The Peter Moody stable has delayed a decision on whether to start unbeaten filly Cute Emily at Caulfield on Saturday or take her to Adelaide for the South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes.
The Choisir filly is weighted to carry 57kg in the Super Vobis Two-Year-Old Hcp (1200m) on her home track and would carry 54.5kg in the Group Three SA Sires’ (1400m) at Morphettville.
“She’s in the South Australian Sires’ too so we’ll probably sum that up in the morning (before acceptances),” Moody’s stable manager Jeff O’Conner said.
Cute Emily was sent out odds-on favourite when she led and won a two-year-old maiden over 1100m at Stawell on debut before being backed from $6 to $3.80 when she again led and won an open two-year-old handicap over 1200m at Caulfield, both last month.
“She’s exceeded our expectations this preparation,” O’Connor said.
“We took her to Stawell on debut where she won a weak one before coming to town and winning at Caulfield.
“We found the right race, it fell away a bit and she raced a lot better and truer than what she did the first time.”
The filly is from the 1997 Group Two MVRC Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1600m) winner Prefer An Angel and is from the same family as 2010 Blue Diamond Prelude-winning filly Psychologist.