Reemah will revert to a more familiar racing style when she takes on the boys in the Danehill Stakes.
And co-trainer David Hayes believes that will allow the filly to unleash a better turn of foot than when she broke her maiden with an all-the-way first-up win at provincial level last month.
The Blue Diamond runner-up is the only filly in Saturday’s Group Two sprint for three-year-olds at Flemington.
She will attempt to join Tan Tat De Lago (2007), Black Caviar (2009) and Snitzerland (2012) as fillies to win the Danehill Stakes since the race was moved from Derby Day to its September timeslot in 2006.
Reemah resumed in a maiden at Geelong on the synthetic track and got the job done but Hayes said they rode the filly upside down that day.
“She drew in and I didn’t want her getting back on the all-weather surface,” Hayes told RSN radio.
“It didn’t flatter her but she did win by a couple of lengths. She’ll be much better ridden cold on the weekend.”
Reemah raced four times during her juvenile season with her best result a fast-finishing second to Pride Of Dubai as a $101 chance in the Group One Blue Diamond (1200m).
Hayes believes the filly is in a similar vein of form.
“I would say she’s at that level and I suppose if the horse that won the Diamond was in this race he would be one of the favourites, and you’ll get big odds about this filly,” Hayes said.
“She wasn’t in the ratings in the Blue Diamond and got beaten an inch, so she’s a very under-rated filly.”
Hayes said Reemah will be allowed to switch off early.
“And the worst thing that can happen is that she’s running on and setting herself up for a good spring,” he said.
Talented colt Ready For Victory has won down the straight and is favourite for the Danehill Stakes ahead of Raphael’s Cat and Black Vanquish.