mc Dougall 58
3g Hellbent (AUS) x Ivy Blue (AUS) (Arlington (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $40,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Hayfields Racing/JWB Properties P/L/CB Bloodstock
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