Frankel filly Miss Fabulass has been all the rage this week however a betting drift of $1.65 out to $1.90 has suggested the beautifully bred 3-year-old will be issued a strong challenge by Godolphin’s Ranier.
It seems punters have already decided the quinella in this race however the two favorites will both be looking to go on to bigger and better things throughout the spring, both coming out of handy 2-year-old fields on debut.
The big run of Kris Lees’ Miss Fabulass has been highlighted by many, drawing barrier 11 and coming from a clear last to run over the top of the well-fancied Terminology and miss the money by just 0.2 lengths on debut, clocking some impressive numbers on the run home.
The James Cummings-trained Ranier comes out of listed company, in fact beating proven filly Sunlight when finishing runner up to Nomothaj over the straight 1000m trip at headquarters in October last year.
Miss Fabulous is currently slightly more favored in the market ahead of Ranier ($2.45), however the pair look almost impossible to split going on their debut performances. Ranier was lighting in the run home, clocking closing splits of 10.62, 10.07, 10.90 and 11.82 in the final stages with a very impressive 33.12 for the final 600.
Making it almost impossible to compare runs however, Miss Fabulass was equally impressive on a soft 6, going close to breaking the 11-second barrier between the 400 and 200m with an 11.04 split and a top speed of 65.22 kp/h, almost unheard-of on soft going.
Miss Fabulass has drawn barrier 6 with Kerrin McEvoy to ride, with Ranier getting it slightly easier from barrier 3 with Tye Angland aboard.
Both horses are tipped to have big Spring campaigns with Miss Fabulas being the current favourite for the Flight Stakes whilst she is also high in markets for the Golden Rose and Thousand Guineas whilst Ranier has been kept safe in Golden Rose and Caulfield Guineas markets.