Multiple stakes-winning mare Aloisia will be set a challenging task this Saturday, taking on the Group 1 Coolmore Classic over 1500m for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace with Jay Ford in the saddle, jumping from barrier 24.
Rested after her second placing in the Villiers Stakes in December, she relished in her beach work at Balnarring while gaining fitness. She then kicked off her campaign with a preparatory trial and raced first-up in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes in February. Taking on Winx was always going to be the toughest of tests. While not appearing to make up a whole lot of ground, her sectionals suggested that she was still finishing strongly.
The 4yo New Zealand bred will strip fitter for the run and has continued to be prepared in New South Wales. A second-up in the Coolmore Classic fits perfectly into Aloisia’s autumn program and we look forward to seeing her step back onto the track at Rosehill Gardens.
Having previously reached a Timeform rating of 119 at the conclusion of her 3yo campaign (and ranked as the joint highest rated 3yo filly in Australasia), Aloisia is on song leading into this weekend’s feature – so we hope to see her regain that form this weekend!
Best of luck to her connections and we look forward to seeing her hit her straps.