Vinery sired Group 1 winning fillies Perfect Reflection and Jameka dominate pre-post markets for G3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington this Saturday.
Unbeaten Perth star Perfect Reflection (More Than Ready) is a firming $2.20 TAB favourite while VRC Oaks winner Jameka (Myboycharlie) is on the second line at $3.80.
Owner-breeder Bob Peters sent Perfect Reflection to Victorian trainer Darren Weir to be set for the G1 Australian Guineas next month. She has won all five starts in the west culminating in the G1 Kingston Town Stakes (1800m) at Ascot in November.
“She’s a very nice filly and I’ve been really pleased with the way she’s coming on,” Weir said. “I took her down to Camperdown for a hit-out last Friday and she had another gallop on Tuesday. She will be ready to run strong on Saturday.”
Jameka is resuming after her classic triumph during the Melbourne Cup carnival and trainer Ciaron Maher is setting her for the G1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 2.
The Myboycharlie filly galloped at Caulfield on Saturday and topped off her Vanity program with an easy hit-out on Tuesday. “I’m very happy with her,” Maher said following the latest work. “Her recovery was good and her action is great.”
The duo will carry top-weight of 58.5kg in The Vanity – Damien Oliver resumes his partnership with Jameka while Ben Melham takes over from Perth hoop William Pike on Perfect Reflection.
Meanwhile, More Than Ready has another promising two year-old primed to go public following recent debut winners Kiss And Make Up and Golden Glamour.
Lindsay Park has accepted with Clockwork Orange in the LR Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday but the well-bred filly isn’t sure of a start as first emergency. As a precaution, she has also been nominated for a Super VOBIS 2YO Plate (1100m) at Bendigo next Tuesday.
Clockwork Orange is a homebred for Fairway Thoroughbreds and More Than Ready sired her from Group 1 winning mare Private Steer.