Trainer Simon Miller is confident last-start city winner Bache can score a repeat victory when she tackles today’s $15,000 State Wide Turf Services Handicap (1000m) at Pinjarra.
The four-year-old, to be ridden by Peter Knuckey, produced a stylish front running exhibition to record a second-up win over 1100m at Ascot on April 15.
“Bache could be the best winning prospect among our stable’s Pinjarra starters,” Miller said.
“She’s a short course specialist who will be suited by the distance.
“The mare is also ideally drawn for a Pinjarra race over 1000 metres.”
Bache showed early promise when she won at Pinjarra, before being placed at Northam and Bunbury.
The chestnut appears set for a run of success at Belmont Park in winter.
First-up runner Aerozine, a five-length winner over 1016m at Bunbury last November, could be Bache’s main danger today.
Miller’s other Pinjarra starters will be Ningbo, Halusa, Boarding and Tom Almighty.
Top jockey William Pike is booked to ride lightly-raced Ningbo in the Pinjarra RSL Maiden (1200m).
She was a Belmont trial runner-up over 1000m two weeks ago.
Boarding and Halusa, to clash in the Bowden Select Maiden (1200m), will be ridden by Knuckey and Joseph Azzopardi, respectively.
A fifth over 1216m at Bunbury was run by Boarding in his race debut on April 15.
Bunbury placegetter Halusa will be having his first start for Miller.
He has run fourth in a Belmont trial since joining the trainer’s team.
Tom Almighty, to contest the Andrew Ralph Jewellers Diamond Jewellers Handicap (1600m), won at Bunbury before a transfer to Miller.
Premier trainer Adam Durrant will be fancied to maintain a run of success when he starts Asian Lily in today’s Pinjarra Crane Hire Maiden (1400m).
The filly ran Albany and Bunbury seconds at her first two starts.
She came from sixth near the turn when only narrowly beaten over 1216m at Bunbury on April 15.
The Darren McAuliffe-trained Dawn Dictator is capable of a big first-up run in today’s Pro Earth Civil Handicap (1000m).
He finished a close fourth at Pinjarra last December.