Frost Flowers looks to be the runner to beat in today’s Blue Diamond Preview for fillies.
She has made just one appearance at the races so far, but she simply could not have been more impressive at her debut, comfortably winning down the straight at Flemington on New Year’s Day.
Frost Flowers is a half to Hanseatic, and I think that she can enjoy a similarly glittering two-year-old season.
The talented La Mexicana will make her return to the races at Caulfield today and looks well placed to win.
La Mexicana is yet to finish outside of the placings in five career starts, and won the Crockett Stakes most notably in spring, before ending her prep second behind Hindaam in the Twilight Glow Stakes.
She obviously races well fresh and will take a power of beating under Jamie Kah.
There is no denying that Prezado was flat in the Kensington Stakes just over a week ago, but I am happy to give him another chance at Caulfield today, particularly at the price ($11 at publish).
Prezado has proven to be an outstanding horse for the Ellerton & Zahra stable throughout the last twelve months and returned competitive efforts to place in both the Listed Carlyon Stakes and a 1000m dash at Flemington in his first two runs back this time.
His last-start effort was an out-of-character blip on an otherwise strong recent record, and we can have a genuine each-way play at his current odds.
Wolfe has improved for two starts back this time and the Australia Day Cup looks the perfect target for him.
The Japanese import has raced well in far tougher company than this throughout his career, and is ready to peak third-up and out to a mile and a half, having finished fourth in the Listed ATC Cup and second in the Listed January Cup since resuming.
With Tim Clark in the saddle and from an inside draw, he should be able to find a nice position in transit and greet the judge first.