Amphitrite Impresses In Flemington Return

Racing Online - Horse Racing News - Amphitrite Impresses In Flemington Return

senior trainer is looking forward to the month ahead with stable newcomer Amphitrite following a first-up win in The Vanity at .

A Group One winner of the for last spring, Amphitrite made her way to Lindsay Park after her former trainer's four-year disqualification last week.

Hayes is eyeing two 1600m races at Flemington with the three-year-old.

Next step is the Group One Australian Guineas on March 2 ahead of the inaugural two weeks later.

Amphitrite moved to $5 second favourite behind Mystic Journey ($4.60) in the Australian Guineas and to an $8 equal third favourite for the after Saturday's success.

Ridden by Craig Williams, Amphitrite ($3.90) scored by a length from another former Weir-trained galloper ($7) with $3.40 favourite a long-head away third.

“We've only had her 11 days and she arrived in great order from the Darren Weir stable and luckily we've been able to hold her form,” Hayes said.

“It's an exciting month ahead as we're heading to the All-Star Mile, hopefully she gets enough votes to get in, via the Guineas.”

Hayes said he did a “little tap dance” when he learned Amphitrite was heading to Lindsay Park.

“She's a progressive filly and exciting to get as it's all ahead of her,” Hayes said.

“With some Group One winners you get they may be past their best.

“I know she ran a shocker at her last start, they do at the end of their preps, so it's a real relief to see her come back and do that.”

Cups Betting has all the latest horse racing news and betting bonuses.

Leave A Comment