SCALLOPINI (pictured) returns from a spell in the Japan Racing Association QTIS 3YO Plate (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday chasing his third win from five career starts. From an ideal barrier in four, the Steve O’Dea-trained son of SNITZEL should get a favourable run.
Next Wednesday at Canterbury is a possible venue for SO SPIRITED’s third-up run. The Joe Pride-trained three-year-old is crying out for a wet track but will likely have to wait a while longer as Sydney’s dry weather is predicted to continue.
On the same day, the O’Dea stable is set to roll out COOL SEQUENCE and the returning REAL STING at the Gold Coast midweek meeting. The former has been entered for the 1400m Class 6 Plate while the latter is due to contest the 1400m BM65 Handicap.
In other Proven Thoroughbreds news, Group I-winning Victorian rider Damian Lane will take the reins on Group 3 winning colt SESAR in Saturday week’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doomben.