Pane In The Glass was the surprise lure for star Singapore-based Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira to return for a hit-and-run visit to Sydney on Saturday.
Patinack Farm’s Nathan Tinkler enticed Moreira over for a handful of rides at the Chelmsford Stakes meeting on September 3 and he didn’t disappoint, winning the feature aboard Trusting.
Trusting will be among Moreira’s four rides at Rosehill on Saturday but it is Tea Rose Stakes hopeful Pane In The Glass he is keen to jump aboard.
“Well, he won on Trusting but he asked could he come back to ride the filly,” Patinack Farm trainer John Thompson said.
“He is keen to keep his association with her.”
Pane In The Glass won the Silver Shadow Stakes first-up and was a luckless fourth to Streama in the Furious Stakes with Moreira in the saddle.
A backmarker, she wasn’t suited by the slow tempo in a race dominated by the on-pace runners.
Pane In The Glass will be one of two Patinack runners in the Tea Rose Stakes(1500m) on Saturday along with wildcard More Bubbly.
The filly is still a maiden after six starts and is rising steeply in grade but Thompson is hoping a firm track and a possible lack of speed up front might help her to a career-best performance.
“She’s had two failures on wet tracks,” Thompson said.
“We thought she’d win last start but she pulled up lame with a corn in her foot. We’ve fixed that and her work has been good.
“(Race jockey) Nathan Berry rides her in all her gallops and he suggested the way the race (Furious) was run last time, she’s a frontrunner, she could get an easy run in front and fluke a place and get a bit of black-type.”
Co-trainers Pat and Wayne Webster will also start an outsider in the Tea Rose in Ice Baby.
She finished down the track in the Furious and will have blinkers for the first time on Saturday.
“We’ve seen something in her to show us that she can gallop,” Wayne Webster said.
“It’s a good opportunity to throw her in the deep end, against her own age and sex.”