Into The Abyss will line up for John Thompson in the Triscay Stakes (1200m) after she was made fourth emergency for a benchmark race on Saturday’s program.
The mare has been kept fresh since finishing midfield in the Magic Millions fillies and mares race at the Gold Coast last month and was ridden out to win a recent trial in a deliberate ploy.
“She’s lazy. She goes well for strong riders but you’ve got to make her do it,” Thompson said.
“If you just sit on her, she will just go through the motions but if you make her go, she goes and that was evident in the trial.
“She’s got one of these races in her, whether it’s Saturday or not I don’t know.”
Thompson will be chasing back-to-back wins in the Triscay after claiming the race last year with Sweet Deal.