LIGHTLY raced four-year-old mare Cerise Sauvage looks set to break her maiden status when she steps out in a maiden over 1400 metres (race four) at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston tonight.
The David and Scott Brunton-trained mare has been placed at her four starts this preparation and includes a luckless second to Kobble Creek at this track but over 1200 metres in January 2.
At her most recent outing she was second to Alarmist in a maiden over 1400 metres in Hobart in which she came from back in the field.
Tonight she has drawn a good gate (7) and with Brendon McCoull in the saddle she should be very hard to beat.
The Barry Campbell-trained Royal Beluga also has been placed at her past two and this well-bred three-year-old filly gives the impression she will appreciate stepping up to the 1400 metres.
She too has drawn well in barrier four and she will be partnered by in-form jockey Anthony Darmanin.
She’s A Monet, prepared at Spreyton by Leon Wells, flashed home from well back last start to finish third to Cuprona Road and this filly also is crying out for more ground and gets it here.
If there was to be a boilover it could come from the Terry Roles-trained Mister Baldock.
The three-year-old gelding has failed to flatter over 1000m and 1200m but he was working home well last start so he might take a shine to the 1400-metre trip.