Trainer Scott Singleton has confirmed that exciting filly Alluvion will take her position in the field for Saturday’s Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
Alluvion has returned to racing in slick form this time; breaking through for a maiden race win in the Steggles Maiden Handicap (1000m) first-up on July 24th before progressing to a credible fourth in a Canterbury minor over 1250m last time out on August 10th.
Alluvion was also entered for a Canterbury race over 1200m on Wednesday, but a poor barrier draw convinced Singleton that the 2016 Silver Shadow Stakes figured as the better option for the filly third-up.
“She can gallop, but she just needs to draw a barrier to put herself a bit handier,” Singleton told AAP.
“I hadn’t planned to throw her in the deep end but it’s just a bit tricky at this time of year.
“You’ve almost got to weigh up whether it’s easier to take on older horses at the provincials and midweeks or throw them in something against their own age that’s a bit richer.
“She’ll have a future but she probably needs everything to go her way Saturday.
“I dare say she’ll beat more home than beat her home.”
Trialling well prior to her competitive debut, Alluvion stamped himself as a filly to follow with a credible performance for sixth in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) in October last year, before immediately returning to the paddock.
Again performing well in trials leading into her 2016 resumption, the Onemorenomore filly was clearly out of her depth when tenth in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) first-up, and was again returned to the paddock.
Alluvion has been confirmed in a 2016 Silver Shadow Staked field of eleven and will leave from the ideal barrier 2, with Kathy O’Hara in the saddle.
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