Difficult Set To Run In Opening 2yo Race

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John Moloney

The first two-year-old race of the Australian season has attracted a field of eight at 's solitary midweek meeting.

Introduced this year as a lead-up to the Maribyrnong Trial on October 5, the Spring Preview will be run over the unusual distance of 900m.

Wednesday's race gives connections of two-year-olds the opportunity to see where their youngster sits under race day pressure and trainer is looking forward to giving that chance.

A daughter of All Too Hard, Difficult is a half-sister to Stingray, who Moloney trained to become a two-time winner as a two-year-old.

Difficult's dam Stings finished fourth in the Debutante Stakes for Moloney on debut while Stingray also finished fourth in that same race at his first start.

Moloney is hoping for a better result from Difficult on Wednesday with the filly winning an 800m trial on heavy ground on September 2, lowering the colours of Wednesday's rival .

“She doesn't look anything flash. She's got hair on her that is three inches long, but she's done everything to be in a race,” Moloney said.

“There's obviously not many ready as you can see by the small numbers, but I'm happy to send her out and give it a go.

“Whether she's good enough to win, I don't know, but she's shown enough and did win the trial nicely at .

“I know she can go, but just how far, we'll find out.”

Difficult has opened the $3.60 favourite ahead of the -trained Cut It Out ($4.60) who won a Cranbourne trial on September 17.

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