Bain expects an improvement
Trainer Aaron Bain believes La Machnificent will improve on last week's win at Globe Derby as the promising filly looks to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday night.
The daughter of Mach Three scored first up at the venue last week and after being drawn to lead from the pole, Bain is confident his youngster can make the most of her starting position.
"She had a long, slow preparation to come up this time in and was ready to go last start," Bain said. "The run has improved her and she will be better again on Saturday night.
"Her gate speed is not brilliant, but she can muster enough to lead. Her gate speed is something I'm hoping she can improve on as she gets older."
Bain believes Bulletproof Boy, who will begin from three, will be the main danger to his pacer, but also rates The Deal, who starts from four, as a big danger.
"Bulletproof was among the better two-year-olds last year and will no doubt be fitter for his run," Bain added. "The Deal has been very consistent and is bound to go close again."
Looking beyond this weekend's assignment, the South Australia Oaks in February will be the three-year-old's major target this campaign, if all goes according to plan.
"She has ticked every box so far, and if she continues to head in the right direction, I'll be chasing the Oaks with her," Bain said.
"She is also Vicbred eligible, so I'll look at a suitable heat with her further down the track."
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