The Quokka 2024: Amelia’s Jewel favoured despite wide draw

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Amelia's Jewel

The second edition of will headline proceedings this Saturday afternoon at Park in Perth, Australia, with a full field of 14 runners expected to compete in the A$5 million slot race.

There appears to be a plethora of chances in the 2024 edition, with five of the runners marked in single figures.

Online bookmakers have the Simon Miller-trained Amelia's Jewel heading the market at +230 as the four-year-old mare seeks to go one better than her runner-up finish last year.

Unfortunately for the mare's connections, the luck of the draw has gone against her once more, as the daughter of will have to jump from barrier 12 after drawing 14 previously.

Patrick Carbery has lost the ride to star hoop Damian Lane, who will make the trip across the country to reconnect with Amelia's Jewel.

Reigning champion Overpass (+360) has drawn perfectly in barrier six for and Joshua Parr.

The son of Vancouver led every step of the way last year and has since won the Winterbottom Stakes at the track and trip.

Bella Nipotina (+400) finished half a length off the top two last year, and she brings strong form-lines out of the Group 1 Stakes last start.

and will combine with Oscar's Fortune (+550) as the three-year-old gelding seeks to build on his impressive Group 3 Roma Cup victory over Amelia's Jewel two weeks ago.

(+750) rounds out the runners in single figures as the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained gelding makes the trip across the Nullarbor for the first time.

The three remaining runners that are given some sort of chance are (+2000), Super Smink (+3000) and Almighty Class (+4000).

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