Orchestral draws perfectly for Vinery Stud Stakes tilt

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The Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) has drawn together a competitive field of 10 three-year-old fillies set to battle it out for the $750,000 prize at Rosehill on Saturday afternoon.

The Roger James & Robert Wellwood-trained Orchestral was a dominant winner of the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) on March 2 and has only continued to firm in the market since electing to make the trip across the Tasman.

The daughter of is searching for five wins on the trot, and after drawing barrier two, online betting sites are taking no chances installing Orchestral as a -125 favourite.

James McDonald is set to take the reins for the second time after partnering the Kiwi raider in the Group 2 Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie on February 17.

is clear on the second line of betting at +250 after an eye-catching performance in the Group 2 (1500m) two weeks ago.

Tom Marquand retains the ride for the James Cummings-trained galloper and should appreciate the step-up in trip to the 2000m this weekend.

The Gary Portelli-trained Kimochi was able to manage a minor placing in the Group 1 (1500m) and rounds out the challengers in single figures.

will partner the Peter Moody & -trained (+900) as she makes the trip north from Melbourne after securing victory in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1600m).

Meanwhile, the -trained pair of Tutta La Vitta (+1400) and Mare Of Mt Buller (+2500) represent good each-way value.

The 2024 Vinery Stud Stakes kicks off the quaddie at Rosehill on Saturday and is scheduled to get underway at 4.00pm AEDT.

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