Heresy back amongst the girls
Heresy mixed it with the boys at her last start and trainer James Cummings is banking on the Godolphin filly going back to racing against her own sex as being the decisive factor in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400 metres at Caulfield.
The classy three-year-old is a 3.80 chance to score for her rider Damian Oliver when she breaks from gate seven against ten other fillies, under top-weight of 58 kilograms.
If she can stretch her brilliance out to seven furlongs, then she's going to be a really good chance in this race.James Cummings
"If she can stretch her brilliance out to seven furlongs, then she's going to be a really good chance in this race," Cummings said.
The trainer is testing Heresy beyond 1200 metres for the first time as he aims his charge towards the Group 1 Flight Stakes over a mile at Randwick on October 2 and the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at that same distance at Caulfield on October 13th.
Heresy tested for distance
Winner of the Group 3 David Coles Stakes at 1200 metres at Morphettville in May, Heresy was second to Gimmie Par first-up for the current campaign in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes over 1100 metres on August 14th.
Last time out, she showed up well against the males in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes over 1200 metres at Caulfield last time when third behind the colts Bruckner and last season's Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes hero Artorius.
"She is going pretty well and is one of the few fillies to get so close to the colts of that entire cohort," continued Cummings.
"She got beaten a neck against the males at Caulfield and that's going to look like good form as she drops back against the three-year-old fillies."