Oakleigh Plate winner Booker’s go back within the McEwen Stakes at The Valley will even act as an audition for the Staff One Moir Stakes.

The Mat Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Booker resumes in Saturday’s 1000m Staff Two weight-for-age McEwen, her first get started since failing within the Staff One Goodwood in Adelaide in Might.

“I am very, more than happy along with her,” Ellerton stated.

“She’s tremendous. She has had two just right trials at house.”

Ellerton stated he had regarded as beginning Booker’s preparation in a race on Saturday at the Memsie Stakes program at Caulfield, the place the strong had a successful double with Crystal Dreamer within the Staff 3 The Heath and Age Of Chivalry within the 1400m open handicap.

“I assumed if she may just run neatly within the McEwen we might neatly goal a race just like the Moir,” Ellerton stated.

“Weight-for-age is probably not her cross however we are going to check out it.”

The $1 million Moir (1000m) is at The Valley on September 27.

Booker has received 4 of her 17 begins highlighted through the Staff One Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up in February this 12 months.

She used to be then unplaced within the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) two weeks later ahead of completing in the second one part of the sector within the Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville after a let-up.

“She pulled up criminal after the Newmarket and most likely in hindsight we will have to have simply pulled the pin and waited for the spring,” Ellerton stated.

“However we ran her within the Goodwood and hindsight says we most likely would not have. She were given again and not anything made floor. However anyway, she’s had a just right spell.

Damien Oliver will trip Booker on Saturday.

Frivolously raced four-year-old Age Of Chivalry may just get his likelihood within the Staff One Sir Rupert Clarke (1400m) at Caulfield in 3 weeks, having received his previous two begins in a benchmark-84 and Saturday’s open handicap.

“He wanted to try this to get his ranking up if we are going to get into a greater race,” Ellerton stated.

“It is simply whether or not he is going as a way to sneak right into a race just like the Rupert Clarke. We will most likely give him his likelihood to do it.”



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