On the same day her younger brother makes a much-anticipated debut at Moonee Valley, Fare Well will be out for an elusive stakes victory at Canterbury.
Both four-year-old Fare Well and two-year-old Headwater are siblings of the unraced Emaratee who is famous as the $4 million sale topper at Easter last year.
By Exceed And Excel out of Group One-winning sprinter River Dove, Fare Well has finished fourth in the first two legs of Sydney’s summer sprint series.
The Starlight Stakes and the Razor Sharp were both won by Our Boy Malachi from Dothraki.
Our Boy Malachi will not be in the Canterbury Classic (1200m) on Saturday but Dothraki is among Fare Well’s opposition along with Ball Of Muscle who is making his debut at Listed level.
“I’m not sure if Canterbury will suit her but she has finally drawn some sort of barrier in four,” Fare Well’s trainer Clarry Conners said.
“Hopefully that means she can be closer to the speed than she has been recently.
“She’s done very well throughout her campaign but this is a tough race again.”
Fare Well’s stablemate Look To The Stars has also drawn well for her Canterbury assignment in the 2YO Plate.
The filly finished second on debut to the Gary Portelli-trained Racy who is among her opposition again.
Look To The Stars is on a path to the $250,000 Inglis Classic on February 7 while Racy will head to the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast on January 10 as long as she performs well.
Portelli has some concerns about Racy’s wide barrier but everything else about the filly is spot on.
“It isn’t ideal to draw wide at Canterbury but apart from that I couldn’t be happier with her preparation,” Portelli said.
“She is a lovely filly and I think she is my best chance yet to win a Magic Millions.”
The $2 million Classic (1200m) is at the Gold Coast on January 10.