Royal Randwick will be declared a disaster zone on Saturday, after â€˜Typhoon Tracyâ€™ makes a mess of the Group 1 Doncaster Mile field.
The super mare is shooting for her fifth straight Group 1 victory, and even after drawing a relatively bad barrier, confidence in the camp is still extremely high.
Trainer Peter Moody was delighted with the wide draw, and believes the mare is better suited in this situation.
“If she’d drawn in, she’d probably have to boot up to hold a position, but from there she can just glide across,” he said.
“If anything, a wide barrier gives me a touch more confidence”.
After avoiding the Coolmoore classic with the mare because of concerns about the heavy weight she would carry, the Doncaster weighting system seemed to please Moody, after initial scares.
“Originally I thought she was badly weighted in comparison to some of the three-year-olds such as More Joyous, but she isn’t running.”
If the Typhoon does hit Randwick as expected on Saturday, Tracy might just have cemented her title as â€˜Horse of the Yearâ€™, and those comparisons with the immortal â€˜Sunlineâ€™ may be justified.
Typhoon Tracy is currently the $2.90 favourite for Saturdayâ€™s Doncaster Mile.
Written by Isaac Chaplin