Promising filly Annavisto will contest the Gr.2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, which will be her penultimate race of the spring.
“We think she is a very good filly,” co-trainer Michael Kent Jr said. “Mick Price formed a plan after her maiden win to get her to the Guineas. We don’t want to go past that this time in, being her first prep.
“We wanted to get her to the Danehill (Gr.2, 1200m), then Guineas Prelude, and the Guineas.
“The Danehill (where she finished eighth) was the wrong race to run her in, but it was the right race to get her on the right leg.
“They sat and sprinted and she was a bit lost and green, but she has come through the race beautifully.
“She will really appreciate going to 1400m and then the mile two weeks after that, all being well.
“If any rain falls, which it’s due, it wouldn’t worry her at all. Avisto (dam) was a very good wet tracker in New Zealand and she is a really good filly.”
Bred by Nearco Stud, Annavisto was born and raised at Curraghmore. -NZ Racing Desk